You are feeling comfortable in your home – happy with your neighborhood and enjoying the space around you. When you come back from work, you press the remote, and your gates open to welcome you home. But, this is not your current reality… because you will have to manually push the gate open yourself. You feel exposed in the dark but climb out of your car to do the job.
The great news is that there is no need to re-install an entirely new automatic system if you have a manual gate, this can be achieved by modifying with a motor. Perhaps you don’t have a gate at all. Now you are wondering whether this might be the right time to invest in some extra protection for you and your kids who regularly play in your front yard. Indeed, it is!
Your next DIY project?
You may have been considering installing an automatic or powered gate and have heard you can do this yourself. While this is true, many people are not prepared and skilled enough for the job and potential stumbling blocks. Not only may a “job gone wrong” cause complications long-term, but you may end up paying extra having to get someone in to fix the work after a haphazard finish.
If you are not qualified for the job, leave it in the hands of professionals. There are various automatic and electric gates that can be installed to suit your needs – a choice which a specialist can easily help navigate you through. Outsourcing an expert to do the right job from day one is likely the best answer, saving you a headache and endless Google searching to learn what to do. For those sitting on the fence – but keen to explore automating your home entrance gate – here are some reasons to consider going automatic.
The biggest, and most valuable benefit of installing an automatic gate is the added security. You will not have to get out of your car, and it acts as a fantastic deterrence to opportunistic criminals looking for easy access. Considering it is more difficult to vandalize and gain entry with an automatic gate, you are likely to be at far less risk of a burglary.
Adds style more style
An automatic gate immediately boosts the style and look of your home, increasing its curb appeal and overall value of your property. In the long-term, this means that even though it may be an investment for you now, it is worth the benefits!
Save on insurance
With a secure enclosure around your vehicle, you should contact your insurance company to reassess your car insurance. While each company differs, the overall reduced danger of car theft, vandalism, and break-ins is reduced significantly. And so too should your house insurance!
Once upgrading to an automatic gate, the premium on your home insurance is also due for re-evaluation. Increased security means there is a reduced risk of burglars thinking your home is an easy target, Ultimately, this is better for peace of mind and the bucks you save on your insurance. Thousands of U.K. residents are looking into automating their homes and for good reasons! Whether you’d like to save money, are persuaded by the convenience of a motorized gate, or simply want to upgrade the curb appeal of your home, this is a great option for you.
You bring up a great point that having a gate may help reduce the rate on your home insurance. I am considering getting a driveway gate because all m neighbors have one, which makes my home look extra vulnerable. I think it would be smart to discuss my gate options with a professional.