It is a sad fact that in times of national austerity the number of petty crimes committed tends to increase. Burglaries are one of the worst among these, because aside from the financial and physical loss which results they also cause a great deal of distress to the victims. If you have ever suffered at the hands of burglars you will know the horrible sinking feeling which results from discovering that your privacy has been invaded and your possessions taken. As a result of this worrying trend householders and business owners are stepping up security measures in an attempt to deter the thieves. Sales of burglar alarms, observation cameras, anti intruder fencing and other equipment are all on the rise.
But the problem is, while making our homes more secure we risk making them look like prisons. Some inner city properties and industrial units looks like someone has built a set for a production of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984! So, how can we protect ourselves, our families and our businesses but maintain the attractive appearance of the buildings where we live and work?
Many homeowners have favoured wrought iron security gates which look attractive but are strong enough to repel invaders. Llanelli Forge are a local company who can supply bespoke security gates for your property. You can choose from modern or traditional designs, or have something completely unique made to order.
Llanelli Forge security gates come with a comprehensive five year warranty, although it is worth bearing in mind that, when properly maintained, wrought iron features will last as long as the house does. You might choose heavy gauge iron for additional security, or a more delicate design if you feel your property is not at significant risk. Of course, any defence system is only as strong as it’s weakest link. Your iron security gates can only do so much. To be effective they must be integrated into a larger defence system. Llanelli Forge offer an extensive range of railings, fences and balustrades to secure your property. All of these can be made to match and give a harmonized appearance.
Measures such as strong fences and gates will repel all but the most determined invaders. However, experts still recommend additional measures so that householders can be prepared for anything. Every home should have a burglar alarm and basic surveillance equipment. If you live in a high risk area or believe you may be targeted for some reason, you may wish to have a panic room installed where your family can go and lock themselves in in case of a home invasion. Whilst it is seen as unlikely that many Llanelli residents would have to take such extreme measures, it always pays to consider all the options. Remember, if you believe there may be a particular threat to you or your family don’t hesitate to call the police.
A full list of products available from Llanelli Forge is available on the website, along with company background and customer recommendations.