Just by having a home security system, your home will already deter criminal activity. CCTV cameras are often visible from the street, acting as a visual deterrent to criminals moving in a neighborhood who will quickly notice that your home is equipped with CCTV cameras and will rather take their chances at another premises that did not invest in a home security system.
Home security and home automation are closer than people normally imagine. With correct smart home security products you can protect your property while making life easier for yourself. Using a gate motor kit with remote access capabilities like certain Centurion Gate Motors with supplement products like the Centurion G switch you can remotely open and close your gate at home even if you are out of town. Use CCTV cameras to confirm who is at you gate e.g Gardening services. And if they are alone or accompanied by unknown individuals.