If you have been on the fence about whether or not pedestrian gates are worth your while, allow us to walk you through the many positives they offer. In this guide, we will have a look at eight excellent reasons to consider installing a pedestrian gate in your home or business. Additionally, we will touch on what sets our Glow Innovations pedestrian gates apart from other manufacturers in the industry.
At Glow Innovations, we create some of the finest security gates, burglar bars, balustrading, and custom engineering work you will find anywhere in South Africa. With us, quality is the main priority, and we ensure that we go above and beyond with every job.
But here let us focus on the ways in which pedestrian gates can work for you:
1. Significantly Enhances The Curb Appeal Of Your Property
If you want to become the envy of your neighbourhood, our beautiful custom pedestrian gates are one great way to achieve that aim. Over the many years we have been in business, we have learned how to create security gates that add plenty of aesthetic value to any property. For homeowners, we can create intricate gate designs that compliments your property’s aesthetic and catch the eyes of those walking by. Alternatively, we can also design gates that seamlessly blend into the look of the rest of your household, achieving a more understated effect.
For businesses, adding street appeal can help draw customers in and drum up revenue. Everyone wants their establishment to look the part, and we can certainly assist you in that endeavour. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to have a look at the “Inspiration” tab on our website, there, you can have a look through our past work for previous customers. With many other manufacturers, it can be tough to get exactly what you are looking for, however, we will keep you updated throughout the design process to ensure that we are providing you with the gates you want.
2. Experience Security Like Never Before
One of the most significant reasons people decide to install pedestrian gates on their property is for the many security benefits they provide. These gates act as an efficient physical barrier between your home or business and the outside world – making the life of any would-be criminals targeting your property much more difficult. This physical deterrent becomes even more effective when you consider the quality of the materials we use to create our security gates. Whether you opt for metal, wood, Nutec, or any of the other options we offer, you can rest assured that the gate will be robust and extremely challenging to breach.
Another consideration regarding safety is that our robust gates act as a fantastic visual deterrent, meaning those who may wish to do harm will take notice and realise that your home is properly secured and that you take security seriously. Usually, this alone is enough to dissuade individuals from attempting to break into your property, as they are far more likely to move on to an easier target, with fewer security features. In South Africa, our crime rate is unfortunately high, and it is essential to take steps to proactively protect your property and loved ones.
3. Pedestrian Gates Add Value To Your Property
One aspect of installing pedestrian gates that people tend to forget is that you can quite easily consider it an investment. The reason for this is that if you ever decide to sell your home or business, you will be able to recuperate your spending and then some – if you ever decide to put your property on the market. Potential buyers or tenants will undoubtedly take note of the high-quality nature of your security gates and the curb appeal they provide.
Homes with additional security features are also significantly more appealing to prospective buyers, as they understand the value of these additions. Ultimately, you could end up making a positive return on the installation of your custom pedestrian gate, as people are a lot more likely to dig deeper into their pockets to experience the many benefits these gates can offer.
4. They Keep Pets And Children Safe
For those who have curious little ones on the property, a pedestrian gate can make a world of difference and help you sleep better at night. These gates allow for kids and pets to happily explore the entire property, without needing to worry about their safety or well-being. These gates are excellent at keeping would-be criminals out, while also keeping the smaller members of your family safe within the confines of your property.
5. They Are Super Convenient And Allow For Improved Access Control
At Glow Innovations, we can install pedestrian gates with a variety of access control options and different locks. These include options like intercom systems, keyless entry, doorbell cameras, and more. It makes a huge difference to be able to speak to those at the entrance to your property without needing to open anything at all – not only is this substantially safer but it is also considerably more convenient for you as the homeowner.
The addition of a camera serves a similar purpose, except that you are able to see the individual at the front of your property. For cautious property owners, this is an incredibly useful addition. For businesses, these systems give you full control over foot traffic moving through your establishment. For example, if you have an area that houses sensitive information or expensive equipment, a pedestrian gate can effectively limit any movement into these spaces.
6. Our Pedestrian Gates Are Built To Stand The Test Of Time
We take great pride in the build quality of our manufactured goods and can confidently say that they will be more than capable of withstanding harsh weather, including intense heat or cold, rain, strong winds, humidity, and more. We have had very few complaints about our security gates regarding durability, as they are as hardy as they get. The materials and finishes we use in their creation make them highly weather-resistant and ensure longevity.
Another benefit of how we treat and finish our products is that they become surprisingly low maintenance. They do not require constant attention and care, in fact, under regular circumstances, many of our products only require the occasional scrub or coating to remain pristine, for many years to come. We understand that most of our customers lead busy lives, and do not have the time for frequent maintenance.
7. Our Pedestrian Gates Are Completely Custom
At Glow Innovations, we utilise design software called SOLIDWORKS CAD, which gives us unparalleled control over the entire manufacturing process of our metal goods. Not only does it give us pinpoint accurate design capabilities, but it also allows our customers to track the progress of the gate throughout the entire process. This way, we never end up installing a custom gate that surprises the customer, as they have already had a good opportunity to inspect the designs before any manufacturing has begun.
The other benefit of fully customisable pedestrian gates is that you are able to incorporate designs, numbers, logos, and more into the form of the gate, if you would like. For businesses and homeowners, this means you have an impressive ability to personalise the front of your property and stand out amongst other homes and businesses in your immediate vicinity.
8. Improved Privacy
For those who value privacy in their homes, or who live in areas where there is plenty of foot traffic, pedestrian gates can safeguard you from unwanted prying eyes. Many of our designs allow for a limited amount of view-through, and we can quite easily design a solution that makes it impossible to see into your property. Our Nutec and wood designs with horizontal or vertical slats are fantastic examples of pedestrian gates that enhance privacy significantly. On the flip side of the coin, if you are more interested in showing off your property, we can just as easily design a security gate that allows those on the street to see into your home or business.
Glow Innovations: The Pedestrian Gates You Want
It is incredibly hard to compete with the peace of mind gates can offer you as a property owner. This ability to rest easier comes from a combination of factors we have mentioned above, namely, greatly improved security, the safety of your pets and children, privacy, enhanced access control capabilities, and more. It makes a massive difference knowing that you have taken steps to safeguard your property and the loved ones within.
Beyond this, our custom gates add elegance and beauty to the front of any property. If you decide to work with us, we have no doubt that together, we will be able to create the security gates of your dreams. Get in contact with us today and we will provide you with a comprehensive, free quote, in no time at all.