The majority of businesses will have a security solution in place to protect not only their premises but also their staff along with any guests that they may have. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have taken all the necessary actions and initiatives to ensure your business is physically secure.

In today’s modern age, there are many different types of security solutions available on the market and it can be difficult to know which will work best for your business property. To help anyone that is currently weighing up the different options, the EA Group have put together a handy guide to help you choose the best security solution.

 

Have a budget in mind

When investing in anything in business you should always consider your budget before you make any decisions. It is hard to put a price on security, but ultimately you will have a maximum cost in mind for your system. Of course, some systems will be more expensive than others so depending on your budget your choices may be limited. For this reason, this is always a good place to start.

 

Evaluate your space

 

Once you have decided on a budget, the next thing to do is look at the type of property that you have. The space your business occupies will likely have a significant impact on the type of security system you choose. For example, if you have an open office space then your choice would probably be different to if you have lots of individual closed-off rooms. Also, remember to highlight any areas that may need additional entrance access solutions too.

 

Consider all culprits

 

In order to choose the correct security solutions, you need to think about the threats that you are protecting your property from. Look into the crime rates in your area and also consider why people would potentially want to enter your property without permission and what they would be looking for. Depending on your specific business, you might require a complex business access control system.

 

Bear the future in mind

Never make a big investment without thinking about the future. Security solutions can be expensive and you want to make sure that it can grow with your business. You should also consider potential relocation and how this will work in relation to the solution you are looking at. Enquire as to whether you will have the option to add to your security or even move it if required in the future before you invest.

 

Think about the right features

Lastly, take some time to think about which security features would be most beneficial to your company. There is no denying that security can be complex, so be sure about your needs and requirements when searching around. For example, do you need cameras that have the ability to move around to monitor large spaces and would additional sensors to monitor movement benefit you? Think about the features that would be best for your business and choose a system that has all of them.

 

Choosing the best security solution

Taking the time to consider the things mentioned above will help you to narrow down your options and help you pinpoint exactly which solution would work best for your business property. Of course, there is always the option to have multiple forms of security in one building, so don’t worry if you can’t get everything you require from a single solution.

 

If you’re searching for a company that can provide you with a wide range of security solutions then visit the EA Group website. Whether you would like to install an employee access control system or you require CCTV systems for your business, we can assist you. We will be able to provide you with a comprehensive installation and support service within the security systems market sectors, so you can trust that you are in safe hands with their team.

 

 

EA Group can supply and install any size cantilever or tracked sliding gates, these fantastic gates come completely pre built-in your bespoke size and finish, complete with full automation and BS EN12453 safety equipment ready to be bolted down on site, connected to power and your choice of new or existing access control.

We can offer these gates in any bespoke size and your choice of finish and colour, standard in aluminium or steel structure these gates are designed to last.

One of the best features of these industrial gates is the installation time, with a pre-built base EA Group will have the gate delivered by specialist Hi-Ab truck to be lifted into place and can complete the installation generally within 48 hours* (Dependant on extras required).

Below are some photos of our most recent installation taking place of a 6.5 meter cantilever gate, offering a direct replacement for our clients’ existing sliding gate which had reached the end of its life.

It isn’t uncommon to drive past houses with gates to the entrance of their properties these days and it is becoming more and more popular for homeowners to invest in automatic gates. People’s reasons for purchasing these gates will differ, yet overall, they are seen as a great addition to the exterior of a residential property.

An automatic gate is a very appealing feature for homeowners across the UK and if you have been considering investing in some automatic gates yourself you might be curious about the benefits of these gates. EA Group has put together a list of these benefits to help you decide whether an automatic gate is for you.

Privacy

Privacy is important for all homeowners, especially if you have a family. Installing a suitable automatic gate system is one of the best ways to protect yours and your family’s privacy from passersby. By having a gate to your property you will be able to keep your children, as well as any pets, safe inside and away from anyone passing the property.

Security

Probably the most obvious benefit of installing an automatic gate is added security. The gate alone will deter thieves and vandals from your residential properties. With an automatic gate, you can also guard your property incredibly easily, usually at the switch of the remote. Thanks to this entrance access solution, you can always control who enters and exits your property. With such a large variety of automatic gates to choose from now, you can get a gate in any shape, size, and height to make sure your home more secure.

Convenience

Thankfully, automatic gates have made getting into a gated property much easier. You don’t have to physically get out of your car and open the gate in order to get into your home. It is so much more convenient, especially if you are in a rush or if it is raining. It is also convenient if you forget to close the gate behind you, close it from the comfort of your home instead.

Aesthetically pleasing

Of course, these gates are also very aesthetically pleasing. The whole picture of your house will change with the addition of an automatic gate. You can now get them in such a wide range of design options too, so you can get the protection you need with the look you want. It isn’t uncommon for people to opt for bespoke automatic gate systems so that they can ensure it complements the rest of their property’s landscaping and architecture.

Cost-effective

Installing an automatic gate for your home is actually a cost-effective investment and solution that may even save you money in the long run. You may be able to get a discount on your property insurance as providers will notice the added protection you have installed at your home. Automatic gates usually increase the property value of a home too and they can make it easier to sell.

Installing an automatic gate

Now that you are fully aware of all of the benefits of installing an automatic gate at the entrance of your property, if you would like to go ahead and design your perfect automatic gate please don’t hesitate to contact EA Group. We are bespoke automatic gate manufacturers that offer a gate design service which will enable you to design the gate you have always dreamed of, ensuring all of your individual requirements are met.

Montrose House Refurbished Heritage Gates approved by Historic England

Montrose House is a late 17th-century Grade II* listed building in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The owners approached EA Group with a vision of refurbishing the original central gates. This was due to their worn condition and the potential structural dangers that they posed.

With Heritage England involved, the refurbishment project was undertaken EA to replicate the original gates exactly. The original gates were taken down in two stages. Firstly the arch was removed to ensure a safe working area below. Following that, the main gates and framework was delicately removed. Once removed, the historic gates were transported to the fabrication facility.

These beautiful historic gates were to be refurbished and rebuilt using the original ironwork. This required them to be carefully stripped and repaired. When a new component part was required due to the existing poor condition, a new was manufactured to match exactly using reclaimed or aged material.

After several months of delicate work the new refurbished gates were returned and erected on-site.

Bringing a fresh new lease of life to the main entrance of this outstanding house in Richmond, Surrey. These new refurbished gates will now stand as the centerpiece to this magnificent property for many years to come.

Montrose House Heritage Gates before refurbishment

Montrose House Heritage Gates before refurbishment

 

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Automatic Gates to a Grade 2 listed building. Supplied an installed by EA

EA Group have just completed the automatic gate replacement and safety upgrade to the Grade 2 heritage entrance, at The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

During the course of a major refurbishment, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn contacted EA Group to provide an automatic gate solution. The challenge was to reproduce an identical set of twin automatic sliding gates replacing the existing entrance. The original gates were reaching their end of life.

An Automatic Gate supplied an installed by EA to a Grade 2 listed building

 

EA Group used the latest materials that are longer lasting and makes for a more sustainable entrance. Furthermore to add to the challenge, EA Group needed to ensure the gates were BS EN12453 compliant. This involved using the latest safety equipment whilst still not deviating from the original historic based design.

The automatic sliding gates were carefully designed to ensure the overall appearance was in full keeping to the original set. Additionally, new master and slave operators were installed for a faster and safer operation. Furthermore, electronic safety in the form of safety edges, induction loops and photocells were neatly installed to the new automatic gate.

All of these upgrades ensured that the new gates exceeded current legislation. The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London have a safer and more reliable entrance.

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Central London

Listed Grade 2 Automatic Gate Replacement Complete with BS EN12453 Safety Upgrade

Status: Completed

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The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London where EA Group have supplied and installed Grade 2 heritage entrance gates