Gateway approved Anglian Water contractors

clip_image002Gateway Automation are pleased to announce that they are now Anglian Water Approved Contractors for the supply, installation and maintenance of gates, barriers, turnstiles, rising kerbs and access control systems.

Anglian Water is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area. They supply water and water recycling services to more than six million domestic and business customers in the east of England and Hartlepool. Their huge region stretches from the Humber north of Grimsby to the Thames estuary and from Buckinghamshire to Lowestoft on the east coast and includes Grimsby, Lincoln, Grantham, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Daventry, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Basildon, Colchester, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norfolk.

They supply and transport water across an area of 27,500 square km via 112,833 km of water and sewer pipes, which put altogether would stretch a quarter of the way to the moon! Because of the size of the area they cover, Anglian Water operates 1,257 water and water recycling treatment works. This is around a quarter of all those in England and Wales. Gateway Automation is therefore naturally delighted to have been approved to provide services to this company. To find out more about Anglian Water, please visit

Gateway Automation is a nationwide manufacturer and installer of perimeter security systems and devices. This includes barriers, gates, turnstiles, access control equipment, pay systems, flow control plates, security posts, speed ramps, automatic rising kerbs, crash tested road blockers and bollards. They undertake civil and electrical site preparation and automate existing perimeter security devices and equipment throughout the UK. Their headquarters are conveniently located in the East Midlands and they have over 40 years combined experience and expertise. For more information about Gateway Automation, please visit

How crime is affecting SMEs

clip_image002A recent study has revealed that over half of small to medium sized UK businesses have been targeted by crime. The research was commissioned by Victim Support and the security firm ADT and it found that crime was costing these businesses £2,625 on average for each incident and has collectively cost SMEs £25m.

The study found that criminals have been repeatedly targeting SMEs which has led to numerous days where they have been unable to trade.

Gail Hunter, a spokesperson at ADT, said: “This new research shows the shocking scale and impact that crime can have on small and medium businesses and disappointingly, the figures show that there is a strong possibility that it could happen again.

Our aim is to help prevent crime and give business owners and their staff peace of mind. We advise business owners to take proactive steps to help protect their businesses and livelihoods.”

There are many solutions that you can implement to secure your business premises against crime and this study further emphasises the importance of doing so. Criminals are constantly looking for new ways of breaking into your property and will target the weakest point. Therefore conducting a risk assessment and then addressing any vulnerable areas highlighted will go a long way towards strengthening your premises’ security.

Whether your business operates from commercial, industrial or retail premises, Gateway Automation provides a variety of security solutions and can provide you with a free, no obligation quotation and feasibility survey to assess your security requirements. Alternatively, you can download a brochure here or for more advice on securing your businesses property from crime please contact us here.