Your security gate is only as strong as the lock you use – Your lock is only as good as the gate you build.
Here are 10 tips to making your security gate as safe as possible:
- Ensure that all welding is thoroughly done by an experienced welder.
- Ensure that your gate Frame is securely attached to the structure
- Always ensure that you correctly specify your lock, and choose the strength of the lock according to your security requirement (all CISA Rim Locks withstand a minimum of 500kg of side force & the CISA Elettrika up to 2000kg side force)
- Ensure that all surface mounted locks are concealed from the outside and that you use a protective 3mm steel plate if the gate is not solid to make sure there is no access to the locks.
- Ensure that there are no gaps between the gate and the frame that will allow access to the lock from the outside with crowbars or similar levers. Instead, use of a 3mm Steel Overlap to cover any gaps.
- Ensure that the Fixing Plate of the lock is welded to the gate securely
- Ensure that the Strike Box of the lock is be welded securely
- Ensure that the gate not corroded or sagging, and that the gate hinges are strong
- Make sure that there are no cables or electrical wiring exposed and make use of a Cable Guard between the gate and frame
- Make sure lock is installed the right way up by referring to the handling chart.