How electric gates can protect you in an emergency

Electric gates aren’t just stylish and convenient: they can help protect you and your home in an emergency. Specifically, they can help to repel a home invasion. Of course, nobody likes to think that their home might come under attack from intruders or criminals. However, home invasion is a genuine threat and it can affect anyone. Luckily, there are things you can do to protect yourself – such as installing electric gates. But how exactly can electric gates help you to repel intruders and defend your home from attack?

1. Pulling up the drawbridge

Unlike traditional gates, electric gates can be closed remotely. This means that you can metaphorically pull up your drawbridge at a moment’s notice. If you spot a potential intruder moving towards your home and your gates happen to be open, you can close them with the push of a button. This means that you can close the gates instantly, before the intruders get past them. It also means that you don’t have to risk leaving your house to close the gates.

2. Fortifying your home’s entrance

Electric gates are designed to open and close in response to electronic commands: they don’t simply swing open when pushed or pulled. Prospective intruders could simply open a traditional gate if it was closed, but this isn’t the case with electric gates. It’s hard to force any electric gate open and we offer models that are designed to be particularly resilient. Intruders may give up when they realise they can’t get past your gate. Even if they don’t, they’ll be waylaid long enough for you to call the police.

3. Trapping intruders

If the worst case scenario occurs and intruders make it onto your property, you can escape and close the electric gates behind you. This can briefly trap intruders on your property, giving you time to get away and summon the police.

Of course, at TPS Gates and Doors Ltd, we don’t believe you should depend entirely on electric gates for your security. They should be used in conjunction with other security measures, such as CCTV cameras and alarm systems. However, electric gates really can help protect you from home invasion. They are an important part of any home security system. Contact us today to see how we can help secure your home.

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