“Perimeter defense may not matter if the enemy is inside the gates.” — Robert Mueller III

Protect America recommends that you consider home security gates as an added layer of security. A gate may offer locked or latched security options as part of your fence for pedestrian or vehicle access. These gates help keep people away from your property if they have no business being there.

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Economical Added Level of Security and Peace of Mind

Gates attached to fences or other barriers may also create “safety zones” for friends and family members around pools or similar areas. Whether you are considering a gate to protect from intruders or one to offer an extra level of safety, the professional team at Protect America has options available for your consideration.

For access in and around your home or pool, door gates attached to fences can offer an extra level of security while also complementing the aesthetic beauty of the property. If you are considering a home fence as a security option, be sure to take a glance at our recommendations for the best home security fences.

Those who live in homes with younger children or who have youngsters–such as grandchildren–frequently visit their property may also want to consider installing a safety fence around their pool or Jacuzzi. Protect America offers these helpful guidelines when considering a pool safety fence. Of course, any properly installed pool fence is only fully secured when accompanied by a gate that also limits access.

Before making your decision about the best setup for your residence, you should consider the pros and cons of what is out there. Padlocked gates may be a thing of the past, but if you live in an area with many storms or other factors that cause electrical outages, a simple key lock is more reliable than a system without power. Consider backup generators or alternative power sources as part of your security plan.

Home Security Gates: Three Things You Should Know and Expect

  • Gates Come in a Variety of Shapes and Sizes. They do not have to resemble walls or fences around a prison! In fact, many manufacturers offer options that fit with a variety of architectural styles and add visual value to your home décor. Whether you have an interest in a door gate along the walkway to your front door, a driveway gate that limits vehicle access, or another security solution, you can envision options that look nothing like the chain linked fence that may have served those purposes many years ago.
  • Various Access Options Are Available. You can control who is permitted onto your property in many different ways. Intercom access through telephone systems allow you to communicate with those on the outside before they get to your front door. Coded cards permit access in ways that are similar to those who use “card keys” in hotels. Swipe the card and safely enter. Keypads offer those with permission to access a way to enter while also tracking when they came to the property. Traditional lock-and-key options remain popular for pedestrian home security gates as well.
  • Electronic Gates Can Integrate into Comprehensive Security Systems. Gates do not have to be stand-alone sentinels. Customers seeking a multi-tiered system can connect their electronically controlled gates with other security options, such as video surveillance and intruder detection systems that interface with a security company’s command center. These gates become the first line of defense that sends a warning or notification to you and your home security company before a troublemaker has a chance to get to the front door.

For more than 25 years, Protect America has offered a variety of security solutions. Since 1992, we have put the needs of our customers first.

We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about the added value and safety that home security gates can offer for you and your family. In addition to home security gate consultations, Protect America has experts that can address other security needs for homes, apartments, and businesses. We also provide free quotes without any obligation.