1st Choice Install Driveway Security Gates in London
London homeowners know that living in the UK’s biggest city means taking extra security precautions. Nearly half of all burglaries are spur-of-the-moment, which means that making your home look secure instantly makes your home 50% more secure. Driveway security gates in London are an increasingly popular way to deter opportunistic crime, and enhance your property’s frontage.
Why Choose a Security Gates?
Our London clients have found that installing driveway security gates not only protects their family, it also increases the value of their home. A custom made security gate can drive up property prices by as much as 5%, we’ve found. Your gate will send out a clear signal to would-be intruders that you take security seriously. And it will form a front line defence against doorstep scammers and pests.
1st Choice Security Systems engineers carry out a free security audit on all properties installing security gates in London. We take a look at your existing security system, and check your home and garden for vulnerabilities. In our subsequent report we may recommend enhancing your security gates with CCTV, or a door entry system.
Deciding on Your Security Gate Functionality
The size and shape of your driveway will play a large part in determining the functionality of your security gates. However, where our clients have a clear preference, we’ll do all we can to deliver on their choice. Security gates in London come with 3 basic functionalities:
- Swing Gate. Made up of either one or two leaves, the swing gate opens inwards. The automated swing function is elegant and very popular, but is often hampered by lack of driveway depth.
- Bifold Gate. The ideal solution for small driveways. The bifold gate is constructed in panels which fold in on themselves as it opens. This halves the area required for a swing gate, whilst retaining the elegance of its functionality.
- Swing Gate. An excellent choice for narrow, shallow or sloping driveways. The gate runs on a track which is installed laterally. When activated your electric security gate will slide sideways, either left or right, according to your preference.
Choosing Your Security Gate Material
Security gates for driveways need to look serious, but they don’t have to turn your home into a fortress. There are four materials that we use regularly for clients installing automatic gates. Wrought iron designs are particularly apt for London properties. The designs are stunning, whilst the material is incredibly strong. Wooden gates are tough and durable, whist providing a warm welcome to visitors. Aluminium and steel gates are strong, corrosion-free, and tough to breach.
Working With 1st Choice Security Systems
1st Choice Security Systems knows how important it is to be able trust installers working in your home. All our engineers are DBS checked, SafeContractor approved, SSAIB approved, and we’re a DHF member. We work to the ISO2001-2015 standard. Should you need us in an emergency, we are available 24 hours.
In need of CAMESAFE CCTV systems?
Our CAMESAFE Installers have vast knowledge and experience to be able to offer the required security solutions and automation safety for all our security systems.
If you would like to talk to us about installing driveway security gates in London call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414.
1st Choice Security Systems - The quality is top rate and the gate looks fantastic, excellent customer service. Thank you–Rebecca Perks
1st Choice Security Systems - When I was looking for a state of the art security solution for my house, I was provided with an in-depth site survey & Consultation (Free of charge) before being given a fantastic service. I am very impressed and would highly recommend.–Dev Patel