First impressions last, and with this in mind, the first thing that visitors see when they enter your property is usually your pedestrian gates – so you’re going to want them to be visually pleasing. Choosing the ideal gate for your property takes a little more work than simply picking out the first option you find and rolling with that. You will need to take into account the size of your entryway, how you want your gate to operate, and the overall aesthetic of your property at large.
When it comes to picking the perfect pedestrian gate, you are going to want one that fits both the desired aesthetic of your home, as well as something that meets all of your security needs as well. At Glow Innovations, we offer a great range of customisable options for pedestrian gates and we are ready and waiting to help you find the right gate to suit your requirements. We are able to customise your desired gates in a number of significant ways – everything from style and colour to functionality and technological additions are available for you to customise according to your specific tastes.
We understand that it can be a bit daunting to find reliable pedestrian gates. After all, the demand for these useful devices in South Africa specifically is rather high, meaning a saturated market and plenty of different options to sift through. At Glow Innovations we are proud to be of our title as the pedestrian gates experts, and it is our business mission to make choosing new pedestrian gates an exciting activity, rather than another overwhelming home repair chore. In this brief guide to pedestrian gates, we want to share everything you need to know about our customizable options and why Glow Innovations should be your first choice.
Pedestrian Gates And Why We Need Them
Pedestrian gates are the entrance to your property and set the tone for what visitors can expect to see beyond the gate itself. Unlike driveway gates, pedestrian gates allow guests in through a narrow entryway, serving as an extra layer of protection between your property interior and your front/back yard. They can even be installed inside your property, to control foot traffic within.
These gates can be operated manually, with a separate lock or key according to your preferences; they can also be automated with the inclusion of an intercom and an electric lock. At the end of the day, regardless of whether they are automated or manually operated, pedestrian gates serve a very simple (yet critical) function – to protect your property and give you control over who can enter and when, as well as to offer some aesthetic appeal to your entryway.
Pedestrian gates can serve as a valuable addition to just about any property. Not only can you boost your property value, but you can rest assured that your property is safe and secure without having to worry about installing elaborate locks on your doors.
Here are just a few more reasons why pedestrian gates are sought after by homeowners all over South Africa:
* Ease Of Access: To start with, pedestrian gates offer a simple, yet effective security measure while still allowing ease of access for those who are welcomed on your property. The ease of access is also dictated by the locking system you decide to use. Entering and exiting through your pedestrian gate can be as simple as unlocking it, pushing a button on your remote, or entering a code into your keypad. Since you will be the one holding the keys, remote, or password, you are in control of who can pass through your pedestrian gate.
* Enhanced Safety: Building on the above, pedestrian gates offer an effective way to control who is able to access your property and can effectively repel anyone who is not welcome. The gate will prevent anyone from entering your property without your authorization, and you can even install an alarm system or camera to catch any nosey individuals loitering outside.
* Improved Curb Appeal: As previously mentioned, a pedestrian gate serves as the gateway to your property and you want to make a good impression – whether you have guests, clients, or prospective buyers visiting your property, the overall appeal of your entrance is something that can make or break this meeting. In this regard, security gates, pedestrian gates, and driveway gates can all offer increased curb appeal, creating a unique focal point for the entrance of your property. This aesthetic appeal serves a specific function too – not only will you be the talk of the town with your shiny new security features, but these gates can also boost your property value when you go for a particularly eye-catching design.
Installing Pedestrian Gates
While you do have the option to install your pedestrian gates yourself, we recommend leaving installation up to the professionals, especially if you are considering an electronic lock system as well – we say this because these additional features require some wiring and can get quite complicated if you are not a certified electrician.
With professionals in the industry, like our team at Glow Innovations, you can be sure that your gate is installed correctly the first time around. Moreover, we will also stick around to make sure that your gate is fully functional and that everything is working exactly as it is meant to.
If you do decide to install your pedestrian gate yourself, rest assured that we won’t leave you high and dry. When you organise your security gates through Glow Innovations, you are also organising impeccable customer support throughout the installation process. We will deliver your gate with a detailed manual on how to install it and we offer customer support over the phone should you run into any trouble during installation.
Pedestrian Gates: Our Customisable Options
Here at Glow Innovations, we want to put the power into your hands, which is why we offer a variety of customizable gate options for you to choose from. Each offering comes with its own unique benefits, and every gate that we design, build, and install is of the highest quality. Take control of your design choices and allow us to build the gateway to your perfect (and protected) property.
Here are just a few of our customisable options to inspire your creativity:
Steel: You can take the classic steel gate formula even further when you work with the Glow Innovations design team. Opt for the standard horizontal or vertical steel bars, or choose something a little more ornate and decorative – and the customization doesn’t stop there. You can also choose your colours, along with whatever steel decorations suit your fancy. Simply get in contact and let us know what it is you’re looking for and we will get to work on building the gate of your dreams.
Wood: We offer a few different wood options to suit your fancy. If you want something a little more on the rustic side, why not opt for a darker wood, with some thick slats to secure your privacy? On the other hand, you could go for a lighter shade of pine and thinner slats to give your pedestrian gate and property a lighter, more airy feel. The options are extensive, and the choice is yours, so take a look through our custom gate designs and let us get cracking on your next bespoke security gate.
Nutec: Nutec is a multipurpose building board that can be used to craft the perfect gate for your purposes. If you want to mimic the magic of wooden slats, without having to worry about the wear and tear that comes with this material, then Nutec may just be the right option for you.
To learn more about our customizable options, head over to the Glow Innovations website and take a look at our cast catalogue of customised pedestrian, security and driveway gates.
Pedestrian Gates: About Glow Innovations
Now you know a little bit more about the many gate options available to you, as well as why it will take some critical thinking and just a dash of creativity to get the perfect gate for your property. With that out of the way, allow us to fill you in on why Glow Innovations is the right choice for you. Glow Innovations is a Cape Town-based gate manufacturer, but we also have a knack for crafting plenty of other security features to protect your property. Whether you are in need of a sturdy pedestrian gate, a reliable driveway gate, or perhaps even some shiny new balustrades for your staircases, we are here to help you out.
With our customisable options, impeccable customer support, and general drive to make Cape Town and South Africa a safe place for families and businesses alike, Glow Innovations is here for you. Take a look through our website for some inspiration, request a free quote, and let Glow Innovations get to work crafting you the perfect pedestrian gate in no time.