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Is It Worth Getting An Automatic Gate?

Posted on by Gates4You

When it comes to getting a driveway gate there is always the big question of whether you want it to be automatic or manual. Of course, we all know that making a driveway gate automatic will be more expensive but is it worth paying that bit extra for or will you be just fine without it? This is what we are going to discuss in our article today.


One benefit of automatic gates is that they are significantly more secure than a manual gate. A lot of automatic gates can be controlled even when you are inside your house, this allows you to only give access to people who you want on your property and people can’t come up to your door if you don’t want them to.

As well as this, the locking mechanism is a lot stronger and tougher to break though so if intruders did try to break in they would have a much harder time.

Power Outages

s A downside of automatic gates and something you should consider is when there are power cuts in your area. Of course, automatic gates are controlled through electricity and if there isn’t any, you may run into a problem. Luckily a lot of new modern systems have a backup power source whether that is through solar power or a battery if something like this was to happen. Just make sure when buying an automatic gate that this is something you think of.

Easy To Access

On those cold winter days, the last thing you want to be doing is getting out of your car to open up your gates and then close them again once you are in, it isn’t very convenient. It can be especially annoying if your gate is too close to the road that you have to stay on the road until it is unlocked causing traffic which could make you even more stressed.

The main reason people get automatic gates is for their convenience, they can avoid all this hassle and simply open up the gate through the click of a button.


It only makes sense that if the mechanism is more complex, it is likely to require more care. When you compare an automatic gate with a manual one, you can tell right away that there will be a lot more upkeep and repairs needed which will cost even more money in the long run.

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There are many things to consider when it comes to getting an automatic gate but if the price is not an issue or you plan on spending a little bit more then they could be the perfect option for you. To learn more, you can get in touch with our team today and they would be happy to help.

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