From safety and security to enhancing your home’s curb appeal, an automatic gate system offers a range of benefits for homeowners. If you’re considering upgrading your driveway gate or you’re doing a new build, here are five reasons why you should install an automated gate system.
Nothing will secure your driveway or front yard better than an automated gate system. Automatic gates provide a purpose-built barrier that will protect your car, front yard and your home from intruders. An automatic gate can be programmed to close behind you, ensuring that your gate is always closed. And since these systems feature automatic locking mechanisms, this means you’ll never forget to close or lock the gate again.
Since automatic gates cannot be easily manually opened, this means that even if an intruder does get into your yard, it will be extremely difficult for them to get the gate open. This adds an extra level of protection for your vehicle and an added deterrent to car thieves.
With a quality gate system, you may even be able to save money on your car insurance since some insurances offer a discount if your car is securely parked at home.
An automatic gate system isn’t just good for keeping out unwanted intruders. It’s also great for keeping in the kids and pets. With an automatic gate, you can rest assured that your gate is always closed and locked. This means that your kids can safely play in the front yard without you having to worry about them running into the street. There will also be less chance of pets escaping, running out into the road or getting lost.
You also don’t have to worry about the gate automatically closing and damaging your car or injuring children or pets. All quality automated gate systems come with built-in auto-reverse functionality. Using either laser or pressure sensor systems, the closing gate will automatically reverse direction if it detects any obstacles in the closing path.
With manually operated gates, you need to get out of the car every time to open and close the gates. This can often lead to simply leaving the gate open to avoid this inconvenience. But with an automatic gate, there’s no need to get in and out of the car to open and close the gate. This is particularly convenient during heavy rain or storms.
With an automatic gate system, you can also open your gate from inside the house in case you need to let visitors in without leaving the house.
- Value-add for your Property
An automatic gate system is a great value-add for your property. The convenience and security features can be particularly appealing to potential buyers if you’re looking to sell your house. Pairing a custom designed set of gates with an automated opening system can also enhance the curb appeal to your property.
- System Flexibility
Another benefit of automated gate systems is that there are plenty of design options that can be customised to suit your driveway space and opening and locking requirements. Various opening mechanisms are available including swipe card, keypad, proximity sensor, motion sensor or remote control.
There is also a wide range of gate styles on offer including sliding gates, single and double swing gates, bi-fold gates and telescopic gates. An automated opening system can even be retro-fitted to your existing gates.
Whatever type of driveway you have, whether it’s steep or curved, gravel or paved, an automated gate system can be custom designed to suit the space.