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Security Gates: What Options Do You Have?


When it comes to purchasing a security gate to help bolster the security of your business, it is easy to be overwhelmed with choice and knowing your options is essential to ensure you make the right decision.

It is important to remember that security gates aren’t the be all and end all of access control security and it is recommended that you consider more than one security system. However, security gates do lay an important foundation and remain essential to the security of many businesses.

Throughout this guide we look at some of the options available to you when deciding to purchase a security gate for your business.

Swing Gates

Swing gates are one of the more traditional types of security gate available to you and provide a simple yet robust perimeter block ideal for protecting against unwanted visitors. Their simple yet robust design and adaptability in size, often means that they are found in schools and other private sites.

Swing gates also come in both manual and automatic variants making them ideal for sites that receive a lot of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. However, it is important to remember that in order to install a swing gate there must be enough room for the gate to open and level ground to ensure the gate doesn’t get caught on any debris.

Sliding Gates

Another option is the sliding security gate, which are ideal for businesses where space is restricted. When the full arc of a swing gate cannot be achieved a sliding gate is a useful substitute and provides the same level of security in a much smaller space.

Sliding gates also come in both manual and automatic variants, however, one of the additional benefits provided by our range of robust sliding gates is that the horizontal opening feature makes them more resistant to ram raid style attacks from vehicles.

Pedestrian Access Gates

As their name suggests pedestrian access gates are designed specifically to restrict access from pedestrians foot traffic and, as such, are used more frequently across many smaller areas meaning that one premises could have multiple pedestrian access gates.

Here at Newgate, our pedestrian access gates come in manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic variants making them ideal for a range of different businesses including larger industrial sites, parks, schools and stadiums or sports grounds.

How do I know which security gate I need?

Know that you understand the options available to you it is essential that you make the right choice when it comes to making the purchase yet understanding the options often isn’t enough to make this decision for you.

It is essential that you understand the reasons why you are installing a security gate, the location of the gate and the benefits each type of gate provides. Understanding these key elements will allow you to match the benefits of one security gate to your own requirements therefore, ensuring that your business will be safe and secure.

If you are looking for a bespoke security gate for your business premises and require any additional information, please contact the team at Newgate today.

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