Friday, March 18, 2016

Choosing the Right Gate System for Your Property

Choosing the perfect gate for your property can be a challenging process. Maybe your top priority is to improve security, enhance privacy or make the exterior more appealing. Whatever your needs are, the gate system you choose should be able to address them. We will look at some of the important things to consider when it comes to gate automation systems. Hopefully this information helps you to narrow down your options and find an electric gate system that is most suitable for your needs.

Sliding vs. swing gates
When choosing a gate, it’s important to find out its mode of operation. A swing gate has hinges that allow it to swing open so it requires adequate space in front or behind it. A swing gate in your driveway means that you’ll need the extra space to accommodate closing and opening it. A sliding gate on the other hand, is more ideal for smaller spaces because it doesn’t require the additional space inside the gate to close or open up. It has a track that is installed to extend the length of the gate beyond the opening. It can slide on the wall or along an existing fence when opening up.

Style of the gate
There could be limitations as to the specific style of gate that is acceptable in your residential area. You need to discuss with a local fencing professional regarding the style requirements in your community. If there are no restrictions, you have lots of options to choose from. Consider the style that works best for you. For instance, if you want to enhance privacy and security, the gate you choose should be designed to provide top notch security.

Choosing the type of access
Gates can be accessed in several ways. Manual access is where you need to open and close the gate by hand. Modern gate systems use sophisticated types of access such as electronic keys, swipe cards and codes in order to enhance convenience and tighten security. You may also choose a gate system with remote control access. This allows you to operate your gate from a distance. Other gates have intercom access which simply provides a higher level of security because they come with security cameras installed.

Consider the cost
When choosing a gate system, it is important to consider the cost of installation and maintenance. A manual gate doesn’t need a power source so the installation is likely to cost less. Most modern automatic gate systems require a power source. The electric cables will be run from your home to the point where the gate is to be installed. You can also opt for eco-friendly gate systems that utilize solar power. The good thing with solar powered gates is that there’s no risk of getting stuck when there’s a power outage as is the case with gates that run on electricity.

Find a suitable gate specialist to advice you on what kind of system is able to address all your needs. Take your time and compare different gate systems available in the market.

Posted By: Advanced Access Control