In the professional services, appearances mean everything. The chances are that in your sector there are quite a few businesses, who all claim to offer the same service you do or better. While only you know the true capabilities of your business, it’s important that you put your best foot forward to potential customers. That’s where we come in.
At EDS we specialise in designing, provisioning and installing a wide range of entry solutions for businesses. This includes but is not limited to doors, access control solutions and the topic of today’s blog, gates. Installing a gate offers great security benefits and an imposing visual impression, while the added safety has proven benefits to staff morale. Today we’ll discuss some of the options available and what they can bring to your team, as well as providing a quick run-through of our process.
Find the right gate for you
This is the fun part. Finding a gate that fits well within your building’s existing aesthetic is important for the professional services. You need something that not only gives an imposing visual deterrent but appeals to your staff and guests.
Thankfully at EDS we have a wide range of options available. In terms of finishes there’s a wide range you can choose from. EDS are able to provide gates made of wood, stainless steel, aluminium and most other types of materials.
Our gates can be designed to be completely bespoke to your premise. This means that if there are existing decorative elements to the exterior of your premise, we can ensure your gate seamlessly blends in. Alternatively, if you’d like to add a new decorative element yourself, we can let your creativity run wild. Our team of experts can create gates based on as little as a sketch.
In terms of the mechanism of your gate, it largely depends on your site. You gate can automatically swing, slide or even pop-up from underground.
The benefits of gates for professional services
Unless you have security guards at your site, or are happy to monitor your security services 24/7, it’s difficult to protect your site during non-working hours. Installing a gate affords you a great deal of peace of mind. It can work exceptionally well alongside an integrated access control or CCTV solution. You can even integrate your gate with an intercom that can be accessed remotely.
For professional services teams especially, there has been a rise in flexible working practices over the past few years. Whether your team are working from the office less or you’re looking to implement a bring-your-own-device policy, it’s important to keep the valuables you leave in the office secure.
It’s not just about securing the inside of your premise. If you have staff or visitor parking, it’s important that you secure this area too. A commercial gate acts as the perfect deterrent. Nobody likes turning up for work and seeing someone in their designated parking space, and a commercial gate prevents this.
Installing security solutions like gates and security fencing around your site isn’t just good for keeping intruders out. It can help bring down your insurance premiums for one. There are also genuine benefits to staff mental health. If they feel like they are safe when working on site, then they will be happier and more productive.
The EDS Process
At EDS we pride ourselves on our ability to design, provision and install gates across the UK and even internationally. From our base in Birmingham, we supply gates for both commercial and residential use. This versatility means that we really can say that no job is too big or too small.
Our process starts with a free site review. We’ll visit your site, see the requirements of your team and limitations of your premise and then get to work. Our design process is based around your specifications. An initial outline proposal would be submitted and from this the drawings, plans and design would be formulated, we are able to piece together designs, so if you have seen several different styles, we can put this into one unique drawing.
Our installation process is all handled by us. We employ our own craftsmen and project manage the process from start to finish. This means you’ll only have one point of contact. There’s no need to manage several different tradesmen on your end.
Regular maintenance is fundamental to ensure your systems operate as effectively as when they were first installed, we are able to provide competitive quotation for maintenance of new and any type of existing system.