Five benefits of automatic gates

While they can be more expensive when compared with other home security measures, automatic gates offer an array of benefits and can work out more cost-effective in the long run. Here, we look at some of the main benefits.

An increasing number of homeowners are investing in automatic gates to keep their house, family and belongings safe.

While they can be more expensive when compared with other home security measures, automatic gates offer an array of benefits and can work out more cost-effective in the long run.

For example, installing an automatic gate for your driveway can make your home more secure, which could result in cheaper home insurance. It can also help increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

And, of course, automatic gates, first and foremost, will improve your home security, help keep unwanted visitors at bay and provide an excellent visual deterrent to would-be intruders.

Here, we look at some of the main benefits of investing in automatic gates.

Increased security

Arguably the main reason why people invest in automatic gates is the additional security and peace of mind they bring.

It’s far easier for unwanted intruders to gain access to your property through an unlocked manual gate than through an automatic gate that will only open or close when you tell it to.

They also act as an excellent visual deterrent.

Most opportunist thieves will not risk breaking into a property with enhanced security measures because it increases their chances of getting observed or caught.

For even more peace of mind, you can integrate automatic gates with other home security measures, such as your burglar alarm system, exterior lighting or CCTV

Improved privacy

Keeping your home private and free from prying eyes is a top priority for many homeowners for obvious reasons.

You don’t want people knowing what belongings you have and whereabouts in your house they are. While it’s easier for unwanted visitors to gain access to your property via a manual gate, especially if it’s unlocked, automatic electric gates provide a higher level of security.

Additional safety

Automatic gates give homeowners the ability to control the entrance and exit of their homes.

This means that you can keep your children and pets safe if they are playing outdoors or in the garden, as well as keeping a close eye on who is coming and going and preventing any unwanted visitors from setting foot on your property.

Enhanced convenience

One of the main benefits automatic gates offer is the greater degree of convenience they bring, compared to manually operated gates.

For example, your gates can open and close automatically without you having to leave your car in adverse weather, if you’re in a rush or you have your hands full.

Most automatic gates can be controlled in several ways, using remote keyfobs, infrared controls, card readers, keypads or even automatic sensors that respond to specific actions – such as when your car approaches them – to open and close.

Add value to your home

Research has found that automatic electric gates can increase your home’s value by up to five per cent.

There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, as mentioned above, the increased security that automatic gates offer makes the property more safe and secure, which is a major plus point for buyers.

Secondly, with such a wide array of designs, finishes and choices available, you can make your home look more visually appealing while improving its security.

In fact, automatic gates can make you the envy of your neighbours – not only will you have the most secure house on the street, but you’ll also have the best looking one too. 

Looking to invest in automatic gates?

As we’ve shown above, there are many reasons why investing in automatic gates to protect your home is a good idea.

So, if you’re looking to boost your home security with automatic gates, Netfit Communications can help.

All our electric gate systems are available in a wide range of sizes, types and configurations.

We can install them seamlessly into your home for complete protection and peace of mind.

If you’re unsure what you’re looking for or which type of automatic gates will suit your needs, get in touch today for a free consultation.


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