When it comes to the decision to have a gate installed at your home, you probably already have an idea in mind of what you want it to achieve. Whether it’s intended primarily for decoration or you’re tired of neighbours and passers-by casually trespassing on your property because it’s not closed off, you should be ready for this kind of question from your gate installer – because if they’re good at their job, they’ll want to know this information so they can design a system that’s right for you.
There are also some further benefits of having an automatic gate installed that may not be immediately obvious, or may simply have slipped your mind during planning. Here are just a few of them to help you make that all-important final decision:
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of a good automatic gate is the added security it offers. Subconsciously, opportunistic criminals are naturally going to be less tempted by your property if it seems harder to get in. This counts both for keeping your vehicle safe in the driveway/ garage, as well as your home itself – an automated gate adds that extra level of security between a potential criminal and your front door.
Installing an intercom and/or camera system may be another option if you don’t want to feel cut off entirely from visitors!
Cold callers, whether they’re selling religion or the next product set to take the world by storm, can be irritating when they seem to call at the most inopportune moments. Again, an automated gate simply adds that extra layer they need to pass through to get to you; often they’ll take the hint and move on without trying. In many cases it also allows you to ignore unwanted visitors without having to make sure you hide from the window.
Child and pet safety
Peace of mind in knowing your child or pet can play leisurely outside without wandering into the street is invaluable, meaning you can put your feet up and truly relax when you need to. It also protects them from strangers.
Admittedly some of us are more house-proud than others, but most of us like our homes to look appealing for visitors nonetheless. If your gate is designed with skill and artistic flair, which it will be if you choose the right installer, it can offer an appealing grand entrance that most visitors (if their taste is as good as yours) will surely feel envious of.
When it comes time to sell your property, should you decide to do so, an automatic gate will go a long way to boosting its market value.
If you work in business, or some professional capacity in which you hold an important role, the style of your home can say a lot about you to colleagues and potential clients. Having a skilfully designed automatic gate can only serve to boost your reputation in this respect.
Overall there are many benefits to installing an automatic gate at your home. If you’re in a position to do so, this could be one of the best home improvement investments you ever make!