Commercial Gates & Barriers discussed by Elite Fire & Security
If you have a commercial property or business it is essential that you secure it as best as you can. Commercial Gates and Barriers will help with your home or business security as well as offering many benefits which include making your property look smart and professional externally.
There are differences between commercial electronic gates and barriers and which one you decide on will depend on your property, its accessibility and the type of security you need for your property or business.
Commercial or Industrial Gates come in a huge range of styles, sizes, colours and materials and can be made to suit and fit in with the outside of your property. They need to be made from strong and sturdy material including the gate frame to ensure your property or business is secure and visually they act as a deterrent to unwanted access. A commercial electric gate can be automated using a variety of access devices including; card readers, pin keypads, vehicle tag readers, intercom systems and CCTV systems.
Commercial Barriers prevent unauthorised access or control who has access to your commercial property or business. They are a perfect solution if you have a lot of traffic coming into and exiting your property, or if you need entry and exit points monitored. They are often used in car parks as they are built to endure excessive opening and closing, as well as not allowing a vehicle to exit if the correct parking fee hasn’t been paid. They are often used alongside commercial bollards or traffic barriers increasing the security and accessibility of a site or area. They can be made in the style and colours of your choice and be automated to suit your commercial property or businesses needs. They can be automated to open and close using different types of access control systems which include; card readers, pin keypads, vehicle tag readers, intercom systems and CCTV systems.
Why should you have a Commercial System?
The purpose of a high-level commercial barrier or gate installation is to secure a commercial property, site or business from anyone entering who doesn’t have the required access. An automatic gate or barrier enables you to monitor and control access, prevent access, slow traffic down when vehicles or pedestrians are entering or exiting as well as negating the need for someone to monitor an entrance or exit 24/7. Commercial or industrial gates can also offer privacy in comparison with an open entrance, they can be made to be the height you need and with full panels to prevent a view into your property or site.
What are the Benefits of Commercial Gates & Barriers?
There are many benefits to Commercial Electric Gates and Barriers and if they are supplied and sold by a Commercial Security Business like Elite Fire & Security they will be manufactured to your requirements and specification.
Preventing Unauthorised Access
High-level Commercial or Industrial Gates & Barriers visually act as a deterrent to anyone thinking about breaking into your site or property and they also prevent access if anyone unauthorised attempts to get in. Anyone attempting to gain access without authorisation is far more likely to fail or not attempt it all if you have a commercial electric gate or barrier in place.
Securing your Property, Team and Assets
They are an additional security feature for entry and exit points at your commercial property or business. They enable you to monitor who enters and exits at any time, in real-time or historically. You can have a system which uses an access control system using; access codes, access cards or an intercom buzzing system if that suits your property or business. If you have a buzzer system you will need someone monitoring this during your opening hours to allow or deny access.
Commercial Electric Gates can be made from wood or aluminium for low to medium risk sites or if you need extra security they can be made from reinforced steel. Reinforced steel gates prevent vehicle ramming and will withstand extreme force to any unauthorised entry attempts offering added security. The installation should include the planning, design, manufacture of the gate and gate frame, installation, testing, training and aftercare.
Commercial security systems are known to make teams feel more secure especially if you are a 24-hour operation and you have people on-site throughout the night.
Commercial Gates & Barriers ensure your property, stock, customers and staff are more secure as they deter and prevent unauthorised access.
Convenience & Ease of Entry & Exit
When Commercial Security Systems are automated they offer convenience for staff, customers deliveries and you as a business owner or commercial property owner. They provide ease of access for staff, customers and suppliers as you don’t need to stop and get out of your vehicle to manually open them. They can be programmed to automatically open when the correct access code is entered or a card swiped, or visitors can request access through a buzzer and/or intercom system. Specific access can be changed at any time by anyone who has the authority.
Commercial Barriers, traffic barriers and bollards offer controlled access to a commercial property or business whilst still allowing a high volume of traffic to enter and exit. This means they are often used for high traffic areas compared to a commercial gate system. They are manufactured to open and close as many times as they need to without impacting their strength and operation. They are also used to reinforce traffic systems which can minimise the risk of vehicles colliding as well as providing a system which separates pedestrians and vehicles ensuring safety at all times.
Adding Value to your Commercial Property
Commercial Electric Gates & Barriers look both professional and impressive and will make your commercial property or business stand out. Potential buyers will know the system is an added benefit and this not only adds to the value of your property but also adds to the desirability of your commercial building or business.
Commercial Electric Gate installation will give you increased privacy to your commercial property, site or business if that is what you are looking for. They can be made to the height that you need them and there are many different styles to choose from including solid steel or slatted wood.
Insurance Premium Reduction
Commercial Automation equipment systems will often reduce your annual insurance costs if they have been installed by a professional security business like Elite Fire & Security. Insurance companies know they are a huge contributor to the security of your property or business so understand it will be less likely to be broken into and you making a claim.
Security Cost Reduction
If you have a Commercial Security System which is automated to open using access codes, card readers, intercom systems, CCTV systems or vehicle tag readers then this automation equipment can often reduce the cost of security staff at your business. To allow visitor access you can have a designated control panel or multiple ones which allow entry and exit to your site and these can be controlled by staff members within your property as they work.
Manufactured for Strength & Use
Commercial Systems can be manufactured using many different types of materials which will protect your property or business from different security concerns, as well as being manufactured to cope with the volume of traffic that it is needed for. This is why its important to use a reputable and professional security business like Elite Fire & Security as they will only supply and install a gate or barrier system that is suited to your needs.
Commercial Automated Gates & Barriers are made from aluminium for low to medium risk sites and reinforced steel for high-security sites or properties. Steel enforced systems will prevent car-ramming preventing vehicular access and can withstand extreme force to prevent entry.
These automation equipment systems are manufactured out of strong and sturdy materials which will be extremely weatherproof, even in months of adverse weather conditions. This ensures their material doesn’t rot or corrode and that they operate efficiently 24/7.
Commercial Barriers and Gate Automation Systems are often used when you have a high traffic pedestrian site or property as they prevent unauthorised access as well as controlling the number of people entering and exiting at one time. There are many different options available including double or single gates or barriers for pedestrians. A good example of this is a football stadium or concert venue as they provide a safe and reliable solution to crowd control in high volume pedestrian areas offering added security and safety and a controlled area. Access can be stopped via a control panel if there are crowds forming and reopened when these are clear.
Manufactured for High Volume Entry & Exit
Commercial Barriers and Gate Automation Systems are suited to enable easy and authorised access for high volume vehicular or pedestrian entry and exit points and a monitored and controlled area.
What Materials are Commercial Security Systems made from?
There are many different types of Commercial Gates & Barriers and they are all made from different materials depending on their use. If they are for a car park then they would be made from an aluminium arm that will snap if anyone drives into or through it when they are closed. Comparing this to a highly secure government site that would need a high level of protection and a barrier made from reinforced steel which can withstand any high impact collision and prevent access.
They can be surface mounted with concrete or installed with foundations underground, they can be sliding gates, swinging gates inward or outward opening, metal gates, wooden gates, meshed gates and so forth and the type of gate will depend on their use and the strength that is needed. Elite Fire & Security will come out to your site to understand your requirements and then recommend the best solution for you and your commercial property or business.
What are Commercial Gates & Barriers made from?
Commercial or Industrial Gates can be made in many different styles of materials and styles including wood and different types of metal gates. They can be manufactured with solid panels, a metal frame and wooden inserts or a wooden frame and wooden inserts. The style you choose depends on how much privacy you want from your gate, how secure you need it to be and the look you want to achieve. There are many different styles, colours and materials to choose from and one to suit every business. Elite Fire & Security can discuss the benefits of each style and material to ensure it matches your exact requirements.
What types of Commercial Systems are Available?
There isn’t a standard Commercial Security System and each one should always be planned and designed around your requirements, your property and your business needs. Commercial Gates & Barriers can be automated using above the ground automation systems which are visible or they can be installed underground out of sight. Both systems work equally well and there are benefits to both which Elite Fire & Security will always discuss with you.
There are many different types of Commercial Systems to choose from and there are many things to take into consideration when making a choice. This is why you should always use the experience and knowledge of a Commercial Security Company like Elite Fire & Security who will advise you on the best system for you after they have assessed your site and your business needs.
As an example, cantilever gates rest and roll on a wheel on the front bottom edge of the gate with a track supporting wheels on the back edge. Cantilever gates are held above the ground, moving via rollers running along the top and inside of the fence with wheels attached to a vertical concrete foundation. An expert security business will discuss all of the different options with you depending on your site, access and security need to come up with the right solution for you.
Types of Commercial Gates:
- Swing Gates
- Sliding Gates
- Bi-folding Gates
- Automated Gates
Types of Commercial Barriers:
- Height restriction bar
- Manual access barrier
- Swing barrier gate
- Automatic raise arm barrier
- PAS 68 counter-terrorism barrier
All of these can be automated and accessed in different ways and made from wood, aluminium or steel depending on your requirements.
A Commercial Gate & Barrier specialist will learn about your security and access needs and will advise you on the best system for you. They will design, supply, install and maintain your system, making adjustments and additions to your security needs if you ever need it.
What should you expect from a Commercial Security System specialist?
A high-level site assessment where they will learn about your business and your security needs as well as them conducting a full risk and site assessment to ensure safe access and exit for all pedestrians and vehicles.
They will assess your building layout, secure access and exit points and use their expertise to design a fully bespoke integrated Commercial Gate or Barrier system which will suit your security needs and access requirements. One of the many things they will discuss with you is the type of gate system you would prefer, as an example, swing gates, sliding gates and how they open.
An expert and reputable security business will communicate with architects, facilities managers, managers or building contractors if you need them to before providing you with any written recommendations and a free no-obligation quote.
A professional security business will offer you different Commercial Gate & Barrier system options, explaining the benefits and disadvantages of each one, along with the cost of installation and ongoing maintenance.
They will assess any existing gates and barriers at your property or site and be able to tell you if they are able to add to their security, combine security systems and automate them if not already automated.
They will be able to give you examples and information about the businesses they have worked with as well as showing you the types of Commercial Gate & Barrier systems they have installed previously.
The installation of any Commercial Gate & Barrier system should be carried out by a fully trained security business who will always install and test your new system as well as offer servicing and maintenance services as aftercare.
They will provide you and your team with an understanding of your new secure access system along with how you can remove and give access as you need to.
A professional security business will offer a 24/7 emergency call-out service in case anything goes wrong with your system so they can get it back up and running quickly and safely for you.
A professional security business will offer you planned maintenance and service contracts to ensure your system is kept in good and safe working order, preventing issues and giving you peace of mind 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
About Elite Fire & Security
Elite Fire and Security are the specialists in installing the latest Commercial Gate & Barrier Systems. We have been automating security systems for over 25 years and are now one of the most highly regarded automation companies in the South West.
We work with small, medium and large businesses and homes, working on all types and sizes of projects. We install and maintain single and multiple systems which can be linked to central monitoring stations at larger sites if needed as well as integrate them with other security systems at your commercial property or business.
Every system we design is bespoke to your needs, requirements and premises and we work alongside every customer to ensure their security system is customised to their needs.
Elite Fire & Security Gates & Barriers
- We supply and install the highest quality Security Electronic Gates & Barriers suitable for commercial properties
- The focus to meet your individual security needs and requirements assuring the highest degree of quality and customer satisfaction
- An understanding that no two sites are the same. We offer a bespoke service to every customer from design through to installation where we supply a custom-built to fit your precise specification whilst integrating with any new or existing security systems
- Our commercial range of automated systems are all manufactured to match your security or aesthetics requirements. Our commercial gates can be plain mesh security gates typically installed for schools, local authorities, hospitals and similar institutions, bespoke architectural gates to reflect a company’s corporate and business image, decorative gates and railings for gated communities and apartments, to heavy-duty steel palisade gates for industrial premises
- Our Elite Fire & Security Commercial systems are individually designed and manufactured to your specific site requirements and we use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings which are prepared for your approval before we start to manufacture your gates or barriers
- Our Commercial Security Systems are high-quality systems which are designed and manufactured with automation in mind and they adhere to all current electrical power regulations as well as the Machinery Directive
- We can assess any existing gates and barriers at your property or site and tell you if they can be upgraded, automated or incorporated into any new systems you are having installed
- Elite Fire & Security customers include an impressive list of blue-chip organisations, including property developers, building contractors, schools and local authorities, as well as property managers for apartments, gated communities and businesses in Bristol, Bath, the South West and London. No job is too big or too small for us.
- Our professional installation is always carried out by our fully qualified experts and is of the highest quality. Our team are fully qualified and trained in all the relevant areas of Gate & Barriers as well as Health & Safety
- After your successful gate installation or barrier installation, we test your new system along with any integrated security systems and train you to ensure you know how it works and how to change access
- We offer emergency callouts and repairs if you have problems with your gate or barrier system and we can be there within 2 hours to resolve any issues
- We offer a planned maintenance & servicing option as we understand that your commercial security gates and systems benefit from regular servicing to ensure readers are working correctly, and the system is functioning as it should
- We have a friendly and professional team who are passionate about delivering excellent service and outstanding security systems
We are one of the UK’s leading Gate & Barrier System specialists and we design, supply, install and maintain a wide range of appropriate door system and security products at premises throughout Bristol, Bath, the South West and London.
We offer a free, no-obligation, high-level site assessment and quick quote service, as well as professional, cost-effective, high quality, high-level security that you can trust. Contact us today on 0333 577 1230 and one of our experts will be able to answer any questions you may have or will book your free security assessment survey today.