Whether you are putting in entirely new fencing or simply want to upgrade an existing fence, you must decide on the best design for your property. For many home owners, this decision includes considering an automated entry gate.
In this blog, we list seven benefits of automated gates to help you weigh your options.
1. Child Safety
When you care for young children, you must take extra safety precautions, especially in your yard. Automated gates provide an extra level of protection since the opening mechanisms are often too high above the ground or too complex for a child to operate.
Additionally, no one can open an automated gate without you knowing about it, so your children get added protection from intruders.
While a gate enhances your property's security, it can prove inconvenient. Automating your gate eliminates the inconveniences. Instead of getting out of your car to open the gate, driving through and then closing the gate behind you, simply press a button.
Many gates also come with a buzzer or intercom so it's easier to let your guests onto your property as well.
3. Entrance Control
Obviously, an automated gate lets you control who enters and exits your property. This feature goes beyond added protection for your kids or convenience for your guests.
Precise entrance control also helps you decrease the number of unwanted sales calls and nuisance visitors.
4. Pet Safety
When you own outdoor pets, you must create secure property boundaries to decrease your liability and increase your pets' protection. A smart dog may be able to nudge a traditional gate open, but automated gates require a code, opener signal or other secure trigger to open.
This safety precaution reduces the risk of pet loss, theft or injury.
5. Property Value
When you take steps to beautify or to secure your property, you automatically increase its market value. Automated gate installation makes your home more appealing to potential buyers should you decide to resell, and the gate adds to your home's value.
If resell value is your primary concern, consult with a fencing contractor to ensure that you choose the best gate and automation system for your goals.
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of an automated gate is additional security. As mentioned above, automated gates require specific steps for opening and closing, which reduces the risk of unauthorised entry.
Additionally, automated gates often come with integrated safety beams, advanced locks and other security measures. These components fortify your property against forced entry, which in turn reduces the risks of theft, vandalism and intruders.
You can also work with your security company to connect your gate to an alarm, lights or a camera system. Then, when your gate opens, you hear an alarm bell, see lights turn on or get an immediate camera image of the area.
Automated gates can fit properties of most sizes and shapes. For example, if you don't have room for a swinging double gate, you can opt for a sliding automated gate instead.
Individual gates also come with features that suit your specific needs. If you're most concerned about pet safety, install a gate with a remote opener. If you're most concerned about security, wire your automated gate into your home security system so you know right away if someone accesses your property without your permission. A fencing contractor can help you decide on the right model for your needs.
Consider installing an automated gate as part of your home perimeter fence to take advantage of the benefits listed above.
Think an automated gate is right for your property? Find the right motor, gate and fence at Suncoast Fencing.