No matter what type of property you own, an automatic gate can offer many benefits. Even more remote estates, such as farms, can benefit from installing an automatic gate, especially if securing areas which are frequently opened and closed or in need of security. Homes that are surrounded by large privacy fences can also reap the rewards of having a gate outside that can be operated from inside your vehicle or house. The combination of beauty and convenience is a win/win situation for everyone involved.
An automatic gate is hands-free. You don’t have to get out of your vehicle or put down what you are carrying to unlock the latch and open it. Automatic gates can be operated through the use of a remote or switch located inside your garage or home. They are easy to operate and will allow you to operate the gate from as far away as 15 to 30 feet, depending on the strength of the signal and how you have it set up. Remotes are often small enough to fit on a keychain and can be easily carried in your pocket.
An automatic gate increases your level of security. When combined with a privacy fence, an automatic gate adds another dimension of privacy and security to your home. Automatic gates can be equipped with an alarm that will sound if someone or something attempts to gain entry. They can also be wired into home security systems that send notifications to your phone or to a third-party monitoring center who will notify the authorities if an alarm is triggered. Many insurance companies will offer discounts to homeowners who install privacy fences with automatic gates. Having an automatic gate may also be beneficial in securing additional discounts, especially on commercial accounts.
Most gates can be made with either an automatic or manual option. The manual option is a must-have in case the power goes out or the automatic portion of the lock is damaged or stops working correctly. If you have the mechanism for the automatic gate professionally installed, a technician can tell you how to override the automatic gate so that you can open and close it manually.
Automatic mechanisms can be used on almost any type of gate, bet it a small one fitted for an animal’s pen or a large gate that allows entrance to an estate or farming operation. Having an automated gate protects your family and your property from intruders, as well as enhancing the look of the gate and the fence as a whole. The convenience afforded by an automated gate makes it easy to operate. You don’t have to lift the gate to move it and the mechanism is designed in such a way to keep the gate balanced and looking its best at all times.
If you’re still on the fence about automatic gates, feel free to call us on our telephone number (1-800-221-6425) or visit us at one of our convenient locations in Swainsboro, Vidalia, Statesboro, or Sandersville.