Costly electronic goods is at the forefront of most criminals’ modus operandi. A secure entrance gate will assist in making the process of entry difficult for these opportunists.
Stop gatecrashing in its tracks with these simple steps provided by professionals in the security industry.
This advice has been shared by Xpanda Security from Blue Security.
1. Sound the alarm
Consider installing an anti-gatecrashing kit to your home or business alarm system that can be fitted to your gate to immediately, setting off the alarm should anyone attempt to tamper with the gate to derail it.
2. Be Proactive
Crime trends show that gatecrashers target certain areas and streets over a period of time which indicates that gangs invest in observing residents’ and domestic workers’ routines before targeting a property. Vary your routines if possible and report any suspicious individuals or vehicles parked near your property to the police and your security company. Take a photograph of the vehicle and file it away.
3. Get a bracket
Fit an inexpensive metal “anti-lift” bracket onto your gate to stop criminals from being able to lift the gate off its railing to get inside. Install the bracket as close to the gate as possible with a gap of less than 1 cm.
4. Avoid the wall
Install the gate motor at least an arm’s length away from the perimeter fence to prevent criminals from reaching in to tamper with it. Or weld metal plating at the bottom of the fence or gate to block access. Plant a few prickly plants around the gate motor for added protection.
5. Bolt it down
Securely bolt your gate motor into the ground to prevent criminals from stealing it and keep it locked to prevent battery theft and criminals from resetting the motor or switching the gate onto manual.
Bare these pieces of advice in mind when having your Xpanda Security gates installed for your home or for your business.