As a society I think we are always concerned about the security surrounding our loved ones.  How does your home space protect the family you love and care about?  One way that is becoming ever more popular in landscaping design as well as a security feature is fencing that has access control system capabilities.  This feature allows the homeowner to regulate who is allowed to enter and exit the property using an access control system, such as a keypad or remote control.

This system of accessing space is not new.  It has been used in apartments, hospitals, office building and many more public spaces for a long time.  Just recently the expense of the technology involved has made it a more affordable option in home security as well.  This option is more feasible now for the average homeowner.  The first thing that needs to be in place is a fence around the perimeter of the yard.

Access control system fencing has changes a lot from the days of chain link.  Now day’s homeowners can erect fences in a variety of styles and designs to blend in with their homes naturally aesthetic landscape.  Homeowners can choose between fencing that offers complete privacy so no one can view the property.  The only issue this causes is that the homeowner also cannot see out.  A way around this is by using mirrors strategically placed that allow the property outside of the gate to be viewed.  Another option in fencing that offers height is palisade fence which also offers spaces to see through.

On top of the fencing that supports security around the perimeter of the property homeowner’s need to decide on a gate option.  Gate style options vary greatly as well as how they function.  Homeowners can choose between a swing gate and a sliding gate.  Both options have pros and cons.  Design wise they both are incredibly attractive options.  Sliding gates require less space to enter and exit and they do not swing out into the space that will be driven through.  This is a better option for driveways where space is minimal.

How homeowners choose to gain access through the gate in many different ways.  Some like the options of a key pad entry.  The down fall of this method is that each time you enter the space you need to roll down the window and push in the code.  The upside is that visitors to your home can gain access without having to gain your attention to buzz them in.  Each visitor can be set up with an individualized code so that the homeowner can monitor who has had access into their space.  The most preferable method is remote control.  This allows access with the touch of a button from inside a car or inside the home.

An option to add to the access controlled fence and gate system is security cameras.  This is often a strategy utilized by people with small children who play in the yard or for homeowners who travel a lot and are in need of visual piece of mind.  Security cameras can be set up to be viewed via the internet.  Technology is ever changing and is helping to ease the minds of homeowners that are interested in different types of security options available.