An entrance gate is the first thing that guests will see when they come over to your house. Not only can an entrance gate be beautiful and decorative, they are also imperative for the safety and security of you, your family and your home.
Entrance gates can be seen in houses, townhouses, apartment buildings, shopping malls, parks and hotels. An entrance gate can add a stately elegance to your property, as well as being used for protection.
There have been reported cases in South Africa of hijackers following drivers to their homes, and attempting to access their homes after them as they drive in. Having a reliable entrance gate can ensure that your home and family is kept safe in a worst case scenario.
Entrance gates can either close automatically or have a motion-sensor to stop closing if the sensor senses a barrier. A motion sensored entrance gate can be good if you have small children who might get hurt by the entrance gate, or are worried about your car being scratched by your entrance gate closing. A gate that closes fully before being opened, or will only open with a remote, is a good idea for safety as criminals have been known to discreetly place a small barrier in order to stop the gate from fully closing once the gate has been opened by the owner. Regardless of which type of entrance gate you choose, it is extremely important to stop the car after leaving or returning home to make sure that the gate closes fully and there is nothing obstructing the gate from closing.
Most entrance gates are automated, being able to open and close through a mobile remote, fixed remote in the house or by typing in a code. If using a code, it is vital that it is not easy to guess and you do not give gardeners, security guards or housekeepers the code to the entrance gate.
An entrance gate is a great way to enhance your property. Entrance gates are usually made out of durable materials, and some can be very decadent.