Why have an automatic gate?
There are numerous reasons why you might decide to install residential electric gates , all of which need to be considered throughout the design stage.
Each popular reason has a direct bearing on the controls and equipment used together with the design and build of the gate(s) and support structures.
Your initial reason for purchase may, and often does change so design flexibility and forward planning is always recommmended.
|Protection for children & pets
Automatic closing control will ensure that gates are left closed. Traffic calming is another benefit often needed in built up areas.
Unwanted callers can be a thing of the past. No more suspicious visitors checking your property out.
Protect gardens from wildlife
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Close board or solid gates can help keep prying eyes and unwanted visitors at bay. Also noise reduction may be achieved near busy schools or main roads.
|Prevention of opportunist theft
A closed gate is often a deterrent to would-be burglars because a thief needs to know he or she can make a clear getaway.
Most major insurers will offer discount when reliable security gates are installed and maintained. Covert protection and surveillance can be added.
You can open gates from the comfort of yourown car or home. Systems can also be controlled from anywhere using your telephone.
|Stop parking abuse and turning
We can design a system which will prevent people abusing your driveway. Dumped vehicles are another hazard that can be prevented.
A gate system can improve the look and stature of your property. Like the border around a picture, gates often add that finishing touch.
|Cut-out unwanted traffic
Fly-tipping and joy riding can be destructive, so gates are often installed to stop short cuts being taken and to deter all but authorised visitors and occupants.
What you should consider when thinking about a system:
- Do pedestrians need access?
- What is your primary reason for having a system?
- What materials do you want the gate made out of?
- Do you have a view on the style and design which will work best for you?
- How many cars need regular access?
- How will the gate system open?
- Who can use the system?
- Do you need automatic closing?
- How do people leave and are there any other exits?
- Do you want to speak to visitors before you let them in?
- Do you want to be able to see visitors before you let them in?
Most people know why they want an automatic gate but don't always think about some of the other issues until its been installed - then it's too late.