Automatic gates are no longer a luxury regardless of the size of your business or commercial property. Advancements in automatic gate systems have made the technology cheaper and more accessible to business owners. Barrier gates are more affordable than ever, but there are a number of factors you need to consider before jumping into the installation. This is to ensure that you get the best fit for your specific security needs.
Power supply requirements
Most gate systems use the same standard power supply available at your commercial property. It is however important to consult with the supplier to find out if there are any special power supply requirements for the gate system you choose. In any case, it is important to ensure that any changes, installations or modifications where power supply is concerned are attended to by an expert. It is also important to consider additional parts or features related to the gate system such as lighting and intercoms.
Type of barrier gate
This refers to the size or direction of the barrier arm. It is important to consider the layout of the property such as the space designated for the gate. The idea is to get the right-sized barrier gate that functions property and looks good. Getting a representative on site to inspect the installation area is a great way to ensure that you procure the best option. In addition to this, the representative can find out about any unusual or unique landscaping features that may make installation a challenge.
As much as automatic gates serve a security function, they are also the first point of contact with visitors to the commercial property. It is therefore prudent to consider aesthetics when choosing the best gate. Find out if the gate can be customized, for example by painting it with the company colors. Consider any other aesthetic requirements you might have, and relay them to the gate supplier to allow them to offer the best option.
Access control and operating systems
automatic gates rely on different systems. The most common include hydraulic and electro-mechanical. Hydraulic systems typically have a longer lifespan, run quieter and stand up better to the elements. Electro-mechanical systems on the other hand are cheaper and can handle most basic security features. Find out from the supplier about what is available and ask for expert advice or suggestions on which one would be most suitable for your purposes.
A good supplier will be able to provide the best gate system for your business. In addition to this, the supplier can handle additional tasks including maintenance, servicing and repairs, as well as other related requests such as garage door remotes. Due diligence is required to ensure that you get value for your money.