5 Coolest Home Security Gates and Fences of 2020

We see plenty of great security gates and fences in our industry. For over 25 years our technicians have installed over 10,000 gates, collectively. And our top team members have traveled around the world, hand-picking some incredible gate and fence designs.

The following gates were selected based on designs, technology, owner satisfaction, and overall value. We’ve compiled this list to help educate consumers who are overwhelmed by options. Our goal is to demonstrate the most innovative and popular solutions available. Most importantly, you’ll also find that these gates and fences are not just the latest trends, but becoming popular mainstays. 

We believe all of these features add up to paint a larger picture. Choosing and designing a gate or a fence for your home doesn’t have to feel like a chore. It can actually be very fun!  With a wide array of customizations and technology integrations, adding a gate to your property can raise its value and highlight your taste.

Without further ado, here are our TOP 5 security gates and fences:

Grey retractable fancy fence
Gray retractable fancy fence
White Fancy Fence at apartment building
White Fancy Fence at apartment building
Glass retractable fancy fence
Glass retractable fancy fence
Glass retractable fancy fence

1. THE LAVISH

FANCYFENCE

The FancyFence is, hands down, one of the coolest gates we’ve ever seen.  Created in Poland, The FANCY FENCE system is based on gates that disappear into the ground when opened.  It can be customized for vehicles and pedestrian walkways. We were so impressed by the technology that we penned an exclusive contract to make Mulholland Brand the official dealer for FANCY FENCE on the west coast United States.  

This gate comes packed with features.  It comes with customizable materials and slat configurations, and can be fitted with safety sensors that prevent damage or harm to pedestrians and vehicles.  

This product is obviously not for everyone; However, if you want to live like Bruce Wayne, this is the gate for you.

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Glass and Aluminum railing
Glass and Aluminum railing
Glass and Aluminum railing
Glass and Aluminum railing

2) THE ULTRA MODERN

The OPEN AIR

OpenAir is a unique glass railing system can retract and expand electronically or on a schedule.  It’s a very sleek solution for stylish outdoor spaces such as restaurants, cafes, roof gardens, patios, and mountain views.  It acts great as a windscreen, and as you can see – it looks great on beachfronts.

All models have a movable part that effortlessly raises and lowers. This is accomplished either with hand pressure or a remote, depending on the model.  This isn’t the cheapest solution available, but definitely worthwhile if you are working with a budget and want to impress your guests.  In addition, it’s built to last with salinity in the air, due to its anodized aluminum for rust-resistance.

If security is important to you, we don’t recommend this gate.  Obviously, same with privacy.  For patios or for homes that want an unobstructed view, this is a popular solution.  But if you live naked, the world may be given an unobstructed view of your naughty bits.

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3) THE PROBLEM SOLVER

THE HILLSIDE HINGE

Being a property owner in the Los Angeles area offers unique challenges. As such, unique challenges require creative solutions when it comes to security gates and fences.  Sloping driveways, one story homes, and tricky terrain can stack up when you’re trying to secure your property effectively.  The Hillside Hinge is a great option for an automatic system that is customized for your sloped driveway on a modest budget.  

Aside from property logistics, it’s also critical to understand HOA rules, city permits, and other safety considerations.  It never hurts to be more informed.

Before deploying a solution, setting up free consultation with an expert is a great first step.

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aluminum glass driveway gate
Black aluminum and glass driveway gate
Aluminum Glass driveway gates
Gray Hi-Tech aluminum fence
Black aluminum and black glass entry gate
Hi-tech aluminum fence

4) THE MINIMAL UPKEEP

THE ALUMINUM SERIES

Modern times require modern solutions; However, not everyone can afford to have gates that magically arise from the ground.  Aluminum gates are seeing a boom in popularity (and for good reason!) since wood deteriorates and iron can rust.

Aluminum gates and fences can be customized with an artistic design that compliments your home.  In addition, they offer a variety of options that include privacy glass, gap length, treatments and colors. The high degree of customization makes this solution ideal for meeting project goals and budget. Moreover, many installations can even be completed in under a day!

Aside from its durability, aluminum gates and fences are available in many designs and wonderful combinations. They’re adaptable to any application including hinged pedestrian gates, sliding driveways gates or even side doors for aesthetic continuity.  In addition, smart-home integrations also add another level of convenience to your gate or fence. For example, customers have appreciated the value of being able to check that their gate is locked from their phone. It comes in handy when you’re stuck on the freeway and can’t remember if you locked the gate!

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Woodlike aluminum driveway gate
Woodlike aluminum driveway gate
Woodlike aluminum driveway gate
Woodlike aluminum driveway gate

5) THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

WOOD-LIKE ALUMINUM

When it comes to security gates & fences, a common issue consumers complain about is wood maintenance. Consumers love the look of organic hardwood textures, but wood requires more maintenance to keep it looking its best.

Over the past 15 years, wood flooring went through a big transformation. Composites from wood particles were used to create a more durable, longer lasting wood floors. while the more modern wood flooring tends to be more aesthetic as well. As such, it’s only to be expected that the same innovations would find their way to the gates and fencing market.  

Wood-like aluminum is the latest technology that finds the best of both worlds.  Durable, low maintenance aluminum profiles are painted with electrostatic dye and treated to protect the finish from fading and dulling. In addition, they are available in a wide range of color shades wood grain patterns.  Above all, if you’re looking for an affordable, long term solution that has a classic look and feel, this is a worthwhile investment.

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