How Commercial Security Gates Work
Security technology can get very complicated. Between alarm systems, surveillance cameras, and other tools, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and confused by the options. However, an option that remains effective without being complicated is commercial security gates. Physical gates place a barrier between criminals and your property. This prevents them from being able to access a building.
An alarm system can be set up so that it calls security guards or even the police immediately in the case of a break-in, but it doesn’t prevent the crime from taking place in the first place. Criminals know that it takes time for the authorities to arrive, even when they’re called automatically. This is why smash and grab robberies are popular and quite successful at businesses that don’t have physical security installed. Most smash and grab robberies are over in just a few minutes, so the criminals can easily leave the scene before anyone can respond to an alarm.
Video surveillance cameras do not deter criminals either. This is because criminals know they can hide their faces and commit crimes without being identified.
Commercial security gates restrict access to a property. This makes them significantly more effective at deterring criminals. And deterring criminals from your property is important. In many cases, even if the crime is unsuccessful, criminals still manage to cause significant property damage with their attempts. Not only is this damage costly, but you may even need to close your company temporarily while repairs are completed, and this will hurt your business.
Once gates are in place, they serve as a visual deterrent. Criminals can clearly see that you have protection installed and they know that the gates will make it incredibly difficult to gain access. In the vast majority of cases, criminals will move on to another location rather than struggle with gates. They don’t want to spend more time at your property than they have to. Every extra moment makes it more likely that they will be caught in the act.
Commercial Security Gates Are Easy to Use
As mentioned, security can be quite complicated. In addition to making it tough to decide which security tools are right for you, the complexity of some security tools can actually make them less efficient. For instance, if your alarm system is too difficult to use, there’s a good chance that staff won’t use it correctly. This could lead to false alarms or having an alarm system that won’t function properly when you need it to.
Commercial security gates remain easy to use. Once they are installed, they can easily be locked and unlocked without effort. The gates can even be keyed alike, so your staff do not have to fumble with many different keys. Plus, commercial security gates do not require much maintenance. You simply lock them when you leave for the night and unlock them and roll or slide them away when you come in to work.
Since this is the case, they will be used by all staff. Plus, it’s easy to see if they’re not locked correctly. That makes it simple to verify if they’re locked before you leave for the night, keeping your company safe.