Most home security gates are installed either to block a doorway leading into a building, block a driveway or small passage. Depending on what type of gate you are looking for and where you wish to install it, different specifications are available to achieve desired results.

Garden gates are considered as an attractive landscaping element as well as a functional device. There are many things to consider before picking the right gate for your garden. Garden gate design can range from the simple to overtly elaborate. They serve several functions such as being a transition element between outdoor areas, lawn decoration or for the safety of your children. You also need to consider if you will require a latch or lock as a closing mechanism for safety. Typical garden gate widths are 3 to 4 feet.

When purchasing a driveway gate, keep in mind the overall purpose of the gate which should enhance the intended security of the property and be easily accessible by the owners. It is better to have an idea of where and why you want to install it. A driveway gate should complement the fence, wall or pillars to which it will be attached. The material chosen for your gate should function to either prevent entry or exit as well as the way in which it needs to open. Driveway gates may open manually or be automatic. Automatic gates may be triggered electronically from a central building, through the use of an electronic gate code or via wireless signal used in a remote device. Electronic gates provide a higher level of security whereas manual gates which are opened and closed by hand are suited to properties where animals and children are not resident or able to unlock them. Driveway gates are traditionally between 5 and 6 feet in height, varying in width depending on the size of the entrance requirements.