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Security gates can be effective in surprising circumstances

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As the name suggests, security gates are there for a purpose, to increase security. Invariably this is meant to deter thieves from breaking into premises. Where industrial gates are concerned they have to be particularly robust as any would-be thieves looking to make off with goods from an industrial site will likely arrive in a large vehicle with the intentions of carrying out a ram raid. You don’t have to look far on the Internet for stories of thieves who have not only failed to break through industrial gates but who have severely damaged “their” vehicle. We say “their” because the chances are the vehicle itself had also been stolen.

However, often you can come across an article involving security gates and thieves where, once again the thieves have come off second best. In this particular case, as reported in the Daily Mirror a pair of somewhat stupid criminals fell foul of a set of security gates after having stolen a Mercedes-Benz car. It would seem that having stolen the car they decided it would be a good idea to hide it in an underground car park. However, what they did not realise was that the security gates they came up against were for a police station car park and these gates could only be opened with a special key fob. Being unable to gain entry into the car park, the thieves then began to reverse their car up the ramp, only to be met by a police car coming the other way. There is something beautifully ironic about two thieves wanting to hide their car in a police car park!

However, on a more serious note, industrial theft does seem to be on the increase. A certain element are adopting a “steal in bulk” philosophy and therefore any industrial premises that are likely to be targeted need to be protected by a sturdy pair of industrial gates. The frustrating thing is that many of these thieves adopt an attitude of “oh well they’re insured so it doesn’t matter”. Well while most businesses are insured, the fact is that it does matter and it matters a lot. Often theft isn’t just about financial loss but the actual damage that can be done to a business through disruption. While your clients may sympathise with your situation when you contact them to advise that your premises have been burgled, this doesn’t actually solve the problem you have created for them through a non-delivery of goods. Unfortunately, this can lead them to going elsewhere and you can lose a long-term customer. Insurance companies don’t cover you for this!

A new pair of industrial gates not only look impressive but they are built to do a job and as can often be the case, if thieves who have targeted your premises are confronted late at night with an extremely solid pair of security industrial gates, there is a good chance they will actually think again. Based in Lydney, Gloucester we cover a broad area, including Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Chepstow, Newport, Clevedon, surrounding areas and beyond. If you would be interested in discussing the installation of new industrial gates please feel free to get in contact with this.