The great, modern country, with well over two hundred cities that house people in their millions, still has many rural communities living and working in those far out of reach places, out in the countryside. Many of these great folks, farmers, smallholding owners, country produce store owners, guesthouse operators, are brave men and women indeed. Because it is often that they are quite isolated.
Like just about any place in the country, danger can arise. But a rural property owner has no-one to turn to when faced with an emergency, his closest neighbor being miles and miles away. It may prove to be far too late for emergency services or law enforcement agencies by the time they arrive at the scene. So, the rural landowner and his companions, left to their own devices, have to do everything within their powers to secure themselves.
Fortunately, there is much that they can do and are doing. Two fine examples then. One is this. It is a set of rural gate openers. And the second thing is this. Most rural property owners are, by now, vigilant members of the country’s powerful National Rifle Association (NRA). The men and women who are licensed to carry firearms know how to use them and to secure them responsibly. And, to be sure, they also know how to open and close their rural land gates.
It is quite easy. A battery operated device is attached to the gate in question. Instead of the driver or passenger having to get out and open the gate (this could be late at night), all the driver needs to do is slowly move forward and gently, just so, nudge the gate open with the truck’s bumper. And once through, the gate is programmed to close after them within seconds.