Recent research carried out by moneysupermarket.com has revealed that London has become the most prevalent city in the UK for theft and burglary. The figures show the capital having 5 of the top 20 postcodes at the highest risk with SW11 (Clapham) and N8 (Hornsey) topping the list. As such should you live in these areas now is the time to take action protect by installing new gates and fencing to your property so as to reduce the risk of you and your family becoming the next victim of crime.
What Kind of Gates Will Offer High Levels of Security?
Depending upon the specific location you need securing there will be numerous choices ranging in options from design, finish, material, height and locking options. When selecting the most appropriate gate to meet your requirements try not to scrimp on price and select the most expensive one you can afford as it goes without saying that the more you spend the higher the specification of product you will receive.
Pedestrian Access Points at the Front of the Property
As these entry points are generally visible from the street the most sensible and popular option is to install a single gate of around 3ft-4ft in height. Whilst this alone will not stop all criminals from trespassing onto your property it will help act as a deterrent to most.
If you do select this option try to specify one that has a lock or a lockable latch fitting as this can prove a handy way of securing the access point should you be away from the property for an extended period of time.
Access to the Rear of the Property
As this area of your home will more than likely be more secluded from view, a wiser choice here is a tall metal gate with a high security locking mechanism fitted. In addition to this further security can be gained by specifying a gate design that features spear top finials as these will make climbing over dangerous and far less appealing.
Here at www.wroughtirongatesdirect.co.uk we are happy to discuss any aspect of installing a new gate to your property. If you are looking for some advice as to the best design to meet your needs or cannot find exactly what it is you are looking for please feel free to contact us by phone or email and will will be on hand to offer any help required.