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If you are a homeowner, you may be interested in the importance of investing in your home for the future. There are many ways in which this can be achieved. For example, you may consider a loft conversion or a conservatory, however, these improvements can be costly. Keeping on top of maintenance is essential, but you can also invest in additions to your property that could help you save money in the long run. And it should increase the value should you decide to sell. An automated gate system can be a worthy and reliable investment, and in this article, we further explore the reasons for this. From increased security to impressing the neighbours, here are our top reasons why an electric gate is an excellent home investment.
Electric gates act as a visual and physical deterrent for trespassers and thieves. This means that the addition can help to protect your possessions and family. A gate that obscures the view to your home and driveway means that your assets will be visually protected. Furthermore, it will shield the view from passers-by, creating extra privacy. The range of available access systems also means that you have total control over who can gain entry to your property.
The increased security benefit means that some insurance providers will offer a reduced premium on properties that have an automated gate system. In the long run, this can help to save large amounts of money on insurance bills.
Not only could you save money on your home insurance, but there are other cost-saving factors to consider too. When well maintained, electric gates can last for years, potentially outliving a standard swinging gate. This is because a standard swinging gate can easily be forgotten about and left unmaintained. Meaning it could be left open for the hinges to seize, or become overgrown in a hedge. If you choose a material such as aluminium, you are further elongating the lifespan of your gate when compared to wood. This is down to the anti-corrosion properties of aluminium, and a good quality surface finish can extend its life even further.
With a full gate automation system controlled by a range of sensors, transmitters and receivers, you will no longer have to open and close your gates manually. This can be particularly useful if you have young children or elderly relatives. However, anyone can benefit from this kind of convenience. In addition to this, on average during its lifetime, an electric gate will spend more time closed than a manual one. This provides you with additional security as well as making things much more convenient.
There is a wide variety of access control systems available. These can range from voice (and sometimes video) intercom systems to keypads needing the right codes or proximity readers for cards or fobs. Not only can this influence security as mentioned above, but you can control the access of anyone who wants to enter your property, such as often unwanted door-to-door salespeople. If you would like to know more about access control systems have a look at our blog on The Best Access Control Systems for Your Home.
An automated gate system can significantly enhance the overall aesthetic of your property. The Linkcare website offers a significant range of colours and styles to choose from, ranging from classic and straightforward to modern and contemporary designs. The gates look great from either side, so there is no need to worry about any internal aesthetic either. You may live in an area in which there are lots of electric gates already installed. Installing your own will bring the aesthetic of your property up to speed with that of your neighbours.
Due to the reasons listed above and more, an automated gate system can add value to the resale of your property. Potential buyers will see the value of the gate system and they are a fantastic example point to show off a well-maintained property.
At Linkcare, we offer a vast range of high-quality gate automation kits and parts for your home. If any of the points mentioned above would benefit you and your property, you should consider installing one. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.