Should You Get A New Gate When Looking To Automate? What To Consider


An automated gate is a mark of luxury and high-end living. It shows prestige and good taste. And if selling a home, automatic gates are a sure selling point. As a homeowner, getting an automated gated provides you with great convenience as far as your movements are concerned. If you are planning to automate your gate, one of the big decisions you will be faced with is whether to automate your current gate or to install a new one altogether. Get some pointers on how to arrive at a decision.

Is your current gate as secure as you would like?

Convenience and class aside, one of the other benefits of having an automated gate is that it's a more secure way of getting in and out of your home. For example, if you live in an insecure estate, you won't have to step out of your car when opening your gate. And if you have visitors at the gate, you can vet them via an intercom without having to go to the gate. So thinking along those lines, it makes little sense to automate a gate that is already a security concern. If your current gate is secure, you can go ahead and automate it. But if it's not, consider getting a more robust unit installed and then automated.

Do you wish to remain with the gate design you have in future?    

Another thing to consider is the design and allure of your current gate. A gate is a key element of your home's design. It's the first thing people see when they come calling. Your gate should have great aesthetics. This is especially important if you're going to automate it. When you automate your gate, you don't want to come around a short while later and ask to change your gate as that will mean a fresh round of automation. So if you have plans to change your gate at some point, it's better to do it now as you automate your gate.

Do you want a sliding or swinging gate?

Automated gates are available in two common styles: sliding and swinging. Unfortunately, it's not easy to convert one to the other. So if you have a swinging gate and would like a sliding automatic gate, chances are that you will have to get a new gate installed. However, if you have a sliding gate and would like to retain that mode of operation, you have a reason not to get a new gate.


13 October 2016

How to Choose Security Fencing

If you want a security fence, you probably want to keep something safely inside the fence and/or something (or someone!) outside of it. That’s the easy bit. Choosing the right security fencing for your needs can be a bit more difficult. For example, before you can buy the right fencing, you need to think about all kinds of stuff from the size of the fence to the material it’s made of. In some cases, you may also want to add security extras like anti-climb features. I created this blog to cover the ins and outs of security fencing in more detail. Hopefully, it’ll help you learn more about how to choose the right fencing for your security problem.