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:

  1. Ensure that all welding is thoroughly done by an experienced welder.
  2. Ensure that your gate Frame is securely attached to the structure
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ensure that the Fixing Plate of the lock is welded to the gate securely
  7. Ensure that the Strike Box of the lock is be welded securely
  8. Ensure that the gate not corroded or sagging, and that the gate hinges are strong
  9. Make sure that there are no cables or electrical wiring exposed and make use of a Cable Guard between the gate and frame
  10. Make sure lock is installed the right way up by referring to the handling chart.