Why Folding Security Gates Are Necessary to Have in Your Home and Office
Protecting your home or office from unauthorised entry by criminals has become one of the main priorities for many property owners. Crime is rife in South Africa, and break-ins, home invasions, and burglary have become sad facts of life here. Most property owners now invest quite significantly in making their properties and businesses safer, and folding security gates can go a long way towards ensuring the safety of the premises.
These work perfectly in many different situations. They concertina open and shut, and as a result, are easy to fold into small corners when not in use. Some of them come with slam-lock technology, which means that the door can be slammed shut in an emergency, for instance, when someone is chasing you, and the door will automatically lock once it is slammed shut. They are also virtually impenetrable once slammed shut.
One of the main reasons that people love the security options available from Sequre is because they are unobtrusive and can be moved out of the way when not in use. The usual gate will normally have to be opened and closed, and can form an unattractive barrier and get in the way when it is open. Folding security gates can be retracted and tucked away, so they will not get in the way of people walking in and out of the door, or perhaps even in a passage where it is installed.
Folding security gates are not only great to use in doorways, but they can also be used to cordon off certain areas of the home to create safe spaces. Often, they are installed in passages to separate the sleeping area from the other parts of the home. This means that if somebody does gain entry to the building, that the sleeping quarters are kept secure and that the residents in the sleeping quarters have a much greater degree of safety.
Another great advantage of these security gates is that they can be used in spaces where airflow is needed. Whether you are working in your garage at home or inside a room with large sliding doors, they can be locked shut, and they will still let in air and light, unlike solid doors. This means that the people and possessions inside these rooms can remain safe while still enjoying the freedom of an outside space.
Folding doors are particularly popular in the retail industry, and they can come in different forms. They can be used externally as pull-down shutters that lock in order to provide a shield on the outside of the shop, or they can be used to control entry and exit to the shop. They can also provide a good view of the shop display while also preventing people from stealing goods through broken windows.
Folding security gates also provide a visual deterrent for criminals. Because these are so hard to get through, thieves or intruders are more likely to choose another location for their criminal activities when faced with these innovative gates. Having adequate safety measures also decreases insurance costs, and can increase the value of the property significantly!
If you are interested in securing your property, contact our team at Sequre for more information. We will be able to provide you with the advice, products, and installations you need to keep your family, property, and assets safe.