As many farmers review their security arrangements in light of growing concerns about rural crime during the coronavirus outbreak, Alastair Gray of Turnpikes Ltd shares some top tips to keep properties safe.
“The most important thing is to stop thieves getting in in the first place,” he explains. “If they have a chance to drive onto the land in the daytime and scope out what you’ve got, they are more likely to come back later.”
In order to maintain a securely closed gate, it needs to be as easy as possible for genuine users to gain access effortlessly, Alastair adds. As part of its standard package, the company offers an entry system which opens the gate by simply dialling from your phone and an intercom for visitors and deliveries that can be accessed from anywhere.
Unfortunately, thieves seem to be going to greater and greater lengths to gain forced entry making the structural strength of a gate more important than ever before. To combat this Turnpikes supply swing gates with a unique hydraulic locking pin and heavy duty sliding gates with additional security features.
Long-term reliability and support are also key. As farmers themselves, Turnpikes understand the demands on a farm entrance including the additional loads diversified businesses can impose. Having learnt first hand on their own entrance, a low cost system was quickly replaced with the industrial grade equipment still running nearly 30 years on.
For more information visit: www.turnpikes.co.uk or call 07751203400