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Gates are the primary barrier to safeguarding your business, property, and those within it from outside malice. When your property lacks operational security equipment, you increase your property’s risk of burglary by 300%.

Lock in Security With Perimeter Gates

Gates are the main entry and exit points, the first line of defense against potential intruders. Their robustness and functionality distinguish between a secure, safe environment and a vulnerable one.

A well-maintained gate deters unauthorized access and clearly conveys the property’s commitment to security.

Preventative Maintenance vs. Reactive Maintenance

While both forms of gate maintenance are crucial, a proactive approach to maintenance prevents costly repairs and security breaches in the long run.

  • Preventative Maintenance: Regular inspections and servicing keep gates functioning optimally.
  • Reactive Maintenance: Addresses issues after an unexpected event, such as accidental damage or system malfunctions.

Cost-Effectiveness of Preventative Maintenance

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Preventative maintenance saves you time and money by keeping your equipment operational. Scheduling maintenance before there’s an emergency helps:

  • Avoid Costly Repairs: Regular equipment checks identify and resolve minor issues before they escalate to major problems that are expensive to fix or replace.
  • Extend Gate Lifespan: Properly maintained gates last years longer than neglected ones, delaying the need for costly replacements.
  • Reduces Downtime: Malfunctioning gates disrupt operations, leading to potential revenue loss. Regular maintenance keeps gates functioning smoothly, minimizing disruptions to operations and access.
  • Preserve Property Value: Well-maintained gates enhance the aesthetic and functional value of your property, potentially boosting its market value.
  • Avoid Liability: Inoperable gates pose safety risks, leading to potential legal liabilities. Regular maintenance mitigates such risks.

Maintaining Your Gate & Perimeter Security

By addressing potential issues before they escalate, you are guaranteeing your gate remains functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing while also extending its lifespan.

Depending on the type of gate security system you have installed, you may expect the following during a preventive maintenance appointment:

  • Initial Inspection: The session begins with a thorough visual inspection of the gate, its components, and the surrounding area. Technicians look for signs of wear and tear, rust, corrosion, or any visible damage.
  • Mechanical Checks: Electrical operating system for gate entry. All moving parts, including hinges, rollers, and tracks, are checked for smooth operation. Lubrication is applied to these moving parts to keep them functioning seamlessly and reduce wear. For sliding gates, the track is inspected for debris or obstructions and cleaned accordingly.
  • Electrical and Electronic Assessment: Automated gate systems have electrical components that need regular checks. Technicians will test gate operators, sensors, keypads, remote controls, and other electronic components for functionality. Battery backups are tested to confirm they function during power outages. The wiring is also inspected for any signs of damage or wear.
  • Safety Measures Check: Safety sensors and photo-eye sensors, which prevent the gate from closing if an obstruction is detected, are tested for responsiveness. Alarm systems, if present, are tested to make sure they activate under threat scenarios.
  • Structural Integrity: The gate’s structural integrity is assessed. This includes checking for any misalignments, warping, or structural weaknesses. For metal gates, welds are inspected for any signs of cracking or rust.
  • Cleaning: Depending on the gate material, it may be cleaned to remove dirt, grime, or salt residues (especially relevant for coastal areas like Florida). Cleaning not only enhances the gate’s appearance but also prevents issues like rusting.
    Feedback and Recommendations: Technicians provide feedback to the property owner or manager after the inspection and maintenance tasks. Recommendations for any repairs, replacements, or upgrades are made if necessary.
  • Documentation: A detailed report of the maintenance session is provided, including any findings and actions taken. This documentation will be useful for warranty purposes and future maintenance sessions.
  • Scheduling the Next Session: Regular maintenance is key to a gate’s longevity. Before leaving, we will schedule the next maintenance session to keep the gate in top condition year-round.

Secure Today, Safe Tomorrow

Just like a car needs regular servicing, your gate requires care to maintain operational efficiency. At Guardian Access Solutions, our comprehensive gate maintenance services are a testament to our commitment to your security and property safety.

Schedule your preventative maintenance session today and invest in peace of mind.