Secure Your Home With Outdoor Gate Lighting

Aug 30, 2022 1:32:44 PM

If you’ve installed a gate at your front entrance, you likely already have safety on your mind. A gated entrance to your driveway or your home, in general, is a great way to protect it from criminals and unwanted trespassers.

Adding entry gate lights will take the safety factor even further. Of course, an added benefit is the major boost to curb appeal that security gate lighting will also add.

Aesthetically speaking, lighting up your gateway can be absolutely stunning!

Here are a couple of thoughts to consider if you’re thinking about gate lighting ideas.

Front Entrance Security Lighting Provides Peace of Mind

Chances are, you chose to install a gate (or are thinking about installing one) because you want peace of mind. A gate gives you control over access to your home and therefore also helps you control who can’t get in.

These days homeowners often have automatically controlled gates that work using vehicle tags, an app on the phone, or maybe a keypad. This gives homeowners peace of mind that they’re choosing when their gate is open or unlocked (and when it’s not).

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Entry gate lights add to that peace of mind even further, allowing you to see the gate in the evening hours so that you can safely access it. On the same token, it also allows those unwanted intruders to see it, encouraging them that it’s not a property they want to attempt to enter.

You want your gate to be on full display so that it does its job deterring thieves.

The fact is, most criminals and trespassers will choose the “easy” way, which would be a home without any security features like a locked gate or security lighting. With lighting, a trespasser also knows that they’ll be on full display even if they do try to somehow climb the gate.

In this way, the lighting itself becomes an added deterrent that will help keep unwanted visitors away.

Entry Gate Lights Makes Navigation Safer

Of course, entry gate lights also make the front of your home easier to navigate from a safety standpoint.

While your gate helps keep unwanted visitors out, you want it to be easy and safe to access for yourself, your family, and your invited guests.

When everything is well-lit, it’s easy to see, which naturally makes it safer. If you have a long or winding driveway, you want to be able to see where you’re going so that you can avoid mishaps.

You also want to do what you can to avoid any trip-and-fall accidents at the front of your house or at your gate if you (or guests) are walking through. Entry gate lights will help in this way, too.

Entry Gate Lights Add Curb Appeal

Finally, as we said from the start, we know that people often think of gate lighting in terms of security. But it also adds tremendous curb appeal to your home.

Oftentimes the gates that people have installed at the front of their homes are attractive in their own way. Whether it’s a gate made of wrought iron or maybe it’s flanked by brick or stone pillars, these additions themselves add curb appeal that you likely want to show off.

When these elements are lit up in the evening hours, they become even more beautiful. The interesting shadows that can be cast by light shining on a gate creates a bold and almost majestic look to your entranceway.

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Get the Best Gate Lighting Ideas from a Pro

Of course, to get the most out of gate lighting, you need it to be installed in a way that is both artistically beautiful and functional. That means hiring the right outdoor lighting professional to handle the work.

Unfortunately, there are some “pros” who might do nothing more than shine a spotlight on your gate and call it “outdoor lighting.” But you want to light up your entrance in a beautiful way that adds the most possible curb appeal.

At Mid South Night Lights, we can help you with some amazing gate lighting ideas that will help take your curb appeal to a whole new level. We are approaching a project like this from every angle and are looking at both aesthetics and functionality.

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When it comes to something as important as your family’s safety (as well as your home’s overall value and appeal), the right entry gate lights are a big deal. But we’re here to help!

Are you ready to create a secure, functional, and beautiful property at any hour of the day? If so, let’s meet and discuss some bright ideas.

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