How Security Gates Help to Improve Home Safety

When it comes to residential security, it is imperative to consider physical barriers between you and a potential criminal. Security gates are perfect to create distance and protection between attackers and the homeowner. Have you considered in which ways security gates help to keep you and your loved ones safe?

Safety First

Gates between the house and swimming pool area increase the safety profile of the property. This is especially important if you have small children or if your workers have children who visit from time to time. Adding a layer of security between a potential hazard and the generally safe area helps to protect the occupants and visitors of a property.

You may have products, such as pesticides or dangerous equipment. To prevent the pets or children from getting to these products or machines, you can install security gates. The gates can, for instance, be installed between the house and storage areas. You can also secure your business premises in the same way to prevent unauthorised access to areas with potentially dangerous equipment or products.

Physical Distance

It is essential to create a physical barrier between you and potential intruders. Security gates are the perfect barriers. You can see who is at the other end of the barriers. Rather than risking being overwhelmed by criminals who enter the property, create several barriers at the entrance and exit points of the house and within the house to give you time to call for help during a home invasion.

Peace of Mind

A physical barrier between the bedrooms and the front of the house is a step up in protecting your family at night. With such barriers in place, you can set alarms and beams for the rest of the house while setting alarms for the perimeter around the bedrooms. You can also set the camera surveillance for the rest of the house. The gates provide you with the added boundary and protection to give you peace of mind.

Create a Safe Area

Security experts have noted that having a safe room in the house is essential. It is recommended to build or allocate one room in the house as the emergency gathering point in the event of a home invasion. Such a room should be secure and behind strong gates. In the event of an invasion, if it is possible, family members not yet under direct attack can make their way to the room where there is also an emergency button to alert the home security services, a cell phone with emergency contact numbers, and/or a two-way radio for communicating with the neighbours.

Freedom to Enjoy Family Activities

It may sound ridiculous but having barriers in place helps to create more freedom of movement. The truth is that many attacks occur during daytime and the early evening when people relax on their verandas or around swimming pools.

They want to have the sliding doors open for fresh air and because they are relaxed, the house occupants are also more vulnerable. Attackers know this and catch people off-guard.

With security gates in place, the slide doors can be open, and you can enjoy a barbecue at the pool area without the fear of being attacked. You thus gain more freedom of movement by creating physical barriers between you and potential home invaders.

View our gallery section for an overview of the available security gates to increase the safety profile of your property.