When it comes to investing in security gates, many businesses are hesitant to agree to such an expense, as gates are often costly and considered unnecessary depending on the size of your business. However, there are many benefits to installing security gates which will save you both money and damaging losses, effectively revealing itself as a cost-effective business decision.
Here are three reasons why security gates are a wise investment for the safety of your business and your employees. Also detailed below is how they will save you money in the long run and prevent your business from going under.
1. They Prevent Theft
Studies have shown that theft is one of five major reasons businesses close their doors; the constant loss of inventory and, inherently, money is too much to recover from. With a wound that never heals, the business eventually dies. The solution to this issue is a security gate, which not only helps to catch a thief, but prevent the crime altogether.
- They’re status symbol, discouraging thieves.
Unless you’re housing the Hope Diamond, having a security gate in place will make potential criminals pass your business by for an easier target. The natural desire to avoid capture and punishment serves to deter thieves from highly fortified locations; they’d much rather try their luck with a business lacking security measures than try and fail with yours. At the sight of a security gate, the criminal will doubt their ability to get past it; they’ll even further doubt their ability to escape, should they manage to get inside. This will pose too great a risk.
And even if you are having the Hope Diamond over for a sleepover, the jewel has yet to be stolen in its many years under glass. This stands as a testament of its own to the efficiency of security gates.
- They stand as a physical barrier between goods and potential thieves.
A security gate is a preemptive measure, keeping a thief out before they even decide to target your business. However, gates also go a step further and prevent the thief from seeing the goods they wish to pilfer. Many criminals will visit a business several times before eventually robbing it, as this allows them to witness the security measures and the targeted items they wish to steal. Gates can serve as checkpoints, allowing qualified personnel into the back rooms of your business while keeping out all other individuals. By providing a barrier between goods and people without clearance, you are denying potential thieves the ability to “scope out” their objective. This stops crime before it has a chance to cultivate.
2. They’re Easy to Maintain.
It’s important that the business decisions made now have positive long term results. This means that investing in something costly now can in fact save you money by having a long life span and be easily repairable. Security gates accomplish both these measures, but their notable durability is the greatest of their benefits. Although it may seem costly to invest in a top-grade security gate now, in many years, when it still stands strong and effective, it will have saved you money. That is money which may have otherwise been spent on an entirely new gate when the former was damaged by time. There are a vast range of security gate styles to choose from, which can include wooden, wrought iron, and steel. While a wooden one may be better suited for your budget, choosing a steel security gate will ensure its long lifespan. It’s important to make sound decisions now, rather than choosing cheaply and suffering later.
3. They Are Convenient.
Another notable benefit of modern security gates is their special features. As a business, it’s important to understand that productivity is a crucial element in staying ahead of the competition and striving for success. The workday is made up of several small actions which contribute to a final, profitable result. This also includes numerous useless actions which distract and subtract from important tasks, holding you back. With a security gate that exercises all of the modern features, you can enhance the working experience in small ways to boost productivity.
- They allow hands-free use.
When moving product, equipment, and other valuable objects in and out of your business, there are many factors which inhibit your speed. The most notable of these is manually opening doors, lifting grates, and generally devoting hands to managing the gateway rather than moving objects. This slows productivity. With an automated security gate, you are able to manage the gateway with a push of a button. Not only will you appear to have mastered the Force, but you’ll have saved time and increased your productivity. This may seem like a small advantage now, but small minutes turn into hours and eventually into days of wasted time. By investing in a security gate early, you are allowing your staff to work more efficiently; over the course of months, you will benefit from real savings.
- They allow remote identity verification.
For both your peace of mind and your employees’, it’s important that your business is regarded as a safe place to work. With the modern conveniences of a security gate, it is possible for your staff to communicate through an intercom, which allows them to verify the person wishing for access and ensure the proper individuals are allowed access. This not only prevents theft but also ensures the physical safety of your workers, especially at night or in a dangerous neighborhood. An intercom can also boost efficiency, allowing your workers to communicate and relay messages remotely rather than being forced to enter the building.
Although the cost may be intimidating at first, the long term benefits will soon prove exactly how cost effective a security gate is. The loss of time and goods can cripple your business, so it’s best to invest now, before they’re deemed necessary as a result of damages.
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