The function of the gate is actually not only physical but also psychological. Physically, the gate becomes a barrier between outside and inside. This separation serves to safeguard and supervision so that the guests can be controlled and monitored. Psychologically protective gate also has a dominant impression so that people become reluctant to enter it if it does not have a specific purpose with homeowners.
Models and variations of gate designs vary widely between one culture with another culture. In Japan the gates of traditional houses are generally made of wood and has a high aesthetic value. Gates in the house gives the impression that Japanese homes are very close but still displays the aesthetic side of friendly. Gate houses in Europe in general is transparent by using an iron fence or wood fence that does not fully cover the landscape into residential areas.