6 Great Places to Install Expandable Gates
Home security is an important topic that we all have to pay attention to sooner rather than later. While South Africa is a great and wondrous country, it will be foolish to ignore the fact that we do have a high crime rate. It is therefore imperative to take precautions to protect your family, your home, and your possessions against burglars and unwanted visitors. One of the most popular and effective items used in South African homes are expandable gates.
The reasons for the popularity of expandable gates are obvious: they are practical, effective, and suitable for a large variety of environments. While they can be installed pretty much anywhere, here are some of the top applications of expandable gates:
- Sliding Doors
One of the best possible applications of this nifty security feature is to use it with a sliding door. Sliding doors are often large and wide, which would make the use of a swing gate highly impractical. Furthermore, when your sliding door is open, it would be nice to also get rid of the barrier in order to enjoy a seamless transition between your interior and outside spaces.
- Narrow or Tight Spaces
Modern urban housing is often compact which is great for city living for busy people but can become cramped if cluttered with a myriad of safety features. This is especially true when half of the available space has to be kept clear for the swinging of a traditional security gate. Using a retractable gate, however, will save you space.
A swing gate is not only a nuisance but can be downright dangerous and impractical when installed on a staircase. Expandable gates, however, solves this issue by collapsing completely when not in use.
More and more people are installing a security gate in their hallway inside of their home. While this is a great idea, a traditional swing gate can look rather unsightly and again take up unnecessary space. Again, a retractable gate folds away when not in use, which saves space and is aesthetically more pleasing to the eye.
- Large Windows with A View
Expandable gates aren’t only for use in doorways. They can also be used on large windows where burglar bars might not be the most practical or effective solution. This is an especially great solution for windows that provide access to great views. A retractable gate allows you to enjoy an uninterrupted view when you want it and great security when you need it.
- Exterior Doors
While this is probably the most obvious application of expandable gates, it is still worth mentioning simply for the fact that it’s such a great security solution. A retractable gate, especially when fitted with a slam lock, provides instant security and could be a lifesaver in case an incident occurs.
Sequre specialises in the manufacturing and installing of high-quality security doors, gates, barriers, and roller shutters, and we provide a lifetime guarantee on our products. If you need a custom-made expandable security gate for your home, get in touch to request a quote.