When speed and security are of the essence—for example, on sites that need to provide rapid access for large volumes of vehicle traffic—bi-folding gates can be your best option.
Bi-fold gates, also known as “speed gates”, use a smart, accordion-like structure to accelerate opening and closing. They occupying a small physical footprint, and when closed, they enable you to completely seal off your entry point to maximise security.
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Bi-fold gates may not be the first solution that comes to mind when thinking about securing your premises, but in the right circumstances they can be a compelling option. For organisations where speed of dispatch is critical, such as distribution and logistics companies and emergency services, the ability to get vehicles into and out of your site quickly can be a game-changer.
You’ll find that folding safety gates are faster and more responsive than traditional swing or sliding gates, as their design allows them to open and close in a matter of seconds. This makes them particularly suitable for entry points where high volumes of traffic need to enter or leave your site continuously, as you can control access for individual vehicles without impeding the flow of traffic.
When your bi-folding gates are closed, they create a seamless barrier that can be the same height as the surrounding fencing—impossible to crawl under, and difficult to climb over. This makes them more secure than rising arm barriers, which are typically designed to stop vehicles, but may be more vulnerable to pedestrian intruders.
Compared to conventional swing gates, bi-fold gates require less clearance to open and close, freeing up valuable space on your premises. You can also use them in situations where sliding gates are not an option because there is not enough lateral space for a gate to retract into.
At Heras, we offer a wide range of bi-fold gates that can be specified with the right dimensions, design, and safety and security features to meet the specific needs of your site.
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To comply with UK law and industry best practices, you need to be sure that your bi-fold gates have been rigorously tested and certified to meet appropriate quality and safety standards.
PAS 68 is a specification from the British Standards Institute that classifies the performance of gates under vehicle impact. Heras B937 bi-fold gates have been fully tested to both PAS 68:2010 7500/68KMH and 7500/80KMH standards.
UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking, based on the stringent European CE mark standard, is becoming mandatory for all electric gate installations in the UK. All Heras bi-fold gates are fully compliant with these standards.
Bi-fold gates can be a cost-effective solution, and the price is dependent on your size, design, and security requirements. Request your quote from our sales team today.
Our bi-fold gates are robustly designed, engineered, and tested for reliable operation over a lifespan of many years. Even so, regular maintenance is important to ensure business continuity, keep gates safe, and reduce the risk of legal liability. We provide expert and safe installation and maintenance services across all our solutions—offering you an end-to-end service.
We have offices across the UK and can provide our services nationwide. Set up a free consultation with one of our advisors today to find out how bi-fold gates can help protect your premises, people, and property at a price that’s right for you.
To create a complete perimeter security solution, you can easily augment bi-fold gates with security fencing, detection systems and cameras. Contact us online to explore our full range of security solutions.