Electric Gates Houston
Protection for your family is usually the top concern when someone is asked about safety. People want to keep their house private and not give intruders an opportunity. Houses that have electric fences provide that privacy and security. Recent research shows that home break-in cases are on the rise.
Homeowners must be aware of this issue and make sure they take the proper precautions. Electric gates can help keep you safe. Electric gates also add prestige and value to your home. Adding to the bottom line of the most valuable asset you own while also protecting your loved ones sounds like an easy way to make everybody happy.
Residential Electric Gates – Best Style of Gate
In most cases, a sliding gate is recommended if there is enough space. At Sentry Gates, we believe it is the best option:
- Wear and tear – a slide gate has a better weight distribution than other types of gates, therefore it is more reliable.
- Safety – as far as safety goes, it is easier to protect your vehicles and loved ones using safety devices if you have a slide gate, because it is moving in one straight line. A swing gate, for example, has “dead zones” which are harder to cover using safety devices.
Other Gates Available
If there isn’t enough space for a standard slide gate, a swing gate, overhead gate, or is some cases a retractable slide gate can be used. A retractable slide gate is a slide gate divided into two pieces, and requires about half the opening size to open into.
The professionals at Sentry Gates always recommend using a steel frame for your gate for added stability and strength. The majority of all gates are wrought iron gates or wood gates with a steel frame. The wood of choice for your driveway gate is Redwood, as it is light and withstands environmental elements very well.
An alternative type of steel you can use for your electric gate is stainless steel. It is more expensive than regular steel, but it resists corrosion and rust far better than regular steel does. Some people would also prefer using stainless steel for aesthetic reasons.
Custom Electric Gates
The Sentry Gates team have been specializing in custom designed electric gates for almost a decade and are experts at tailoring a perfect design to suit your requirements for any of the following options;
- Pedestrian entry gates
- Single or Dual swing gates
- Sliding gates
- Complementing custom infill panels or screens
For your convenience and security all of our gates are available with automatic openers with remote control handsets that can be coded to work with existing garage door controllers if desired so that everything opens with the one remote control! Other popular optional extras include additional keypad entry, (which is great for pedestrian entry) and photo eye beams which add an extra level of safety to stop operation when an obstacle appears is in the path of the gate.
When you choose to deal with Sentry Gates, you have a professional team working for you from design to delivery and beyond, including a pre-wire inspection with our qualified electricians to ensure all wiring requirements are planned and allowed for. So for more information or to set up an obligation free design proposal, please Contact Us Today.