Safe guarding the local community
Alley-gating, the installation of security gates across footpaths and alleyways is, according to the Police and Reducing Crime Unit, a recognised form of situational crime prevention, which aims to reduce the opportunity to commit crimes ranging from domestic burglary, to criminal damage and even fly tipping. Alley-gating, using lockable side alley gates, can have a positive impact in terms of reducing the possibility of unauthorised access by removing the secluded spaces sought out for anti-social behaviour.
The purpose of an alley-gate or ginnel gate is to control access to vulnerable target areas - usually paths or alleys at the rear and to the sides of houses. If the gate is to be locked, local residents are provided with gate keys, ensuring that access is limited to named personnel only.Download our guide to Alley Gating
The purpose of an alley-gate or ginnel gate is to control access to vulnerable target areas – usually paths or alleys at the rear and to the sides of houses. If the gate is to be locked manually with a key, local residents (and anyone else deemed appropriate) are provided with gate keys ensuring that access is limited to named personnel only.
What are the benefits of using Alley Gates
- Reduce Burglary - preventing access or into residential areas by installing alley gates can make the area undesirable to criminals.
- Tackle Anti Social Behaviour - Alleyways are often prime spots for anti social behaviour including littering and nuisance noise. Installing gates will stop offenders being ale to pass through therefore making it a less attractive place to offend.
- Encourage Ownership - Owners will begin to have a sense of ownership of the area, encouraging responsibility which in turn increases guardianship and surveillance.
Access into alleyways through alley gates can be varied and designed to suit specific applications. Gates can be manually operated or automated.
- Slide Latch - Light weight option with encapsulated slide latch to prevent finger trapping
- Key Lock - Key operated
- Mechanical Digital Lock - Operational code panel.
- Electric Strike Lock - Extremely strong and user friendly
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92 alley gates installed in safer streets scheme
After a successful bid for funding as part of the government's Safer Streets Scheme, 92 of our alley gates were installed across Wellingborough and Kettering to reduce crime and flytipping. Find out more by reading the case study or watching the video.Read case study