With burglary rates being so high in the past several years, every property owner, whether commercial or residential, should consider installing security parameters. They typically come in the form of gates and fences. And due to the fact that the gates are oftentimes the only point of entry and exit, you should pay extra attention when planning your property’s security parameters. However, gates not only provide security, but they also add to the overall aesthetic appeal of the property.
That being said, there are many different types of gates available nowadays, but the two most popular types are sliding and swing gates. There’s no universally ideal type, so your choice will mainly depend on the property you want it installed on. In many scenarios, installing automatic sliding gate openers is the more popular choice for numerous reasons, here are some of them.
It’s pretty obvious but having automatic sliding gate openers is super convenient, as they allow people to get in and out of the property without having to get out of their car, for example, and having to manually open it. This is especially convenient when the weather is bad. Lastly, you don’t have to be mindful and think about whether you locked the gate or not, as most models have self-locking mechanisms.
Automatic gates don’t just have automatic locks, but they also have integrated safety beams and many other features that can improve the security of your property. Moreover, the fact that you don’t have to get out of your car to open the gate means that there’s no risk of you being mugged or having your car stolen.
Contrary to popular belief, automatic sliding gate openers can be quite energy efficient. There are models that are powered by solar energy, so if you already have a solar system implemented, the gate will basically operate without any additional costs.
Improved Aesthetic Appeal
Most automatic sliding gates are highly customisable and can easily satisfy people’s personal preferences. You can decide on the gate’s size, finish, material, features, safety devices, drive system, and so on. As a result, they can enhance the property’s appeal. This in turn can increase the property’s market value in case you want to sell it in the future.
Parking area capacity and landscaping won’t be a problem anymore when you implement automatic sliding gates into your property. The fact that they don’t swing inwards or outwards means that parking and landscaping areas won’t be affected. You can use most of the space around the gate itself however you wish.