The installation of electric gates has become increasingly popular over the last few years and a lower cost now makes them available to a greater number of residential and commercial property owners.
It’s important to remember when installing electric driveway gates they will need adequate space to open into the driveway when your vehicle is parked. If you have existing gates installed then it may be possible to use these and attach electric gate openers to them.
Why install Electric Gates to your property?
A large number of residential properties have gates that do not get used because of the process of opening and closing them. Automatic electric gates with remote access make it easy to open and close the gates when leaving and returning to your property.
Quality electric gates can be a significant deterrent to burglars and unwanted visitors. If gates are permanently open you are inviting intruders onto your property. Combining electric gates with surveillance cameras will add additional security where needed.
Professional installation of your electric gates
The cost of installing electric gates at your property can vary greatly. Your choice in the material used and the design of your gate add to the cost. The average costs for automated gates can be in the region of £6,000.00 to £9,000.00.
A professional electric gate installer will take you through all the stages of designing a gate system and the installation process, including fitting safety devices and arranging maintenance.
If you are looking at having new electric gates installed then safety is paramount. To ensure your installation meets all safety guidelines then ensure your installers are members of the DHF Door Hardware Federation and Gate Safe. When the installation is complete ask your installers to provide full operating instructions, safety advice and demonstrate the correct way to operate the gates.