Entry and Security Gates

Entry and Security Gates: Choosing the Right System to Suit Your Needs

Security gates from Aremco come in various shapes and sizes to suit all residential and commercial needs. The most popular varieties of gates include swing gates, track sliding gates and bi-folding gates. Gates are important for security and are used to deter intruders from entering your property, estate, industrial premises or business, to restrict the number of people or vehicles entering or simply to add value to your home or business. They can offer added piece of mind that your family, business, or home will be safe and secure at all times.

Swing Driveway Gates

Swing entrance gates are one of the most popular types of gate among customers and are ideal for areas with plenty of space. Swing gates are a simple yet effective way to restrict access to your site and control entrance numbers. Swing gates are easy to install and cost-effective, making them one of Aremco’s best-sellers. They are ideal for use in car parks, schools and businesses and can easily manufactured in a range of heights and widths, installation being quick and easy. Double swing gates are also available if the size of your property's entrance requires them.

Specialist Gate Manufacturer

Another popular choice of gate is the track sliding gate. Specialist gate manufacturers make these gates using metal (and in some instances wood), and they come in a number of designs. Rollers are fitted to the bottom of the gate to enable the structure to glide along a track to open and close. Sliding gates are a popular gate of choice, as they offer the highest level of security while also taking up the least amount of space on your property. Electrical gates are available from other suppliers, however, the cost and the difficulties of installation put a lot of customers off this ‘gate’ solution, so at Aremco, we stick to non electrical gate systems.

If aesthetics are an important consideration for you, metal and steel gates are likely to be your best option. These materials can be easily crafted into a number of ornate designs which can improve the appearance of your property while ensuring it stays safe and secure.

Gates for Industry and Domestic Premises

Garden gates are a great way to add style and security to the outdoor view of your property, offering anti intruder capabilities and often being available in a bespoke configuration. Not only are they a practical addition to your home, but they can also add an attractive landscaping element to the overall look of your outdoor space. Designs range from the simple to the elaborate, and gates come in full-size and low-level options, with the average height around three to four feet. Depending on the level of security you require, gates for gardens can come with a lock mechanism or a simple latch. It should be remembered that these gates will keep unwanted visitors out, and they should also keep loved ones, like pets and small children, securely inside.

Aside from their attractive nature, steel gates come with a number of added benefits which make them appealing to customers. Not only can steel can be used to create a number of complex designs, but it is also an economic material to use. Steel is naturally strong, although the metal will need to be protected from external factors to prevent corrosion or rust. The best way to protect steel and retain its properties is to hot-dip galvanize it. This provides a protective base coat that can last over 50 years.

Whilst we do not supply wooden gates, we understand that many people opt for wooden gates due to their unique nature,as made as they are from a variety of hardwood and softwoods, no two gates are ever the same (thanks to the natural defects in the material). While wooden gates may need more maintenance than metal varieties, they are often just as strong and durable. Close-boarded wooden gates also offer more privacy than decorative steel designs.

Control Pedestrian and Vehicle Access

Driveway gates should enhance the overall security of a building while also being easy to access for the owners and their guests (don’t forget that the lighting of the driveway also helps with both usability and security though). For homeowners looking into residential gates to secure their property, there is often a choice between double and single driveway gates. Usually, which one you choose is determined by your property's size. Single gates are best for moderately sized driveways and are often found in towns and cities, where space is more limited. Larger, more secluded properties will often require double gates in order to secure them fully. Ideally, driveway gates should complement the pillars or wall they come attached to and they are typically between five and six feet in height.

Automatic gates are often deemed to be more convenient to home and business owners, as there’s no need to physically lock them with a key. They also enable users to operate them remotely, meaning there’s no need to leave the car or step outside the building when you need to open or close them. Often automatic gates will also have a keypad on a side pillar which can be used to open them. Although automatic gates are popular, they are also often more expensive than manual varieties, but they have become more affordable in recent years. With that in mind, installing automatic gates should be considered as an investment. Not only will they protect your home and loved ones, but they will also add value to your property.

So when you come to choose a gate that’s right for you, you’ll need to take a number of factors into account. The size of your driveway, the look you are hoping to achieve, your budget and convenience are all important things to consider to ensure you make the best choice.

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