Security gates are an essential component of restricted-access and industrial facilities.
Designed to provide top-notch security for places like corporate offices, health care facilities, and many others including private facilities — creating a secure barrier around your facility can ensure access is limited to authorized personnel.
A security gate that was designed well and properly installed can prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing the surrounding property and building.
To determine which system is best for your business, it’s important to understand each type of barrier and how it functions.
What Are the Types of Security Gates?
Choosing the right gate for your business is more than simply deciding between manual and automatic options.
Different types of commercial gates offered by Access Anvil include:
The sliding gates we install meet the highest standards to ensure lasting performance, strength, and usage.
Designed for commercial-grade settings, sliding gates ensure the property is secured.
Sliding gates systems include:
- Fortress Heavy-Duty Cantilevered: A wheel-and-ball-bearing truck system is designed and tested to survive extreme weather conditions and extended use. Made from aluminum alloy extrusions create a lightweight, but durable system.
- Fortress Structural Cantilevered: A double-track system and semi-enclosed extruded aluminum alloy track provides reliable functionality and security in heavy-use situations. The top primary member is a rectangular cross-section. The bottom primary member is a structural channel created for additional support and security.
- Fortress Box Frame Cantilever: Designed to handle the forces of gravity and wind using a box frame construction design and stainless-steel cable. The gate is supported by two tracks that contain self-aligning wheels, sealed with a lubricated ball bearing truck system.
- Fortress Ornamental: Provides outstanding security with an aesthetically appealing allure that is desired by many. Featuring frames and pickets made from aluminum alloy extrusions, the system can be manufactured with convex or concave configurations.
As a popular choice for vehicle access control, pivot gates can be used in situations when a sliding gate isn’t practical due to space limitations.
A vertical pivot gate opens by rotating a bottom corner and pivoting 90 degrees upwards. It then rests in an upwards position when fully open.
In areas where snow or ice accumulation is an issue, sliding gates might not function as easily as intended, making vertical gates the ideal solution.
Vertical Lift Gates
Instead of swinging outward, vertical gate systems lift straight up. This type of gate was designed for areas with limited space.
The heavy superstructure, chain drive mechanism, and engineered footings work to ensure a smooth and precise up-and-down movement.
Common Applications for Security Gates
Security gates can be used in a variety of industries where access needs to be regulated at a designated point.
Facilities that commonly use security gates from Access Anvil include:
- Industrial & Commercial Facilities
- Water Treatment & Chemical Plants
- Municipal Authorities
- Schools & Universities
- Police Stations
- Military Bases
Learn More About Security Barrier Gates
Installing a security gate is an important decision that requires thoughtful planning and careful consideration.
To ensure you make the best decision for the property, business, and the staff, contact us today. Our staff will discuss the needs of your facility to help determine with barrier gate system is the best option.