Open Grille Security Gates
In 2011, the City of New York passed a law banning the installation of solid-panel security gates for commercial stores. Existing security gates that are not open-grille must be replaced with open-grille gates by 2026.
Open-grille gates prevent break-ins while allowing customers and police to see inside a business at night. If you choose to install a gate, City law requires at least 70% transparency. These gates ensure merchandise is always on display, allow interior light to shine on the sidewalk, and make the street more appealing.
This retailer sells expensive products but has installed open-grille gates inside the store for security and compliance with City law.
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Don’t use solid-panel gates, they close off the streetscape and make an area appear darker and less safe.
Rolling Gate Brooklyn can provide you with few options for storefront gates.
Style vs Security: Why Choose When You Can Have Both?
Security will always be an essential part of designing commercial retail spaces. But it is no longer enough to simply prevent burglary. It needs to do its part to help the bottom line. Finally, you can have both when function is blended with form.