Electric gates can add tremendous value to a property. Not only do they provide enhanced security to your home, but they can also be the aesthetic upgrade you’ve been wanting for your house.
Whether you’ve already decided to have one installed or just considering it as a future investment, there are three important things you need to take into account:
- The amount of space available in your driveway
- The level of security that gives you comfort
- The style of your property
Keeping these three steps in mind will ease your decision and help you get the electric gate that is the ideal addition to your house.
1. The Amount of Space Available in Your Driveway
Swing gates look amazing, but if there’s not enough room in your yard for both doors to open freely, having them installed might bring you some headaches instead of relief. If any of the doors hit something or even slightly brush against a wall or a statue while swinging, this may affect the integrity of the security system.
If there isn’t enough room, you can opt for a sliding gate. A sliding gate would only need space along the fence, to slide left or right, and is the better option if you don’t want to sacrifice too much space in your yard.
2. The Level of Security You Want
Another aspect that will weigh in on the final investment is the level of security you want the electric gate to provide. Is a keypad with a numerical code safe enough for you or is it likely that unwanted people in the neighbourhood will learn the code and use it against your will? Do you want to be able to see who’s at the gate before buzzing them in? Then a video intercom is what you need.
Another aspect when it comes to security is knowing who will use the gate. Will children or elders use it often? Can they easily understand how to operate it?
Make sure you take into consideration all these features that make you feel safe before making a big decision.
3. The Style of Your Property
An electric gate does not only bring more security – but it also changes the look and design of your property. And if the security levels can be known only by the owners, the aesthetic match (or mismatch) to the rest of the property is something very transparent and obvious.
Before anything else, the gate must match with the fence and other exterior design objects in your yard. Ideally, these would also match with the house. However, if the style of your house and the one of your fence and interior yard differ, it’s always best to match the gate with the fence.
If you need guidance in choosing the right electric gate for your property, feel free to give us a call at 01204 852 262. At MDS Security, we’re more than happy to answer your questions and help you find the right fit for your needs.