How the right residential gate can help secure your rural property

Crime rates have risen across the country in recent years. And since rural crime has increased at a greater rate than urban crime, it’s more important than ever to take measures to prevent it. Isolated properties are often more appealing to burglars and other criminals. It’s also true that farms and other rural properties are often home to a wide range of expensive equipment that need to be secured.

Securing your property has to be one of your top priorities. Whether you’re moving somewhere new, replacing an outdated element of your security system, or looking for a complete refresh, at EDS, we can help. We specialise in automated systems that not only improve security but look great while doing it. In today’s blog, we’ll cover how our range of residential gates could be perfect for your rural property.

The benefits of automation

Automating your gates adds a new level of convenience, safety and aesthetic value to your property. Our range is expertly crafted by our team based in the UK and are designed to provide a stunning impact for any property. You might have already considered installing an automated gate in the past but hesitated due to logistical challenges. That’s where we come in.

As all our gates are completely bespoke, they can be adapted to the needs of any property. We know a lot of rural properties have entrances built on inclines or where space may be an issue. For slopes, we offer automatic sliding gates that can still be customised with a huge range of finishes. Where space is a challenge, our range of folding doors can include underground opening mechanisms. These systems can open up to 180°, allowing more space on your driveway itself.

Our automated gates can also be engineered with additional strengthening. This provides security against intruders and the elements. This can be best applied to our range of wooden gates, where metal bracing can be placed across key timber joints. This allows for added security, durability and reliability for gates that face heavy use, such as those at country estates.

Security without compromise

Our range of gates are fantastic for improving security without sacrificing the visual impact of your site. First of all, the gates themselves are all designed to be durable and are made from the highest quality materials, from stainless steel to wood and decorative wrought iron.

We’ll regularly maintain your gates to ensure they operate as effectively as when they were first installed. Both our swing and sliding gates are also force tested and follow the latest DHF guidance for gate design.

Your gates can also work seamlessly alongside the latest security services. We know that especially in rural areas it can give you some great peace of mind to be able to monitor your property when you need to. That’s why we offer CCTV and access control that can integrate smoothly alongside any of our gates. These services allow you to remotely monitor your cameras when an intercom or access control system is triggered. Gates can then be controlled remotely by you to allow access. This gives you peace of mind and convenience.

An impressive visual deterrent

We know that especially for your home, the visual impression of your entrance is almost as important as the security benefits. With people working from home far more often, you’re likely to spend more time looking at and using your gate than ever.

This means you’re going to want to put a lot more thought into the appearance of your gate, that’s where we can help. One of our biggest strengths here at EDS is that we design all our gates bespoke from our base here in Birmingham. This means that if you already have an established design for your fencing or other architectural elements, we can seamlessly customise gates alongside them.

If you’d like to get creative, we get it! It’s important that your guests receive a great first impression. That’s why we can design our range of gates based on just a simple sketch, we’ll consult with you every step of the way to help create your perfect design.


We know that in rural environments you can’t always prepare for every situation. An automatic gate can be very helpful in a variety of different circumstances. Whether you’re providing access for heavy vehicles, animals or just have your hands full, the versatility and ease of use of our gates can make a big difference every day.

We’re currently offering a free consultation for our range of residential gates. Just give us a call or leave your details and a member of the EDS team will be in touch to help. Contact our technical enquiry team at or talk to us on 001212 130130.