Last week I wrote about a set of barrier gates we recently installed for a residential gated community. Just recently I saw an article from News Patrolling which offers some tips on procuring sliding (and other) gates for individual residences. It was titled: “Secure Your Home with Driveway Gates”.
The use of protective entry gates applies equally to gated residential communities. Pictured above is an example of a steel sliding cantilevered gate system from Ameristar Fence, one of ECI’s suppliers.
The post pointed out many of the safety aspects of adding fencing and gates. Most importantly, they can provide security by restricting access to our homes, and communities, from unwanted intruders. This can offer a greater peace of mind to residents, especially in the evening hours.
Using sliding gates requires additional space than barrier gates. Sliding barrier gates also offer many different styles to choose from for aesthetic considerations. This includes variations in materials (i.e. metal and wooden) as well as sizes and shapes. The article also mentions swing gates and bi-parting gates. There are also cantilevered gates for very small spaces.
Gates can be manually operated or controlled with access control devices including card readers, intercoms and telephone entry systems, automated vehicle identification readers, vehicle detection loops, etc.
If you are thinking of adding gates to your property, whether residential or commercial, single dwelling or multiple units, call ECI at 847.949.0134 for professional advice. We also service and maintain existing gate systems.
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