3 factors to consider before installing security gates


Choosing the right security option for your premise is not just about the perimeter fencing. Security gates also play a vital role in intruder deterrence, as they are often the first line of defence. Below, we take a look at 3 things to consider before settling for your next access system.


Different sites come with different spaces and will, therefore, require varying entry and exit points. Facilities such as industrial sites often utilise large spaces, making them the perfect candidates for large entryways. If you operate such a facility, electronic security gates present the best option. These guarantee ease of access due to the constant traffic flow, not forgetting the high security that comes with such a system.

On the other hand, limited space calls for narrower security gates or solutions that reduce the space required for an opening, such as bi-folding gates. So, whether you operate a data centre or a school, your security needs will still be met.


Location may seem like an obvious factor, but unknown to many, it can present its own set of challenges. Elements such as the slope of your access points and the wind direction will dictate how well your gate motors operate. If your access point slopes upwards, consider mounted security gates for easy vehicular access. If a gate is installed on a slope, thought needs to be given to the gap at the bottom of the gate. To overcome this, a brush or gusset may be installed, so the gate can open and shut, but maintain an acceptable gap at the bottom that an intrude cannot sneak under, or anyone cannot get trapped.

Your security provider

A high-security system is only as good as its providers. If you are looking for a security gates installer, consider factors such as qualifications and experience. How long has your provider been in the security gates business? Vast experience equates to superior knowledge, an assurance that your perimeter fencing is in safe hands. Along with this, look up your provider’s reviews. Customer reviews are a reflection of the work ethic and standards you are likely to get.

At Zaun, we specialise in state-of-the-art access gates guaranteed to provide high security for your site. Please find out more about these and other perimeter fencing solutions by contacting us today.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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