Mar 12, 2021
The Benefits of Electric Gates
Whether you’re building a new home, landscaping your front yard or looking to improve security for your business, an automatic gate system offers a range of benefits for homes and businesses. From convenience to improved safety and security, we’re going to run you through a few of the benefits of automated gates. To find out more, speak to your local fencing supplier.
With an automated gate system, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to close or lock the gate. The gates can be programmed to close behind every entrant and can include automatic locking mechanisms. This is great for home gates, but also works well for commercial or business gates that may be dealing with high levels of traffic.
An automatic gate system is generally designed to be difficult to open manually. So even if someone does get past the gates, it will be difficult for them to open the gate to get out. This adds an extra level of protection for your vehicle and an added deterrent to car thieves. The extra level of security that an automated gate system offers could even end up saving you money on your car and home insurance.
Your fence and gate system isn’t just about keeping people out. When it comes to home safety, they are also important for keeping things in. Accidentally leaving the gate open can mean hours spent looking for pets that have run off. An open gate could also mean your children running out into the street, playing where they shouldn’t be or getting lost. With an automatic gate system, you don’t need to worry about pets or kids getting out since the gate will automatically close and lock behind you each time.
These gate systems are also built with auto-reverse functionality so you don’t need to worry about the gate closing on children or pets or damaging your car. 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.
For businesses, you can control the gates with sensors or remote controls, meaning you don’t have to worry about physically opening the gates every time a customer or delivery arrives.
Automated gate systems are available with a variety of customisable design options to suit your home or business. These include various opening mechanisms, swipe cards, keypads, proximity sensors, motion sensors or remote controls.
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.