Security gates

Security gates and grilles fitted on front doors or in shared areas, including walkways, can prevent the emergency services from reaching you quickly if there's a fire.

Gates and grilles can cause threat to life if there’s a fire because they can trap people, and block the fire brigade from entering and rescuing those inside.

  • You must ask us before fitting a security gate or grille. We have to remove gates and grilles which we haven’t given permission for, and will re-charge you for the removal cost
  • The London Fire Brigade recommends keeping your gates and grilles unlocked, at all times, when people are at home
  • In case a gate or grille is locked by accident, keep a spare key in an agreed location inside your home and make sure all members of your household know where it is.