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How wrought iron gates and railings help prevent vehicle theft

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At SL Wrought Iron, we have more than 30 years of experience behind us, and in all those decades we’ve fielded plenty of questions from customers about our products. With car theft on the rise, a question we now frequently get is whether our metal gates and railings help protect against it. The answer is yes, they do – in numerous ways, actually!

So, if you’re looking for answers, you’re in the right place. We’ve pulled together the top 3 reasons why investing in our metal railings and gates can help safeguard your vehicle for years to come and give you peace of mind when it comes to parking your car or van.

Metal gates and railings form a stylish protective barrier

If you’re looking for a strong and dependable way to secure your vehicle and property, mild steel gates and railings are an excellent choice. As well as acting as a physical barrier to unauthorised access, they also provide an elegant and timeless aesthetic.

Wrought iron gates and railings are designed to withstand even the harshest weather conditions, ensuring that they remain durable and long-lasting. Their sturdy construction and height make it difficult for thieves to bypass or breach, providing an extra layer of security for vehicles parked inside the property.

Metal gates and railings are a visual deterrent

When it comes to securing a property, it’s important to consider all possible measures to keep it safe. Installing mild steel gates and railings is one effective way to deter thieves and protect your assets, but they’re not just physical barrier, they serve as excellent visual deterrents too! Allow us to explain.

Mild steel gates and railings have an imposing appearance that can send a strong message to would-be intruders that the area is well-protected. The sight of these structures can act as a visual deterrent, discouraging thieves from targeting vehicles that are parked within the premises. Their imposing presence can make it difficult for potential intruders to gain access to your property, not to mention to make it difficult for them to leave with any vehicles, which can give you peace of mind knowing that your assets are secure.

You can integrate access control systems for further peace of mind

Many mild steel gates can be equipped with state-of-the-art access control systems, such as keypads, intercoms, cameras or remote-controlled mechanisms. These systems enable property owners to manage and track access to the premises, preventing unauthorised entry and improving overall security measures. This, combined with the durability and reliability of your metal railings, will help keep your home safe.

Automating wrought iron gates can be a complex process that varies depending on your specific situation. If you currently don’t have automated gates, our experts can evaluate your property and recommend the necessary adjustments for automation. Retrofitting automation onto pre-existing gates can be difficult because the original design may not be fully compatible with automation requirements.

If you’re considering a mild steel gate and railings, it’s worth taking a look at these options when selecting your gate and railings. We actually have an entire blog on automating our mild steel gates that goes into all the ins and outs – so don’t hesitate to check it out!

That’s just a brief overview of how our mild steel metal gates and railings can help keep your property and vehicles safe. If you’d like any more information on our products, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! You can give us a call at 01254 236994, or you can send us an email at We would be more than happy to help!