Steel Security Gates Bedford

Steel Security Gates Bedford

Steel Security Gates Bedford

Which Security Gates Are Best For Bedford Businesses?

When it comes to securing your business premises, selecting the right security gate can be a daunting task. With so many choices available, it’s essential to rely on the expertise of a trusted professional installer. In this article 1st Choice Security Systems installers take a look at steel security gates and consider the value for money they offer.

1st Choice Security Systems is a Bedfordshire business; we’ve been designing and installing comprehensive commercial security systems since 2006. The Bedford businesses we work with trust us to provide guidance and expertise when selecting the best security gates for their premises.


1st Choice Provides a Free Site Security Audit

Our security engineers won’t make any recommendations until they’ve visited your site, and understood the environment they’ll be operating in. This audit gives us an opportunity to identify potential vulnerabilities and make informed suggestions. Commercial security gates are a significant investment that protects assets, deters criminals and reinforces the image of your business; we want to ensure that you’re able to make an informed choice.

Aluminium or Steel Security Gate?

Most security gates are made from steel or aluminium. It’s important to know the ways in which these two metals differ in order to make a decision about your commercial security gates.

Steel security gates are known for their unparalleled strength and durability, making them ideal for high-security applications. They provide a robust physical barrier against forced entry and vandalism. On the other hand, aluminium gates offer lightweight versatility, corrosion resistance, and low maintenance requirements. While they may not match steel’s strength, aluminium gates are still effective deterrents.

The majority of security gates we install are constructed using mild steel which contains significant levels of chromium, which provides a cost-effective and dependable means of enhancing corrosion resistance without compromising its valuable strength and durability. Bespoke steel security gates will last for decades, whereas aluminium gates have a lifespan of 15-20 years.

Swing Steel Security Gates

Swing gates are a popular choice because of their traditional design which nevertheless provides resilience and protection of your premises against criminals. The swing gate is particularly suited to private locations and schools where there’s a need to balance a welcoming aspect and a secure boundary.

Swing steel security gates are available in both manual and automatic variants, making them well-suited for areas with high volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Not all environments favour a swing gate installation, though. Sufficient space is necessary for the gate to open freely, and level ground is essential to prevent any obstructions, or sticking.

Sliding Steel Security Gates

Where space is limited, sliding security gates are an excellent alternative. If a premises doesn’t have the depth to accommodate the arc of a swing gate, sliding gates offer a comparable security solution.

As with swing gates, sliding gates are available in both manual and automatic variants. However, our range of robust sliding gates provides an additional advantage. Their horizontal opening mechanism enhances resistance against ram raid-style vehicle attacks, bolstering security measures even further.

Access Control for Commercial Security Gates

In order to further enhance the security of automated gates, 1st Choice offers a variety of access control systems. These include proximity card readers, keypads, intercom systems, and car number plate readers. These guarantee control over entry, restricting unauthorised individuals, and providing a gate usage audit trail.

When integrated with management software, these systems enable efficient access permission management, activity monitoring, and enhanced security protocols. With 1st Choice’s solutions, businesses can have peace of mind and a strong defence against potential security breaches.

What Maintenance Do Security Gates Require?

To ensure optimal operation of steel security gates, regular maintenance is crucial. Although we guarantee the performance of your gates upon installation, the continuous exposure to a range of weather conditions throughout the year can affect components over time.

We highly recommend scheduling routine maintenance visits, which should also include provisions for emergency repairs. By doing so, you can have peace of mind knowing that your gates will be well-maintained and operating reliably in the long run.


Working With 1st Choice Security Systems’ Accredited Installers

Improve your business’ security by booking a free site security audit today. Steel security gates provide enhanced protection for your premises, creating a secure environment for your employees. Our experienced installers will guide you throughout the process, offering clear recommendations, options, and detailed costings at every stage.

At 1st Choice Security Systems, Bedford, we prioritise efficiency by using a robust job management system. Our fully stocked vans enable us to strive for first-time fixes whenever possible, and our 24/7 availability ensures we can assist you in emergencies. We are proud to be a Came Safe Contractor, SafeContractor approved, and we adhere to the ISO2001-2015 standard as DHF members.


For steel security gates in Bedford – installations, maintenance, or repairs – contact 1st Choice Security Systems at 0800 1182414.

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