Why would you pay more for the ultras?
Aesthetically, they look essentially the same, except that the ultra has red accents on its outer casing and magnetic limit switches instead of the BTA's spring limit switch. They are of the same shape and size and both will look great on your front gate.
BTA will work exactly the way it has been designed to, which is to open and close your gate smoothly with a command from a remote control or a keypad.
Ultra will give you a lot more flexibility and customisable options when it comes to integration with other devices, like your electronic access points or magnetic locks.
BTA is an 'analogue' brain while Ultra is a 'digital' brain.
The Ultra is more intelligent and customisable. It is also more compatible with Wi-Fi control modules as it has multiple programmable command inputs, giving you the peace of mind that your gate will always be securing your property, from anywhere in the world.
So if your question is why should I pay more for the Ultra?
Our answer would be because it is a 'smarter' motor overall. If you have specific requirements for your gate to operate with multiple safety features or locking devices, the ultra is a smarter choice. If you are looking to embrace the future of smart appliance living or voice command, the Ultra will definitely not fail you. However, if you like a basic motor that is controlled by a remote, then BTA is perfect for you.
Despite saying that, Tigerlink can make your BTA Motor Wi-Fi compatible as well but it still will not work as effectively as the Ultra