Is an automatic electric gate really a guilty pleasure?

Posted on March 2, 2016 Under BLOG 0 Comments

Automatic Electric Gate Really A Guilty Pleasure

It is curious that one of the main reasons why our clients have put off having automatic electric gates installed is because they have seen such an item as one of life’s luxuries, that it would be a guilty pleasure to be able to arrive home and have your gates open before your very eyes without having to get out of your car. The words opulent and indulgent are often used, which to us is a little disappointing. Admittedly our electric gates do look fantastic, but we would never suggest they are a luxury.

Why? Because they aren’t a luxury, it is as simple as that. If you need new gates, why does the fact they open automatically all of a sudden change what they actually are. Ask yourself why you need them and then ask yourself what the benefits of having your new gates automated are. Only once you look at the realistic and sensible benefits, as opposed to the novelty factor of being able to have your gates open without any physical input from yourself, will you begin to realise they are not a guilty pleasure or a luxury, but actually they are a wise and sensible choice.

The beauty of automatic gates is that once closed, they stay closed. While this may be of great benefit from a security point of view, that security doesn’t just come from keeping unwanted visitors out. It also means those who are meant to be on the inside of the gate remain there. If you have young children, you don’t have to worry about them opening the gate and wandering off on their own. If you have a dog, you don’t have to worry about whether you closed the gate properly – automatic electric gates will always close completely and don’t suffer from ‘human error’.

Depending on where you live, there are other security aspects to having electric automatic gates. Few of us take our keys out of the ignition when we get out of the car to open our gates, yet in this day and age, opportunist thieves are becoming more and more brazen. Coming home late at night and having to get out of your car in the dark is never a pleasant task, as well as putting your safety at risk; electric gates solve those problem in an instant.

Finally, it is a well-documented fact that installing automatic electric gates both increases the value of your home, as well as increasing its saleability. Maybe now you will understand why electric gates aren’t just a luxury, but there are many more good reasons for having them installed than reasons not to. So if you live in Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Chepstow, Newport, Clevedon and surrounding areas, why not give us a call here at TPS Electric Gates & Doors Ltd and invite us out to provide you with a free and totally no-obligation quotation, as well as to allow us to show you the wide range of options available to you.