How to Choose Your Access Gate

Many commercial and private property owners are already aware of the benefits of fitting access gates. They offer a level of protection and resilience that cannot be provided by a regular driveway gate. A well fitted access gate can add value to your property, and it may reduce the level of your insurance premiums. It is imperative as a private property owner or business manager to keep disruption to a minimum and choose the right kind of gate. So, how do you choose which kind of access gates are going to suit your circumstances best?

Identifying Your New Gates Purpose

The first thing that needs to be considered is the purpose of the access gate. Is the gate going to be installed on the perimeter of a property or is it an internal barrier? Most businesses that carry any kind of valuable stock tend to have an access gate that has security features, whilst an internal barrier may not need any. If additional security features are necessary, this can be provided for automatic gates using keypads, access cards or a wireless remote. Will the gate be operated manually or will there be a need for an automatic system? Knowing the answers to some of these questions may help you to make your choice immediately, or it may help a professional to steer you in the right direction.

What Level of Protection is Required?

The short answer here, of course, is the best protection possible, but there are applications that could be overkill. The best access gates for protection are automatic sliding gates that have been manufactured from galvanised steel. They run on a concrete track using a gearing system that can be powered from your property. They can even be set to open on a timer if required or manually operated via a remote control or control room. A commercial gate would probably be more Spartan and business like in nature, but this does not have to be the case. For private properties and businesses that require some kerb appeal, there are more aesthetically pleasing options available.

What Security Features Do You Need?

We have already touched on this aspect, but it deserves a little more scrutiny. There are many ways to secure a gate, and they don’t all have to be high tech. It may be the case that you need a simple barrier to limit access to a parking area at specific times of the day. In this case, a simple manually operated barrier and a stout padlock can do the trick. If you need to reduce manpower on a larger site, then a different solution could be to fit a chain gate barrier that will perform the same function, but it can be operated via a remote or a control room.

If they are looking for commercial access gates, Perth business managers should contact us. Here at Image Bollards we have a wide selection of access gates and shutters available for purchase. We have both swing and sliding automatic access gates, as well as a boom gate for purely commercial use. Visit our website or give us a call, our advisors are standing by to answer any further questions that you may have.