Choosing gate security for your premises

The methods we use to keep our premises safe and secure are limitless. Door locks and alarms may not be as effective as we want them to be any more, so alternative methods are now being used to ensure we stay protected.

Security gates can suit commercial, public or private premises, enhancing the security of property by adding a physical barrier without ruining the surrounding aesthetics. For example, living or working in remote areas can cause us to be anxious, however a security gate is a great solution for controlling who is able to come and go.

clip_image002Most break-ins are the work of opportunists so knowing that your premises are secure and that you take property security seriously can go a long way to deterring most. Security gates don’t just keep intruders out, they can also work to keeping children or pets in, for example.

Here are some of the options available:

Swing gates

Whilst the most simple form of gate security, swing gates are also the ones that have been around the longest. The requirements for installing a swing gate require enough room and free space to facilitate the arc sweep of the gate, as well as level ground so that the gate won’t catch. See our range of swing gates.

clip_image004Sliding gates

These are more space efficient and can cover larger openings or entrances. More secure than swing gates, sliding gates retain a rigid structure and therefore more difficult to force open or be breached by vehicle impact. See our range of sliding gates.

Bi-folding gates

Also known as speed gates, bi-folding gates can open and close in less time compared with swing or sliding gates. Similar to the sliding gates, the bi-folding gates take up less clip_image006space and are ideal for high levels of traffic where it’s important that the gate closes after each vehicle passes through. See our range of bi-folding gates.

Gateway Automation can provide free, no obligation quotes and feasibility surveys for your premises to assess your security requirements, contact us here.

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The benefits of barriers

Security barriers go a long way to providing an extra layer of security to prevent the opportunistic thief from entering your business or residential premises.

There are a range of barriers out there to suit most premises, each with their own features to suit the purpose. Here we offer a rundown of the three main types of security barrier.

clip_image002Automatic barriers

These can generally be found in car parks, using a rising arm to regulate and restrict vehicle access, and are ideal for residential or commercial areas. Control of the automation can be managed by security guards on site, CCTV for visual verification, proximity cards or tokens to allow only verified personnel, or simply via a push button. More on automatic barriers.

Height restrictor barriers

clip_image004Height restrictive barriers provide an ideal solution for the prevention of high vehicles entering unauthorised car parks. Suitable for warehouse, construction sites, garages, buildings or any facilities with restricted access, these barriers will deter larger transit vehicles from entering premises illegally.  More on height restrictor barriers.

Manual barriers

The manual barrier provides a more cost effective solution for commercial or industrial premises, helping with parking control, traffic management or securing premises. clip_image006Controlled by a security guard, the manual barrier is also good for areas where power is not readily available. These can then be locked into position during opening or closing hours.  More on manual barriers.

With property crime accounting for 70% of all police recorded crime this year, read more on crime against business premises and ways to prevent it.

Gateway Automation can provide free, no obligation quotes and feasibility surveys for your premises to assess your security requirements, contact us here.