Choosing the Right Security Gate
If you’re in charge of keeping a commercial property secure, you know the value of high-quality commercial fencing and security gates. Whether yours is a highly secure facility with exterior and interior perimeter fencing and several levels of access control or you need a new automated security gate at an assisted living facility, you have more options than ever before.
Types of Commercial Security Gates
There are a variety of different commercial security gate styles to choose from. Most security gates are made of chain link, steel, or ornamental iron. Which style is right for your commercial property depends on who you want to let in and who you want to keep out.
For example, maybe you need a wider gate at a security checkpoint to give access to cleared employees and delivery vans. Or you just need pedestrian gates/turnstiles to let visitors into your amusement park.
The most common types of commercial security gates include:
Slide gates move left or right along a track that’s aligned with the perimeter fence. This type of gate is good for areas where clearance for a swing gate might be an issue. A slide gate is best suited for a flat area such as a driveway or parking lot entrance. The track of a slide gate must be kept free of debris, snow, and ice to work effectively.
Single or double swing gates can open inward or outward, and extend to 90 degrees. They require a fair amount of clearance, and you should paint lines to indicate where vehicles should wait while the gate opens.
Vertical Pivot Gates
Vertical pivot gates are good for areas where there is not a lot of clearance that would allow a swing gate. The gate pivots open upward and holds until a vehicle passes through, and then it pivots back down. They can be a good option if you don’t want to clear snow around a slide gate track.
Vertical Lift Gates
Vertical lift gates are another option when you don’t have the clearance needed for a swing gate or slide gate installation. Using hydraulics, the gate slides up and down vertical lift gate tracks. These gates are suitable on rough terrain.
Pedestrian gates, also known as turnstiles, limit the flow of pedestrians into your property to one at a time. This can help you keep track of how many people visit your place of business on a given day. It also allows gate employees to scan for the crowd for security issues, provide wristbands, etc.
For an added level of security, most commercial security gates can be installed with an access control system of your choice. You might want a gate attendant to buzz people in. But you could also use the following access control methods to control access to your property:
- Ticket machines (for parking garages)
- Card readers
- Vehicle RFID tags
- Fingerprint readers
Which method of access control you choose will depend on the level of security you need.
Schedule a Security Fence Gate Installation Estimate
If you’re looking to get a security fence installed, be sure to get the right security gate. And if you need to upgrade an existing gate, we can help you choose from the available options. It may be of interest to you to know that we are veteran-owned and operated. When you work with us, you’ll get competitive pricing and a quick turnaround. We can also provide you with fence repairs or temporary fencing until your new fence is installed. We understand that protecting your commercial property from intruders is of paramount importance.
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