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In Canada, security gates are subject to several regulations, which include safety standards and accessibility requirements. Adhering to these regulations is critical for safeguarding the well-being of your employees and protecting your assets. Here’s an overview of some guidelines you must follow.


Building codes

Security gates must comply with all local building codes. For example, the Ontario Building Code specifies that gates should withstand specific wind and snow loads. Moreover, the gate should be strong enough to protect against break-in attempts and vehicle impact. To ensure your security gate meets all building code requirements, working with experienced professionals is essential.


Safety regulations

Commercial security gates must also meet strict safety regulations. The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) sets standards in 57 areas, including industrial security gates. Here are some essential standards:


  • Gate design. Above all, the design of your security gate must prioritize safety. The gate’s size, clearance, and visibility must be carefully considered during the design phase.

  • Automation systems.  Access and automation systems must be designed to minimize the risk of injury or property damage. Regularly testing these systems is essential to ensure they work as intended and can be relied upon in an emergency.

  • Emergency mechanisms. Emergency shut-off devices, warning signals and alarms are standard requirements for security gates. These measures quickly alert people in the area and prevent accidents.


Accessibility requirements

In Ontario, accessibility is a legal requirement under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). It ensures that individuals with disabilities can access spaces and services without barriers. Here are some key factors to consider:


  • Entry points. To ensure your security gate is accessible, you may need to include separate pedestrian doors with ramps, elevators and wider doorways to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids. You may also need to ensure that the pedestrian door handles, locks and other hardware are easy to operate for people with limited dexterity.

  • Signage. Clear and visible signage ensures people can easily navigate your security gate. The font used in the signage should be large, bold and easy to read. It’s also essential that the signage is placed at a height accessible to individuals in wheelchairs. For individuals with visual impairments, Braille instructions can be added.

  • Communication systems. Communication features like audio announcements and visual alerts are needed to ensure that individuals with hearing and visual impairments can access the security gate.


Working with the right contractor

When securing your property, installing a security gate is an intelligent decision. However, the success of your project largely depends on the contractor you choose. An inexperienced or unprofessional contractor may lead to a poorly installed security gate that fails to meet safety regulations and puts your property at risk. Working with a trusted and experienced contractor like Urban Fence Inc. is crucial.


Our team has vast knowledge of relevant regulations and can guide you through the entire process, ensuring you get a reliable and safe security gate installation. We have a proven track record in industrial security gate installations. We’ll work closely with you to understand your security needs and recommend the best type of gate for your property.


During installation, our team will obtain all necessary permits and approvals and follow all local safety standards. We understand that security is a top priority for our customers, and we take every step required to ensure that your security gate is installed correctly. When you work with Urban Fence Inc., you can rest assured you’re working with a contractor who puts your needs first.


Ongoing maintenance, repairs and inspections

Regular maintenance is crucial for keeping your security gate in top working order. Our team provides hands-on support and will visit your property whenever necessary to inspect your gate and identify potential issues before they become significant problems. They’ll examine all components, including the motor, hinges, sensors and control system, to ensure everything works efficiently. With our services, you can rest assured that your security gate will be in top condition, providing you with the peace of mind you deserve.


Compliant security gates in Aurora, Oakville and Newmarket

Are you looking for a reliable, durable security gate system for your commercial or industrial property? Look no further than Urban Fence Inc. We provide top-of-the-line security gate solutions to meet your unique needs and budget. We use only the highest quality materials and state-of-the-art technology to ensure our security gate systems are built to last. Our happy customers are a testament to the quality of our work and our customer service.


Contact us today to learn more or request a quote. We serve customers in Barrie, Mississauga and beyond.


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