Whether your driveway gate is an automatic slide or swing gate, a magnetic lock adds another layer of security that is more than worth the increased cost of having one installed as part of an electric gate system.
Chain drive slide gates are quite easy to defeat. A criminally minded person only has to hop the gate or fence and cut the chain to have full access to the property. The addition of a properly installed magnetic lock nearly eliminates the possibility of someone being able to open your driveway gate without authorization.
Swing gates are not as secure as slide gates, but with the addition of a magnetic lock, your gate is at least secured against a person pushing the gate open. Without a magnetic lock, a strong person very well may be able to push your gate open and get to the goodies within that you were hoping to protect.
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