- How much space do you have?
Measure the space where you want the gate. The size and terrain around the entrance will determine the types of gates you can install. For example, if you want a sliding gate, you need to have enough space on both sides of the entrance.
- What will the traffic be like?
Gates must secure your property. However, they must also be efficient and allow vehicles to pass quickly. You don’t want your delivery vehicles sitting idle waiting for a slow gate to open.
- Do you require access control?
Security gates with access control systems can help keep unauthorized visitors off your property. Access control solutions also record the identity of everyone using the gateway and the date and time of entry.
- Do you need an automatic or manual gate?
You should install an automatic gate if many vehicles enter and exit your property at any hour. Electric automatic gates are more expensive than manual ones.
- Which type of automatic gate is better on your property?
In the market, there are several types of security gates. Each of them with different specifications or functions.
Swing doors open to allow access. Therefore, you need to mark where the cars should stop so that the gate does not hit them when it opens. Swing gates come in single-wing and double-wing styles. The sliding gates do not rotate. They move to one side. This type of gate is essential on slopes and uneven terrain. Bi-folding swing gates are better for compact spaces.