We are forever reminded by the news, friends and family about the ever-rising crime rate and how we should increase the security of our homes and become more vigilant. And if security isn’t a priority, maybe comfort and convenience are more of a driving force for you. Nobody enjoys arriving home on a stormy night only to get soaked both opening and then closing their gates.

There are many reasons to get electric gates, here are our top 9:

1. Security

An electric gate is the barrier between your home and uninvited guests, opportunistic burglars, car thieves, vandals and criminals. Because electric gates are powered by motors, it is difficult for intruders to force them open. You can also choose to increase your home security by including video surveillance, intercoms, alarms and the like.

2. Privacy

If the thought of prying eyes and sticky-beak neighbours gets your back up, then solid gates would suit you perfectly. These are usually heavier than other gates, so to save you physical injury, electric gates offer the perfect solution.

3. Comfort

Enjoy opening your gates from the comfort of your car or home with the push of a button. There’s no need to get wet in the rain or cold in winter.

4. Convenience

How often have you gone out and either forgotten to close your gates or worse, couldn’t be bothered to close them because it’s too much effort? You won’t have this problem with electric gates; you can even set them to close automatically.

5. Children

Just as you don’t want intruders to enter your property, you don’t want your children or pets running out into the street either. As mentioned in point 4, electric gates can be set to close automatically and you can rest assured that children and pets will be kept safe within the confines of your premises.

6. Strays

Keep other people’s animals and strays out with electric gates. You spend too much time caring for your garden for some silly animal to dig it up and damage your plants.

7. Value

Add value to your home with an attractively designed set of electric gates. People often think of automated gates as a luxury item and therefore increase the value of your property.

8. Insurance

Having an electric gate means that you are committed to keeping your property secure and insurers will often offer a discount because of enhanced perimeter protection.

9. Affordable

Electric gates are a lot more affordable than they used to be thanks to advances in technology. So now it’s not only the rich and famous that are able to afford automatic gates, you can too.

With all these benefits, it’s not surprising that more and more people are installing electric gates.

So don’t put off securing your home, making your life easier and adding value to your property.

To find out more about gate automation and installation from Queensland Gate Automation – experienced professionals who truly understand quality and security; please feel free to contact our Gold Coast based company on 07 5537 8958 or visit our online store  www.qga.com.au.