Case Study – Automatic Swing Gates Installation in Bedfordshire
Every urban centre has to deal with ongoing vandalism of its public and private spaces, and Bedfordshire is no different. Over the past year antisocial behaviour, which includes vandalism, has increased by over 20% across the county. The 1st Choice Security Systems team was contacted recently by a customer looking for a solution to an ongoing vandalism issue in their underground car park.
The entry to the car park was secured with electrically operated roller shutters. This had become the focus of ongoing vandalism and our customer was sick of have to deal with it. They wanted 1st Choice to put alternative security measures in place that would resolve the problem once and for all. Our security engineers audited the location and suggested automatic swing gates for the Bedfordshire car park.
Choosing the Right Security Gates for the Location
Roller shutter doors are a perfectly good solution for an underground car park, but they’re not immune to vandalism. When closed they offer an inviting surface for graffiti and, as in this case, the vandals had found a way to manually pull down part of the shutter, rendering it inoperable. Once your security measure has become a focus of vandalism in this way, there’s no choice but to switch to an alternative.
In place of the roller shutters the 1st Choice team installed automatic swing gates. The space above the gates was further secured with a grille, ensuring that vandals couldn’t enter the car park by climbing over the top of the gates. The solid steel design of the electric gates demonstrated clearly that the security of the space was being taken seriously. In 99% of cases, this is enough to send opportunist vandals off in search of easier targets.
Why Choose Automatic Swing Gates?
1st Choice Security Systems installs steel security gates designed to repel vandalism and any attempt at criminal entry. Every gate is bespoke to the security needs of the location, and installed to professional security standards. Automatic swing gates provide a range of control options for our customers. These include ANPR, manual keypad, push button, and key fob control, combined with photo electric cell safety, or an induction loop.
Our installation team provides electric security gates for schools, residential apartments, hotels and offices. Whilst our focus is always on providing a secure solution, our gates can also be customised to reflect the school colours, for example, or business branding. We can also include CCTV as part of our security gate installation for customers. This means that repeat offenders will be caught on camera – adding to the reasons why vandals will go elsewhere.
Working With 1st Choice Security Systems
1st Choice Security Systems is based in Bedfordshire and has been installing security gates, alarm systems and industrial doors locally for nearly two decades now. We use a job management system to ensure maximum efficiency. Our vans are always fully stocked to guarantee 1st time fixes where possible and if you need us in an emergency, we’re available 24 hours. We’re a Came Safe Contractor, and SafeContractor approved. We work to the ISO2001-2015 standard, and we’re a DHF member.
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If you’re considering fitting automatic swing gates to secure your Bedfordshire premises, or you need maintenance and repairs, call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414
1st Choice Security Systems - The quality is top rate and the gate looks fantastic, excellent customer service. Thank you–Rebecca Perks
1st Choice Security Systems - When I was looking for a state of the art security solution for my house, I was provided with an in-depth site survey & Consultation (Free of charge) before being given a fantastic service. I am very impressed and would highly recommend.–Dev Patel