Why elec­tric gates are gain­ing in pop­u­lar­ity

Once an ex­trav­a­gant sta­ple of the coun­try’s elite, elec­tric gates and se­cu­rity sys­tems are be­com­ing an in­creas­ingly favoured op­tion for home­own­ers for a num­ber of rea­sons. We talk to Steve Ball of Glouces­ter­based Pi­o­neer Au­to­mated Con­trols to find out why

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Apop­u­lar rea­son that home­own­ers opt for in­stalling elec­tric gates is for pri­vacy. Se­lect­ing solid wooden gates al­lows for com­plete seclu­sion al­low­ing you to en­joy your home and gar­den with­out a thought to passers-by.

Se­cu­rity is an­other rea­son peo­ple have elec­tric gates fit­ted. Crime pre­ven­tion ad­vice will state that own­ing gates, elec­tric or not, will act as a de­ter­rent to bur­glars.

Steve Ball says, “We find when gates are shut and se­cure, thieves won’t tar­get these prop­er­ties as they are un­sure if they can get in and out eas­ily. They would in­stead move onto a prop­erty that would be eas­ier to ac­cess.”

There’s some­thing quite lux­u­ri­ous when you ar­rive to a prop­erty guarded by a beau­ti­fully de­signed, and in­stalled, elec­tric gate. Most rep­utable com­pa­nies will of­fer a be­spoke de­sign ser­vice and cre­ate some­thing that works for the client both in re­spect of aes­thet­ics and prac­ti­cal­ity.

Steve be­lieves an hon­est ap­proach through­out the process is key. “We sup­ply the cus­tomer with draw­ings to scale and en­sure there’s the op­por­tu­nity to change the styling, de­tail­ing and make the fi­nal tweaks so the cus­tomer is 100% happy. That elim­i­nates any po­ten­tial awk­ward mo­ments when the gates are in­stalled!”

Cur­rently wooden gates are prov­ing more pop­u­lar; how­ever, or­ders are still rolling in for metal gates.

Elec­tric gates can also give peace of mind when it comes to pro­tect­ing your fam­ily and pets. While spend­ing a leisurely af­ter­noon in the gar­den, or per­haps even leav­ing doors and win­dows ajar, there’s al­ways the re­as­sur­ance that there are gates pro­tect­ing the prop­erty and pro­vid­ing an ex­tra level of se­cu­rity.

Seen to some as a sta­tus sym­bol, and adding a touch of fur­ther el­e­gance to a home, hav­ing elec­tric gates in­stalled can in­crease the value of your home. The first im­pres­sion prospec­tive buy­ers have is ex­tremely im­por­tant, and elec­tric gates re­ally give that ‘wow fac­tor’ on ar­rival to a prop­erty, giv­ing the edge over a sim­i­lar prop­erty.

The method used to con­trol the gates can en­sure a more con­ve­nient way for you and your fam­ily, along­side visi­tors and de­liv­ery driv­ers, to ac­cess en­try into your home.

With most sys­tems, you’ll find there are also plenty of meth­ods of con­trol­ling the gates. From re­mote­con­trolled key fob en­try and coded key pads to in­ter­com sys­tems, which al­lows for home­own­ers to com­mu­ni­cate with visi­tors from their mo­bile phone, peo­ple are able to choose a sys­tem suit­able for their needs.

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