by Connie Walters
With the level of crime across the country seemingly getting worse, it is hard for homeowners to ignore the need for adequate security for their homes.
Especially for those who live in the suburbs or in the country areas that are not so well populated one aspect of securing the home that needs to be considered is getting home security gates.
Home security gates are mainly used to limit access to your property thus enabling you to have some control over who gets onto your property for whatever reason. The same is true for persons who you do not what to see or entertain.
There are many advantages of getting home security gates installed. Most home security gates operate via a keypad, which will open the gates at the entry of a code or password.
There may also be an intercom system attached to the whole system where whenever someone comes to the gate they will use the intercom to identify themselves without you having to leave the house.
Home security gates provide homeowners with some degree of security and operate as a buffer between your home and the undesirables out there.
These gates offer protection from thieves and robbers who are always waiting for the opportunity to take advantage of any situation. Home security gates are not easy to force open so intruders cannot get into your property using a vehicle.
Home security gates are very easy and convenient to operate. A remote is usually used to open the gates so you will not have to leave the house or get out of your car to open the gates. They usually operate on a timer so once a number of seconds have passed they will automatically begin to close. Some gates even have a sensor that will detect when an object is in the way and will not close until it has been removed. You can also close the gates by using the remote.
They also give you some safety where children are concerned. Children can be protected from persons entering the property hence they will be safely inside and pets cannot wander off the property.
Other animals can also be kept off the property where they can do damage to the home or cause harm to someone on the property.
You can also use them to provide you with some degree of privacy. These gates can be made of many different materials and if you get one that is solid wood or metal you can prevent persons from peeping or spying on you and your home.
They can also be used to stop drivers from using your gateway or driveway as way to turn their vehicles or to park them.
Another benefit of having home security gates is that of lower insurance rates.
Many insurance companies will offer you better premiums if your homeand its perimeter are well protected. If they are well designed, homesecurity gates can add value to your home and if they are stylish and pleasing to the eye, can also improve how the home looks.
Along with advantages come some disadvantages. One of the major problems with most home security gates is the use of electrical power. These systems work well under normal conditions but if there is any loss of the power supply the gate will also lose power and cease to work the way it was intended.
It will become necessary to acquire a backup power source like a generator. Some systems however, can be operated manually if the power is lost.
Many of the home security gates can be costly, especially if they come with security cameras at the gate so you can see who is at the gate. The cost will increase depending on the size of the gate you want for your home and the type of material you would prefer to have it made from.
They have to be serviced on a regular basis. As with any machine they can malfunction or simply go bad, so regular servicing may be needed. But the bottom line is everything comes for a price and so does security for home.
Although home security gates are costly and requires maintenance, the security provided by it is really beneficial.