Security Gate Performance

With a minimal amount of work and time on a semi-regular basis, you can prevent glitches, damages, and issues in general. Here’s how:

1. Keep it Well-Cleaned

For the improvement of your gate, something as simple as keeping it well cleaned can ensure it functions properly and reliably. A clean gate may not deter a robber any more than a dirty one, but a dirty gate may begin to rust or deteriorate, allowing robbers easier entrance should they try to test the strength of your security gate. Depending on the style of security gate you possess, cleaning methods will vary. However, simple soap and water are a reliable standby; a fresh coat of paint afterwards will also help your gate withstand the weather.

Eliminate Rust
If your security gate is metal – as is the common choice among businesses for their strength and durability – rust is an element to keep an eye on. Their exposure to weather and rain will eventually work away at their hinges, gears, and also the bars themselves. Rather than letting a deteriorated security gate eventually rot off its hinges, inspect it for rust as you are cleaning it. Should you find rust, citric acid – which unfortunately isn’t the kind of acid the supervillains use — or vinegar should work well to eliminate the effects. Another options are store-bought rust removers, typically found in local hardware stores.

2. Keep it Well-Lubricated

With both manual and automated security gates, ensuring their gears and hinges are well-lubricated is crucial. Not only can this prevent trouble in their ability to open for you, but it will also make the entire barrier stronger, keeping out thieves. A simple lubricant found at your local hardware store should serve the purpose.

3. To Improve the Security

Security gates are the well-recommended way to protect your business or home from burglary or trespassing, shy of hiring a team of mercenaries to camp outside your front door. If mercenary wages are not in your budget, then making small additions to your security gate can improve its ability to stand as a barrier between you and harm — as well as between criminals and your possessions.

4. Install a Camera For Verification

While some automated security gates come equipped with a camera that can be remotely controlled to monitor the movements at the gate, others do not. With a camera, you can remotely verify the identity of anyone wishing to gain entrance, allowing you to not only save effort in allowing in visitors, but also ensure you do not accidently let in strangers. Should the event arise where a robber attempts to scale or break your fence, you will also have video evidence of their actions.

For businesses, unlike residences, it may be common to have several employees entering through your gate at any given time. Rather than devoting energy and valuable time to managing the gate personally, a camera will allow you to monitor the comings and goings, allowing entrance remotely. With this added benefit, you can keep playing Angry Birds without interruption to your high score or the workflow.

5. Install a Speaker for Verification

Most apartment buildings typically require visitors to be “buzzed in” by residents, and many high-grade security gates can have a similar speaker equipped. This allows you to verify visitors at the gate and speak with them free of danger — with the added benefit of not needing to walk out in your pajamas to let the gardener in.

For businesses, it can be particularly time-consuming having to evaluate each employee needing access to your business before allowing them in. With a speaker, employees and delivery trucks can contact you directly, enabling you to effortlessly assess the situation and make a decision on who is allowed inside.

Security gates offer a range of benefits for protecting your business, home, and all the people within. If you are looking to improve your security gate, with these five super useful tips, you can have a gate that not only functions better, but looks better and saves you time.