Gate Motors And The Benefits Of Motorised Gates
Gate Motors and motorised gates have not only become a necessity in South Africa due to the high crime rate and the essential need for greater home security but they also add a great number of extra added benefits and add major value to any property. Glow Innovations have been delivering gate motors, high-quality security gates, driveway gates and pedestrian gates (amongst many other offerings) to the Western Cape for over 20 years and we are dedicated to providing the best possible gate motor solutions with numerous options to our customers.
Keep reading to learn more about why gate motors are so important in South Africa.
Gate Motors: Safety In South Africa
Safety always comes first! Sadly, crime statistics in our country rise each and every year. In fact, according to The Department of Stats SA, housebreaking or burglary has consistently been the most common crime experienced by households in our country. Thankfully, the best way to combat this is to install a gate motor and a motorised gate to improve your security, whilst adding value to your home or business.
Adding to the above relevant security issues, we face the dilemma, in this day and age, of rising electricity outages. Load-shedding is a reality that will not be going away anytime in the distant future. A sliding electric gate with a gate motor and backup battery when the mains go down is frankly becoming an essential requirement. Not only does a gate motor and a motorised gate act as crime prevention but combining it with a backup battery means you and your family can at least get in and out of your property at any time when the dreaded load-shedding period is happening. This is where Glow Innovations can come to the rescue and offer you the best gate motor solutions.
The Top 10 Benefits Of Gate Motors For Private Property
When your property needs top-of-the-line security and access and exit efficiency, you need to find a trusted provider with years of industry experience. Glow Innovations is a leader in the automatic security gate industry. Whether you have a rural farm, a seaside home or a property in the heart of Cape Town, a gate motor and a motorised gate will represent the missing link in your ideal gate solution.
In this article, we list 10 advantages provided by gate motors and motorised gates.
1. Improved Curb Appeal
High-quality motorised gates and gate motors will make your home or business look far more visually appealing and add further value to the property from both an aesthetic point of view and from a Rand value. In a business setting, this improved curb appeal can actually increase your customer base as it adds prestige. On the home front, this improvement will also make your home more inviting to your family and guests.
2. Much Greater Perimeter Control
For those that have a large segmented piece of land, or business premises where you want to control access options, one really requires to know who is on your property at any given time. With a gate motor and a motorised gate, this now enables you to install a passcode or card reader. These systems, therefore, provide you with more precise control of access and exit to your property.
3. Increased Property Value
Exactly in the same way putting an alarm system in your car increases the value of the vehicle and most definitely reduces your insurance rates. The exact same principle applies to your home or commercial building. When your property is more secure, you make it less likely that it can be damaged by criminals, vagrants and/or any natural phenomena. By installing a gate motor and a motorised gate, you will be raising the property value.
4. Reduced Property Insurance Premiums
As touched on in the point above, installing a gate motor and a motorised gate on your driveway definitely will result in your insurance company lowering your insurance premiums. Insurance companies are well aware of the benefits of these types of gates and how they can improve your security. Effectively, this in a short space of time will mean the cost of the gate will be ‘paid back’ via the savings you will make on your insurance, plus the many other benefits.
5. Enhanced Security
Above and on top of better perimeter control, gate motors and motorised gates offer even greater security options as you now control who enters your property. In this manner, you can reduce the risk of crimes such as theft and vandalism. The further enhancement here is that you can even work with your security company to make your gate motor part of your alarm system. With this nifty option, your system will always alert you whenever an unauthorized person attempts to enter your property.
6. Far Better Privacy
In addition to the fact that gate motors and motorised gates add extensively more security, they effectively increase your private areas. More than often motorised gates sit at some distance away from your home or main building, and this reduces the risk of prying neighbours’, potential criminals, peeping toms, and any other types of privacy invasion.
7. Greater Convenience
We all know how inconvenient and time-consuming it is to have a manual gate or even a manual garage. You have to pull over, open the gate, pull in, and close the gate before you can continue on. A manual gate also has other obstacles such as potential pets running out whilst you are doing all this manual labour or the safety aspect from a crime point of view. When you have a gate motor and a motorised gate, the whole process just takes the press of a button. Easy and practical.
8. Optimized Safety
Cape Town, and South Africa generally, have a high crime rate and gate motors and motorised gates most definitely and significantly reduce the risk of theft and crime.
In addition to this higher level of security, a motorised gate also improves safety on your property regarding young children and/or pets. Instead of you likely spending plenty of time fighting to keep them from straying into the road, with a gate motor and motorised gate, you have easy access to your property while ensuring that your toddler or puppy stays safe.
9. Reduced Labour Costs
Motorised gates that slide open via a gate motor are not only a great money-saving addition to your property, but they also reduce labour costs. By automating the process of opening and closing the gate, you can eliminate the need for someone to be on hand to do it manually every time someone arrives at your property, especially if it is a place of business. This will save you a lot of time and effort, especially if you have a large gate, coupled with the wear and tear on the gate itself.
Motorised gates and gate motors are the perfect choice for those people who are looking for a durable and reliable way to secure their home or business. These gates and the gate motors are made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand the elements and the wear and tear of daily use. With Glow Innovation being masters at the proper installation and maintenance, your automatic sliding gate should last for years and years to come. The different models of motors and gates that we offer are designed for durability and long-lasting performance. They also require very little maintenance, making them an extremely cost-effective option.
Our gate motors and motorised gate ranges offer all of these above advantages without taking anything away from a person’s property preferences. The gates come in a range of styles, from traditional bars to a host of other exciting options, whilst we also can offer automated gates that can slide, swing, or lift to best use the available space.
On top of this, our automation devices can be compatible with gates and fences made from virtually any material. For example, if you have an existing wooden fence, we can custom-make a motorised gate that fits with your current theme or if you want to install a brand-new aluminium privacy fence, we can match that with the right motorised gate.
So if you agree that a gate motor and a motorised gate is right for your property then look no further than Glow Innovations and we will help you find a gate and motor that fits your security needs, your aesthetic vision, and your material preferences. Reap all the benefits listed above when you install a gate motor and a motorised gate at the end of your driveway, main business entrance, or property boundary line.
Gate Motors From Glow Innovations
We are a Cape Town-based company that specializes in manufacturing high-quality security features for homes and businesses. Our range of products includes fencing, balustrading, burglar bars, driveway gates, pedestrian gates, electric fencing and more, all designed to provide a secure environment for homeowners and business owners. Our team of permanent employees are highly skilled and experienced in their roles, and are passionate about what they do.
We are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers, and we are constantly striving to improve and evolve with the times. Home and business security is an innovative and ever-developing market, and we make sure that our products and services are always up-to-date and optimized to meet the needs of our customers. We understand the importance of meeting our commitments and deadlines and place the utmost emphasis on respecting the time of our valued customers.