CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cotswold Life today CLICK HERE

6 top reasons to protect your home with electric gates

PUBLISHED: 12:59 04 September 2017

(c) Pioneer Automated Controls

(c) Pioneer Automated Controls

Archant

Once an extravagant staple of the country’s elite, electric gates and security systems are becoming an increasingly favoured option for homeowners for a number of reasons. We talk to Steve Ball at Pioneer Automated Controls, based in Gloucester, to find out why

A popular reason that homeowners opt for installing electric gates into their home is for privacy. Selecting solid wooden gates allows for complete seclusion allowing you to enjoy your home and garden without a thought to passers-by.

(c) Pioneer Automated Controls(c) Pioneer Automated Controls

Security is another reason people have electric gates fitted. Crime prevention advice will state that owning gates, electric or not, will act as a deterrent to burglars. Steve Ball at Pioneer Automated Controls says, “We find when gates are shut and secure, thieves won’t target these properties as they are unsure if they can get in and out easily. They would instead move onto a property that would be easier to access.”

(c) Pioneer Automated Controls(c) Pioneer Automated Controls

There’s something quite luxurious when you arrive to a property guarded by a beautifully designed, and installed, electric gate. At PAC, designs can be bespoke and individual as the customer requires.

Steve Ball believes an honest approach throughout the process is key. “We supply the customer with drawings to scale and ensure there’s the opportunity to change the styling, detailing and make the final tweaks so the customer is 100% happy. That eliminates any potential awkward moments when the gates are installed!”

Currently wooden gates are proving more popular; however, orders are still rolling in for metal gates.

(c) Pioneer Automated Controls(c) Pioneer Automated Controls

Electric gates can also give peace of mind when it comes to protecting your family and pets. While spending a leisurely afternoon in the garden, or perhaps even leaving doors and windows ajar, there’s always the reassurance that there are gates protecting the property and providing an extra level of security.

(c) Pioneer Automated Controls(c) Pioneer Automated Controls

Seen to some as a status symbol, and adding a touch of further elegance to a home, having electric gates installed can increase the value of your home. The first impression prospective buyers have is extremely important, and Steve Ball can contest, electric gates really give that “wow factor” on arrival to a property. “It just gives that edge over a similar property.”

The method used to control the gates can ensure a more convenient way for you and your family, alongside visitors and delivery drivers, to access entry into your home.

(c) Pioneer Automated Controls(c) Pioneer Automated Controls

At PAC, Steve Ball explains, there are plenty of methods of controlling the gates. From remote-controlled key fob entry and coded key pads to intercom systems, which allows for homeowners to communicate with visitors from their mobile phone, people are able to choose a system suitable for their needs.

Want to find out more about having electric gates installed into your home?

Pioneer Automated Controls has been providing Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties with electric gates and security systems for nearly 20 years. A complete service is promised from start to finish, with comprehensive regular servicing guaranteed.

Visit the website for more details here.

Get in touch:

Call the office on 01452 300633 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm)

Email sales@pac.limited.

You can request a quote here.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Homes & Gardens

Mon, 15:12

Property prices across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds have risen steadily over the last few years, reflecting the trend across the country. But which area has shown the most dramatic hike in prices recently, and how does your postcode and house type compare with others in the area? You may be surprised to see the results...

Read more
Mon, 15:11

From mini Norway spruces to luxury Nordman firs, here are eight of the best places to get a luscious, green tree in the Cotswolds this festive season

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

After a new home in the Cotswolds or looking to relocate within the region? We bring you 16 of the best housing developments in the area

Read more

Neil and Alison Smith wanted a project, but then their old coach house began to reveal its interesting little glitches

Read more
Monday, October 22, 2018

When your wood flooring is in need of TLC, help is at hand, says Scarlett Harris of ATC in Cheltenham

Read more
Friday, October 12, 2018

Martin Smart, a director at Shipston-based Hayward Smart Architects, extols the value of appointing an architect

Read more
Friday, October 5, 2018

We look through the keyhole of some of the Cotswolds’ most luxurious houses on the property market

Read more
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As we head into Autumn, the change in season is all around us. From the leaves on the trees turning burnt orange and fiery red, to dark mornings and nights bookending our days. As we put the clocks back an hour to battle the darkness, here’s some top tips on how you can keep your home warm and costs down this Autumn.

Read more

Sometimes it can seem like destiny plays a hand at where we end up living, as Fiona and John Owen discovered when they found their dream converted chapel in Chalford

Read more
Friday, August 31, 2018

Rural energy provider, Calor, gives some top tips for homeowners wanting to make their houses cosy and warm in time for the colder months.

Read more

Water voles and trench warfare were just two of the problems faced by the family renovating a 1720s hunting lodge

Read more

The small, dark rooms of this 1850s cottage near Tetbury were completely reconfigured to open up the space

Read more
Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Cirencester based kitchen manufacturer and showroom has won a prestigious national trade award for the second year running

Read more

When internationally-renowned sculptor Sophie Ryder bought her derelict 20-acre cattle farm near Cirencester nearly 30 years ago, she set about the huge task of designing and building a unique Cotswold stone home

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search