Thinking of Automating your Gates?

electric gates stoke pogesGateKraft regularly upgrade manual driveway gates to electric gates to improve security and make gates more user friendly. If you’re unsure whether to install electric gates it is possible to upgrade at a later date when you’ve made an informed decision, based on your usage and how convenient you find opening and closing them when you return home or a guest arrives.

Automated Driveway Gates Stoke Poges

For customers thinking about whether they should automate their driveway gates we ask them to consider how much more convenient electric gates could make their lives; from convenient access via the use of a remote control, keypad or intercom to the ability to program your gates to shut at a set time, removing the need for you to remember to close them each day. Then of course there’s the benefit of increased security. Automated gates make forcing entry far more difficult than gaining entry through a manual gate protecting your home and family from unwanted intruders and also, preventing your children and pets from escaping the grounds of your property.

Electric Gates Stoke Poges

At GateKraft, we employ experienced technicians that will assess your existing gates to establish whether they are suitable for an upgrade to an automated gate. Following an initial assessment, several adaptations might be required to your existing gates to enable the upgrade to an automated system, although if your gates are sturdy and made from quality materials there’s often few reasons not to automate.

GateKraft are driveway gate installation experts in Stoke Poges, offering a friendly, efficient service to our Buckinghamshire based customers wanting to upgrade manual gates with an automation system. Our upfront consultation aims to discuss all considerations to be made, ensuring you are aware which options are right for you. For additional details about upgrading your gates contact us at GateKraft on 01494 611 111 or send an email to

Automated Gates: Security for your Home

At GateKraft, when we ask our clients their main reason for installing automated gates, their answer is almost always for security purposes.

wooden driveway gateWhile any gate is better than no gate, there is opinion that suggests gates which you cannot see through offer more security than others you can see through. The theory behind this is that closed boarded gates do not afford a potential burglar the opportunity to see inside a property, with no idea what is offer for the taking or even if homeowners are at home or not.

However, talking to some of our customers about the designs they opt for and many are of the belief that the opposite is in fact true, with gates you can see through actually posing a larger risk to burglars getting caught. Their opinion was that see-through gates allowed the possibility for neighbours or passers-by to see suspicious activity through the gates. metal driveway gatesWith burglars ultimately not wanting to get caught, there’s a sensible argument for both options increasing the security of your home and deterring unwanted intruders.

At GateKraft, we design bespoke driveway gates and railings to secure your home and protect your family. Contact us today on 01494 611 111 for more information.