How Can I Make My Home’s Gate More Secure?

A gate alone might not be enough to protect your home as you want it to, but what else can you do? The good news is that you’re already a step ahead of optimal security by owning a gate in the first place. All you need now is a little extra help to make your gate even more formidable while making it easier to access. Let the professionals at Mossy Oak Fence Orlando show you how to make your home’s gate more secure with a couple of nifty upgrades!

Why Home Gates Are So Great (And Why Everyone Wants One)

A gate on its own is already a great investment. It effectively closes off the perimeter of your fence to deter strangers from entering the property in a way that still allows a way to access your home. And depending on the style of your gate, it can also add curb appeal to boost your house’s aesthetic. Both of these factors have the potential to up your property value, and who wouldn’t want that? But no matter how much you admire your gate, you might notice that it’s missing a little something. Lucky for you, we know what that “something” is!

Adding Extra Security To A Gate. Can It Be Done?

As of now, we imagine that you’re accessing your ordinary gate one of two ways. On one hand, you could be exiting your car to open or close the gate any time you’re entering or leaving the premises. This method can be both unsafe and impractical, and we wouldn’t expect anyone to keep up the charade any longer than maybe a week or so before it starts taking a mental and physical toll. The next (and more likely) scenario is that you’re leaving it open to avoid all that. But of course, it goes without saying that your gate is going to waste this way and you’re leaving yourself wide open with a breach in your security.

Your gate could use residential gate operators and automation that takes the tedium out of entering and leaving your home. Offering a big improvement over a chain and padlock system (which can easily be broken with a bolt cutter), there are a wide range of operators and gate access controls that can enhance your home’s security:

  • Keypad entry
  • Tele-entry systems
  • Motion sensors
  • Transmitters and receivers
  • Maglocks
  • Vehicle tracking
  • And more!

With so many choices, it can be overwhelming to figure out what’s best for your property. That’s why we’re here! Reach out to Mossy Oak Fence anytime so our expert staff can help find the best gate setup for your home.

The Strongest Gate Materials

You can further improve your gate’s security by going with stronger fence materials that are tougher to penetrate and are more compatible with gate automation products. A couple of examples of durable materials are ornamental steel and powder-coated aluminum. If you don’t want an all-metal fence, you could just opt for metal posts paired with hardwood planks or panels.

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Protect Your Home With Gate Automation Products From Mossy Oak Fence!

For high-quality gates along with operators, automation, and access controls near you, contact Mossy Oak Fence Orlando today at (407) 900-2940! Our knowledgeable staff will help you find exactly what you’re looking for or supply you with personalized suggestions that best fit what you need. Now you can finally feel safe behind closed doors and a closed gate, and that feeling is well worth the upgrade!