Gates and Access

secure your property

  • Fit hinge caps to all gates to prevent them being removed.
  • For gates without locks, fit a British or European standard padlock and chain.
  • Install motion-activated lighting at all access points, paths and driveways.
  • Low level dusk to dawn lighting. 
  • Laying gravel on paths and drives will provide an early warning of unwanted visitors.
  • Install security bollards to secute your property from thieves and unwelcome intruders.
  • For the more sophisticated system, consider Electronic Number Plate Recognition linked to an access control system.

Tommy T-Leaf Loves

  • Properties without gates
  • Gates which are easily climbable
  • Gates which can be lifted off their hinges
  • Unrestricted / unchallenged access to the property
  • Working unobserved

Tommy T-Leaf Hates

  • Restricted access
  • Access control systems
  • Motion activated lighting
  • Well lit paths and driveways
  • Walking or working on gravel


If you have any information about garden crime, you can call anonymously on this freephone number:

0800 555 111

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Gates and access recommended security products:

Garden `Laser` Tripwire Sorry - out of stock.
Garden `Laser` Tripwire £29.99 This versatile invisible infra-red barrier security beam, is perfect for securing your garden perimeter, goods entrances, shops, storage yards and oil tanks.
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Neulock secure bolt lock New improved version now being supplied .
Neulock secure bolt lock £44.95 Secure your property with this pick-resistant, bolt-cutter and lever resistant, anti-drill and anti-saw lock from Neulock. Highly recommended. Replace bolts and padlocks with this secure alternative
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RT RD4 Security Bollard
RT RD4 Security Bollard £197.50 Designed predominantly for domestic applications, Rhino domestic telescopic
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