It’s been six years now since the tragic deaths of two children in separate accidents just weeks apart first brought the issue of automated gate safety to the public’s attention.
Both children were crushed by automated gates sited on housing developments and sadly, these were not isolated cases. Since then, a further 18 accidents have been logged in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, of which 8 resulted in a fatality.
With the pressures of day-to-day life home security is often overlooked, so National Home Security Month (NHSM) has been designed to create awareness around the importance of home security.
Although National Home Security Month officially takes place in October, it’s important to make home security a key priority at all times.
It is a well known fact that the average domestic garage is a literal treasure trove of valuable items such as power tools, mowers, bikes and many other expensive household essentials and as a result they are commonly targeted by criminals looking to make some easy money through little effort.
Do you live in an area that has a high crime rate? Would your home benefit from improved levels of privacy and security without having to compromise on aesthetic appeal? If the answer to either of these questions is yes then keep reading to learn about the beneficial reasons for installing gates and fencing around the perimeter of your residential property.