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The Advantages Of Automatic Driveway Gates

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Automation has made a huge impact on our lives. Just think of what it was like when manual cars were more common than automatics… peak hour traffic was so strenuous that you could probably skip leg day at the gym!

But automation has so many more advantages than that. When it comes to automatic driveway gates, the advantages are innumerable. They’re safer, more reliable and more secure, too.

Here, the legends at The Garage Door Guys run us through some of the best advantages of automatic driveway gates.


First and foremost, convenience. Anyone with a manual gate knows how inconvenient it is to have to, at the end of a long day of work, get out of the car, fiddle with the latch and bust the gate open before getting back into the car, parking it and reversing the process you just did.

Is it the end of the world? Well, no, of course not. But automatic driveway gates can save you so much time and effort. Especially if it’s raining outside!

Recently, gate technology has taken the meaning of ‘convenience’ to a whole new level, with wireless vehicle sensors which recognise your vehicle and open your gate automatically when you’re within 12 feet. No remote needed!


Safety’s another huge advantage of automatic driveway gates. Driveway gates have elite sensors which prevent the opening of the gate if there’s something obstructing its path. They’re also safer if you have children or pets; automatic driveway gates close as soon as your car has passed through the driveway, meaning you’ll never be at risk of forgetting to close the gate. Automatic gates are also safer for adults – if you’re trying to close a heavy, rusty or stubborn gate, this can result in sustaining injuries like a pulled muscle or, worse, a disc herniation which only gets more likely as you get older.


Like we said, automatic driveway gates will close once you’ve parked your car, so you’ll never be at risk of forgetting to close it yourself. This discourages intruders, and automatic gate systems are also harder to break into than manual ones.

Curb appeal

And on top of this, automated driveway gates actually add value to your home. First impressions are important when putting your home on the market, and many homeowners update their gates before selling in order to increase curb appeal.

Looking for the best automatic driveway gates in Adelaide? Look no further than The Garage Door Guys! We’re Adelaide’s industry leaders in everything garage doors and gates. We have a stunning range of automatic gates, roller doors, sectional doors and completely custom-designed gates and doors. We also specialise in maintenance and repair, offering full-scale garage door and gate services. Get in touch with the team for the best garage doors in SA!

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