Keep Your Business Safe
Security gates are essential tools for any commercial space, as they control who has access to the area or space. By restricting access to the building, site managers can ensure that only authorised personnel and customers can enter the space. By placing security gates at the entry points of your commercial space, and around the perimeter, you can reduce your risk of theft and petty crimes. Read this article to learn more about investing in security gates.
Security with Glow Innovations
This particular article will discuss how security gates are used to reinforce commercial regulations and boundaries. However, it must be noted that there are many different types of security measures that commercial businesses can use to protect themselves from robbery and other dangers. Glow innovations provide a wide variety of security products that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. For example, Glow Innovations stocks the following products.
- Driveway gates
- Pedestrian gates
- Security gates
- Burglar guards
- Electric fencing
- Custom engineering
- Automation and electronics
- Structural steelwork
In most commercial spaces, a combination of these products will be used to ensure maximum security. In commercial and industrial settings, it is common to find driveway gates at the perimeter’s entrance point, which is only opened for authorised personnel to enter through and for stock to be delivered. Depending on the size of the space, it will also be necessary to place secondary security gates inside the main premises so all guests and customers can be checked more efficiently before entering the space.
Uses for Security Gates
In most malls, for example, there are specified entrance points for customers to drive or walk through. At the entrance points to parking lots, driveway gates and booms prevent customers from exiting and entering freely, making it easier for the building managers to record the number of visitors they have and time their visits so that they can charge customers for parking. Thereafter, customers would walk through the parking lots toward the main shopping area. At certain stores or office spaces, customers would find that shop managers enforce extra protection against theft or vandalism by installing security at their individual shop entrances as well.
Security gates are also particularly useful for managing employees and their movements between specific areas. In most commercial buildings, there are often different entrance points for staff members and visitors. Most staff members are given special access to private parking and private employee facilities such as kitchens and offices. In these cases, it is useful to have a security gate that limits members of the public from entering into vicinities especially reserved for employees. For example, it would be unwise to grant the public access to inventory rooms where valuable goods are stored and employees work.
Other Non-commercial Places That Use Security Gates
- Border stations
- Municipal authorities
- Police stations
- Water treatment plants
- Industrial factories
- Commercial factories
- Military bases
- Schools and universities
- Financial institutions
- Public service buildings
10 Reasons Why You Should Invest in A Security Gate
Security Equals Safety
When it comes to security, you can never be too safe. Even if you have a driveway gate, pedestrian gate, burglar guards and electric fencing, it will always still be useful to have an additional layer of protection between yourself, your assets, and the outside world. By adding these gates to your property, you lessen the chances of having criminals interfere with your property and the people on it. Having these extra safety measures in place will also keep you from worrying about external threats, thereby making it easier for you to run your business or manage your site without anxiety getting the better of you.
It’s important to manage the crowd in your commercial space because having too many people in your store makes it difficult to enforce rules and regulations. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was particularly important to implement crowd control in order to remain compliant with rules that ordered venues to keep visitors at half of the total capacity. In these scenarios, a security gate was useful because it prevented overcrowding and consequently made it easier for managers and employees to enforce other COVID policies. Furthermore, even in a post-COVID time, having security gates places less pressure on your employees to manage masses of people at once – and this in turn makes it easier for them to keep all visitors and customers in order.
Better Than Bouncers
You can’t expect your employees to confront criminals or act as heroes in the face of real danger. If something terrible happens, and burglars attempt to break into your store, there have to be physical barriers that will stop them from coming face to face with your valued clientele, employees and products. Unfortunately, – regardless of how much training you might offer a security guard or any other kind of bouncer – by placing a security gate in front of your store, you can deter villainous people from entering your store. These physical barriers are far more reliable than humans, who all experience weaknesses and moments of vulnerability.
Commercial spaces are often at risk of three major crimes: petty theft, armed robbery and vandalism (which is the deliberate damage and or destruction of property and is an incredibly expensive issue to deal with). Even if there is a record of the criminal event taking place on camera, and the perpetrator is found, it is unlikely that business owners or site managers will be able to quickly replace or substitute something as customised and unique as a storefront. In these situations, it is better to take preventative measures rather than reactive ones. Investing in a security gate will keep criminals from vandalising your commercial space so that you won’t have to spend hours labouring over the repair of your storefront or store products.
Compared to other more technologically advanced security measures such as camera systems and alarm systems, a security gate is the easiest safety tool to use as it requires little to no work. Once it has been installed by the team at Glow Innovations, the owner or manager of that particular commercial space will not have to worry about learning to use the system – instead, the gates will remain a static feature of the area. Furthermore, a security gate rarely needs maintenance or upgrades, so this investment is generally a once-off decision. It should also be noted that they require little to no prior training to operate, unlike cameras or alarm systems which can be technically tricky to use.
Automated And Affordable
Enforcing security measures is usually a massive undertaking, as it requires money, manpower and a lot of strategic management. However, with Glow Innovations’ security gates, commercial owners and managers need only worry about picking their gate – and once the installation is complete, all that’s left is familiarizing oneself with the simple operations of the gate. Besides a few basic principles, most gates are automated to reduce the burden on employees and owners. What’s more, these gates are incredibly affordable, and they will save you from costly criminal activities, in the long run, allowing owners and managers to reduce losses and turn larger profits while still keeping everybody and everything safe.
Insuring Your Investments
Running a business or any sort of commercial enterprise is a costly affair that requires a lot of capital investment. When intruders threaten these enterprises, owners, managers and employees stand to lose a large portion of their livelihoods and even put their own health and wellbeing on the line. What’s more, commercial leaders will actually pay more for these threats in the long run in the form of insurance premiums. When you place more security in your business, your premium price will drop, and it will be cheaper for you to protect your business investments monthly.
Easy Installation by Glow Innovations
These gates are installed professionally and efficiently by qualified team members at Glow Innovations so that you don’t have to concern yourself with the assemblage and initiation of the system. Instead, you can simply consult with a Glow Innovations team member to determine when you’d like your security gate to be installed, and which product will best suit your unique needs. No preparation will be necessary beforehand, simply pick the product and let the team do the rest of the work.
Being Realistic About Crime Rates in SA
Unfortunately, South Africa has incredibly high crime rates that make it difficult for business owners and commercial retailers to adequately protect their enterprises. The South African Police Service has recorded that between October and December 2021, there were 164 953 contact crimes and 31 621 contact-related crimes. Contact crimes refer to murder, attempted murder, assault and robbery while contact-related crimes refer to arson and property damage. If commercial business owners want to keep their businesses secure, they have to consider these figures realistically and take the best measures possible to keep themselves from becoming another statistic.
Publicly and Visibly Protected
Burglars and criminals are far less likely to tamper with a security gate than they are to interfere with wide-open areas. Security gates create a visible deterrent for criminals, as they signal to them that there is a solid safety system in place meant to keep them out. When criminals see security gates, they are forced to consider the possibility that they might get caught while struggling with the gate, and consequently, they could be arrested, fined and detained. By placing the gates at your entryways, you’re showing perpetrators that your commercial space is not just an easy target.
Buy From Glow Innovations Today.
Glow Innovations is a registered company that has been manufacturing and selling quality security measures such as driveway gates, pedestrian gates and security gates since 2001. Glow innovations’ qualified team members are particularly skilled at offering advice regarding automation, access control and more. By providing free advice and quotations, Glow Innovations offers quality customer service where commercial retailers, owners and managers can contemplate a wide range of products and services. Having operated in the Western Cape for over 20 years, Glow Innovations has extensive experience working with all kinds of clientele, including those searching for security in commercial spaces as well as industrial and residential spaces.
The company has a large portfolio of specialised gates for you to draw inspiration from, and in collaboration with your suggestions, they will be able to deliver innovative and stylish design solutions to your security threats. With just a little bit of consultation, Glow Innovations can help you determine the design specifications and aesthetics that will best suit your needs. Request a quote or make a call today if you’d like to discuss ways to improve your safety and security.