Driveway gates in Cape Town are one of the most essential installations for home security. The cost of living in Cape Town is amongst the highest in South Africa, and crime often results as a last resort to make ends meet. In the Western Cape, home robbery, housebreaking, and theft of motor vehicles outside residencies have increased in the last two years. Driveway gates act as a safeguard for your home, which is a prudent addition in South Africa.

 

Glow Innovations is here to help you bolster your home security so that you can feel safe and secure on your property. Our driveway gates in Cape Town are a protective measure you can use against crime. We also allow customisation of our products, so while you add a layer of protection, you can still secure a beautiful residence. In this article, we will walk you through why we do what we do and cover some available products that we offer for you to customise as you see fit.

 

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The Necessity Of Driveway Gates: Cape Town

 

From 2015-2023, home break-ins were considered the most common crime households faced in South Africa. In the last five years, the number of households that have experienced an incidence of housebreaking is estimated at 1.6 million per year, the equivalent of 5,7% of households in South Africa. According to the South African Police Service, Western Cape Annual Report in 2021, robbery at residential premises increased by 13.6%. Overall, living in South Africa is considered dangerous, and installing products to increase the safety of your home can only serve to benefit you and your family.

 

Academic studies have shown that more rigorous security systems can reduce and deter crime. The consensus is that they might not prevent all burglaries, but having a driveway gate makes your home less of a target as it would require more meticulous planning in order to break in. Driveway gates in Cape Town make it more difficult to navigate in and out of the house. Having to scale walls, or gates themselves, is more conspicuous and adds an extra obstacle to attempting to leave the property. Having driveway gates in Cape Town also suggests other security measures might be in place, adding a potential psychological barrier in any attempted home invasions.

 

Houses with sturdy gates, walls and fences are less likely to be targeted compared to houses without these features. So, although they cannot solve and prevent all home invasions, they certainly provide security to your residence. There are also monetary benefits. Installing driveway gates can increase the value of your home, especially in Cape Town where crime rates are so high. The added level of protection on your property makes it more appealing on the market. It can also lower your insurance costs as your home has more protection, lowering the risk of a house break-in. Insurers could charge you a discounted rate for added security features.

 

So, not only can driveway gates in Cape Town help give you peace of mind, but they can add economic value in the long term. Investing in your safety is ultimately the main benefit of a driveway gate in Cape Town – and it’s easier than ever to make that investment with Glow Innovations.

 

About Glow Innovations

 

Glow Innovations has been installing and manufacturing quality steel products for over 23 years in Cape Town. We are experienced in design and marketing and our team consists of specialists in engineering. Glow Innovations is registered with all the necessary and relevant professional and legislative bodies.

 

Our professionals can assist you with the following:

 

 

We do all the research and testing for you, ensuring all evaluations are uncompromising and delivering high-grade driveway gates in Cape Town. We supply both big and small steel-related products, manufactured from reputable and quality suppliers. We supply to both private and commercial clients. Glow Innovations prides itself on quality workmanship, innovative design and superior service. We provide accurate quotations and agreed deadlines are always kept – after all, we value our client’s time as much as they do. When we promise, we deliver.

 

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Customise Your Home Security

 

Glow Innovations driveway gates in Cape Town are manufactured according to your desired design. All driveway gates in Cape Town are made to order, from size to colour to material – you choose your preference. We have curated our popular designs as a base for you to personalise, and generate a quote for you based on your wants and needs

 

The process includes four simple steps:

 

 

Driveway gates can be a daunting purchase, but we have made the process easy and hassle-free. Quotations on all designs and sizes are available on our online store, which facilitates quick price comparisons. Enquiring on our online store for quotes is not a finalisation of an order, rather it gives you control of the design process. Formalisations then happen after on-site meetings where we can ensure all your requirements are being met, and any concerns can be voiced. Glow Innovations also offers a consulting service, so that your driveway gate installation meets your design specifications and is uncompromising in their security. So take a look at some of the products we offer below!

 

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Available Options

 

If our standard options aren’t exactly what you are looking for then select the closest options and chat with us on the next step. Remember, quotes are also dependent on the involvement you would like from us, three customisable options are available:

 

Installation: Instructions and telephonic support and advice are freely provided with all DIY Installation driveway gates. For DIY gate automation and motor installation, everything you need is included, along with an installation manual to help you.

 

Delivery of all driveway gates: Is cost-free only in the Cape Town area. Outlying and National areas are subject to shipping quotes.

 

Full Service: Includes all materials, site consumables and labour required with transport inside the Cape Town area to measure and install the Driveway Gate. You are also able to select a gate motor kit – installation quotes will be provided after the inspection of the site.

 

The Wood HoriClad™ Slider

 

The Wood HoriClad™ Slider driveway gate is manufactured from fully welded prime commercial quality mild steel sections. The wood is made from SA Pine Timber, which is grown in plantations nationwide. It has durability and low maintenance, it only requires a recount, cleaning, and sanding after initial installation from a 12-18 month period, and an 18-24 period thereafter. Glow Innovations also increases the longevity of the driveway gate by not offering clad options, as the natural wood will expand with environmental changes. A myriad of colours are also available for the steel works including; plain galvanised, black, grey, white and green.

 

We supply the timber wood in standard lengths with two slats per row joining neatly on a steel flat bar in the centre. The wood is then cut to the desired length, rounded and smoothed off. We then clean any leftover dust and apply three coats of Dulux Woodguard – to seal and protect the wood. Additional hardware consists of machined steel electroplates, stainless steel bearings and stainless steel and nylon sealed bearing roller guide with mounting brackets.

 

The ClassiSteel™ Slider

 

The ClassiSteel™ Slider driveway gate Cape Town is manufactured from fully welded prime commercial quality mild steel sections. You are able to customise your gate, whether you would like to add spikes – which are cast and forged in steel, ensuring the durability and quality of the gate – or any other ornate design element. The gate track is manufactured from solid angle iron galvanised with a “T” shape for steel support footing. We supply the sufficient span necessary to cover the driveway and so it can fully open by sliding.

 

The hardware includes:

 

 

The VertiClad™ Slider

 

The VertiClad™ Slider driveway gate Cape Town is manufactured from fully welded prime commercial quality mild steel sections. It includes meranti timber – a beautiful-grained and reddish wood. The crushing and bending durability is medium, but it has a low resistance to shock loads. We cut the timber according to the necessary length then sand, smooth, round, dust and seal the wood before fitting it to the gate. When fitting the gate and fastening the timber, we use stainless steel head fasteners. Much like our Wood HoriClad™ Slider, the VertiClad™ Slider requires little maintenance. It only requires a recount, cleaning and sanding after initial installation from a 12-18 month period, and an 18-24 period thereafter.

 

The hardware includes:

 

 

The Palmyra™ Slider

 

The Palmyra™ Slider driveway gate Cape Town is manufactured from fully welded prime commercial quality mild steel sections. You can decide whether you would like to add spikes, which will be made from forged steel. A myriad of colours are also available for the steel works including; plain galvanised, black, grey, white and green. Our paint is Plascon Velvaglo Water Based Enamel, which is easy to touch up – making long-term maintenance effortless. Keep in mind colours may differ slightly from what you see on the website, but paint codes are provided if you would like to swatch our colours at your local hardware store.

 

The hardware includes:

 

 

Get In Touch

 

Glow Innovations is an experienced and specialist manufacturer and can help you add layers of protection to your home. Check out our online store for a personalised quote. If you like any of our products, get in touch with us and let us help you customise your driveway gate in Cape Town. You are welcome to chat with us about your custom design needs and our manufacturing solutions. We look forward to helping you on your journey!

 

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