electric gate

Electric gates have become increasingly popular among UK homeowners in recent years, and for good reason. They offer a range of benefits that make them a practical and convenient addition to any property. Here at Gate Auto we’re one of the UK’s leading providers of automatic gates, and we understand exactly why electric gates have become such a popular choice with UK homeowners. Of course, the specific benefits can vary depending on the kind of gate kit you choose, but here are a few of the main factors.

Additional security

One of the most significant advantages of electric gates is their ability to enhance the security of your property. With an electric gate, you can control who enter your home, preventing unauthorised access and keeping your home and family safe. Our electric gates also come with a range of security features such as automatic locking systems, and intercoms, adding an extra layer of security. Without the remote control, thieves and burglars will find it very difficult to gain access to your property.


Electric gates provide an added level of convenience for homeowners. With an electric gate, you don’t have to get out of your car to open or close the gate manually, which can be especially useful in unpleasant weather like strong winds, snow or rain. You can open and close the gate with the touch of a button, making it much easier to get in and out of your property. They’re particularly useful for people with disabilities such as decreased mobility, or a disability that affects major muscles. Electric gates make it really easy for anyone to easily access their property at the click of a button.

Increased property value

Increased security and convenience are some of the top things that many potential buyers look for when searching for a new home – which is a big reason why electric gates can have such a significant effect on the value of your property. Installing an electric gate can help your property stand out in a crowded market and attract more buyers, ultimately increasing the value of your home.

Our electric gates are available in a wide variety of models, colours and styles. When choosing yours, it’s worth considering what sort of style you’re trying to invoke. Composite gates make for a fantastic feature on contemporary town houses, whereas iron gates are particularly well-suited to a period property. Some estimates stated that the presence of an electric gate can add up to 5% to the value of your home. That means (for example) that a property worth £400,000 would gain an extra £20,000 in valuation from the installation of an electric gate.

Here at Gate Auto, we supply a wide variety of electric garage door kits and openers, remotes, accessories and adapters for use your home or business, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to deciding on the best one for you. If you need help or advice in selecting the best remote for an existing or new gate system, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 01282 677300. We’re always here to help!