Driveway Security Gates London

Driveway Security Gates London

Driveway Security Gates London

1st Choice Install Driveway Security Gates in London

“According to the Police, homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures.”

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.

1st Choice Security Systems offers a design and installation one-stop shop for security gates which can also integrate CCTV and door entry system.


Why Choose a Security Gates?

Our clients find that installing driveway security gates in London 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%.

A professionally designed, well- fitted security gate sends out a clear message to would-be intruders that you take security seriously. And it will form a front-line defence against doorstep scammers and unwanted visitors.

1st Choice Security Systems engineers offer 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 installing domestic CCTV, an alarm system, 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. Our driveway security gates in London can function in 3 different ways:

  • Swing Gate. Made up of either one or two leaves, the swing gate opens inwards. The driveway needs to be deep enough to accommodate the arc of the gate, and it needs to be flat.
  • 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.
  • Sliding 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.
  • Telescopic Gate. If you lack space on either side of your driveway, but would like to install a sliding gate, we can create a telescopic design. Parallel panels limit the lateral space requirements and slide alongside each other as they open or close.

Choosing Your Security Gate Material

Which Material for Your Security Gates in LondonDriveway security gates need to look serious, but there is no need to turn your home into a fortress. There are four materials that we use regularly for clients installing automatic gates. Wrought iron gates 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.

Metal Driveway Security Gates

Elegant and minimalist metal gates provide a distinctive entrance to your driveway. Metal is strong, durable and requires very little maintenance:

  • Wrought Iron Gates. Victorian wrought iron is a perennially popular choice for security gates. Despite their fine, filigree patterning, they are strong and durable. If you have a garden at the front of the house, the openwork may not be an appropriate choice.
  • Steel Driveway Gates. Automated steel gate designs can be finished to match with the external décor of your property. The natural strength and corrosion-resistance of steel, makes it a low maintenance choice for your driveway.
  • Aluminium Driveway Gates. An aluminium driveway gate won’t crack, corrode, discolour or warp. It’s terrifically strong, lightweight and it will last for decades. Aluminium driveway security gates can be powder coated for the colour finish you require.

Wooden Driveway Security Gates

Wooden electric gates add elegance, distinction, and traditional charm to your property. No matter whether your home is period or modern, the versatility of wood is undeniable. 1st Choice driveway gates can be made from either hard or soft woods:

  • Hardwoods such as Meranti, Idigbo or European Oak, are strong and therefore durable. Hardwood tends to have less knots which allows the natural beauty of the grain to show through, making them a popular choice for gates.
  • Softwoods, offer an attractive – and cheaper – alternative to hardwoods. Western Red Cedar or Accoya are the most durable, as well as being very good-looking. Either make a great option for driveway security gates.

Wooden gates have a greater susceptibility to weather conditions. As a result, wooden gates need staining or painting every 2-4 years.


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.


If you would like to talk to us about installing driveway security gates in London call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414.

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