The Advantages of Electric Gates

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Many homeowners are installing automatic gates these days for various reasons. High crime rates and anti-social behaviour have been key drivers behind their increased popularity, but security is just one of the many benefits of installing such gates.

1) Added security
No one can keep an eye on their residential or business property all the time, and the potential threats come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you are in or not, your property, vehicles and land could be vulnerable to trespassers, vandals, peeping Toms and thieves. Adding electric gates provides an extra level of security for you, your family/staff and your belongings.

2) Better privacy
As well as preventing intruders automatic gates can also help to stop people looking in on you when you are inside the property or in your garden. They also make it more difficult to ‘case the joint’.

3) Extra convenience
Many people with manual gates leave them open most of the time as it’s too much hassle to keep opening and closing them; particularly in bad weather. As a result, they provide very little or no value. Electric gates are easy to use and can be operated at the touch of a button.

4) Increased safety
Children and pets can be at risk if they are able to get in and out of your gates by themselves, especially if you live near a busy road. Installing automatic gates will ensure that children and animals remain safely within the boundaries of your property.

5) Higher resale value
Very few people realise that adding automatic gates can add value to their properties. Often the cost of electric gates is recouped when the time comes to sell up, having already offered many advantages in the meantime. The added safety, privacy and convenience will impress prospective buyers, setting your property apart from the rest.

If you would like to know more about the different types and the cost of electric gates, contact us today.  Our expert installers will be able to advise you on the most suitable option for your home or business premises, as well as making sure that they are installed properly.