Looking for ways to add security to your residential or commercial property? Security gates for your property entrance are one great security solution that may be right for you, your needs, and your property. This article will look at the pros and cons of security gates to help you determine if a security gate system is a good option for you. Do you have more questions about home or commercial security? Contact the experts at Jay360 and we’ll be happy to help you!
Benefits of Security Gates
Security gates help keep your property safe. Without a security gate, you may face:
- Unwanted vehicles parking on your property
- Unwanted guests or intruders coming onto your property
- Feeling unsafe or insecure in your own home or business
- Feeling a lack of control over who enters your property and when
- Ability for children or pets to escape onto the road or leave the property
Security gates provide lots of advantages. Read below to see all the benefits that security gates can provide for your property.
Limits Access and Allows Monitoring
Having a security gate on your property allows you to limit the access of all guests – both wanted and unwanted. Guests cannot come onto your property unless you give the O.K. This also means you will be able to monitor everyone who requests access to your home or property. If a suspicious vehicle attempts to enter, you can deny access. If a friend or family member pops by for a surprise visit, you will know it is a wanted guest before they arrive at your door.
Customizable For Your Needs
Security gates are more customizable than ever before! If you require only a simple security gate system, that is possible! However, if you would like to add outdoor security cameras and/or an intercom system, they are easy additions to install. Many cameras are even accessible through smartphones! An intercom and a camera add another layer of security which you may or may not want or need. However, the option is there if you ever feel like you need more security.
Though no security system can 100% keep unwanted guests out, most intruders will choose the path of least resistance, and that means a security gate acts as an excellent deterrent. For example, most burglars choose to enter through unlocked windows, back doors, or garage doors as they are the easiest ways to get in and out. The average burglar will not want to deal with heavy security gates and potentially more security systems once through the gates.
Having a fence around your property is one great way to keep kids and pets safe…but there is always the end of the driveway to worry about. With a security gate, your entire property is surrounded, leaving little to no opportunities for children or pets to escape. Having a gate will also reduce the chances that a wild animal, stray dog, or other unwanted guests will wander onto your property while your children or pets are spending time outside.
Prevents Parking Issues
Do you have a large residential or commercial property? Many properties with long and/or large driveways often attract unwelcome parkers! Security gates help ensure that only those with permission can park on your property. A strange parking on your property can make you and your family feel uneasy or even block your own car from entering or leaving the property.
Possible Drawbacks of Security Gates
Like all security solutions, there may be some drawbacks to security gates. Check this list to see how you can avoid these potential pitfalls while shopping around for your own security gate system.
Depending on the material your security gates are made from, maintenance may be required frequently or almost never. Like all wooden products, wood security gates require regular maintenance to keep from rotting, warping, and attracting pests. However, if you choose to go with chain link, iron, or steel, your security gates will require little maintenance. Wiping down debris and checking for the first signs of rust takes very little time and will help metal gates last a very long time.
Security gates run on electricity. That means if the power goes out in your home, your gate will stop working too. This may not be a big issue for some, as power outages are not common in many areas. However, if you want that reassurance that your gates will work 100% of the time no matter what, a backup generator may be a good purchase for your peace of mind. Weigh the pros and cons and decide if you think a generator is worth the extra cost.
DIY Installation Problems
There are lots of guides and videos online that show how to build and/or install your own security gate. For the very experienced handyman, this might be possible. However, a poorly installed security gate can cause more problems than it’s worth and fail to provide the security and safety you require. If you want to ensure that you have a properly installed gate, it’s best to hire an experienced installer. An installer will know all the common pitfalls and understand how to avoid them.
Security Gates by Jay360
At Jay360, we have supplied and installed many gates over the years. Because of this, we have gained experience and with each installation, overcame functionality flaws to ensure a properly adjusted gate, whether automatic or manual. We can supply and install anything from door, swing, and various versions of slider gates. We carry a wide variety of manufactured gates and create custom designs according to your specifications and dimensions.
Check out the video below to see one of Jay360’s installed automatic gates in action! Click here to see more videos.
With over 20 years of experience, you can always rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. If you need a security gate in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Oakville, or Brampton area, contact Jay360 today for more information!
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