When we think of retractable security gates, many of us automatically think about home burglaries. It’s a sad fact that home invasions and burglaries are the most feared crime in South Africa. In 2017/2018, an average of 625 houses were burgled every single day.
As doors are one of the most common entry points for burglars, logically, installing security gates across all your external doors that allow entry into your home is an excellent deterrent. You can also install a gate across the entrance to the main bedroom passageway so that even if someone does manage to gain access to your home, they won’t be able to reach you or your loved ones while you sleep.
However, there are further benefits to adding this necessary layer of protection to your home. Let’s take a look at some of the other great benefits of installing retractable security gates in your home:
Reduced Insurance Premiums
In South Africa, most insurance companies insist on you having security gates across all your external doors – especially if you live in a freestanding home. If you don’t have these measures in place, you may either struggle to get insurance, or you’ll find that your monthly premiums are much higher.
A Visible Barrier
Most house burglars choose the path of least resistance, and prefer somewhere they can break into quickly and quietly. This is why a home with every door and window secured with security gates is far less attractive to a burglar than one without.
An Early Warning System
If burglars decide to attempt to break into your house despite the security gates you have in place, it will undoubtedly be a noisy endeavour. This noise will alert you to the attempted robbery taking place, and you’ll have time to take appropriate action – call the police, activate your alarm or contact your private security company.
Keeping Kiddies Safe
Retractable security gates aren’t just beneficial for keeping people out. For busy parents or people who work from home, it’s comforting to know that there is a strong and effective barrier to keep your little ones indoors while you’re busy with a client. For families with pools, this is another useful barrier between your toddler and the swimming pool.
Stay Connected to the Outdoors
Whether we work from home or we just want to put our feet up after a long day at the office, many of us enjoy the reassurance of a security gate which allows the free flow of cool night air and the sounds of the outdoors. There’s no need to hide indoors with stale air and closed blinds when you have an attractive and strong security gate to let the outside in.
Always Choose Quality
Securing your home with high-quality security gates is not a light investment, but it is most definitely a worthwhile one. Can you, after all, really put a price on the safety of your loved ones? It can be tempting to install cheaper gates, but compromising on quality can leave you vulnerable. Poor quality or badly-fitted gates are much easier to derail, bend or bypass in some other way. This not only exposes your family and possessions to thieves, but it also leaves you with the expense of repairing the gates afterwards. Cheaper gates are also often less pleasing to look at, and can actually detract from the value of your home.
OriGuard Retractable Security Gates from Origin are the ideal way to add a strong, durable and good-looking layer of protection to your home. Manufactured from a high-strength, structural grade aluminium alloy and reliable, robust components, OriGuard is the perfect way to secure your front and back doors, interleading garage-to-house doors, passage doors and sliding glass doors.