If you are interested in installing an automated gate, it means that you have discovered the many benefits it offers. Note these few important things to ensure you get the most out of your automated gate:
Install CCTV Cameras and a Voice Intercom System
One of the benefits an automated gate offers is being able to open it while still in the comfort of your home. For you to do this, you need to be able to see who is at the gate and speak to them. CCTV cameras and voice intercom systems are the devices that will help you achieve this. Talk to CCTV camera specialists and voice intercom system specialists to find out the features of these devices and which ones suit your needs best.
Power Saving Tips
If you are installing a heavy automated gate, know that it might consume a lot of electricity compared to a lighter gate when swinging open or shut. To help you save on energy bills, consider adding solar power to your automated gate. It might be pricier initially, but you will see its long term value. It is also important that you choose an experienced electrical wiring contractor who knows the right wiring for your automated gate. The contractor should also be in a position to organise the wiring or cables in a way that does not interfere with the aesthetics of your property.
Automatic Gate Remote
There are several things you need to note about the automated gate remote:
- If possible, get one with an indicator led light. This is a light that comes on when you press it. The light helps you know that you have pressed the remote button and that the remote batteries are still charged.
- Purchase backup batteries and keep some in your vehicle. This can save you a lot of energy and effort if the remote batteries die when trying to access your premises.
- Have spare remotes. This is also beneficial, especially if your remote malfunctions. You can keep one spare in your car and another in your house.
Saving on Space
Compared to swinging automated gates, sliding automated gates save space; this is because you don't need room for it to swing open, meaning you have more freedom to modify your driveway as you see fit.
Sliding automated gates are also suitable for a sloping driveway. You can already tell that if your driveway is sloping, a swinging gate won't swing completely open in one direction.