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An automated gate system can be a great accessory for a wide variety of homes. If you are the owner of a country house, you may be considering the benefits of investing in an electric gate. Country homes are often in remote locations where additional security could be necessary. Furthermore, you may want to consider the additional benefits an automated gate may offer.
An automated gate system is more convenient than a manual gate. Using access control systems means that the gates can be remotely controlled, either from inside a vehicle, on foot or from within the property itself. The access control systems also add additional security by allowing the operator to control who has access to the property.
Electric gates offer a great amount of security to a home for a number of reasons. A gate can be a visual and a physical deterrent and there are two reasons for this. A thief has to climb over a closed gate to get in. If they don’t know how to open the gates from inside the property, they also have to climb over them with whatever they’ve stolen to get back out. There is also the electrical element, where trying to bypass an electrical system is just another step to get over before reaching a property. A gate essentially makes a thief’s job ten times more difficult, which is good news for you and bad news for them! Thieves might be the last thing on your mind. What about the cold callers who knock on the door, or the unwanted guests? An electric gate will keep you in control with who makes it to your door, and who doesn’t.
Keeping thieves out might be the first thing that springs to mind, but security doesn’t always have to be about the negative. Having an electric gate can keep things safe such as a beloved pet, or other items on your property. It can also act as a privacy shield meaning the area behind gates are concealed, protecting valuable property and outbuildings from public view.
Gates can now be designed to match any property, so that they’re an asset to a property, rather than an unsightly distraction.Gates also offer the “exclusivity factor” and importantly, if the country house is used as a business facility, then not only do electric gates add that security, but they can also leave a professional impression on guests.
Because of an electrical gate’s ability to increase security for the property, and also increase the aesthetic appeal of a property, both of these factors can aid in increasing the properties’ value. This is dependent on where your property is located, but in the case of a country house, an electric gate offers an extra peace of mind.
Some insurance companies may offer lower insurance prices if your property has an electrical gate installed. Having an electric gate tells insurance companies that the property is more secure than neighbouring properties and is less likely to suffer from a break in, than other homes without electric gates. Some insurance companies will take this into consideration when offering you an insurance deal so that is something to bear in mind when reselling or buying a house.
Linkcare is a leading supplier of aluminium gates, motors and accessories. We are also able to recommend trusted companies for installation and maintenance across the UK. Gate automation safety is a vitally important aspect of any automatic gate installation.
If you have any questions or need advice, visit our website or call Linkcare on 01895 232 626.
For more information, take a look at why it’s important to choose the right gate installer.