The reasons that someone might choose to affix an iron gate or door to their home can be widely varied. For most, when shopping for iron doors they are thinking of security aspects, and the fact that an iron door is nearly impossible to get through. One of the real drawbacks of entryway doors is that they will either need to be good looking or secure, because many of the aspects that would make a door beautiful also make it easy to penetrate. The more glass that you have integrated into your front door, the easier it is to actually break through. Many bad people will also use glass cutters to easily access the inside of your home without making any noise at all. Using a suction cup they have the ability to cut a circle and then remove the glass without making even the slightest sound, then they can reach in and unlock the door. If you do not have glass integrated into your front door it will be more secure, but will ultimately look less appealing. This is why many will begin to explore the options that iron entryway doors will offer, because they can be both beautiful as well as far more secure than any wood or glass door.
The solution to the search for both secure and beautiful doors comes in the form of ornamental iron. This look has become quite popular over the course of the past few years due to it being integrated into Tuscan style homes. This look celebrated the methods that were used in the past of creating a secure entryway that also would allow air to pass through. Ornamental iron is different than other types of security doors. In addition to the bars that are placed into the framing for security purposes, the use of knuckles and baskets, curved and shaped iron pieces and other forms of decoration are added. None of these pose the threat of being a weak point due to the fact that their construction material is actually iron. When they are welded into place within the framing they create a strength that is equal to even the simple designs. This form of iron work then allows not only a beautification of the home but also an added security aspect. This is quite popular as a feature in the resale market, where beautification that also adds function increases the prices that people are willing to pay for a home.
When you decide to affix ornamental iron to your home in the form of entryway doors or gates, your design choices are nearly endless. The iron can be shaped any way that you want, as well as having designs and even words cut out of solid pieces. This gives you an ability to customize your space to your own liking, which is refreshing in a time when mass production is the norm. Most homes today look pretty much the same in different areas, ultimately having a style that may be unique to a climate but not being very personalized. Uniqueness in a home isn't necessarily going to be the best idea if you are selling due to the fact that the individual aspects that appeal to you may not appeal to prospective buyers. Ornamental iron will almost never have this kind of effect on purchases, as the majority of ornamental iron doors and gates are designed as a compliment to the overall design.
In Las Vegas, you need to take your home security seriously. This town used to be small, and nearly everyone knew each other. If you saw something suspicious happening in a neighborhood, you would either get involved or call the cops, but as the valley grew we lost touch with our neighbors. Many of us don't even know our neighbor's names, let alone who is suspicious at the house or not. Today, we simply "mind our own business" and go about our daily lives ignoring things that may be happening at homes around us. This sense of community being lost is tragic, but there is not a lot you can do about it except to take extra measures to protect yourself since nobody else is looking out for you.
Security measures for your home are about the best thing you can do to make sure it is not you being victimized. Installing cameras that will record the images of people breaking into your home, or alarm systems that will alert authorities if an intrusion happens is going to do a lot better than relying on neighbors to do something, but unfortunately these types of security measures only help once an intruder is inside the house. If you lived on enough land, perhaps you could get an alert in time if someone crosses onto your property, but most people in Las Vegas do not have the luxury of enough space that this would have an impact. Bad people are usually only a few steps from your front door when they are walking down the sidewalk or driving by in a car, so the amount of time it takes for them to get inside and steal from you is minimal, and the alerts will usually get the police out there too late.
What you need to do is prevent the criminals and bad people from getting into the house in the first place. The easiest way to prevent entry is to create a barrier that they cannot get through. While some people may think that a door or window is a deterrent, thieves realize that a standard door can be kicked off the hinges quite easily. They are made of cheap woods and pressboard, and even though the deadbolt is good quality the door will break around it if kicked hard enough. Glass windows provide almost no security at all except the sound they make when broken. This leaves you with iron security doors.
An iron security door is going to be constructed in different styles depending on your preferences and your desired level of security. They can be solid and look like a regular door, or they can be made of ornate scrollwork. When done correctly they are welded at all the joins and are created from iron thick enough to not be able to be easily bent or cut. A good iron security door is going to prevent unauthorized access to your home by simply making it too difficult for a thief to want to undertake it, generally resulting in them moving on to the next house. Las Vegas isn't the community it used to be, and unfortunately people do not look out for each other any more. That means that you are going to have to look out for yourself, and iron security doors, gates and fences are your best defense.
There is a reason why the more affluent the neighborhood, the more instances of iron fencing you will see. It is pretty simple, there is nothing more robust and also timeless than iron when it comes to fencing designed to do more than keep small animals from wandering into your yard. When you take security seriously, you step up to iron fencing. This is because the instances of crime are reduced the further that you can keep criminals away from the home itself. You may have taken the steps to put alarm systems, cameras and security doors into your home, but if the criminal is given the opportunity to approach the house and potentially work on disabling these systems without being noticed, then you are not fully protecting yourself. The idea is to put as much in between the bad people and you as possible, making it difficult every step of the way to get to your home and possibly inside. The perimeter of the property is the best place to begin this process, especially because it serves multiple purposes. It is going to keep people out that you do not want inside, and it is going to keep people and animals inside that you do not want to escape. Done correctly, it will also provide an elegant addition to your home that will add value and appeal.
Fencing generally serves the purpose of defining a barrier between your property and everyone around you. It also provides a small amount of protection for animals and small children to prevent them from escaping. Naturally, if someone really wants out they will simply jump the fence, but when you are thinking about fencing for security you can use iron to add a level that would not be seen in wood or other materials. The points that you can use in the design of iron fencing adds a difficulty to jumping the fence, essentially adding harm potentially to anyone who ties it. In many instances if you are trying to create a perimeter that is also adding to the security of the property, adding an element that is difficult to scale will encourage the criminals to move on to the next target. When this is combined with a locking iron gate or double gate, you can create a more secure property with multiple levels of difficulty for a person to get in if they have bad intentions.
Iron fencing is decorative and also robust. You will see iron fencing around ancient buildings from centuries ago, simply because the elements are no match for the iron materials. Wood and plastics will erode and degrade over time, needing replaced more often than most of us are willing to do. Iron fencing however, will generally last far more than a few lifetimes. Damage to iron fencing is generally as a result of vandalism or people attempting to cut it down or bend it. The elements will not be enough to destroy a fence made of iron, which is why you can trust your iron fence to provide elegance and security for as long as you live. If you take your privacy and security seriously, consider iron fencing in addition to the other security elements you already have installed.
The entryway of your home is the typical place that entry is gained by criminals. The second more popular method is to sneak around to the back of the house and break through either a window or a glass door. The main reasons that these points of entry are popular is that the person who is going to break in can act as though they belong there without bringing suspicion about from anyone who passes by. They will typically approach the home like any solicitor or guest and ring the doorbell. They will patiently wait to see if anyone answers, and if nobody does then they will make sure nobody is looking from other homes. They will then simply kick in the door when they are not being watched, or break a glass window next to the door and unlock it by reaching through. The standard door that is affixed to most homes provides almost no level of security, as they are made from cheap woods or pressboards glued together. No matter how many deadbolts you install, the door breaks out at the hinges when kicked hard enough and falls in. If you have installed a security system, it will alarm and a few minutes will go by before the police are called. This is because the majority of alarms are false, so the security systems give some time to home owners to call in to say it was a false alarm. In the case of an actual crime, this gives a few minutes inside the home to the criminals. Even once the calls are made to police, it will be a few more minutes before they arrive, giving the criminal plenty of time to steal things from you and leave. Even if you have security cameras, these types of crimes rarely get solved because it is difficult to prove who a person is by security footage.
The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to make it nearly impossible for the criminal to kick in the door. This is accomplished by putting a barrier in between the wooden door that acts as a privacy screen and the outside world. Iron entryway doors are nearly impossible to breach, and welded ones like the types that we produce are even harder. The iron is nearly impossible to cut without a blowtorch, and the welds make it nearly impossible to break through with a hammer. The criminal would have to take a long time working on the door in public to get through it, and this is usually enough to make a thief move on to the next target. Criminals are opportunistic, meaning that they will almost always choose targets that are without risk of them getting caught. Put up an iron barrier that they are going to have to work to get through and make a lot of noise doing it, and most criminals will choose to move on to the next soft target.
It is nearly impossible to completely prevent crime. The way that you have to think about it is that if you make the criminal's life difficult then he will move on to the next target that is easier to hit. This is not going to reduce crime in your area in general, but it will reduce the amount of crime that happens to you. Through the installation of iron entryway doors, you are going to take away the advantage that they have at gaining entry into your home using the weaknesses that they have experience with. They are going to move on to the next home that exhibits those weaknesses, and while this is certainly a sad state, at least it isn't going to happen to you and your family.
If you have ever walked down a street that has had any crime at all over the years, you are probably going to notice that some of the houses will have signs on the front lawn that say "protected by home security," and others will have iron security gates and doors that cover the typical entry points to the home. You will also notice that other homes on the same street will probably have no security measures at all, or maybe some form of sign that says something clever about owners with guns. This may lead you to think about what types of security systems are the best for preventing crime. While actual statistics may be skewed because people are more likely to put in security measures after a crime has been committed, which basically produces inaccurate results when considering if security measures are protecting you or not. If you look on paper and a home has been burglarized that has a security system, you cannot be sure if that system was put in place after the burglary or before it. Taking this into consideration, we do know that homes that employ security measures are less likely to be broken into than those with none.
When you consider the different types of security measures that you can employ, the decisions usually come down to alarms and cameras or security doors and gates, maybe there being a combination of the two. Many people with security systems do not want to "make their home look like a prison" with security doors made our of iron, or bars on their windows. What you have to understand first is that the old versions of security doors that were made exclusively of iron bars are a thing of the past, and you can now choose from elegant designs that will actually improve the appearance of your entryway in addition to giving it a higher level of security. The other thing that you must consider is that security alarms are only effective once entry has been made to the home. Once the bugler is inside, there will be a few minutes that go by before the security system will alert the police, and there will be an additional amount of time before the police arrive. Most professional thieves know that time frame well, and are in and out of the house long before the police arrive. Usually you are left with watching the security camera footage, and seeing the person in a mask or hoodie robbing your house while there is nothing done about it. Police rarely catch these bad guys unless they find your property in their house or car, and thieves will usually dispose of the items long before ever getting caught.
If this sounds futile, it actually isn't. The most effective form of home security is entry way doors and gates made from iron. The reason these are so effective at preventing break ins is that they cover the points of entry to the home that are typically the weak points exploited by criminals. The typical entry point is a cheap wooden door that can be kicked in, or a glass window that can be broken. Cover these points of entry with welded and reinforced iron and you make it so that the entry is far more difficult. Almost every criminal is going to simply move on to the next soft target, which is literally the house a few doors down with no iron security doors!
As Las Vegas grows in population, so does our crime rate. There are more break ins happening now than ever before. Protect yourself and your family against crime by installing iron security doors and gates, the most effective measure against crime in residential neighborhoods.
You may be unaware of this, the the inclusion into your home of a security system only reduces the amount of break ins slightly. Systems that have 24 hour monitoring generally take a few minutes to actually inform police or private security due to the fact that the majority of the alarms are false. For this reason, there is usually a window of a few minutes that the company will give for the home owner to report the false alarm before calling the police. When you take into consideration the few minutes it takes police to show up plus the time it took to make the call, you have a window of time that most thieves will have long since been gone. The typical break in crime is one where the thief smashes a window or a door, spends a few minutes going through drawers and stealing electronics, and is gone within only a short time. What you are generally left with is some video of a person in a mask or a hoodie breaking into your home and then running away with your television. These crimes usually go unsolved unless the police catch the person with your goods, and can tie it back to your crime. Unfortunately, these types of systems that set off actions once the house has been entered are relatively ineffective at keeping you and your belongings safe. What you actually need is a way to keep the thieves and criminals out of your home entirely.
This is our specialty, as we manufacture and install custom iron security gates and doors. These are the best way to keep a criminal out of your home in the first place, due to the fact that crimes are generally of convenience and ease. This means that criminals generally do not pick the homes that are hard to break into, or the ones that pose a threat to them getting caught. The longer they have to spend getting in and out of the house, the less chance that they will target that house. Iron security gates and doors take the typical places that a person would forcibly enter your home (doors and windows) and creates a more difficult entry point without a key. If you have the key, your entry into the home will only be slowed slightly. If you do not have a key, you will literally need a saw, a blowtorch and a few hours to cur through the thick iron bars and scrollwork that make up the door and gate structures. Ours are even more secure than most iron security doors due to the fact that each point is welded, thus allowing no weak points that can be bent in. Once welded together, it makes a solid screen that is nearly impossible to move through without a great deal of time and effort, as well as noise.
Iron security doors are no longer ugly. In the past, your only choices in iron security doors were bars, which basically makes a house look like a prison. Today, we have the ability to make ornate and elegant patterns that look for more like art than security elements. We take style cues from your home and you personally to create a security door that fits your lifestyle while also keeping you safe. This makes for a home that looks elegant and wealthy, while also keeping your wealth safe from intruders. Iron security gates are also surprisingly affordable, and when compared to the losses involved in a theft they basically pay for themselves. Give yourself a home upgrade and piece of mid today with a new iron security door.
Rising crime rates all over Las Vegas have prompted a record number of people to consider security measures even though they never had before. The most popular crimes that happen are break ins, where the home is breached through either a door or window, and items are stolen from the house. These types of crimes usually happen while nobody is home, due to the lesser risk associated with breaking in when there is nobody home to confront you. Unfortunately, your schedule is pretty easy for a thief to figure out, having only to sit in a car and watch cars as they come and go every day. Another method is to simply ring a doorbell and wait to see if there is any answer. If nobody is home, they will either kick in the door or break a window to gain entry. These kinds of crime are on the rise as thieves become more aware of lacking security measures all over the valley.
So what security measures are going to keep you safest from crimes of these types? Oddly enough, it might not be what you think. Most people when asked this question will immediately think of elaborate security systems with immediate response times. These types of systems will cover doors and windows and alert a company that monitors the system 24 hours a day. If the alarm that is triggered is not disabled by the owner within a few minutes, then the system operator alerts the authorities. These systems are notoriously inefficient because the majority of break-in crimes are "smash and grab" types, essentially having the thief break down a door, rifle through the belongings and be gone within minutes. Between the time when the security monitor system verifies that it is a real break in to the time that it takes for the police to get there, the criminal is usually long gone. You will probably be left with blurry camera photos or video of a person with a mask over their face robbing your house.
The most efficient way to thwart crimes of these types is to make it so that the criminal cannot get in the house in the first place. This means iron security doors and gates, or iron bars over your windows. You have to take the points of entry of the home and reinforce them so that anyone without a key will have difficulty getting through them. A wooden door can be kicked through no matter how many deadbolts you put into it, and glass is very easy to break. Because they really don't care about alarms because they will be gone so fast, the only method of protecting yourself is to make the entry less possible.
The iron security doors that we manufacture are custom built for your home, so that they will assure the best fit and highest level of security possible. Without a blowtorch, a saw and a few hours, no criminal is getting through our doors. You will be able to have the peace of mind of knowing that there is a better chance that they will go through the wall than an iron gate, and luckily we know how to make them decorative too. We can add a sense of elegance to your home at the same time as adding security, with a multitude of features as well. Gone are the days of the horrible looking prison style bars, look over our portfolio to get a sense as far as how we can make your home less of a target.
So you have a big area either in front or on the side of your home, and you would like to make it a little more difficult for peopel to come onto your property. Maybe you have fencing that goes around your yard that is providing a bit of a barrier, and your driveway still leaves a big hole that people can walk through. Maybe you have entrances to your back yard on the sides of your home that are a little too easy to simply walk through and get into your yard. The answer is an iron security gate.
If you are considering an iron security gate for around your home, you will have to decide if you want a single gate or a double gate. The decision is usually pretty simple, because there is only so wide that a gate can be and still swing open and closed easily. Iron security gates are heavier than most doors, so if the space that is being covered is more than the width of a single entryway f=door, then it will probably be better over time to install two gates that are less wide, which meet in the middle. This will provide not only easier operation when opening and closing the gates, but it will also age better over time because the weight of the gate itself is not stressing the hinges as much as a lighter one would be. Because most security gates are custom built in order to appropriately fit the space they are installed, there are not exact rules with regards to the width that a security gate must be before it moves to being a double gate, but there are certain guidelines that should be followed for peak performance over time. Your estimator and installer will be able to make suggestions on if you should install a single or a double iron gate.
So how effective is an iron gate at keeping people out of your yard? Basically, it is as effective as any security door that is mounted to your home. It is made from the same materials and thicknesses of iron as the entryway gates, and will be just as hard to cut through or break down. A person would have to make a great deal of noise and commotion t breach an iron gate, so for the most part if they want to get into the home they would go around it via jumping over walls or some other entry point. In almost every case, the places that you have created an iron barrier will not be the places that someone enters your space. Iron gates and security doors are the single best method of keeping people out of a private area that exist, and they will provide you with many years of security worry free. Our gates are constructed of high quality iron, and welded for strength at join points. Other companies may use cheaper materials like cast aluminum which only appear solid. If you are serious about your home security, contact us today.
Everybody wants their home to be safe and secure. Nobody wants their home to be broken into when they are not there, and they probably want it to happen even less when they are there. If someone is willing to break into your home while you are there, then there is a really good chance that they are willing to harm you and your family. Confrontations of people who are entering your home are not going to be the best way to go, so with all things considered the best forms of security that you can integrate into your home are preventative measures. These are literally things that make it more difficult for the bad people to get in, giving you more time to react if you are home or the police more notice if you are not home. With that said, lets look at what the best forms of home security are.
Alarm systems are the most obvious of home security systems. When a person breaches an entryway or a window, an alarm is sounded that will alert the neighbors, police or you if you are home. The alarm systems that notify the police are going to need an ongoing contract for a monthly service to monitor the activity, so be prepared for both the installation charges as well as the monthly fees. The biggest issue with alarm systems is that they only provide notifications of when someone is actually entering the home. Cameras work the same way, basically letting you or others know that there is someone inside of your house. This does almost nothing to stop or slow them down, it just gives them notice that they need to rob you faster because the police may be on the way. While we do suggest having a home security alarm system as part of the total security of a house, we find that alarm systems are not the best method of preventing crime.
Iron security doors are the best method of stopping or slowing down the entry into your home. Thieves exploit the easy points of your home to enter, because their main goal is to get in and out as quickly and quietly as possible. They will break windows near doors in order to reach inside and unlock the door, or will simply kick the door hard enough to break the wood around the hinges. While there is a very minimal amount of security involved in simply having a lock on your door, these things do very little to slow down bad people. This is why the installation of security doors made of iron are so much more effective. Iron is so strong that a kick is not going to be able to remove them from their mounts, and if iron bars are installed over windows they are not going to be able to be breached with a simple breakage of glass. Iron installations are going to require a serious amount of work with a saw or possibly a blow torch in order to get through them which will slow a bad guy down significantly. The majority of thieves will simply move on to the next easy target, as opposed to risking getting caught because of the noise they are going to generate trying to break in. If you are ready for actual home security, invest in a security door made of iron.
There has been an issue with many iron security doors over the years that is a constant source of irritation for home owners. You install a beautiful iron security door in the entryway of your home so as to protect yourself and your family from break ins, and as a result of having a locked door in front of your home the people who deliver packages just start leaving them in front of the door. Because this puts the packages right out in public view, they get stolen way more often than if the mailman just hid them in your entryway! So basically as a trade off for having a more secure home that is not broken into, you get your deliveries stolen more often. Many people end up deciding to just keep their security door unlocked as a result of the hassles of losing packages, which completely misses the point of having an iron security door in the first place. Luckily, we have a solution.
A "prime box" is a specialized iron box that is built into your gate itself, or bolted securely to the concrete in front of your home. They are constructed from 1 inch by 1 inch iron and a 1/16 perforated screen, securely welded together. The way they work is pretty simple, they are left unlocked and when a delivery is made they put the package into the box. They then close the lid which automatically locks the box, keeping your valuable packages safe until you get home to retrieve them. These boxes solve the issues that surround security gates that keep everyone out, including those people delivering packages.
If you are getting an iron security door made, consider building a prime box into it at the point of construction. For a few hundred dollars you will avoid the obvious problems that come with package delivery to homes that have security measures built in. If you do not like the look of a box that is integrated into your gate, or you already have a gate existing and you are looking for a solution, they can be built to be affixed to your home or walkway in front of your home, which will significantly reduce the amount of losses due to package theft. It will also educe break ins due to home owner error. This is when a home owner without a prime box leaves their iron security door unlocked because they know a package is being delivered. Thieves will often follow delivery trucks around neighborhoods, and they are not looking for the packages that are being delivered. Instead, they are aware that many home owners will leave their gates and doors unlocked when a package is being delivered, making the home a prime target on those days. If the delivery person is seen ringing the doorbell then leaving the package, the thief knows that nobody is home and the gates and security doors are unlocked. Your lack of security was exposed and the thief didn't even have to be the one to do it, he just lets the UPS or mail man do it for him. Don't be a victim, get an iron security door and install a prime box with it.
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North Las Vegas, Paradise, Enterprise, Spring Valley, sunrise manor.
Our Address is
S. Boulder Hwy
Henderson, NV 89009
6215 McGill Ave #800
Monday through Friday
From 8:00 AM
To 4:00 PM
Call us @ 702-850-4082