Benefits of an Automatic Driveway Security Gate
So why do you want a gate?
This is one of the questions a good gate installer is likely to ask you so that s/he can help you design the gate system that’s right for you.
If "I just don’t want passing drivers turning around in my driveway" is the only reason you've considered so far, let’s give you a little more food for thought.
Some of the benefits of having an automated gate installed are:
- improved curb appeal;
- increased property value;
- safety for your children and pets;
- and privacy.
Automated driveway gates are a good first layer of security.
Most thefts are crimes of opportunity. If your home has a security gate and your neighbor’s home does not, which house do you think a thief will target first? If you answered, "Not mine," then you are very likely correct.
Home invasion is another scenario in which having an automated gate increases your security. If the bad guys can’t even get through your gate, they aren't going to be able to get to your front door.
With a voice communication system or intercom at your driveway gate, you can decide by talking to a person if you even want to let them in your gate. With a camera system you can visually verify if they are who they say they are.
A driveway gate can drastically improve the curb appeal of your property.
Your gate can be designed with artistic flair and can be installed so that it really makes a statement and offers a grand entrance to your property.
Imagine a bronze gate with relief cutout of your local flora and fauna paired with snappy landscape design, lighting, masonry and fencing--your entryway can be greatly enhanced by the addition of an automatic entry gate.
This one’s pretty straight forward: Curb appeal increases your property value and often makes it easier to sell your home.
It’s probably not a big leap to say that the home down the street with the cracked, concrete driveway, dying shrubbery, and no gate or a dilapidated gate, is very likely to sell for many thousands less than your home with the well-maintained driveway gate framed by smart landscaping or brick columns.
Some insurance carriers will give you a break on your premiums if you have an automatic security gate installed. This is because insurers know your property is more secure and that there is less of a chance that you will become a victim of property theft.
So check with your insurer because saving money month-over-month and year-over-year is pretty awesome.
Help keep your kids safe from traffic or predators.
With an automatic security gate, you gain a greater sense of security while your kids are playing in the yard, comfortable in the knowledge that they won't be chasing any balls out into the street or won't have to deal with strangers ambling into your yard.
Along with perimeter fencing, an automated gate helps keep your pets within the boundaries of your property--something your neighbors are likely to appreciate. In addition, a gate helps keep potentially dangerous animals out of your yard.
Prefer not to deal with pushy solicitors? Stop them before they get to your door. If your property has an automatic gate standing guard, that salesman won’t be able to knock on your door and interrupt your meal.
Also, if you live on a busier street, a driveway gate, along with the right type of fencing, can allow you to enjoy cool nights on your front porch without the prying eyes of passersby.
Furthermore, a "NO TRESPASSING" sign along with an automated gate ensures that your privacy rights are not abused by government authorities.
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