Everything You Need to Know About Security Gates
When it comes to protecting your business, there are many incredible advantages to having security gates installed. Not only do they physically stop criminals from accessing your property, but they also act as strong visual deterrents. Criminals know that gates are effective, so when they see them installed, they’re much less likely to attempt a break-in. They’d rather move on to an unprotected location.
However, some business owners naturally have questions about security gates and aren’t quite sure how to choose the right ones for their business. We can help. Here is a guide to having commercial security gates installed.
Choosing a Security Gate
How do you pick the right security gate for your business? It depends on various factors. The type of storefront, the area to be covered, your budget, and various other factors come into play. Some businesses may require more than one gate. It all depends on your property. Talking to our team can help you choose the right gates for you.
The Cost of Security Gates
Of course, since there are many different types of security gate installations, the cost of having gates installed will vary depending on your situation. If you’re looking for an estimate, the security gate company will need to learn some information about your property. For example, our team can provide you with an estimate if you provide photos of your location and the type of protection you are looking for. In most cases, it only takes a few minutes to get a quote.
Having Security Gates Installed
In most cases, physical security gates should be installed on the inside of a window. This provides additional protection and makes it more difficult to tamper with the gates without being detected by an alarm. In addition, if your gates are installed on the inside, they will be protected from the elements such as rain or snow. Having security gates installed on the outside of your property is not often recommended.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to install security gates yourself. In most cases, no special tools are required to install security gates. Most scissor gate installations can be completed with basic tools like hammers, drills, and a level. However, you may need specialized tools if drilling into a concrete floor is required.
A contractor, technician, or experienced installer is also good choice for most installations, and is recommended for the installation of security shutters or aluminum security curtains.
If you need any help installing your gates, we’re there for you. Contact us with any questions you may have.
Mobile security gates are also an option for some properties, such as shopping malls, arenas, schools, and some office buildings. These gates are versatile, easy to use, and do not require professional installation.
Security Gate Maintenance
For scissor-style gates and top track folding closures, there isn’t much regular maintenance required, unless your location is especially dusty or dirty. Shutters require more frequent maintenance. For specific questions regarding security gates maintenance, please contact us.