From carparks and shopping centres, to hospitals and apartment complexes, passing through a boom gate is regular occurrence in today’s modern world. An effective and affordable security option, this type of automatic security barrier is one of the most common methods for controlling vehicle access and traffic flow into a restricted area. At Cowan Doors, we provide all services for industrial, commercial, automatic and auto access doors including boom gate installation, maintenance, repairs and replacement. Read on discover more about boom gates and the many benefits they offer Melbourne businesses.
What is a Boom Gate?
A simple, yet highly effective automated barrier, a boom gate consists of a long arm that lowers automatically to block the path of oncoming traffic. In order for the arm of the boom gate to be raised, the driver must present a pass, enter a code, pay a toll or wait for recognition before it is safe to proceed. Most commonly they are used in car parking facilities and at the entrances and checkpoints of restricted areas.
What are the Main Benefits of Boom Gates?
Easy to install and maintain, boom gates are a safe automated security barrier that provide many benefits including:
Improved Security – Security is vital for commercial properties of all sizes. High quality boom gate installation can approve or deny access to vehicles entering a property based on their credentials ensuring any unwanted vehicles are prevented from entering the property. Boom gates also have the capability to monitor and record the registration details of every vehicle that enters and leaves.
Control of Traffic Flow – One of the best ways of controlling the flow of traffic on and off a property, which is especially important where there are limited parking spaces and a lot of vehicles, such as a busy shopping centre carpark. Boom gates allow full control over the amount of vehicles that can be on a property at any time.
Cost Savings on Security – Once a boom gate is in place, there are minimal operating and maintenance costs. In many cases, boom gate installation also removes the need for a security guard, so you won’t have any ongoing security expenses.
Increased Privacy – A boom gate provides instant privacy by restricting access to unwanted vehicles and prying eyes. Whether you want to prevent trespassing and theft, or protect intellectual property and trade secrets in your commercial business, a boom gate is the ideal solution. Also perfect for gated industrial estates, these barriers can offer both privacy and security to residents.
Space Saving – One of the most economic uses of space, boom gates require significantly less space than swinging and sliding gates and require only a small amount of vertical space to swing upwards.
Flexibility – Boom systems can be programmed to suit any individual needs. Therefore, all sorts of projects can benefit from them, not just public car parks. Businesses of many kinds can easily allow or deny access to their property.
At Cowan Doors, we specialise in commercial clients in property management, government, facilities management, body corporates, car parks etc. Offering a full service solution, we provide expert boom gate repairs, maintenance and replacement as well as a 24/7 emergency breakdown service throughout Melbourne. If you’re looking for affordable new boom gate installation or high quality boom gate repairs, get in touch with our team today on (03) 9587 8750 or contact us online now.