Do Driveway Gates Deter Thieves?
Having gates on your driveway has many advantages. They can improve the aesthetics of your home, be off-putting to people soliciting at your door and improve the privacy in your home, as people won’t be able to see into your windows. They can even improve the value of your home, especially if you have a gate designed to match your exterior. Wooden gates on your driveway can last for years and may even become one of the main features of your home from the street. But do driveway gates deter thieves too? Let’s find out:
How Do Driveway Gates Deter Thieves?
So, do driveway gates deter thieves? Absolutely. They can act as a visual deterrent. A burglar is much more likely to try to access a home if there’s a clear pathway to your door. If they need to negotiate a high gate or try to work out how to open a tough lock, they will immediately be put off by the task and move on.
Aside from the obvious difficulties of accessing the gate itself, there’s also much more chance that they’ll get caught in the extra time that it will take them to get over the gate.
Driveway gates also give you the chance to catch a burglar in the act and will give you a few more minutes to contact the emergency services if you feel your home is in danger. For this reason, they can also act as an amazing safety feature.
A thief is also less likely to try to break into your home if they can’t see what’s on offer. If your driveway gate blocks off your windows and hides them from view, a burglar won’t be able to peek in and see anything that could be valuable.
Quality Wooden Gates with Crockets Gates
At Crocketts Gates, we offer strong and secure driveway gates in Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead. Our gates are bespoke to your home and space and are designed to give you peace of mind. All of our gates are designed to match your home perfectly and your tastes determine the types of wood we use.
Our softwood gates are easy to carve and treat and are sourced responsibly. They are designed to be long-lasting and weather resistant.
Our hardwood gates are created from African wood, making them unique and stunning to look at. They’re the perfect deterrent for burglars and act as one of the main features of your home.
If your home needs a new look or you’d like to feel a little more safe and secure, contact us today for a consultation to discuss bespoke design ideas from our friendly and knowledgeable team.