What are speed gates?

Efficiency means a lot in business. If you can make your processes as fast and efficient as possible, then it can greatly decrease time wasted and ultimately increase your profits.

Here at Norton Industrial Doors, we provide a variety of solutions to help speed up your processes. We have high-speed doors for example, which open and close much faster than typical industrial doors.

Today, though, we’re going to be discussing another solution – speed gates. They’re a type of gate that allows traffic through very quickly, thus keeping traffic flowing. Want to know more about speed gates? Read on!

What are speed gates?

Speed gates are a type of security gate. Their purpose is to essentially control the flow of traffic into and out of your premises.

However, they have a big advantage over other types of gates, and that’s that they open and close very quickly. They keep everything running at a brisk pace by minimising disruption to the flow and traffic.

And if you’re thinking that speed gates must compromise on security, then think again. Speed gates offer an excellent level of security against would-be trespassers while still being able to open and close at a rapid pace. In fact, they can be even more secure than other types of gate.

How do speed gates work?

Speed gates have two sides, and both open at the same time, which allows them to open quickly. Each side has a driven panel and a follower panel – the driven panel is the one that’s attached to a motor.

Why would I get a speed gate?

Speed gates open and close at an extremely high speed. This means two things. The first is that vehicles can pass through quickly, thus minimising disruption. The second is higher security. Since the gate is open for the shortest amount of time possible, it reduces the likelihood of a trespasser being able to pass through while the gates are open. That’s why you’ll often see speed gates used in high-security settings, such as high-class hotels.

Are speed gates safe?

Yes, speed gates are very safe, as they have multiple safeguards in place to eliminate the risk of injury. Even though speed gates are designed to open and close rapidly, they’re also built with pedestrian safety in mind.

Where can I use speed gates?

Speed gates are used where traffic has to be let through as fast as possible. Examples of where speed gates are used include:

  • Car parks
  • Residential complexes
  • High-security locations
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Industrial estates
  • Offices

Speed gates at Norton Industrial Doors

Here at Norton, our speed gates provide high-quality access control for your transport and parking application needs. They’re designed to open and close incredibly quickly, minimising the disruption to traffic flow whilst maintaining a high standard of security. What’s more, they are fully compliant with EU safety standard regulations and built to last.

If you’d like to know more about our speed gates, then simply visit https://nortonindustrialdoors.co.uk/speed-gates/ or give us a call on 0121 752 2765.