Features to Look for When Choosing a Security Gate

Do you want to provide your home or property with additional protection? A security gate is the perfect solution. But do you know what features to look for when choosing a security gate? Everlast Services know everything there is to know about security gates.

A security gate can provide any property – both domestic and commercial – with a first line of defence when it comes to protecting against thieves and vandals, and preventing other forms of trespassing. Not only do they deter opportunistic attacks, their protective features actively provide defence against perpetrators.

Here are some of the key benefits that a security gate can offer your property, as well as the features you should look for when choosing your security gate.

Benefits of Security Gates

Deters and Protects

The most obvious benefit of security gates is that it deters opportunistic criminals as well as protecting against actual attacks. For the most part, the mere site of a security gate or fence will put a criminal off even attempting to access your property.

Cost Effective

Installing a security gate is an incredibly cost-effective method of protecting your property. Other security measures, like CCTV cameras and patrolling security guards, can cost you an exorbitant amount. On the other hand, security gates are, for the most part, a one-time investment. Additionally, by preventing theft, vandalism and property damage, security gates can help you to save a lot of money down the track as there will be no need for you to replace or repair valuable assets.

Aesthetic Appeal

A lot of people shy away from security gates due to their belief that it will detract from the curb appeal of their property, especially when it comes to security gates for a home or domestic property. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Nowadays, there are so many different style options when it comes to security gates. From single to double gates, automatic to manual gates, sliding to swinging gates, no matter what your preference, there is a security gate that will suit your property’s style.

Features of a Security Gate

Security gates come in an endless variety of shapes, sizes and types. These security gates all have different benefits that make them more suited to some types of properties than others, which means that you should take into consideration the specific circumstances of your property when choosing your security gate.

Some common features of security gates that you will have to choose from are outlined below.

Automated or Manual

Automated gates are great for providing any property with an added level of protection; only people with the remote are able to open them and you can easily secure your property with a simple press of a button.

However, the downside is that motorised gates are more costly than manual gates, and also require more maintenance to ensure that they continue to work smoothly and consistently. If you don’t regularly maintain your automated gate, you risk it malfunctioning and leaving your property susceptible to trespassers. So, whether you choose an automated or manual gate will depend on your budget and commitment to maintaining your security gate.

Sliding or Swinging

Whether you choose a sliding or swinging design for your security gate will, for the most part, depend on the layout of your property. Sliding gates are generally a lot more economical when it comes to space, so if you don’t have a lot of excess driveway space, it may be better for you to choose a sliding security gate.

However, most sliding gates are automated and, as such, may not be within everyone’s budget.

Security Gate Design

Perhaps the most difficult decision that you’ll need to make when it comes to your security gate, is what design you want. Do you want a gate that is purely practical? Or do you want a gate that also adds aesthetic value to your property?

There are a variety of different security gate designs you can choose from, including steel, chainmesh, chainlink and spiked tops. At Everlast Services, we manufacture our gates at our very own Hopper’s Crossing factory. This means that we can even create custom gate designs. So, no matter what you’re looking for, we can help to make it a reality.

Need Help?

If you need help choosing or installing a security gate for your home or commercial property, Everlast Services can help. We sell wholesale, made to measure materials that will ensure you with everything you need to install your DIY security gate. Plus, we can professionally install all kinds of security gates to suit your specific needs. Additionally, we can install security fencing that can provide your property with additional, comprehensive protection.

Simply get in touch with Everlast Services today for a free measure and quote.