Physical Home Security barriers could Save you time and helps to get your family to safety

Physical Home Security barriers security is at the forefront of just about every South African’s mind these days.

We are all very aware of the fact that a well prepared burglar can break into just about anywhere but most residential burglaries are done by amateur and opportunistic thieves. This does not mean that they do not know what they are doing or set you at ease. They are just as dangerous, nervous and committed to getting what they want.

The first thing you need to understand when securing your home security is no single solution, and needs to be looked at from every aspect as they all work together to protect your home and loved ones from harm.

Physical Home Security barriers could Save you time and helps to get your family to safety

Here are a couple of physical extra layers of security to help with crime prevention, deterring opportunists just waiting for the opportunity.

Electric Fencing

Use the Best quality electric fence, and make sure that they are also Accredited to Install your solution. There is no match when it comes to deterring would-be burglars.

Only make use of Accredited and Approved Electric Fencing Installers to secure your home. As much as Price does have an influence, there is no price greater than being in harms way.

Motion beams or outdoor passives are a great backup to good physical security, he says, as they provide early detection and an alarm, should the physical barriers fail.

Remember that an electric fence around the perimeter makes the front gate the weak spot, so it is advisable that the gate is alarmed as well and part of your installation.

Security Gates

It has been proven that having gated access is a psychological and a physical barrier and the criminal does not like the thought of perhaps being trapped or slowed down.

Having gated access reduces foot traffic along with unauthorised vehicles.

When considering installing a security gate, it is worth considering which type of gate would be the most suitable for your needs.

There are manual rising arm gates, automated rising arm gates, manual swing gates, automated swing gates, pedestrian gates, manual and automated sliding gates, each bringing with it’s own security challenges.

These gates can add an extra layer of security to the premises.

Controlling access points

Make sure to have all of your property’s access points controlled and well secured.

Know where they are easiest to bypass and make use of physical barriers to further deter.

Knowing your points of access allows for you to take care of the weakest of spots and to rather have a pro-active approach to your home security needs

Being Prepared is definitely a is a step in the right direction

Prepare for power outages, by making use of lights with back up batteries for when the power it out. Visibility is key

Make sure that you know where you can find the most important things in your home such as keys, car keys, remotes, flashlights and keep them in a safe environment

Appoint a security company and make sure to have their details on standby in the event of an emergency

Have all of your security measures regularly serviced and check and make sure to invest in backup batteries for your garage and gate motors.

Have a Professional do a 10 Point Safety & Security Check

At JD Gates & Automation, our primary focus is to help you with your Physical Home Security to ensure that your family is safe and that we provide you with the best value for money.

That is why we always do this check for our Client’s, looking at it from an Intruders point of view, assessing where we can easily break through. With more than 10 years in the business you can rest assured that we are there for you.

JD Gates Automation and Electrical is a trusted, reliable and Approved Electric Fencing and Security service provider with over a decade worth of experience and expertise.

With quick turnaround times and competitive prices, you can count on JD Gates for friendly Professional Service.

CONTACT US Today for your FREE 10 Point Security Check

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