Creating the best security system for your business or home is critical to your security plan. But even the best security system can be outsmarted when it has a poorly chosen gate and operator system. Ensuring that you select the right option for your business is an essential step for several reasons. Your gate affects how your business looks and how your security team will behave, depending on the option you choose, you may need to consider your security protocols and adapt your plans accordingly.
Barrier Arm Gates
One of the first and least secure options is a simple barrier gate. These often are more of a parking device than a security feature and do not keep anyone from entering or exiting. While some are crash rated, others could easily be destroyed or manipulated by those seeking to access your facility with ill intent. If you are looking for a low-security option that simply helps keep traffic in check, this might be the perfect choice for you.
The next step up from a barrier gate is a swing gate. Swing gates use a hinge operated door system that takes up little power and is popular for homes or commercial businesses in areas with heavy restrictions. Most communities will allow swing gates while the other two options may have restrictions or regulations. One of the benefits of swing gates is that they offer a unique and ornate appearance that gives a level of security while making a huge impact.
If you have plenty of room for your gate, a slide gate is an option that offers the highest level of security with the most impressive image. Slide gates can be used in conjunction with barriers for a high-security environment and an impressive look. Unlike with swing gates, which lock in the center and have flexibility, the locking mechanism for a slide gate is more stable and secure.
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