Driveway gates are usually custom made from large diameter steel. They are very sturdy. Well designed and installed gates are very difficult to open. These gates are usually opened and closed by an electrical motor. Ensure you spend enough on this critical component. Security sliding gate motors are rated according to use and the weight of your gate. Bigger is always better. Sliding gates are often galvanised in Durban due to the rust prone environment. Sizes are around 6m in width and often with a pedestrian gate.
Fixed security gates are manufactured from square or round steel and are available in standard security gate sizes to suit standard door sizes. There are many different Fixed security gate designs. Custom security gate manufacturers will also manufacture custom security gates to almost any design according to the customer specifications. Fixed security gates are security gates that are permanently installed in place to secure the door or opening over which they are installed. Some security gates are designed to screw into the door frames or bolted or set into the wall. There is a problem with fixed security gates mounted on timber door frames, as they are fairly easy to rip away from the frame. Fixed security gates that are bolted into the wall around the door can also be tampered with so the bolts should either be non removable or welded to prevent tampering or the possible removal of the security gate.