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How to protect your home or business

Security is a growing concern everywhere. People are trying their hardest to protect themselves and their properties. Which is why you should make it as difficult as possible for anyone who should not be there to access your property.

While it may not be possible to ensure that your place is completely impenetrable like Fort Knox, it should at least be unattractive to your average burglar. Here are 5 simple  steps you can take:

  1. An unclimbable fence

To make your perimeter safe, install an unclimbable fence. Many existing fences have places where you can get a foot hold, which make them very easy for anyone to climb. In this case, a panel can be installed so the outside face is smooth without anything that can be used to climb. If the existing fence is too low, sometimes an additional panel can be installed to increase its height.

  1. Lockable gates

Assuming that there is a secure fence of reasonable height around your property, the entrance should be secured with lockable gates. We recommend automatic gates, as the hassle of getting in and out of the car to unlock and open them means that most people will eventually just leave them open. This is an open invitation to be burgled. It also allows anyone who wants to enter to do so. Who knows if someone who shouldn’t be there is lurking on your property?

  1. CCTV cameras and burglar alarms

There are many other elements to securing your property. Having CCTV cameras installed can be a deterrent and also may provide useful evidence for the police if an incident does take place.

A monitored burglar alarm is also a good idea. That way, if someone does attempt to break in, someone will be dispatched to check it out.

  1. Intercom system

An intercom system will allow you to know who is at the gate. Most can be connected to the gate control or to an electric lock on a pedestrian gate to allow visitors to enter.

  1. Make your property look attended

Simple things like having someone collect your mail if you are away and leaving some lights and maybe even a radio on make the property look as though someone is there. Objects that can be used to climb on (eg. rubbish bins) should be kept within the property.

If you implement these suggestions, you’ll have increase your level of protection for your home or business.

If you need professional assistance, Gate Gurus specialises in the installation, service and repair of automatic gates. We supply new gates and most existing gates can be retrofitted with automation so they can easily be kept closed and your home or business secured. Contact us to protect your home or business on (03) 9052 4903 or via email on info@

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