Blake Fire and Security Systems

Door Entry Systems & Automatic Gates Englishman’s home is his castle

A door entry system with automatic gates is the first line of defence for your home or business. It is the modern equivalent of a spy hole and limiter chain… but much more secure and providing far more peace of mind. You can ask for ID, turn away salesmen and prevent distraction burglary easily by simply not letting anyone that you don’t like the look of onto your property - and anywhere near your front door!

With Blake Fire & Security Systems, you can be certain that you will get:

  • High standards – you will get the best equipment for your specific requirements, with service and installation to match.
  • Fast turnaround – although our workload varies we can usually get the job done in a week because we hold most of the equipment at our HQ in Southend
  • Preferential prices – cheap is the wrong word. We offer fantastic value by passing on savings we get from the long-standing relationships we have with our suppliers. We get a better deal from PAC, Paxton, Fermax and Videx so you do too.
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How do door entry systems work?

The person requesting access presses a buzzer, you respond and let the person in or not, as appropriate. Many blocks of flats use an intercom system while others opt for video. This offers additional protection because you can see the person requesting entry without them seeing you. It’s like a modern version of the spy hole, just much safer.

How do automatic gates work?

It all depends… They can operate on a timer clock, via a keypad or remote fob. Like a car key fob, you press once, and the gate will open, then close. Alternatively, you can opt for a system that opens automatically called an exit loop. Most people opt for a fob or keypad system. Click the green button below and book your free home security survey so one of our expert surveyors can quote you for a system that's a perfect fit for your home. 

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I write to congratulate your staff, Matt and Ben, on the excellent job they did on the automation of the school gates. 
Eastwood Primary School & Nursery
Mrs Rebecca Perman, Headteacher

Beat the Burglar

Many people leave their homes vulnerable to intruders. Thankfully there are a number of simple, common sense things to put in place to keep the burglars OUT!

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How much will my door entry system and/or automatic gates cost?

Blake Fire & Security Systems take pride in installing only exceptionally high-quality products. BFT, Fermax and Paxton are our trusted partners. We don’t supply cheaper alternatives because we don’t want to keep coming back to fix a system when it goes wrong. You have to pay a little more for this equipment, but you can be sure it will serve you well for years to come and save you money in the long term.

The exact price depends on your specific requirements. Give us a call or click the green 'Book A Free Site Survey' button and one of our specialists will talk you through the options.

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How soon can you do the work?

We usually get the work done within a week. We do have busy periods but can usually manage a seven-day turnaround. We hold a lot of stock at our Southend HQ so usually have the equipment you need to hand. If not BFT are quick to deliver and we work closely with local supplier Fermax. So any extra equipment we need is available quickly.

Can you fit a Paxton door entry system?

Yes we can! We are Gold installers of Paxton access control equipment. 

We recommend them for their high standard of hardware manufacture and finish, as well as software that's intuitive with a range of features. 

Do you fit "Secured by Design" products?

Absolutely! Secured by Design accreditation is only awarded to products that are proven to meet established security requirements. This means you can be sure the products meet high standards to deter and reduce crime.

The Paxton Net2 system has been accredited by this national Police initiative.



Blake's say...

No ordinary Fire and Security company. We’re big enough to cope, small enough to care – exceptional professional products and service with a personal touch.

Ian Blake - Managing Director

Dedication to Accreditation

You get the highest standard of service because we believe passionately that your home is worthy of professional protection. So we only supply quality equipment and install it to British Standards.

So for door entry systems we’re NSI Gold accredited and for automatic gates we are a member of the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) Powered Gate GroupAlso, we are a Paxton Gold Installer and authorised dealer for PAC, Fermax and Videx! This means we’re approved to install door entry systems and automatic gates to Quality Assured standards of competence and customer service. 

You can be certain that your first line of defence is professionally designed and installed. Critically, it will also be exceptional quality and perfectly safe for users. You and your family are fully protected.

Five reasons why Blake Fire & Security Systems are the best choice for your home security:

Long track record - our family-run firm has been installing burglar alarms since 2002. We're going nowhere, your guarantee will be honoured!

Dedication to Accreditation - if we're not qualified to provide a service, we won't offer it to you! 

Expertise - we're professional and fully qualified so you get the system that is tailored to your requirements.

Person in your home – your Blake Fire & Security Systems' engineer is always trustworthy, polite and fully qualified, with regular checks to ensure this.

Quality workmanship and service - we're passionate about your security, our standard of work and the way we deliver it to you.

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