access control, assessment, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), gate, gate types, landscaping, lighting, security, threat and vulnerability analysis, video surveillance
A gate is a component of fencing and access control systems. Where fencing systems define perimeter boundaries, gates establish entry and egress points through the fencing system to an area. Gates are the only moveable component of a fencing system, and also its weakest point. Therefore, gates require additional protections against the vulnerabilities of their hinges and latches. Many gate types are available to the transportation industry, ranging from high-security grille types to cost-effective chain link. Gate types should be integrated with other security standards, including CPTED, lighting, barriers, etc., to provide balanced protection and to enhance other security solutions. Different gate types can also be used with protective vehicle barriers, but they should blend with area aesthetics and adhere to laws and local ordinances, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. This recommended practice should be considered using a “systems approach” to achieving security objectives.
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