Imagine arriving home on a dark stormy night and having to get out of the car to open the gates. Then driving through and having to get out again to close them. Imagine too, the vulnerability of your home to intruders and burglars if your gates are left open because people do not bother to close them. Electric gates solve these problems and others too.
The number one benefit is security. They provide a buffer zone between your home and the undesirable elements lurking on the streets. Electrically controlled gates are a serious deterrent to the opportunist burglar, car thief or vandal. They are powered by motors that make it difficult for intruders to force them open and you can also fit a lock for even greater protection. Your automated gates could form part of a comprehensive home security system which would include video surveillance of the entrance and boundaries of your property.
They also keep out unwanted callers and door-to-door salesmen. Visitors will normally use an intercom fitted by the gate to contact you before you let them in. This allows you to decide who enters your property.
Comfort and convenience is a major benefit. It is simple to open your gates using a remote control without having to leave your car. Would you like stay warm and dry inside your car, then with the press of a button, open and close your gate? Ordinary gates are often left open because it is just too much trouble to manually open and close them every time you pass through your drive. Electric gates have a very practical benefit too. If your gates are large and heavy it may be physically difficult to open and close them manually.
Providing safety for children and pets is very important. Just as unwanted visitors are prevented from entering by automated gates so children can be kept safely inside. Electric gates can be set up to close automatically after they have been used so you do not need to worry that you have left them open and allowed your children or pets to wander out.
Electric gates will keep out wild animals like deer and rabbits and prevent them damaging the plants in your garden.
They can also give you privacy. If you have automatic solid wooden gates installed they will prevent prying eyes observing your home.
Automated gates will also prevent other motorists using your drive to turn their cars or even to park.
An attractively designed set of automatically operating gates will enhance the appearance of your home. They will give it more style and exclusivity and so add to the value of your home.
Finally, you may be able to benefit from a lower insurance rate. Some insurers may offer a discount for improved perimeter protection.
There are just so many benefits to be had from electric gates that everyone who owns a home with a drive should strongly consider installing a set. You can improve your home security, your family’s safety, make life easier and add to the value of your home all at the same time.