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A common sight when you visit commercial premises is the presence of automatic barriers as you approach the car park.
If a business has a high volume of vehicular traffic coming and going during the course of a day, the barriers can help increase security.
This blog post explores all the options available to you for installing automatic barriers at your commercial or industrial premises.
Industrial or commercial barriers
Automatic barriers are generally divided into two different categories; industrial or commercial.
The latter are generally seen at locations such as offices, car parks and shopping centres, where the largest vehicles coming and going are cars and vans.
These need to be able to cope with a high number of work cycles, but generally don’t need to be as powerful as barriers in an industrial setting.
Industrial barriers are normally found at factories, distribution centres, industrial works such as quarries, and goods yards where they control the access and departure of trucks and articulated lorries.
This means that they require much longer barrier arms and stronger motors to raise and lower them. It is important therefore to ensure that you make the appropriate choice for your premises.
If you have any doubt about the frequency and type of usage you might have, then it’s best to err on the side of caution.
If you require reassurance about what is the most suitable option, ask your preferred professional installer for advice.
What they comprise of
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a complete barrier kit, replacement barrier arms, skirts and lights, control units or mounting components, we can supply what you need.
A standard automatic barrier kit comprises the barrier mechanism inside a housing, and the barrier arm.
Linkcare also stocks additional safety and security parts, including safety photocells and barrier locks.
Photocells enhance the safety of automatic barriers by using an optical system that detects when an object breaks infrared beams without physical contact.
These devices are particularly useful for preventing damage to vehicles and harm to people because their sensors signal to the barrier mechanism to stop moving until an obstacle has moved clear of any danger.
Installing automatic barriers
Installing automatic barriers is not something that should be undertaken by anybody without the necessary experience or know-how.
While an individual that has previously fitted automated gates might feel they are equipped to install automatic barriers, the process is different.
If you are an experienced installer of electric gates, then learning how to install automatic barriers would be useful; the demand is high, so you can expect to be busy.
A simple way to increase security at your premises
Our range of barrier kits includes examples manufactured by some of the leading names in the industry, including Nice, Beninca, Faac, Fadini, Came, Genius, Elka and V2. These vary in size, from 2m in length up to 12m, with flexible solutions available to suit every type of use.
Why not take a look for yourself?