Automatic Gate Considerations

When it comes to the variety of entry systems available for your home an electronic driveway gate is the safest, most secure option.  Driveway gates, especially when used in conjunction with fencing leave your home sheltered; not only does it keep people out but it helps to keep them in as well.  This is particularly useful when living with small children and pets.  Using an entry gate and fencing helps by not granting access to your home and loved ones without proper authorization.

There are several things to consider when looking to purchase and install a gate for your driveway.  One of the first things to think about is the size of the driveway and therefore the size of the gate needed.  The size of your driveway gate must not only allow for entry of your personal vehicles but must also take into consideration the size of delivery trucks and emergency vehicles.  Adding space to accommodate larger vehicles will also give extra space to help eliminate accidents and mishaps associated with the entry gate.

Consider also if you are looking to use the gate via manual entry or automatic entry.  Automatic gates are more cost effective ever with the upgrades in technology.  The ability to use solar power to control the gates operating system makes automatic gates less expensive to operate.  This in turn means more homeowners are adding gate operators and electronic entrance systems to existing and newly installed entry gates.

Automatic entry gates can be accessed using a variety of controls including wireless keypads, hard wired keypads to transmitters, cellular access, manually operated switches as well as remote entry. Access controls are chosen to best suit the client’s needs.  The most important part is that the entry program is user friendly while providing security and meeting the end users requirements.

Next is the choice of the gates operating control system, otherwise known as the gates operating design.  There are three choices; swinging gates, sliding gates and barrier gates.  All three options are designed to function a bit differently but all serve have the same basic principal.  When it comes to a gate for your driveway sliding and swinging gates are the most common.  Barrier gates are more often used for commercial purposes. Residential gates that slide or swing are more decorative and created to enhance the curb appeal of the home and become a part of the landscape.

Automatic, aluminum driveway gates are not only affordable and easy to use they are becoming a common way to create a secure barrier to your home.  Check online for local fence and gate professionals to install your new system today.