Are Security Gates Really Worth IT?


Security gates are becoming more and more popular. They are being used for a variety of properties for a variety of reasons. But are they really necessary? Security gates add an extra layer of protection to your homes security. ‘’A locked door keeps honest men out’’ is a quote that is useful in this situation as security gates will take any curiosity out of someone’s mind when they are deciding whether to explore your property.

Security Gates can be used for convenience as well as security. The Gate can be used to ensure that your children or dogs are safe to play outside in your garden without supervision enabling you to get on with your housework without having to worry about your dog running out into the street or your child being taken by strangers. Automatic security gates can be used so that when you arrive home you don’t have the inconvenience of having to get out of your car to open the gate which can be extremely annoying on cold or wet days. Number plate recognition or a simple 4 digit code can be used to open them. You also don’t have to worry about cold callers knocking on your door as the gate will keep out cold callers. However if friends do come to visit you just have to look at the camera to see who it is and then press the open button from the warmth of your home.

Security gates are expensive. There are a lot of different products on the market. Elaborate gates aren’t really worth the expense that comes with them unless you have nothing else to spend your money. There is also little point in buying extremely fortified gates unless you are in genuine fear of your safety for whatever reason. There are affordable products but it is important that you don’t go over the top.

The security gates also offer protection to your car. Parking your car behind a secure gate means that even if a criminal was to climb the fence and attempt to hotwire your car they would be unable to leave the premises due to not knowing the gate code. The access controls can be unique to each household as preventing children, pets from getting out is as important as stopping unwanted intruders from getting in.

There is also a wide range of choices when it comes to designing what type of gate you want. Gates can be made out or wood, steel and many more they can swing open or slide open depending on your preference. You can personalise the material by adding engravings or patterns. There really is a lot to consider when deciding whether or not you need a security gate.  The only con is the cost but this can be kept down if you go for simple and easily fitted concepts. Safety is paramount and if you feel like you could do without the hassle of cold callers and would like the additional security then maybe a security gate is the answer.