Have you ever thought about designing your own pedestrian gates? This is a great and easy way to create a pedestrian gate that meets all of your needs and expectations. Designing your own gates means the gates can look and function exactly how you want them to. If you decide that designing your own pedestrian gate is the way to go, Glow Innovations is the company for you. We can help you create the best gates to meet all of your property’s functional and aesthetic needs.
Designing Your Pedestrian Gates
Pedestrian gates have become an important feature of modern access control systems. These gates provide homes and businesses with secure and convenient passage for individuals exiting or entering a home or business. Unfortunately, not all these gates are designed or made the same way. Sometimes when these gates are designed, many key features are excluded and security is not always kept in mind.
Most importantly, the best-designed gates are made with security in mind. These gates are made with durable and sturdy materials like aluminium and steel, they also have features such as locking mechanisms and reinforced hinges incorporated into the design. This ensures that unauthorised access will be prevented. Some pedestrian gates also have amazing features like anti-cut or anti-climb, making it even harder for intruders to access properties.
Preventing unauthorised individuals from gaining access to specific properties is essential but on the other hand, it is also essential to ensure accessibility for people who need to use these gates. Depending on where the gate is placed and how it is intended to be used, specific regulations and standards will need to be followed to ensure that people with disabilities can have access without any hassles. If you would like to make your gates accessible to everyone in your circle, consider incorporating wheelchair ramps and wider gates to accommodate mobility devices.
Furthermore, aesthetics plays a big role in how these gates are designed. Whether these gates are used for commercial or residential properties, these gates often become a focal point of any property’s exterior design. This is why it is important to take into account your desired colour, texture, and shape to ensure that the final product will complement your property.
These gates should also be easy to use. Pedestrian gates that are difficult to operate or require a lot of strength to open may prevent people from using them, or cause accidents that can lead to injuries.
Lastly, the best gates are designed to be durable. These gates are usually unprotected from the elements and are used regularly, which will result in wear and tear. When designing these gates, high-quality materials should be used and rust-resistant coatings or waterproofing should be incorporated to ensure the gates can withstand different weather conditions and regular use.
If you are interested in designing your own security gates, contact Glow Innovations. We have years of experience designing gates of all shapes and sizes and we can help make your dream gate become a reality.
What Makes Pedestrian Gates Safe And Reliable?
When looking into designing your pedestrian gates it is important to know what makes these gates safe and reliable. If gates are designed without keeping these two things in mind, they are less likely to meet your needs. These gates are a vital part of access control, and they provide properties with secure and convenient entry and exit. However, one thing to remember is that not all these gates are made the same, reliability and safety should always be the top priority when designing these gates.
Here are a few noteworthy factors that make pedestrian and security gates safe and reliable:
The materials that are used to build these gates play an important role in their safety and reliability. Gates that are made from sturdy and durable materials like aluminium or steel can withstand different weather conditions and vandalism or tampering. Moreover, high-quality materials help these gates stay secure and reduce the risk of the gate getting dislodged or falling.
The hardware that is used during the installation process is crucial for the safety and reliability of these gates. Reinforced locking mechanisms and hinges help reduce unauthorised access and will make sure that these pedestrian gates stay in place. Additionally, gates that have automatic locking systems, as well as self-closing mechanisms help reduce accidents and injuries by making sure that these gates are closed properly.
Access Control Features
Additional access control features such as biometric scanners, keypads, or card readers can make sure that only people with authorisation can enter or exit the property. In addition to improving security, it also reduces the risk of injuries or accidents by limiting access through these gates. These control features can also be adjusted to only allow specific individuals certain levels of access. For example, some people may only have access to certain areas of the property while others can be given access to the entire property. This enhances the safety and reliability of these gates.
Compliance with Safety Standards
Pedestrian gates must meet safety standards and regulations to make sure that they are reliable and safe to use. For example, a gate that is installed near a school or high pedestrian traffic area must comply with specific regulations or accessibility standards. These gates must also meet local building codes and safety regulations to ensure they are safe to use.
Maintenance and Inspection
Maintenance and inspections should happen regularly to ensure that safety and reliability are maintained. Routine maintenance will help prevent unnecessary wear and tear. This will keep the gate functioning efficiently. Regular inspection will also help identify any safety hazards or damage before these issues become major problems.
When designing or looking for pedestrian gates keep these factors in mind to ensure that you get a gate that is perfect for your security needs.
What To Expect When You Have Pedestrian Gates Installed
After you have designed your pedestrian gates and the gates have been made, the next step is to have them installed. There are a few things that you should keep in mind during the installation process, including some of the following:
Initial Consultation and Design
Before you can have pedestrian gates installed you will need to have a consultation with a qualified gate installation company like Glow Innovations. During this consultation, we will assess your property and find the best way to install your new gates.
It is best to have this consultation before you start designing your gate, this will allow us to help you choose the best type of gate for your property and needs. This is also when we will discuss the size of the gate and the materials that will be used.
Permits and Regulations
This will depend on where you stay as well as the type of gate you would like to have installed. You may need specific permits to ensure that everything complies with certain regulations before you can have your gate installed. For example, some areas have specific construction and zoning regulations, while other areas must have building permits before installing gates.
Once your gate has been designed, built, and the necessary permits have been acquired, Glow Innovations can begin preparing your home or business for the installation of the gate. This step may involve excavating the area where the gate will be placed or modifications to your existing landscaping or fencing will be made to accommodate the size and shape of the gate.
The installation of pedestrian and security gates can take a few days, but this depends on the size of the installation team and how complicated the gate design and size are. During this step, the installation team will install the gate and additional hardware, like sensors, hinges, and locks.
The gate will also be tested after it has been installed to make sure that everything is working and if any repairs or adjustments are needed, they can be made before the installation team leaves.
Final Inspection and Cleanup
The installation team will perform one last inspection of the gate once the installation has been completed. This is necessary to make sure that the gate is functioning efficiently and that it meets all accessibility and safety standards. The team will also clean up any materials and debris that were used during the installation process. Our installation team will ensure that your property is left clean.
Maintenance and Repairs
Once your gates have been installed the next step is maintenance. Maintenance will help ensure the effectiveness and longevity of your gates. This means that you will need to regularly clean and lubricate your gate’s hardware. Repairs may be required if anything becomes damaged or begins to malfunction.
With pedestrian and security gates installed on your property, you’ll see an increase in both security and convenience. Working with Glow Innovations and following the steps mentioned above will ensure that the installation process goes smoothly.