Commercial Security Gate Systems in Bedford

Commercial Security Gate Systems in Bedford

Commercial Security Gate Systems in Bedford

Sophisticated Security Systems to Protect Your Business

Security is a top priority for Bedford businesses, regardless of their size or sector. Whether you own a small retail store or manage a large warehouse, keeping your property and assets secure is essential to the success of your operation. One of the most effective ways to enhance the security of your business is by installing commercial security gate systems.

These sophisticated systems provide a range of features that can help you control access to your property, deter intruders, and keep your employees and customers safe. The 1st Choice Security Systems team has been designing and installing security gate systems locally for nearly two decades. In this blog, we’ll explore their benefits, the different types of gates available, and things to think about when choosing a system for your business.


Commercial Security Gates Systems – Benefits to Business

Commercial security gate systems make a clear statement to opportunist intruders about the seriousness of your attitude towards security. This, however, is just one of the benefits they offer Bedford businesses:

  • Physical Barrier. Security gates are built to be strong and durable. They stop intruders driving on to your premises without permission or climbing over the gates to gain access.
  • Access Control. Security gates help you to control who enters and exits your premises. This is particularly useful for businesses that operate outside of regular business hours or those that have valuable assets on-site.
  • Employee Safety. Security gates can help improve the safety of your employees and customers by creating a secure perimeter around your property.

Types of Security Gates Systems

Security gates come in a variety of types to suit different business needs and preferences. 1st Choice engineers provide Bedford businesses with a free security audit prior to design and installation. This allows us to identify vulnerabilities which can be addressed by the kind of gate we suggest:

  • Sliding Gates. Our cantilever sliding gates are recommended for businesses that require durable gates, needing minimal maintenance in order to deliver maximum reliability. They’re quick to install and meet the current BS/EN12453 safety regulations.
  • Swing Gates. These are customised to meet the needs of your business. They can be manufactured and automated to suit the needs of your individual business. They operate like a door, swinging open and closed on hinges.
  • Bi-Fold Gates. These trackless gates are hinged in the centre of each panel in order to open fast to allow traffic to pass through quickly. They’re an ideal solution for wide openings such as those found in warehouses or factory units.
  • Vehicle Barriers. A great way to control traffic management. They can be designed to suit your site requirements and are fitted in compliance with current safety regulations.

Access Control Systems for Your Business

Access control is a critical component of security gate systems. Traditional methods have typically involved key cards or fobs, however there are now more advanced options available for controlling access to your property.

  • Keypad. This is conveniently located for visitors to enter a code that automatically opens the gate. It can be used alongside a door entry system that identifies visitors and allows for remote entry.
  • Number Plate Recognition. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) requires the installation of a residential CCTV camera. This system registers authorised number plates, automatically opening the gates for those vehicles while requiring non-authorised vehicles to identify themselves.
  • Face Recognition. This is an automation system that requires CCTV installation. Authorised users can simply approach the gates and look into the camera to automatically open the gates, while non-authorised visitors will need to provide additional identification.

Commercial Security Gate Maintenance

When we hand over our commercial security gate systems to Bedford businesses, they have been tested for performance, safety, and security. Whilst designed to be durable, external systems need regular gate maintenance to retain their high level of performance year upon year. 1st Choice Security Systems offer regular scheduled maintenance for clients’ peace of mind, and we can be relied for a prompt response if you need to call us out in an emergency.


Why Choose 1st Choice to Install Commercial Security Gate Systems?

We design and install commercial security gates for warehouses, retail businesses, heavy machinery depots, car parks, and office blocks across Bedford. We’re accredited security installers, and we have a great local reputation for providing excellent customer service.

1st Choice Security Systems knows how important it is to be able trust installers working in your business. All our engineers are DBS checked, SafeContractor approved, CameSafe approved and we’re a DHF member. We work to the ISO2001-2015 standard. If you need us in an emergency, we are available 24 hours.


Would you like to speak to a 1st Choice installer about our commercial security gate systems in Bedford? Simply give us a call on 0800 1182414

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