Security bollard installed in Castleknock drive prevents theft.
All too often I get enquiries from good people who have just had their car stolen – asking about having security bollards installed in their driveway. I hate to say it, but I can usually tell from their voice, that something has happened, to prompt the call. It’s usually the theft of their car, or attempted theft that prompts them to search for driveway security bollards or security posts. Thankfully there is a good ending to this story about a security bollard installed in Castleknock.
One lucky lady!
It’s much more rare that I get the following call. One lady in Castleknock called me a few weeks ago to order a bollard for her driveway. She told me that she had seen one of our letters (instead of leaflets or cards – we do letter drops to advertise). She had ordered a new BMW and it was her first new car ever. It was only after ordering it, she began to worry that it may be a target for thieves.
The lady had read my letter and gave me a call with a few questions. A few hours later, she called back to order the installation of a bollard.
Yesterday she called me back. The bollard was only installed a few weeks ago, and I knew that their could not be a problem. (occasionally, a customer might call because they have mis-placed the keys to the lock and may need our help. Not this time.
She had called me because her next door neighbour had their car stolen during the previous night. She had passed my number and details to a few of her neighbours, but was giving me a “heads-up” and told me to circulate more of my letters because everyone was talking about the number of cars that had been stolen recently.
This picture is of a driveway security bollard installed in Castleknock. It is fitted on the inside of existing gates. We installed it about 8 or 9 years ago and as you can see, it has been painted by the home owner – to match the colour of their gates. It is a galvanised security bollard, so it will never rust or corrode.
You might wonder why you would put a bollard in if you already have gates? the reason is that it is installed behind one of the gate leaves. It still allows for one half of the gate to be opened – for pedestrian access, but prevents the second half from being opened and also prevents the car from being taken from the drive.
It’s a visual deterrent, as well as a physical barrier. Isn’t it better to warn off would-be car theives before they break into your home? I know this sounds kind of selfish, but if you have a driveway security post installed, it deters the car thief from breaking into your home and just sends them on to a neighbour who does not have a post installed.
If you are thinking about improving the security of your home, your car and your property, please do give us a call.
You can reach us on 01-6424214 or fill out the contact form here on the website and I’ll be in contact with you real soon!
Thanks for reading. Adrian