Driveway Gates Essex

Driveway Gates Essex

Driveway Gates Essex

1st Choice Install Bespoke Driveway Gates in Essex

A quick look at the 2019 crime stats for Essex offers good news for homeowners in the county. Burglary incidents have reduced by 14.8% since 2018, which means that household theft constitutes just 5% of the crimes committed across the year. Despite this reduction, however, figures show that 10.5 thousand burglaries were successfully executed. Crime maps show Ilford and Chelmsford to be theft hotspots in the county.

The Essex police acknowledge that they’re facing a tough job attending crime across the county. Over the past 10 years they’ve experienced a 10% drop in numbers. They’re hoping for 200 new recruits this year which will mean 3200 officers in place by April 2020. Their message to the public, however, is to be proactive when it comes to protecting homes, and premises:

“Burglars are often opportunistic thieves who prey on houses and flats. They seek out any opening that they can take advantage of, specifically doors and windows that are left open or unlocked or are easy to force. Anything of value that they might spot through a window will only spur them on. But it really doesn’t take much to deter these thieves – just smart thinking.”

Driveway Gates in Essex Protect Property

1st Choice Security Systems engineers are frequent visitors to the county. Over the past decade we’ve designed and installed thousands of bespoke driveway gates for Essex homeowners. Many of our clients are looking for an added layer of protection – especially if they’re older, or they have to leave their homes unoccupied whilst they’re at work.

Security gates function in 3 ways to deter opportunistic criminals:

  1. Their presence signals a proactive attitude towards security. This is often enough to put criminals off.
  2. Strangers approaching the house are unable to enter your premises without being given access. Residents are able to assess unknown visitors before they reach the front door.
  3. Burglars trying to gain access via driveway gates are exposed and more likely to be caught on CCTV.

1st Choice are Experienced Electric Gate Installers

We know that our driveway gates in Essex are effective because of the care we take when designing and installing them. 1st Choice Security engineers always carry out an initial security diagnostic on clients’ properties. This allows us to determine the key vulnerabilities they provide for burglars. Once we know this, we can advise on the best way to defend your home against burglars.

All our electric gates are bespoke to the individual property we’re designing for. Our aims are always twofold: to protect your home effectively, and enhance your property’s value. To this end we create highly efficient automatic gates for your driveway (either swing or sliding) which reflect the dominant aesthetic of your home. In order to maximise the reduced risk of burglary, we may advise the installation of integrated CCTV, and a door entry system.


If you’re looking for bespoke driveway gates in Essex, 1st Choice Security Systems have over a decade of experience to offer. Call us on 0800 1182414


Here are just some of our other security solutions we can offer to you in and around London:

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