When someone pulls up to your home you want the first impression of your home to be one that signals individuality and character.  Homeowners struggle with ways to pull off an unforgettable first impression with their homes inside and out.  We spend millions of dollars each year on furnishings and landscaping to set our home apart from all the cookie cutter homes built within subdivisions today. We tend to want out home to be unique and eye catching without being over the top.  One way to add simple, classic to your home is with the addition of an ornamental, decorative fence enclosing the yard.  An automatic entryway gate will add security and finish off the driveway with class.


Automatic entry gates enhance many elements of your home’s landscape as well as adding beauty, privacy they also add security.  The addition of an automatic access entry gate helps to extend home security to the boundaries of the landscape especially when accompanied by a decorative fence.  Adding a driveway gate has become a popular option as people begin to worry more about home security.  The fence clearly marks the property lines while adding to the aesthetics of the home’s landscape.


In addition to the added security that a fence and gate entry system adds a gate also serves many other purposes.  One of the benefits is that the fence and gate help to contain family pets and children who are playing within the yard.  This is especially important when you live near an intersection or on a road that is highly traveled.  Kids are spontaneous and don’t always think of consequences when chasing their ball down.


When you do decide that a fence and automatic gate are going to be installed the options are endless.  There are a ton of different access entry control systems to choose from as well as how the gate will open, what material to use, the decorative style and colors.  One material that stands out in fencing and electronic gates is iron. Using iron you can feel confident knowing that you are getting a strong system that can endure the elements well.  An iron fence is far less likely to bend or break then a wooden fence and even some hollow aluminum fences.  Iron fencing now comes with power coating that helps create rust resistance.


You will have to determine how the gate will open also. Will you have a fence that can slide or swing open?  Consider the space the fence will be used in.  If the space is long however narrow a fence that swings in and out will be the best bet.  However if you have a space that is wider the best option would be a slide gate.  This eliminates the need for a long driveway for the fence to swing into.  Both are pleasing to the eye and offer a dramatic effect to any landscape.


As the owner of a gate you will need to consider the opener type.  Gate openers need to be powerful enough to substantiate the opening and closing of the gate unit.  You will want to buy a quality gate opener especially if the gate will be used each and every time you leave or enter the home.  The more you use the higher strength you will want and better quality you will desire for your gate opener.


As for entry access control systems again the options are endless.  You can choose from a wireless remote entry, a wired key pad, an intercom with key pad, a card opener which allows access only with the slide of a magnetic card or controllers that use remote controls.  This will depend on what you are looking for and how easy you want it to be to access for yourself and others.


Each of the numerous options you can choose from has benefits and drawbacks when it comes to your new fence and gate access system.  Narrow your options down on what will be the most convenient, long lasting, aesthetically pleasing option for you and your home.