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There are many reasons why clients choose to install automatic gates on a property or business premises. For some, it’s about the convenience that comes with being able to open and close gates with ease, often without having to physically access them or, in the case of driveways, leave the car. Others install automatic gates due to the professional image they can give to visitors. One of the main reasons, however, for both home and business use, is the added security automated gates can bring.
While not enough on their own to create a fully protected property, automatic gates can be a useful addition to any security measures. Here, we go through some of the main privacy and security benefits that automated gates can provide.
As mentioned above, simply having a gate is not necessarily enough to make a property, home or business feel entirely secure. However, they do offer an extra layer of security solely with their presence. Having a gated entrance to the property is proven to act as a deterrent to potential thieves and trespassers, making it a useful addition to already secure premises.
One of the other ways automatic gate systems – and gates in general – help with security and privacy is by adding another entrance that has to be passed before reaching the property. Tying into the point above, this is just another deterrent to potential trespassers and highlights the advantage of gates entrances as opposed to buildings with no barrier before reaching the door.
Of course, this, like many of the points mentioned here, relies on a secure perimeter to compliment the gate. However, if a boundary forces people to go through the gates before reaching the property, the automatic gate will help to provide that added security.
Another important point that goes hand-in-hand with security is privacy. Whether it’s for the home or business, you and your clients will want the property to feel private and secure in equal measure. An automated gate can help provide this, primarily by protecting the entrance floor from onlookers.
A solid perimeter and automatic gate, as opposed to a grated exterior (such as metal fencing), will stop people from the outside being able to see the first-floor windows and inside the property. This feature is particularly popular with homeowners with driveways, as they can keep their vehicles out of view. It also allows young children to enjoy their time outside without parents having to worry about onlookers.
Another way you can complement the security and privacy of an automated gate system is by utilising an access system, such as a keypad or intercom. By complimenting an automatic gate with these systems, you can further enhance the image that it gives to potential visitors, giving the appearance of heightened property security. However, these systems also add another layer of genuine protection, by asking people to fulfil tasks – be it requesting access or knowing a combination – before they can access as intended. We offer a range of gate access systems here at Linkcare – why not read our blog on the best access control systems?
This point is one of the key selling features for any automatic gate system, particularly from a security and privacy standpoint. An automated gate system makes opening and closing gate considerably easier when compared to manual gates. This ease of use means that throughout its lifetime, the gate will spend more time locked than it would if it was operated manually.
Often, this difference in time is minimal. However, by being closed for longer, the security provided by the gate and perimeter can be fully utilised. This point makes automatic gates a crucial part of any secure property exterior.
Hopefully, this guide will help to highlight the potential security and privacy benefits that can be utilised by automatic gates when combined with secure exterior premises. Here at Linkcare, we’ve been helping homes and businesses across the UK improve their security through the use of gate automation systems. If you would like to learn more about the many options available in this regard, get in contact with Linkcare today on 01895232626