Driveway Security Bollards Stop Car Thieves in their tracks
Driveway security bollards are the next best thing to having automated gates or having a hungry, vicious dog.
Did you know that driveway security bollards are both a visual deterrent and a physical obstacle that stops you car from being stolen from your driveway. Maybe that’s not something that you’ve given much thought to in the past? Maybe it’s time to think about it?
To be honest, having our car stolen from the driveway is not something that many of us want to think too much about! Think too much about it, and you may not get much sleep. Every little noise will have you jumping out of bed to rush to the window. Not a nice way to live.
What could be worse that having your car stolen from your driveway? What could possibly make you feel more anxious and sick than waking up, looking out and seeing your car gone? Unfortunately, all too often it’s finding out that the thieves have burgled your home to get the car keys…
That sickening feeling…
I know that feeling. A few years ago, my wife and I had stayed overnight in my brother’s home in Rathmines – just off Leinster Road. Nice house in a nice area. I woke up. It was a nice bright morning. The sun was peeking in around the curtains. All was good – well it was until I opened the curtains and looked out and my car was gone. I don’t know if it’s happened to you. I hope not. But for what felt like a minute, my heart stopped. Panic!
I’m a big boy – not a timid little wallflower, but I still felt so sick. But the worst was still to come.
My wife jumped up too. I went to get dressed, but couldn’t find my jeans. They had been on the chair in the corner, but not now. My shirt was there, but no jeans. My wife was missing her handbag too. Now I was really feeling sick. My wife was panicking and crying. I went out of the room onto the landing and my jeans are on the floor on the landing. My wife’s handbag was turned out on the floor at the bottom of the stairs.
We were burgled while we slept.
Long story short, a burglar had broken into the house, had come into our room and taken my jeans and her handbag – all while we slept. Thankfully, we hadn’t heard a thing. Who know’s what would have happened if one of us had wakened…
We’re not unique or special. This happens to several people every night of the week. For us, having the car stolen was bad enough. It caused immediate inconvenience – no car – but it also caused weeks and weeks of hassle. But it was the fact that someone would actually come into the room while we slept – that’s what really shook us up. Neither of us slept properly for weeks afterward – even when we were back in our own home.
Do you know that if your car is stolen – you have to wait for weeks to see if the car will be recovered, before your insurance will pay out? We had to wait 6 weeks before they even started to process the claim. Did you know that if your car is stolen, that your insurance doesn’t provide you with a car until, either your car is recovered and returned to you, or the 6 weeks plus passes and they process and pay out on the claim? That means you have to foot the bill for hiring a car, and you can’t claim for that of your insurance…Do you think that when they process your claim, that your insurance will pay you what your car is worth? No chance. What they decide it is worth, will always be much lower than what the true value is – and much lower than what it is worth to you. Much lower. You will be out of pocket in more way than one.
Driveway Security Bollards will make your home safer and more secure
Yes they can. The presence of driveway security bollards alone provides a visual deterrent. Just the fact that it’s there, is enough to put off the thieves. If you have a bollard and your neighbour doesn’t – their car is gonna be a target before yours. Their car is gonna be easier to take.
The physical barrier it creates means that they can’t even roll your car out of the drive to load it onto a car transporter. It just makes it really difficult to get your car. There will be easier targets – even for the exact same make and model – not too far away from your home.
Protect Your Family and Your Home
And lets not forget your car too! You may already have an alarm system to protect your home from thieves when you’re out. Driveway security bollards definitely make your home more secure when you’re there. Go ahead and get in touch and find out more.