When it comes to securing your home, nothing rings truer than the proverb “Prevention is better than cure”. Having custom made security gates made and professionally installed before any incidents can happen is the best prevention. However, when you do find yourself in a situation where you had an incident and now have to do damage control, where do you start? Do you get a quick fix and get an off the shelf security gate or do you go for a custom made security gate?
We have made this decision a little easier for you by comparing the two options for easier decision making.
Off The Shelf Security Gates
Off the shelf security gates are mass-produced for retail purposes and therefore less costly than the custom made options.
You can pop into your nearest hardware store and purchase one straight off the shelf. However, a “quick fix” might not be the answer if you are looking for something durable that will last you for years to come.
These units are quite easy to install yourself and you will need the minimum tools for the installation.
The fixings for these units are not always substantial and might require screwing into the wooden frame. Rather opt for substantial screws and bolt into the surrounding brickwork.
These security units usually have big gaps which pose a security risk as it makes it easy to get leverage in order to gain access.
Custom Made Security Gates
Due to the high customization of these custom made security gates, they tend to be more costly than their off-the-shelf counterparts.
You have to be willing to wait for a custom made security gate as they do take some time in manufacturing. These gates are specially made for your opening with high-quality finishes. In order to achieve a quality made unit, time is required to execute.
These security units are installed by a skilled installation team. They will ensure that these units are installed correctly to give you the best security possible.
The security gates are securely bolted into surrounding brickwork with substantial fixings.
Care is taken to ensure that there is minimal room for leverage. Fixings are also well hidden and difficult to get to.
In conclusion, if you want the strongest and thought through security units the best course of action is prevention. Contact Shutterway today for a quotation on a custom made security gate that will fit your openings in an intentional way. Give your home strong physical security as well as a visual deterrence to would-be criminals, and prevent your household from joining the statistics. Off the shelf solutions can be used for a short term fix, but we believe that purpose built units are undoubtedly stronger and will keep you safer in the long term.