Security Gates

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Tuesday 4 November 2003 2.51pm
Afternoon all. First time caller, long time listener. I want to put an iron security gate on my front door. Does anyone know of a firm that can help me? I live on Tabards but the housing office don't encourage them because they are considered a risk in the event of a fire.
Tuesday 4 November 2003 3.27pm
lots of people have them - would you lock yourself in? or is to to keep people out? are Tingleys in Brandon Street still there?

Tuesday 4 November 2003 3.47pm
Neither really. I just want to feel safe at home.
Tuesday 4 November 2003 6.04pm
There's a locksmith in Great Suffolk St. that may be able to give you a qoute.They are in the section between Southwark Bridge Rd and Borough High St., in the parade of shops on the right going in the direction of the High St. I used them about 2 years ago but my pea brain cannot recall their name - but they are still there!

Tuesday 4 November 2003 8.26pm
Worrall's on Great Suffolk Street even have a website:

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Tuesday 4 November 2003 11.31pm
Has anybody used any of those firms that leaflet about security gates? They seem to offer them quite cheap. I've had leaflets from two companies.

Before last christmas I phoned a shop somewhere around London Bridge, who promised to return with a quote, never heard from them again. I found that shop in Thompsons guide.

So I also am looking for information on security gates.
Wednesday 5 November 2003 9.07am
a small word of caution, they are only as safe as the door frame!

Wednesday 5 November 2003 3.10pm
Thank you Jan, thank you James.
Thursday 6 November 2003 8.06am
I took some specialist security advice when a flat I rent out had its door kicked in. (My dad used to be CID Commander in this area, so has contacts.)

I ended up with a really strong hardwood door, a French multi bold system manufactured by someone called Fichet on the lock side (you turn the key and the door is bolted at top bottom and three times in the middle into an integral steer door frame), and what I think is called a London bar on the hinge side which is essentially some metal to strengthen the original frame to prevent the door being jemmied from that side.

From the outside it looks like an ordinary door, and so does not advertise the fact that the resident is worried. But anyone trying to kick it in would end up with a pretty sore foot, and hopefully would go elsewhere.

I don't recall it being extortionate (in the context of preventing a nervous tenant from leaving) and it has impressed prospective tenants.
Thursday 6 November 2003 12.32pm
i had window gates fitted by the old southern forge(?) in st james road.

they were a lot cheaper than other quotes i had and very good-worth getting a quote from

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