Barriers


Barriers from SOMMER

Barriers as access control for your entrance

The rugged barriers from SOMMER protect entrances, employee and hotel parking, car parks and underground garages against unauthorised access or exit. Their intelligent control unit offers a wide range of connection options for safety accessories.

We offer automatic barriers made from aluminium or steel as well as booms with and without LED lighting for private and commercial applications.

Barriers from SOMMER in a company car park

Robust and versatile

SOMMER has an attractive complete solution where entrances or parking spaces need to be secured against unauthorised entry: Our barriers are extremely reliable and need very little maintenance.

Economic installation

Thanks to Plug & Go, installation consists only of set-up and connection.

Convenience

As we can supply both left- and right-closing booms, here, too, no adaptation is necessary during installation.

Flexible adjustment

The boom can be shortened on-site to the exact dimensions. This allows for customised production directly at the construction site.

Connections for safety accessories

All connections for safety-relevant accessories are already present.

Safety due to obstacle detection

The operating forces of the barriers are certified to EN 12453. The automatic obstacle detection provides additional safety. The boom opens automatically if an obstacle is encountered; this ensures that vehicles will not be trapped.

Emergency release in the event of power failure

In the event of a power failure, the mechanical emergency release can be activated to open or close the barrier. Alternatively, emergency operation via a battery pack is possible.

Intelligent control technology

In addition, features and parameters can be configured via smartphone, tablet or laptop with the SOMlink service interface for specialist retailers.

One control unit, a wide range of connection options

The range of functions of the barriers can be expanded as required with a wide range of connection options and accessories.

Pluggable, colour-coded connecting terminals allow convenient and reliable connection (cannot be interchanged). Photocells and other safety devices are automatically recognised by the control unit. LEDs on the inputs and outputs display the connection statuses visually.

Connection options of barriers from SOMMER
View, control unit of the electric barriers from SOMMER

Radio system SOMloq2

Bidirectional SOMloq2 radio control system from SOMMER

Secure encryption

The future-proof SOMloq2 radio control system offers maximum data protection against hackers thanks to 128-bit AES encryption with rolling code.

Repeating radio signal

The auto-repeat function ensures convenient opening while approaching the building. The output radio signal repeats in a certain cycle to permit optimal availability.

High radio range

An innovative hop function extends the range, as radio signals are forwarded from SOMloq2 receivers.

Also for existing SOMMER products

Transmitters with the SOMloq2 radio control system are backward compatible with the Somloq Rollingcode radio system, making it possible to control existing barriers, operators and radio receivers.

Ready for a smart access control system

The Somweb Smart Home solution allows you to control the barrier very simply via app or browser from a smartphone, tablet or PC. The SOMweb can be integrated into Apple HomeKit and supports voice control via Siri and Google Assistant. The SOMweb can also be controlled with Amazon Alexa via IFTTT.

Control the gate operator with Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice control

Configure your individual barrier

The choice is yours: Select a barrier body and boom and configure a barrier precisely tailored to your requirements.

Select a barrier body: Aluminium or steel?

Barrier body ASB aluminium from SOMMER including Pearl Vibe handheld transmitter
Barrier body ASB steel from SOMMER including Pearl Vibe handheld transmitter

ASB steel

  • Can be supplied as both left- and right-closing models. No adaptations are necessary during installation.
  • Convenient operation via radio thanks to the integrated radio receiver with bidirectional SOMloq2 (FM 868.95 MHz) radio control system
  • Automatic obstacle detection ensures that the barrier opens automatically when it encounters an obstacle so that no vehicle gets wedged in
  • The barrier can be manually locked and unlocked in any position (e.g. in the event of a power failure)
  • Wide range of connection options for accessories
  • Rugged, high-quality components guarantee a long service life
  • Pre-programmed Pearl Vibe 4-command handheld transmitter with noticeable feedback of radio commands via vibration

Technical data

Designation ASB aluminium ASB steel
Weight 50 kg
60 kg
Temperature range −25 °C ... +65 °C −25 °C ... +65 °C
Max. opening width 5.5 m 5.5 m
Radio control system SOMloq2 SOMloq2
Radio frequency FM 868.95 MHz FM 868.95 MHz
Rated voltage AC 220–240 V AC 220–240 V
Rated frequency 50/60 Hz 50/60 Hz
Motor output 60 W, DC 25 V 60 W, DC 25 V
Max. cycles per day 350 350
IP code IP44 IP44

Select a boom: With or without lighting?

Boom 400 / 580

Boom 400 / 580
  • Boom length with 4 m or 5.8 m
  • Oval aluminium profile
  • Cross-section: 44 × 100 mm
  • The oval boom offers maximum stability and minimum resistance to wind load
  • Boom lengths can be reduced directly on-site to suit individual requirements.

Boom 500 LED

Boom 500 with LED lighting from SOMMER
  • Boom length with 5 m
  • Boom with red and green LED lighting for optimum safety
  • Oval aluminium profile
  • Cross-section: 44 × 100 mm
  • The oval boom offers maximum stability and minimum resistance to wind load
  • Boom lengths can be reduced directly on-site
    to suit individual requirements.

The optional ‘Relay’ is required for a traffic-light function.

Compatibility of barrier body and boom

Barrier body Boom 400 (4 m) Boom 580 (5.8 m) Boom 500 LED (5 m)
ASB aluminium
ASB steel

The advantages at a glance

Easy installation and commissioning

Easy installation
Thanks to Plug & Go, installation consists only of set-up and connection.

Added security with the SOMloq2 radio control system

Security
The SOMloq2 radio control system offers maximum security against hackers via 128-Bit-AES encryption with Rollingcode.

Smart Home compatible: Control the barrier from a smartphone, tablet or PC with optional accessories

Smart Home compatible
With optional accessories, the barrier can be controlled from a smartphone, tablet or PC.

Emergency release, independent of position

Emergency release
The electric barrier can be unlocked with a key, independent of its position.

  • Schranke ASB-Alu in mit LED-Beleuchtung in Bewegung (Ampelfunktion nur mit optionalem Relay möglich)

    ASB aluminium barrier with LED lighting in motion (traffic-light function only possible with optional Relay)

  • Innenleben der Schranke ASB-Alu

    Interior of the ASB aluminium barrier

  • Der integrierte Schacht für einen Akkupack ermöglicht eine schnelle und einfache Installation.

    The integrated shaft for a battery pack allows quick and easy installation.

  • Schranke ASB-Alu geöffnet mit grüner LED-Beleuchtung (Ampelfunktion nur mit optionalem Relay möglich)

    ASB aluminium barrier, open, with green LED lighting (traffic-light function only possible with optional Relay)

  • Schrankenbaum mit roter LED-Beleuchtung (Ampelfunktion nur mit optionalem Relay möglich)

    Boom with red LED lighting (traffic-light function only possible with optional Relay)

  • Schranke ASB-Alu öffnend

    ASB aluminium barrier, opening

  • Schranke ASB-Stahl geschlossen

    ASB steel barrier, closed

The matching accessories for the optimum barrier system

Barrier system with accessories from SOMMER
Barrier system with a wide range of accessories

Additional equipment

The modular system structure makes it possible to expand the barriers with countless accessories. All accessories are easy to install, as the slots are colour-coded and exactly labelled.

We deliver the quality – You enjoy the convenience

SOMMER is a member of the Bundesverband Parken e.V. (German Parking Association).

With reliable products from SOMMER, you can be assured of durability for years to come. This is not only because of their high quality and easy operation, but also because they are meticulously crafted and certified, which allows you to find the perfect barrier for your entrance.

The operating forces are certified to EN 12453.

Your safety is what drives us

Safety and accident prevention are the highest priorities for SOMMER. Our barriers are equipped with dependable technology that complies with applicable standards. The automatic obstacle detection provides protection by automatically opening when an obstacle is encountered (reversion). The Dynamic Power System automatically reads in the required force and adapts it to changing outside conditions.

Type-tested certification

Added security through "Type-tested" certification

The "Type-tested" certification represents a voluntary commitment to added security above and beyond the CE conformity test.

The ASB aluminium has a warning light integrated in the aluminium housing. This means you benefit from an attractive design as well as optimum safety. Set up, plug in, done! Installation couldn't be easier. The boom can be shortened on-site to fit your requirements in just a few work steps. And with SOMMER, you can order exactly what you need: Both left- and right-closing models can be manufactured in our production facilities. This means no adaptations are necessary during installation.

You also profit from the lightweight aluminium material during installation. Easy handling makes for short assembly times. With maximum stiffness, the ASB aluminium is extremely sturdy and has a very long service life. It can withstand even the toughest weather conditions. The countless connection options are another convincing advantage.

FAQs

Where can I find the manual for the barriers?
Can the barriers be controlled from a smartphone?

With optional accessories, the intelligent barriers can be controlled from a smartphone, tablet or PC. In order to operate the barriers via Smart Home, you need the SOMweb Smart Home solution.

Barriers can only be operated with a connected photocell.

Are the barriers compatible with HomeLink?

With the optional HomeLink radio receiver module, the barriers are compatible with HomeLink.

What do I need in order to connect an induction loop?
How do I connect the LED lighting of the boom 500 LED, and what do I need to do this?
What does a traffic-light function mean in the case of the boom 500 LED?

The traffic-light function ensures that the boom lights up red as long as the barrier is closed, so that there is no authorisation for drive-through. The LED lighting also lights up during opening and closing of the barrier.

When the barrier is fully open, the optionally available Relay switches the lighting to green, signalling that a vehicle can now drive through.

The optional ‘Relay’ is required for a traffic-light function.

What do I need to note if I want to operate two barriers in parallel?

You need to ensure that the potential of the two barriers does not overlap. To do this, an isolating relay must be provided on-site.

Does the total length of the boom correspond to the effective opening width?

No, the effective opening width of the boom is the boom length minus 30 cm.

From what boom length upwards do I need a floating support or a support post?

A floating support or support post is required from a boom length of 4 m.

What can I do if the barrier doesn’t function properly?
Where is the Reset button and how do I perform a control unit reset?

Where can I find the Reset button?

Reset button on the control unit of a barrier from SOMMER

You will find the Reset button on the top left of the control unit, below the word STATUS. The Reset button is marked in red in the diagram.

Resetting the safety devices

Press the green Reset button for 1 second.

  • Reset of the connected safety devices
  • Subsequently attached safety devices are detected

Deleting the force values

Press the green Reset button for 5 seconds until the green status LED blinks slowly.

  • Force values are now deleted

Deleting force and position values

Press the green Reset button for 10 seconds until the green status LED blinks quickly.

  • Force and position values are now deleted

Reset

Press the green Reset button for 15 seconds until the green LED goes out.

  • Reset is performed

A SOMlink and a WiFi-enabled device are required to reset all parameters to the factory settings.

Who installs barriers?
What is a barrier?