When it comes to home security, there is no better time to install speed gates to your property. Not only will the speed gates increase the security and safety of your family, it could also lower your insurance premium.

Here we will look at the different types of security measure gates there are to choose form to help you make an informed decision.

Speed gates – These are used to restrict access to your premises on an ongoing basis and only have a small footprint. They open and close in a matter of seconds and their structure means that they will fold open and closed each time a vehicle passes through. Speed gates, along with barriers are suitable for high-traffic areas. Speed gates allow for fast access, and they can also close the site off completely to anyone entering.

Swing gates – These can be manually and electrically operated are a strong and long-lasting access solution. The gate completely closes a perimeter to vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. Swing gates do need more space than speed gates to be in operation.

Sliding gates – These are solid barriers which will provide a wide entrance. These are useful for large. These gates generally close at speeds of 25 centimetres per second (default speed), and in some cases as fast as 50 centimetres per second. Sliding gates can close off larger openings sometime that speed gates, but they do require more space.

Barriers – The are used to regulate access for vehicles but not pedestrians they are not as highly secure as some of the other measures mentioned.

When choosing a security measure or speed gate you will need to consider which one is best for your individual needs. The experts here at HTC Speedgates are happy to talk you through this and will provide you with informed advice as to the best security solution for you.