Welcome to the Centurion Systems website. We take pride in manufacturing a diverse and award-winning range of products that provide exceptional control over the access of people and vehicles into and out of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. With a strong focus on maximising security and convenience, our products have gained global recognition, currently being exported to over 70 countries worldwide.

With a remarkable track record spanning three decades, CENTURION has emerged as the definitive choice for gate automation and access control. Our commitment to reliability has earned us the trust of countless customers around the globe.

In 2016, CENTURION joined forces with FAAC S.p.A., the largest access automation brand in the world. This partnership marks an exciting chapter for us as we strive to serve an even wider range of automation needs. Together, we are poised to provide innovative solutions and deliver unparalleled performance in the industry.

Explore our website and discover how Centurion Systems is revolutionising the world of access control and gate automation.



CENTURION offers a diverse range of product offerings, including:

  • Sliding gate motors 
  • Swing gate motors
  • Garage door operators
  • Traffic barriers
  • Remote controls
  • Keypads
  • Proximity access control systems
  • Intercom systems.


The company invests considerably in its Research and Development programme with a crack team of fully-qualified engineers, using the latest computer aided design tools to constantly research new and innovative products to add to the range, upgrade existing models and develop tools and jigs for its manufacturing facility.

CENTURION has an equally strong manufacturing capability with an almost fully-automatic SMT facility installed for the population of its multitude of electronic controllers. Added to this it has a comprehensive range of numerically-controlled machine tools, including thread rolling, for the manufacture of different components used in the gate motors and traffic barriers. To further enhance the efficiency of this facility CENTURION has started to implement robotics.

The company is certified with the world-class quality assurance system, ISO9001:2015, to ensure that its products are manufactured to the highest level of quality. Added to this, using custom-built computer-aided equipment, there is a 100% test to specification on every product manufactured.

Through a team of dedicated technicians and sales personnel, together with a fully-fledged in-house training facility, CENTURION is committed to providing unmatched service and support for its products. Its products are available through a network of competent distributors and installers in over 70 countries around the world.

With hundreds of thousands of operators installed around the world, CENTURION has earned the reputation of producing reliable and innovative products for the gate and access automation industry.

As a testament to its success to date, CENTURION has over the years received a number of awards and accolades. It has earned numerous SABS Design Excellence awards for its products. It has for three consecutive years been in the top three in the South African Sustainable Growth Awards, 5 year private company category which included in one year, line honours. In 2007 its Managing Director was awarded the coveted Entrepreneurs Award, sponsored by Ernst and Young.

In 2016, history is made as global access automation powerhouse FAAC S.p.A acquires Centurion Systems.


In addition to its impressive and wide-reaching distribution network spanning over 70 countries, CENTURION South Africa offers its clients a choice of nine official branches located nationwide. These are:


A high-performance, multitalented Executive Committee exemplifying CENTURION’s new SMART philosophy – one marked by innovation, creativity and efficiency – is introduced, with Morgan Commerford heading up the company as Managing Director and supported by a top-performing team dedicated to taking CENTURION to the next level. We also introduce our incredibly innovative SMART range in other parts of the world, globally making lives easier.

2021 is the year we took SMART to the next level, introducing five new products in our SMART series through a hugely successful virtual launch that saw us unleashing the next wave of innovation. With the latest SMART entries, there is an innovative, intelligent solution for every application, from domestic and residential to commercial and industrial. Through its pioneering installer-friendly design and the intuitive MyCentsys Pro mobile app, SMART is making life easier than ever before for our clients.

A banner year for CENTURION as we introduce the D5 SMART: a gate motor that is the very embodiment of our brand essence of making lives easier. Combining futuristic technology with the user-friendly design that has become the hallmark of CENTURION’s gate automation solutions, the D5 SMΔRT is equal parts sophistication
and simplicity. A smart product with wireless convenience!

CENTURION takes home the Securex SA 2019 award for the best social media campaign, and we also use the event to introduce our extended commercial range which includes turnstiles, traffic bollards and a premium range of door automation solutions.

A versatile wireless solution marks CENTURION’s first bold step into the world of home automation. The full solution is composed of three unique CENTURION offerings, namely the G-ULTRA GSM device, the G-REMOTE mobile app and the brand new WiZo-Link wireless input/output module. The convergence of these three powerful technologies enable users to create a highly robust and ultra-secure wireless network that can be used to monitor and control virtually anything – wirelessly!

Centurion Systems launched the exciting and innovative service exchange initiative geared towards drastically reducing client downtime as well as expediting repair turnaround on D5-Evo sliding gate motors. A first in the gate automation industry in South Africa.
CENTURION becomes part of the global FAAC group of companies, further expanding both companies’ global footprints.
Centurion Systems acquires MyGSM, adding two versatile new GSM control and monitoring devices to our GSM range.
Opened our first branch beyond our borders in Lagos, Nigeria
The launch of SMARTGUARDair wireless keypad for high-security access control.

The launch of Flux SA and Flux OB inductive loop detectors.

The launch of the D10 Turbo – our fastest operator yet!

Open the new branch in Port Elizabeth.

D10 Sliding Gate Operator becomes Finalist in the IFSEC Industry Awards, United Kingdom.

Upgrade quality assurance system to ISO9001:2008.

VECTOR2 swing gate operator wins SABS Design Institute of SA Design Excellence Award.

Introduce Intruder-detection Alarm features (a world first) with our new D-Series controllers for D5-Evo; D10; VECTOR2.

Release ChronoGuard timer technology (a world first) built into our new D-Series controllers on D5-Evo; D10; and SECTOR.

The launch of the SECTOR high volume traffic barrier.

Launch of D10 industrial sliding gate operator with DC motor.

Launch of XTrac, a revolutionary garage door operator.

Launch of D5-Evo, an upgraded version of the tried and tested D5 domestic and light industrial sliding gate operator.

Move into new head office and 15,909sqm production facility in Production Park, Northriding, Johannesburg.

Open new branch in Bloemfontein.


VECTOR2 – Develop new, intuitive controller and upgrade operator.

Start building new head office and factory in Production Park, Northriding, Johannesburg.

Develop new linear swing gate operator – VECTOR (receives SABS Design Institute of SA Design Prototype Award for its revolutionary design).
Develop dual AC controller – CP93.

The company logo is updated to become more contemporary.

Develop our own range of proximity access control systems – SOLO and LATTICE.

Upgrade D3 and D5 sliding gate operators.

Develop 2-wire domestic intercom system – POLOphone (receive Design Excellence Award from SABS Design Institute of SA Design).

Upgrade rotary swing gate operator for light industrial gates – R5.

Develop battery back-up module for A10 operator – DC CONVERTER.

Develop new industrial sliding gate operator – A10 (unique use of custom developed inverter to drive single phase operator).

Complete extension of the factory in Northriding, Johannesburg increasing footprint to 7,500sqm.


Develop new rotary swing gate operator – R3.

Develop data logging and time barring module for keypads and remote controls – CHRONOLOG.

Develop a new range of remote controls – CLASSIC, SMART2 & NOVA (receive Design Excellence Award from SABS Design Institute of SA Design).

Develop the access control keypad – SMARTGUARD.

Open a new branch in Nelspruit.

Upgrade quality assurance system to ISO certification to ISO9001-2000.

Build the new 3,200sqm factory in Northriding, Johannesburg.

Develop multi-user receiver – SUPA SMART.

Develop manual traffic barrier – CENTINEL.

Develop high volume automatic barrier – CENTOR.

Develop infrared safety beams – i5.

Introduce the sliding operator for light gates – D3.

Develop own set of remote controls – SMART (Unique for its self-learning technology).

Implement ISO9001 quality assurance system.

Design new company logo.

Develop new DC sliding gate operator – D5 (first operator in the world using a polymer injection moulded gearbox).

Open branch in Jet Park, Johannesburg.

Develop advanced single motor controller for AC motors – CP91.

Build own 1,200sqm factory and offices at 1 Engineering Close, Kya Sands, Johannesburg.

Develop cost-effective motor controller for gate operators – CP87.

Open branch in Pinetown, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Develop own 12V DC traffic barrier – CENTRY.

First microprocessor based controller for DC motors – CP77.

First microprocessor based controller for AC motors – CP90.

Ian Rozowsky joins to head up the development of new products.

Develop entry level sliding gate operator – MINI-SLIDA.

Ian Tingle joins to head up the production facility.

Develop light-industrial rotary swing gate operator – MAXI-MATE.

Move to rented premises in Staal Street, Kya Sands, Johannesburg.

Start selling to various markets in Southern Africa. Introduce first sliding gate operator – SUPA-SLIDA.
Introduce first pedestal mounted rotary swing gate operator – AUTO-MATE.
Pat Dickens starts business primarily servicing of UPS. Gate automation is done part-time with Richard Rohman.
Richard Rohman joins full time to continue developing the gate automation side.

Centurion Systems introduces the first gate controller – CP3-III sold with our ground mounted rotary swing gate operator.

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