Install Gates into Alleyways to Reduce Criminal...

Install Gates into Alleyways to Reduce Criminal Activity

Install Gates into Alleyways to Reduce Criminal Activity

 

With thousands of back alleyways up and down the country blighted by crimes such as  fly tipping, drug taking, prostitution, theft and arson it makes real sense wherever possible to install gates at the end of the alleyway to limit the access to authorised personnel only therefore removing the possibility of criminal activity taking place there.

However this is not always as simple as it may sound. This is because each household within the street would have to agree to the measure`s which is not always easy with so many people living on top of one another. In addition to this, if the alley is a public right of way or provides vehicular access then it may be necessary to work with the local police, council and highways agencies to come to some form of solution.

Once it has been agreed by all parties that adding a set of security gates is a good solution for the neighbourhood it will be necessary to select a design that is not only strong and durable but one that provides easy access should large items need to be transported to and from the back of the properties.

For this reason we suggest that you do not select a framework or posts that have a top horizontal cross member as this will limit the headroom otherwise you may solve one problem but create another in terms of authorised access issues.

 

What Kind of Designs Work Best?

  • To provide the best levels of security, the gates should be specified at a minimum of 1.83m (6ft) in height.
  • Should feature a high integral lock or high strength padlock
  • Be constructed from heavy duty box section frames and solid infill bars.
  • Feature security hinges to prevent the gates being lifted off their hinges
  • Galvanised and painted to ensure durability and reduce the amount of maintenance required
  • Feature an additional security element such as spear top finials to deter anyone trying to climb over

 


 

To view our full range of gates that may be suitable for securing an alleyway please select from the following categories:

 


 

To conclude, with many tall metal gates available that will suit this sort of application you will need to consider a number of factors to select the most appropriate design. Ultimately what you are looking for is a gate or set of gates that will not only provide great security but will also provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

 


 

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