When it comes to gates and accessories, you have a lot more options than you might expect. This includes gates for industrial manufacturing properties, where you do not want anyone but employees on the property. There are companies that offer "build your own gate" construction to give you the most gate at the best value. Here are just some of the gate features you can choose, and how these companies help you build the perfect front gate.
Choose Manual Movement or Electrically-Powered
First and foremost, decide if you want to make the gate manual or electrically-powered; in other words, will you have gate guards on duty 24/7, or will the gate close and open with the push of a button on a control panel only? For improved security purposes, most industrial manufacturers choose the electric-powered gate.
Electric gates can swing in, swing out, or slide to the side into a "pocket" of space. Most companies choose sideways sliding or open inward gates so that cars and trucks are not hit by the opening gate. Depending on how much room you have available for the gate to open, you may choose the inward gate for a lot of space behind the gate, or sideways rolling and opening for more compact areas.
Provide Dimensions and Material Preference
Next, have someone measure the expanse of the entry point to see how wide the gate needs to be; then decide how tall you want the gate to be. Is it going to be eight, ten, twelve, or twenty feet high? Just remember that the higher the fence, the fewer the fencing materials you have to choose from (e.g., a twenty-foot high fence is only sustainable when you use chain-link fencing and twenty-foot posts). Your gate needs to be the same height as your fence, too.
Then choose your fencing material. Eight- and ten-foot gates can be wood, wrought iron, steel, etc. Twelve-foot gates are often mixed materials or chain link; twenty-foot fences are often chain link only.
Add Locking Mechanisms and Security Features
All gates should have locking features, since gates are meant to prevent others from entering in the first place. Manual gates have locking mechanisms or places on which to install padlocks and chains. Electric gate options include automatic locks, buzzer locks, tamper-proof locks, etc. You can also request coded keypad locks that will only open when employees punch in the code or swipe their badges at the gate. For more information about security gates and accessories, you can contact companies like Incom Inc.
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