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Shutter Spec - Add Security and Style to your home

Posted by Andrew Levick on Jul 19, 2018 3:44:44 PM

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The advantages of a driveway gate are straightforward - added security, and full functionality at the touch of a button. In this blog, we'll investigate the benefits of security and style in a little more depth. For instance, a driveway gate can increase the value of your home, as well as protecting you and your family. 

 

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Preventing break-ins and acting as a deterrent 

The very presence of an imposing security gate is often enough to deter intruders and burglars. Most crimes are opportunistic - criminals are much more likely to target a house that looks easy to break into, a fact which is confirmed by former burglars. For an additional deterrent, security cameras and a voice intercom system send a clear signal to outsiders that your household takes security seriously. 

Privacy and safety 

Homeowners will understand that maintaining clear boundaries and a sense of privacy is of the utmost importance. Security gates prevent trespassers and unwelcome guests from entering - and of course, also stop children and pets from escaping, whilst allowing them to freedom to enjoy your garden within the safe confines of your boundaries and gates. Another advantage, which cannot be underestimated, is the fact that your drive can't be used as a turning point by neighbours and passing motorists. 

Prestigious and attractive 

A well-designed and high-quality set of driveway security gates add to the visual appeal of your house and garden. They provide a finishing touch to any property. If an Englishman's home is his castle, then security gates are surely the modern equivalent of a drawbridge. 

How do driveway gates actually increase levels of security? 

To examine how driveway gates, increase safety levels, here are a few ways in which they improve security: 

  • Security gates block access and reduce visibility. Any intruders are prevented from entering your property without your permission. Many security gates also inherently create a certain sense of privacy and psychologically deter potential trespassers or curious passers-by from attempting to peer into your property. 
  • There is also the option for enhanced security measures, such as a voice recognition system or CCTV cameras to be installed as part of the service. 24-hour security to protect you and your family. 
  • An automated security gate means that you are in complete control of who can access your property. You can enjoy your home in peace and quiet, free from the interruptions of nuisance callers and door-to-door salesmen.
  • Shutter Spec security gates are constructed using only high-quality materials and are extremely well-designed. All gates are installed by fully qualified engineers, so you are guaranteed to enjoy high levels of security for many years to come. 

Increasing the value of your property 

Estate agents and property experts agree that security gates always enhance the value of a property. And with so many options and styles from which to choose, it has never been easier to find customisable security gates that perfectly fit the individual style of your home. 

Another advantage of driveway security gates are reduced home and car insurance premiums. Of course, this cannot be guaranteed, but insurance providers are highly likely to take security measures into account when calculating the risk of theft or damage when assessing your circumstances. Lower premiums are an additional factor that confirms the wisdom of the homeowner's decision to invest in security gates. 

It depends on where you live. In certain areas of the UK, such as Virginia Waters, it is becoming almost impossible to sell a home without a set of well-functioning security gates so installing them is now considered necessary to bring the property to the expected standards. In other areas, however, well-designed gates that are in keeping with the property are a desirable asset. 

Security gate maintenance 

A vital part of home ownership is maintaining security gates and ensuring that your entrance gates are always fully maintained and operational, whether they are private security gates or a business entrance. The maintenance of electric gates is of particular importance as obviously malfunctioning electrics will quickly impede the functionality of the gates. Automated gates largely require a higher level of maintenance than manual gates. Our team is always prepared to work closely with you to advise you on the frequency of your maintenance checks, to comply with the necessary health and safety legislation and to ensure your gate lasts longer. Of course, all mechanical parts should be regularly lubricated to keep them running smoothly. 

Different styles of security gates 

Our gate specialists will work with you to design a bespoke gate or choose from a wide range of styles from single leaf pedestrian gates to large-scale cantilever industrial gates. Ideal for a rustic look, a timber gate is a good option for creating a safe outside space for visiting grandchildren and pets. 

Ornamental steel or wrought iron gates are always a popular style as they look attractive in front of any type of property. They are an effective way of making a property appear finished and secure without being overly intimidating. There are numerous design options, such as arched tops and decorative rings. 
Gates with an automated opening provide the ultimate in gate opening convenience. if you want a gate that opens as silently as possible, why not choose a folding swing gate? This style of automated gate opens and closes much more quickly than other styles and also provides an enhanced level of security as any unauthorised persons are prevented from entering the property while the gate is closing.

If you are thinking about investing in driveway security gates, you may be interested to learn that Shutter Spec Security solutions are SBD (Secured by Design) which is a flagship UK Police crime prevention initiative. All our products are CE marked and fully comply with current legislation. 

Get in touch with us today to learn more about SSS Solutions and request a free quote by calling us on 01844 212152. Alternatively, you can get a free quick quote using our simple online form.

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Topics: Driveway Gates, Property, Security