Commercial Security Gates

Commercial Security Gates

Commercial Security Gates

Enhancing Business Security: The Value of Automated Security Gates

The growing threat posed by cybercrime doesn’t mean that physical threats to businesses disappear. Our commercial clients tell us that investing in robust security measures is still essential to the overall security of their operations. Commercial security gates are an excellent multifaceted solution, combining physical deterrence, access control, and enhanced monitoring capabilities.

In this article the 1st Choice team explores why commercial security gates are a wise investment, providing peace of mind, protecting assets, deterring criminal activity, and reinforcing a professional image for your business. We are trusted installers of bespoke automated security gates since 2006 in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and North London.


Professional Installation of Commercial Security Gates

Automated security gates require the expertise of qualified professionals for two crucial reasons. Firstly, these gates fall under the category of machines, necessitating expert installation to comply with the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Secondly, professional installers guide businesses in selecting the most suitable gates, ensuring optimal security, enhanced access control, efficient installation, and exceptional performance. Entrusting installation to qualified experts guarantees a seamless process and maximises the benefits of automated security gates.

1st Choice Security Systems Start With a Site Audit

At 1st Choice Security Systems, we won’t compromise on your security. An accredited installer will conduct a site audit, in which we assess your commercial premises to identify potential vulnerabilities that intruders may exploit. Based on our findings, we provide expert recommendations on gate positioning for maximum protection, as well as guidance on selecting the ideal gate type that suits your unique business environment.

Types of Commercial Security Gates

The choice between swing or sliding commercial security gates is contingent upon several factors, including available space with width, height, and depth limitations. Equally vital is the frequency of gate usage and the desired speed to accommodate traffic flow, especially in high-risk sites where gate speed significantly impacts site security.

These are the options we would normally recommend to commercial clients. In each case, the gate is manufactured to be bespoke to the site where it will be installed:

  • Tracked Sliding Gates. If your commercial premises have limited space, and insufficient depth for a swing gate, tracked sliding gates are ideal, especially if they need to span a large width of opening.
  • Cantilever Sliding Gates. These are installed without tracks embedded in the ground for the gates to run along. This is an efficient solution for sites where the ground is uneven.
  • Bi-folding Speed Gates. An automated vehicle-access gate, which is ideal for sites, such as high security premises, where speed is important, such as high-security premises.
  • Swing Gates. Offering an effective deterrent while maintaining an aesthetic appeal, making them a popular choice for businesses seeking both functionality and visual appeal.

Access Control for Automated Commercial Gates

1st Choice can equip commercial security gates with a wide range of access control systems to enhance their security. These can include proximity card readers, keypads, intercom systems, and car numberplate readers.

Our access control features ensure authorised entry, restrict unauthorised individuals, and provide a comprehensive audit trail of gate usage. Integrated with management software, these systems enable businesses to efficiently manage access permissions, monitor activity, and enhance overall security protocols, offering peace of mind and a robust defence against potential security breaches.

Crucial Maintenance For Security Gates

Once your 1st Choice security gates are installed, regular maintenance is important for optimal operation. Whilst we can guarantee the performance of your gates on handover, their continued use in all weathers is likely to take its toll on their components. For this reason, we recommend scheduling regular maintenance visits, including emergency repairs. That way, your ongoing peace of mind is assured.


Working With 1st Choice Automated Gate Installers

Take charge of your business’s security today. Security gates enhance your premises’ protection and offer employees a secure place of work. 1st Choice installers will guide you through the process, ensuring that at every stage you are given clear recommendations, and options, accompanied by detailed costings.

1st Choice Security Systems 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.


If you’re considering fitting commercial security gates, or you need maintenance and repairs call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414

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