Electric gates are a great investment to increase your home security, our team of professional electric gate installers in Oxfordshire have provided you with a quick over-view of things you should consider before you take the plunge in electric gates.
What style electric gates work with your property?
First things first, you need to ascertain whether your driveway needs an electric sliding gate or a swing gate.
Dependent on the gradient of your driveway you may struggle to integrate a swing gate due to the functionality required. There will need to be a clear distance for the gates to properly swing open and therefore the driveway for a swing gate really needs to be as flat as possible.
if your driveway has an obvious increase in gradient we would suggest investing in electric sliding gates that wouldn't have the same restrictions needed when opening and closing.
Electric Swing Gates for Driveways
Swing gates can look exceptionally beautiful and majestic, creating a really very grand entrance to your estate or property.
You can have the option for wooden or wrought iron dependent on your budget and aesthetic style you would like to achieve. Swing gates can open and close on a time lock, or for improved home security, our technicians can integrate in with your other home security systems directly to your smart phone.
GSM Intercom for Electric Gates
Integrating a GSM Intercom into your electric gate is a quick solution for managing the opening and closing function of the gates.
How does GSM work?
GSM intercom is a call unit that uses a SIM card to make calls. You need to programme the telephone number you wish to use when someone arrives at the gate to open the gate remotely wherever you are using your mobile phone or landline.
An increasingly useful function for deliveries to your property when you are not there as they will press the button to the gate, the electric gate calls you and you can authorise the driver to leave the item in a secure place inside your property grounds.
Electric Gate Maintenance
For a big investment like installing electric gates into your property and home security, it is important to maintain the electrification and working mechanics of the gates.
You want to make sure the gates electric motors remain free of dead leaves and other debris as this will cause complications to the electric signals that open and close the gates. Debris build up in sliding gates also begin to corrode and damage the arms so be careful to regularly check the mechanics.
Hydraulic motor fuel will need to be topped up to ensure the mechanical operation is working correctly and we suggest a routine electric gate inspection in Spring to ensure the winter months haven't caused complications or movement to the signals.
Give White Horse Security a call to arrange a routine maintenance of your electric gates via 01235 763020 or email our team via email@example.com . For further information about our electric gate installation service and team that operate across Oxfordshire and Berkshire please visit our gate automation page here - www.whitehorsesecurity.co.uk/electric-gate-automation.html
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