Automated gates can be a great idea when you want added convenience and security to be thrown in with the gate you buy. When getting a new gate, you’ll probably be offered an automated gate as a special offer or just as part of something new that the seller you talk to might be bringing to the market.
The idea behind automated gates is fairly simple: you have a gate that is wired to open on its own and fitted with sensors and a communication device – sometimes even capable of interaction through video feeds – which will act as the main method for determining who you should allow to enter. Such gates have been used for years by wealthy families and various organizations for security purposes, but nowadays they are much cheaper and more available to the general population.
The main concern is cost and installation. Can your existing gate be automated? If so, then the price might be significantly lower. However, in many cases experts will recommend a brand new, sturdier automated gate for increased security.
Automated gates are more prevalent and easy to acquire than you might be aware of. Just call on your local contractors and ask them about it. You’ll find that they can even make you an unexpectedly affordable offer to make the best gates available to you.