Height Restrictors-what businesses need to know

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Are you looking to put an end to fly-tipping? Prevent vehicles or visitors from overstaying their welcome? Free up parking spaces for genuine customers? A height restrictive barrier may be just what you’re looking for. Let’s take a look at what they are when you might want to use one, and the different options available today.

What is a height restrictive barrier?

Height restriction can be seen in action in a variety of environments. You will no doubt have driven into a car park with an overhead barrier warning vehicles of certain sizes that they will be unable to enter. Equally, you may have visited a supermarket or service station car park recently where the same restrictions apply.

Height restrictive barriers are designed to block access to heavy and large vehicles either blocking them from access entirely or encouraging them to use alternative areas designed for their vehicle type.

Why use a height restrictive barrier?

There are many reasons why a business may opt to install a height restrictive barrier. One of the most popular reasons is to reduce overnight or illegal stays. Many public and private sector clients have experienced issues with vehicles visiting sites for longer than is welcome, taking advantage of facilities and leaving them in a state of disrepair.

Installing restrictive barriers can prevent that initial access and reduce the need for costly cleaning or other repairs. Equally car park operators can prevent damage to facilities that are not built to accommodate heavy goods vehicles, caravans, or camper vans.

Static or Automatic?

Height restriction barriers may come in the form of static barriers which are locked with padlocks, or automatic barriers which are electronically operated. The choice between the two depends on your circumstances.

If your barrier is going to be installed away from the interior of your site, or on rural land, then your access to electricity may be limited. In this case, it may be best to opt for a traditional manual static restrictor. Static barriers can also be fitted with a low-level barrier that can be fixed into place at your leisure to prevent any vehicular access at all.

However, if mains access is not a problem then you can take advantage of an automatic barrier. With a 10.0M maximum span, these barriers are driven by a 3 phase motor and can be left open or closed depending on your requirements. So if you only want to limit access at specific times of the day or days of the week, then this could be a good solution for you.

Both types of barriers can be fitted with a prominent maximum headroom sign and an optional striped bumper bar made from aluminium can also be fitted for added protection.

Gateway Automation provides a range of products to help businesses and individuals to secure their sites and also provide nationwide servicing and repairs to gates, barriers, and other perimeter security equipment. To find out more, please call us on 01522 682255.

The Importance of anti-terrorism perimeter security

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Threats of domestic and international terrorism and actual acts of terrorism have been a constant danger in the UK. The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre and the Security Service (MI5) grade the National Threat Level at five levels (low, moderate, substantial, severe, and critical). Currently, in the UK this level is deemed to be ‘severe’, which means that according to their understanding, an attack is highly likely.

While members of the public are at risk as much as organisations (as shown by the 7/7 London Bombing attacks for instance) businesses must be also vigilant in the face of terrorism – particularly those that operate in sensitive fields.

Sensitive operations

Some businesses and organisations by their very nature can become targets for political or religious agendas. This may come in the form of general online sentiment, physical protest, sabotage or even terrorist attacks.

Infrastructure targets

Elsewhere businesses and organisations can fall into the crosshairs of terrorists due to their standing within UK infrastructure. For example, terrorists looking to cause the most harm possible may seek to exploit water or energy plants to cause widespread disruption and harm.

How to prepare

To mitigate the risks of an attack, it is, of course, important to create dialogues with local and national policing groups who can advise on the likelihood of attacks and, where they are able, brief you on threats. However, with the frequency and unpredictability involved, it makes sense for those targets that are of particularly high risk to take pre-emptive measures to adequately protect themselves.

The first step is to undertake a full risk assessment with a specialised provider. An experienced professional should take into account the nature of your operations, the size of your site, and the possible threats and create a list of bespoke recommendations for you to consider.

There are many tools for the job, and their recommendations may come in the form of both specialised and more general advice and equipment solutions.

To guard against the risk of intrusion, sabotage and protest, you might be advised to utilise turnstiles and barriers. These simple but effective tools can provide the first line of defence and afford maximum control over who gets in and out of your property. Bollards are another key way to afford protection and can be either fixed or retractable, allowing additional defence in case of a power outage.

Equally, specialised tools like our bi-folding anti-terrorism gates offer unique properties that are created with neutralising threats in mind. The bi-folding gate is powered by an electric motor with a hydraulic locking pin and features eagle fibre technology and quality bearings and rollers. While the sliding cantilever is the widest gate currently tested at 40mph and 50mph with a 7.5T (N2 and N3) vehicle.

Elsewhere there may opportunities to manage vehicular traffic through crash tested road blockers. These are a commonly used tool for government, financial and private organisations looking to prevent a vehicular terrorist attack which has been a rising occurrence in recent years.

Tough external perimeter security can act as a key deterrent to terrorists seeking to gain entry to a site. However, interior protections should not be overlooked as damage can be caused internally also, whether through physical acts of harm, sabotage or theft. However, pedestrian access can be boxed off through tools such as keypads, biometrics, fobs, and other access control equipment.

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to deciding which security strategies are going to be most effective at a site, which is why it is important to begin with a risk assessment. Here at Gateway Automation, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation and feasibility survey to assess your perimeter security requirements. To find out more please contact Gateway Automation on 01522 682255.

Top Perimeter Security considerations for the construction industry

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Crime is rife among construction sites. It might shock you to know that hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment is being stolen from building sites in the UK every single week. While some of that equipment may eventually be recovered, it can represent huge delays in projects, missed deadlines, increased overheads, and bad press.

To avoid these problems, site operators must integrate tough perimeter security solutions into their plans from the get-go. Here we will look at some tips on how to protect a construction site.

1 – Risk assessments

The first step in creating a comprehensive plan for battling construction theft is a thorough plan, and this should come from a professional risk assessment. Your provider should take into account the nature of the site, establish threats, and come up with concrete solutions to address them. No site is the same, and your measures need to be bespoke and robust.

2 – Create a tough exterior

Criminals will always look for soft targets. You can deter opportunistic crime by creating an exterior that signals to intruders that you take things seriously. A site that is protected with security gates and fencing is far less likely to fall, victim, as criminals will rightly estimate that their chances of a successful venture are slim.

3 – Operate with entry controls

Security should extend to all areas of your operations. In a busy site, it can be easy for intruders to go unnoticed. A simple high-vis jacket and a hard hat may be enough to blend in. This is why it is important that you operate with a booking-in system that keeps a track of who is coming and going on your site. Equally, keys or other forms of access should be restricted and only trusted to veteran members of staff.

4 – Control entry automatically

It might not be practical for you to have dedicated security personnel at your site to monitor who is coming and going and to patrol your site. In these instances, you may choose to opt for physical equipment that can do the job for you in the form of barriers and turnstiles.

5 – Consider access control equipment

Another way to establish your security levels is to take advantage of new technologies and advanced equipment. For instance, you could integrate biometric controls such as fingerprint readers, or pin/fob controls to grant access. You might also install an intercom to both manage access via a mobile device. Learn more about access equipment here.

6 – Use lighting to your advantage

A large percentage of crime will take place in the evening or the early hours of the morning when visibility is low and passers-by are rare. As we mentioned previously, criminals will strike at sites where they feel they are most likely to get away with their crimes, so by installing adequate movement-triggered lighting you can effectively scare them away.

Gateway Automation provides a range of perimeter security systems to help businesses and individuals to secure their sites and also provides nationwide servicing and repairs to gates, barriers, and other perimeter security equipment. To find out more, please contact us on 01522 68255 or take a look at our brochure which can be viewed here.

How to combine environmental design with perimeter security

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Many people assume that perimeter security is simply about installing tough and imposing measures that deter crime. But those who are experienced in the matter will know that criminal behaviour theory underpins the best approaches.

The Broken Window Theory

Properties that are shabby, unkempt, or in perpetual states of vandalism are more likely to be targeted by criminals. This is known among behavioural experts as the Broken Window Theory. It states that properties that are not maintained send out a message to other criminals that this is a safe space to commit their crimes.

Guiding your visitors

Another key part of creating a safe and secure site is managing both foot traffic and pedestrian traffic. Supermarkets are well-known for their techniques to subtly guide footfall. For instance, many supermarkets will change tile shape and distance to slow down the movement of trolleys around specific displays or offers. This is another approach that can be utilised in perimeter security strategy. Flower beds, pathways, and turnstiles can be used to direct pedestrian traffic, while road markings, barriers, height restrictors, and speed ramps can guide traffic.

Keeping on top of maintenance

Security installations can be damaged by the elements, by vehicular traffic, sabotage, or simply worn down over time. Not only does this make them ineffective, but if left unattended it also sends out a message to criminals that you do not take your security needs seriously. Having a regular cleaning routine, as well as a reactive call-out service on hand to attend to any major issues will help to address this risk.

Combining approaches

Sites that are well-designed, cared-for, and approachable are not only likely to avoid falling victim to the Broken Window Theory, but they also can encourage a reaction from members of the community. They may be more invested in the building, and more likely to intervene or report problems to security services.

Part of environmental design means that you should try where possible to make your property appealing and sympathetic to its surroundings. This might mean incorporating friendly features such as lawns, trees, bushes, and flower beds.

However, it’s important to balance this with robust and effective perimeter security measures. While barbed wire fences may seem a little too imposing in certain surroundings, there is nothing wrong with a tough security gate, barriers, and turnstiles as measures to protect yourself.

Start with a risk assessment

Balancing these two opposing ideas can be difficult without experience to lean on, and this is why your starting point should be a thorough risk assessment. A professional company should be able to take into account the nature of your business, your surroundings, your access needs, and other elements to provide you with recommendations.

Whether your business runs from small retail premises or a large industrial site, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation risk assessment, feasibility survey, and quotation to assess your perimeter security requirements. We also provide a nationwide reactive callout service with engineer response times of 8 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, and 7 days which means that any problems can be dealt with quickly.

For more information or for further advice on how to protect your business premises from criminals, please contact us here.

The Importance of maintaining perimeter security systems

The Importance of maintaining perimeter security

“A chain is no stronger than its weakest link”. We can learn much from old proverbs and sayings. This particular literary mechanic demonstrates a subtle idea that rings true in many environments, but particularly so in the world of perimeter security.

When preparing your site against the risk of criminal activity, it is important to take a holistic approach whenever possible. Relying too heavily on one particular tool, or dismissing the need for upkeep and maintenance are two very risky – but all-too-common mistakes that businesses make.

Modern technology has revolutionised the way that modern businesses operate. AI, and expensive camera equipment, are now a common sight at premises up and down the country, looking to protect their goods. Yet, as technology develops so does the sophistication of criminals, and the techniques that they employ. Machine learning is developed in a narrow field, and this often lacks the nuances required to offer adept protection.

The same can be said for established forms of security such as CCTV. Cameras can be a strong deterrent but they aren’t entirely foolproof. If a criminal can mask their identity or is confident that they can make a quick getaway then CCTV alone is unlikely to prevent trouble.

This is not to say that technology is not able to assist perimeter security measures at all. Access control equipment, for example, can be used to enhance a great many of the tried and tested tools like gates, barriers, and turnstiles. However, businesses must adopt an approach that looks at vulnerabilities across the board, rather than in just one area.

Maintenance and repair

Procuring the right systems is the first step to resting easier at night, but just as much effort should be put towards maintenance and repair needs.

All things degrade over time and with the impact of high traffic, usage, exposure to the elements, you do not want to be caught short. For example key, external measures like gates and barriers can attract grease, grit, and dirt, as well as other debris.

You can slow down natural degradation through regular maintenance and upkeep. This means putting into place cleaning measures and plans to check your security tools for any issues, but also knowing when to call for support from experts.

Act Quickly

Equally, your perimeter security measures may be impacted by criminals themselves – perhaps in a failed attempt to gain access to your site. When this happens, you should be able to act quickly to have your defences restored, and avoid a time where you may be unprotected and criminals may try once more to take advantage of gaps in your coverage.

Here at Gateway, we offer a nationwide reactive callout service to offer quality servicing and repairs for gates, barriers, and other perimeter security equipment. We also provide free, no-obligation quotations and feasibility surveys to find the best solution to your security needs.

For more information please visit our website http://www.gatewayautomation.co.uk/ or call us on 01522 682 255.

How to keep your business secure at Christmas

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While this time of year sees many businesses winding down for the end of the year, it is important to remain vigilant in the face of crime, especially for those businesses who will leave their premises unoccupied during the holidays. Here are some tips and advice to keep your business secure at Christmas and avoid a festive headache.

1 – Establish a presence during closures

It is a sensible first step for businesses to assign keyholding duties to trusted staff members during periods of closure. You should decide in advance whether they will be required to visit only on an emergency basis or be asked to visit at various points through your closure to check for any problems. Even an infrequent presence could be enough to put off any would-be intruders who may be surveilling your property.

2 – Maintain standards during your wind-down

Understandably, the festive season often results in a more relaxed atmosphere at work. However, it is important that you don’t let your usual security standards slip. Your typical checks at the end of the day should still be carried out, and any guests such as at an office Christmas party should be logged and monitored. For sites that handle deliveries and pickups, the festive season can be the busiest period of the year, so it’s important to stay on your guard.

3 – Create a safety checklist

Nominate a member of staff to run thorough safety checks during your last day in the office. This should include but not be limited to checking perimeter security tools are working, turning off electric items to avoid fire risk, checking heating and temperature controls, and reviewing access points to ensure they are locked. It is important to do a trial run prior to your final day in the office, up to a few weeks in advance, so as to highlight any problems that may take a little time to amend.

4 – Avoid posting Christmas hours online if you are closed for a long period

While communicating your holiday hours to customers and clients is a good idea, you should avoid posting them on social media where criminals could take advantage. It only takes a simple search of Google or social media for criminals to find potential targets in their local area and begin to plan an intrusion. Instead, you should reach out directly to customers through email or phone, or post a holding message that asks clients to contact you via phone for details of your opening hours.

5 – Avoid a blackout

There’s no surer way to signal to intruders that a building is empty than turning out all the lights. You should consider timed lighting that will turn on at key hours and invest in triggered security lighting as deterrents. Criminals are much more likely to target premises with weak lighting and darkness to obscure their attempt at gaining access.

6 – Treat perimeter security as a priority

Perimeter security should not be left to the last minute. Establishing strong barriers and deterrents to crime should be high on your agenda the whole year-round. Tools like security gates, bollards, and barriers can be used to restrict access, as well as vehicular tools like road blockers and rising kerbs. You can also use access control equipment with turnstiles and barriers, enhanced with keypads, proximity cards, or intercoms to further reduce interior access.

7- Consider having manned security

Consider whether you should have manned security during the time you and your staff will be away from the business Manned security can work in tandem with your perimeter security measures to ensure the most effective and efficient level of protection for your site.

To find out more about how we can help with your business security needs, please contact us on 01522 682255 for a free, no-obligation call and feasibility survey to assess your business needs.

5 Key things to ensure end to end perimeter security

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The security of your site is only as strong as its weakest element. And an organisation that relies too heavily on one individual component should do so at their own peril. Businesses should not overlook the importance of a robust, multi-layered perimeter security solution when establishing their defences against criminal threats. Here are five ways they can ensure end to end perimeter protection moving forward.

1 – Begin with a risk assessment

To combat vulnerabilities you need to work with the facts, not rely on gut instincts or guesswork. Too many organisations follow market trends, or simply copy competitors to create their site protection plans. However, without undertaking a proper risk assessment, it’s likely that you will choose the wrong products, for the wrong price, and will leave innumerable holes in your strategy that leaves you vulnerable. A professional perimeter security company should be able to take into account the nature of both your business and your premises in order to defend your infrastructure – as no business is the same.

2 – Securing entry and exit points

Securing your boundaries is imperative in true end-to-end coverage. Rather than relying on CCTV or alarm systems to alert you of threats or simply document them, your plan should enable you to rely on physical tools that will prevent unauthorised access in the first place. This can be achieved through several tools from gates, and barriers, to road blockers and bollards.

3 – Responding to threats

With dwindling local police budgets it would be unwise to rely solely on local services to respond to instances of crime on your business site. While the police are a valuable asset to our communities, it is important that you can have measures in place to respond to threats in a safe manner yourself. For instance, two-way intercom systems can allow you to make audio/visual contact with an unwanted visitor and engage them in conversation. For instance, a group of vandals may be told that the authorities have been notified, which may be enough to move them on their way.

4 – Deter and delay

It is well-known that criminals are often opportunistic in nature. With this in mind, it is plain to see that businesses that neglect the basics of perimeter security can quickly land themselves in hot water. A premises that employs strong tools like gates and barriers or even turnstiles are less likely to be chosen as a ‘soft target’ by a criminal gang. They will see that both their attempt to gain entry, and subsequently leave quickly will be hampered, and so will likely move their targets elsewhere.

5 – Maintenance is vital

Building strong defences is not just about choosing new equipment – it’s also about maintaining what you already have. Tools that are rarely inspected are primed for degradation, wear and tear, and damage from the elements. If these problems are spotted quickly, through programmes of scheduled maintenance, then you can be sure that you have full coverage. This is a far more sensible approach than only discovering problems after an incident has occurred.

Whether your business runs from small retail premises or a large industrial site, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation risk assessment, feasibility survey and quotation to assess your perimeter security requirements. We also provide a nationwide reactive callout service with engineer response times of 8 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours and 7 days which means that any problems can be dealt with quickly.

For more information or for further advice on how to protect your business premises from criminals, please contact us here.

What do you need to know when buying turnstiles?

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Turnstiles are among the most popular forms of perimeter security across the UK. They provide businesses and organisations with a robust and highly secure way of managing access to a site – without the need for costly security staff. However, every business is different, and there’s no such thing as a one size fits all approach when it comes to perimeter security. Here are some points to consider before making a decision.

Location, Location, Location

The first thing you will need to discuss is the location that your turnstile will inhabit. Turnstiles are commonplace in football grounds, theme parks, sports stadiums, and military bases. However, the turnstiles used in these circumstances may be quite different to those at an apartment building, hotel, or even a train station. While for some businesses, security is paramount and aesthetics less important – for others, there is a need to balance out effectiveness with a welcoming and friendly vibe.

Fit For Purpose

What will you be using your turnstile for? There are a variety of different turnstiles available. As well as the environment of the turnstile, you need to think about other factors like traffic. For busy sites, with high numbers of footfall such as train stations – it’s important that access can be granted safely but also in a quick manner. Whereas for a warehouse holding sensitive or high-value goods, extra credential checks might be more important than flow rate.

Tailgating

Tailgating is when a person illegally gains access to a site – either by following in quickly behind an authorised visitor, or having a card passed back to them by another visitor who is in on the scam. This is a headache for many businesses, who only realise what has happened later on as they review CCTV footage. Or worse, when they have to clear up the mess left behind. You can combat tailgating with anti-passback features. They effectively prevent tailgaters ‘passing back’ security cards or fobs used for entry.

Cost

A good provider knows that businesses have to keep in line with budgets and should be able to provide you with a few different options.

Turnstiles can be integrated with a number of different access control options including proximity cards, tokens, keypad entry, and voice/video intercom control and can be customised to meet your needs. Whereas a more simple form of turnstile may cost you less.

While turnstiles can vary in cost, the important thing to keep in mind is the long-term savings they could provide. Turnstiles allow you to have better control over the entry points of your site, and provide a physical barrier that stops criminals and unwanted guests in their tracks. Not only this but turnstiles can often be controlled automatically and are an effective alternative to the hiring of in-person security guards.

Gateway Automation can help businesses and organisations to protect their assets from serious crime with minimum disruption while maintaining safe and comfortable working environments for clients. For a free no-obligation quotation and feasibility survey please contact Gateway Automation on 01522 682255. Alternatively, our brochure can be downloaded here

 

The Advantages of road blockers and rising kerbs

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We all want to protect our businesses from crime and there are a great many tools out there to help us on our way. Gates, barriers, bollards and turnstiles are just a few of the resources that can help develop an effective security strategy. However, when it comes to meeting the challenges of vehicular traffic there may be other tools to consider too. Here we explain the benefits of road blockers and rising kerbs.

Managing Traffic

Gates and barriers should be the foundation of any worthwhile perimeter security plan. They help you to monitor and shut off access to unwanted vehicles and check over the credentials of your visitors before allowing them access to your site. But there may be other factors to think about here too.

Easy Access

For some sites, it is important to be able to maintain easy access to your site and this can sometimes prove to be a conundrum for businesses that simultaneously want to protect themselves from crime.

It might be that you operate in a customer-facing environment such as retail. In this case, you wouldn’t want to slow down the entry of customers or trade vehicles. This would have a negative effect on both trade, and customer satisfaction.

Even if your business is not customer facing, it might be important for you to maintain rapid access in order to meet targets and maintain your operations to a high standard.

There is a solution though. You can avoid negative feedback by keeping gates open during opening hours and using alternative tools such as rising kerbs and road blockers which can allow you to control traffic in specific areas – for instance by blocking off a loading bay.

Quality Protection

Allowing easy access is one thing, but for highly sensitive sites you may want to limit access as much as possible. Government buildings, financial institutions, data centres, and those working in defence all require a sophisticated approach to perimeter security.

Road Blockers, in particular, are a go-to for many high-profile organisations around the world looking to reduce the threat of unlawful access, and even terrorist attacks.

Hydraulic road blockers prevent vehicles from gaining access to restricted areas while simultaneously doubling up as a deterrent.

They are available in widths of 2.0 to 5.0 metres and three heights for varying security levels. 340mm height for cars & vans, 500mm height for high security & 800mm height ultimate security against HGVs.

A visually intimidating presence, road blockers are uncompromising in nature and can be fitted with yellow and black chevrons to send out a stark message to would-be intruders that you take your security needs seriously.

Terrorists want to impact the most devastation and disruption they can, and if they feel that your site is too well protected to have an impact then you may well no longer be considered a key target.

Gateway Automation provides a range of perimeter security systems to help businesses and individuals to secure their sites and also provides nationwide servicing and repairs to gates, barriers and other perimeter security equipment. To find out more, please contact us on 01522 68255 or take a look at our brochure which can be viewed here.

Should my business install Pedestrian gates?

Pedestrian Gate When it comes to security gates, a large degree of attention is typically given to vehicular gates and managing the traffic that arrives at a site. While this is very important and needs to be given full consideration, it would be unwise to neglect pedestrian traffic. Crime comes in many shapes and forms, and it is important for businesses in the modern environment to be able to maintain effective control over their entry and exit routes at all times, and avoid the presence of unwanted visitors who may seek to exploit vulnerabilities. However, not all businesses are the same, and while pedestrian gates may be suitable for some, there may be other situations where alternative forms of security are better suited. Let’s take a brief overview to discover more.

Managing pedestrian traffic

There are a variety of different tools at your disposal when it comes to managing pedestrian traffic. Turnstiles, and barriers can be used to prevent tailgating for instance. They can be fitted with access control enhancements such as tokens, pins, or fob systems, or manned by a physical security officer to check credentials and approve access. Elsewhere, access control equipment like intercom systems might be used with controllers able to grant or deny entry from a remote location. Pedestrian gates are another tool that can be added to your arsenal.

Pedestrian gates

Pedestrian gates can be deployed at your site at key entry and exit points to bolster your protection against crime, and manage visitation. Pedestrian gates can be operated manually with fittings for padlocks, or fitted with magnetic locks and self-closers for automated use. For safety, they should be fitted with self-monitoring safety edges and twin photocells as standard, and can also be enhanced with flashing beacons and sounder capabilities. Pedestrian gates allow you to effectively shut off access to unwanted visitors who might otherwise infiltrate your property, causing damage, stealing assets, or impacting your business in other negative ways. By installing a pedestrian gate, you prevent this from happening, protect your business, and also show your employees and clients that you care about their well-being. Pedestrian gates allow you to control exactly who is allowed to enter your site. Although a large degree of this consideration should be geared around preventing crime, it also allows you to prevent nuisance callers, cold callers, and other types of distracting visitation. Of course, it is important to think about the suitability of a pedestrian gate for your company. If your business operates in a customer-facing environment, that aims to be open, approachable and friendly then a pedestrian gate may look too authoritative. In which case a turnstile may be a more appropriate option. However, even in these types of settings, there may be occasions where a pedestrian gate can be properly utilised without negatively impacting on the aesthetic of your business. Such as using a pedestrian gate to lock off a warehouse area, stock storage area, or another part of your site that is highly sensitive or holds high-value goods. Equally, you might wish to use a pedestrian gate to limit access to a rear yard, or bicycle shed.

First Steps

The first step when it comes to deciding your perimeter security measures should be to seek a risk assessment from an experienced and professional company. This is a sure-fire way to know that you are getting the most value out of your investment, and protecting your business in the most efficient way you can. Gateway Automation is a nationwide manufacturer and installer of perimeter security systems and devices. We undertake civil and electrical site preparation and automate existing perimeter security devices and equipment throughout the UK. For a free, non-obligation quotation please contact us on 01522 682 255 or visit our website for further information: http://www.gatewayautomation.co.uk/.