ECI was called to this location on the near south side of Chicago and asked to address several concerns. One of management’s primary concerns centered around an exposed open vestibule on the side of the building.
Illicit activities were taking place there on a regular basis because of the obscured layout and building design. It was a dark inset area, off the beaten path of the sidewalk and thus not easily seen from afar.
Our solution is shown in the image above. Below and to the left you can see the before picture.
Our solution was simple yet effective. We proposed and installed two sections of tall decorative ornamental metal fencing. Since the building’s doors were used exclusively as emergency building exits, we included a pedestrian gate near the middle to complete the exit path.
The gate was equipped with the necessary panic hardware required for exiting only. The expanded metal design of both the fencing and the gate prevents reaching through and opening the gate from the outside.
Although more expensive, it looks better than basic chain link fencing. Plus, the City of Chicago now requires all new fence work along the public right of way be ornamental.
Fencing is but one of the wide ranges of perimeter security protection offered by ECI. Call us today at 847.949.0134 to learn how we can provide physical security, vehicle access and revenue control as well as system integration. We also service and maintain existing equipment.
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