The Pros And Cons Of Automatic Gates

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Despite many positives of owning an automatic gate, you may also find some negatives depending on where you will install your gate opener unit. While technology has advanced and allowed for gates to open and close without assistance, you may not be ready for the price or installation process required for these gates. Despite this, automatic gates still offer higher security than any other manual gate method in the market. But, if you're still on the fence with automatic gates, these are all the pros and cons.

Pros of Automatic Gates

One of the critical advantages of automatic gates is their ease of use. When someone attempts to enter a commercial or residential property, they will not need to wait for someone to open the gate. Instead, the gate will open automatically based on their credentials. Plus, these gates can usually be used with safety devices, such as retro-reflective photo eyes, to make sure that accidents do not occur when they are used.

Not only are they practical, but they fit in with the aesthetic of your yard. How often have you admired an elegant gate when entering a gated community? Automatic gates signify an assured elegance.

A final positive with automatic gates is that you will not need to wonder who enters or exits your property. Transmitters and keypads will let you control who can enter and exit your property. Easy-to-find transmitters, such as the 2-channel mini transmitter from Nice Apollo, attach to your keyring and are offered in several stylish colors. Therefore, unlike a manual gate, automatic gates cannot be opened from the outside.

Cons Of Automatic Gate Systems

After looking at the pros, you may wonder if there are any negatives to automatic gate systems; well, the only con that may influence your purchase is the price. Automatic gate openers will cost more than manual gates. However, most automatic gate operators offer a manufacturer warranty and have an easy diagnostic LCD to help you troubleshoot any issues.

They are quite economical when looking at the longevity of the system. These systems can last up to ten years with proper maintenance. And even then, some manual gates cost almost the same as automatic gate operators when including the gate. Therefore, it depends on how much you are willing to spend.

The Nice Apollo 7251 Commercial Slide Gate Opener is an economical option that offers an integrated 7-day timer, protection against electrical surges, and corrosion resistance. These gate operators will offer higher security than manual gates.

Another disadvantage is that you may require a professional to install this automatic gate opener system. However, if you have some basic installation skills, you can do this by looking through the installation manual with several automatic gate openers. Please check the manufacturer's warranty to see if self-installation voids the original warranty.

But overall, these are the only two major cons associated with automatic gate operators.

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