A lot of burglars determine whether a house has valuable objects worth stealing by simply looking at the yard. According to Reader’s Digest, a burglar gets clues from things like the flowers in the garden, the toys scattered on the lawn, and many other seemingly innocent items.
One of the best ways to prevent this, of course, is by building a wall or a fence around your property. And with an enclosure, you’ll need an equally secure gate for your drive- or walkway. An automatic gate offers better security, as well as a list of other benefits for homeowners.
This article will go through the most important ones.
The ability to control the opening and closing of your gate with just a push of a button adds a layer of security that you just cannot get from traditional, manual options. For one, these gates are more difficult to tamper with and will most likely diminish the interest of any burglar.
Most automatic gates are also equipped with security system sensors that notify you and the authorities if unwanted access is detected. You can also install security cameras atop the gates to always stay on top of your property’s main access point.
These security measures are enough to deter a range of threats including burglaries and vandalisms.
Privacy is an increasingly important factor in security. For similar reasons mentioned above, automatic gates can also enhance your property’s security by simply discouraging both culprits and passersby from peeking inside your property.
An automatic gate is a good indication that a home is well-secured and well-monitored. No one wants their face recorded in a security camera, looking conspicuous.
A good-looking, properly installed, hi-tech automatic gate can easily give your home’s façade a facelift. It conveys a sense of class and taste, especially in this increasingly smart world. Aside from its aesthetic value, this feature also raises your home’s market value.
The added security is another selling point to potential buyers if you decide to sell your property down the road.
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, over 9,000 children are treated for injuries that occur when they are by themselves around motor vehicles. In some of these cases, the children are old and capable enough to operate a driveway gate but are still not old enough to be walking by the road by themselves.
Having an automatic gate reduces this risk significantly because children won’t readily have access to the mechanism that opens it, compared to traditional gates. This safety feature also applies to pets that may have learned how to open gates themselves.
Like most automatic things, this feature makes gates more convenient for homeowners. Imagine not having to leave your vehicle to open or close the gate every time you come in or out of your driveway. It saves so much time as well.
This also makes it an excellent feature if you have visitors over or if your area is greatly exposed to rain or snow.
Automatic gates offer so many benefits for homeowners. Security and safety top the list, but there are other advantages that make the investment worth it. Read our other blogs for more information on automatic gates.