So you’ve made the decision to start thinking about installing a security gate. You have a vague idea of why you’d like to have one.
But are you aware of all the benefits of security gates?
Make sure you read this entire list if you’re on the fence about getting one:
- Increased Property Value
You know about “curb appeal,” right? Well, security gates enhance that. You look official and high-class. If you ever want to sell your home, you’ll get a higher price for it.
- They’re Decorative
They make your property look nicer. And you can get about as fancy as you want with a security gate.
- Easy Automatic Operation
Nope, you don’t have to get out of your car and open them up. Just like you open your garage door with a remote, you can do the same with your security gate.
Normally, they’re powered by a timer. So when you drive through, they close after just a few seconds.
- You can Get Reduced Insurance Premiums
I can’t guarantee insurers will do this for you, but it does happen. If they’re highly secure and effective at protecting your property, insurers may quote you lower premiums.
- More Personal Privacy
Security gates can be made of a number of materials – wood, chain links, wrought iron, and others. They can be almost solid so they completely protect your privacy.
Let’s not forget the obvious benefit here. For most people, this is one of the top reasons to buy gates.
How do they actually increase your security? A few ways:
- The gate itself blocks physical access to intruders
- You can install a camera to see who wants to enter, or to detect intruders 24/7
- You can also install an intercom so you can talk with people requesting entry
- Minimal Maintenance
There’s not much you have to do to maintain security gates. You should clean them regularly with household cleaners. All moving parts should be lubricated.
Beyond that, there’s not much you need to do. And you can always hire a professional to do the work for you.
So now you know why people buy security gates. Which benefit makes the most sense for you?