Side-folding grilles are perfect for applications where security is a high priority, but you want to maximize visibility and air circulation, as well as light infiltration. The space required for the installation of these systems is small compared to other products. The grilles secure premises and guard against public intrusion and theft while fitting the contour of your building by offering compactness and virtually endless design options, such as straight patterns, custom patterns, and curve patterns. These gates are well-suited for malls, retail environments, schools, cafeterias, offices, and airports.
DS Side-Folding Grille
Ideal for applications such as retail spaces, public spaces, libraries, and community centers, these gates offer the perfect combination of visibility and security. Depending on the size of the gate, many of them are pretty compact. These gates can be configured with curves, custom patterns, and angles to fit your entrance with style. When needed, they can also be manufactured with an emergency exit door for ADA and code compliance. Different patterns are available. Please refer to our brochure below for pattern options.
IDS Side-Folding Grille Plexiglass
Made with plexiglass inserts, these gates are perfect for preventing weather intrusion. The plexiglass keeps insects out while still maintaining visibility and security. These gates can be made with custom locking systems, such as Medeco or BEST, for added security. We also design custom patterns and emergency exits that comply with local codes. Straight or curved track patterns can make these gates fit into virtually any opening. Call us for more information.
DS Side-Folding Security Grille with Glass
When strong security is an absolute requirement, we can help you design a high-security glass side-folding closure. The glass can be tempered and help with climate control, but most importantly, with theft and burglary control. Additional header support might be required to accommodate the extra weight of this heavy-duty closure. Custom patterns and colors are available in this model. Contact one of our design consultants for more detailed information about our security closures.
The Advantages of Side-Folding Grilles
Many business owners who are looking to reduce expenditures may see folding grilles as an unnecessary luxury. After all, another commercial door is protecting the aperture. A folding grille enhances security by stretching over the existing protection. For instance, if you have a glass storefront, a side-folding grille acts as a deterrent to smash-and-grab thieves and burglars. If you have a roll-up door protecting a bay, your employees can work in the open air by leaving the roll-up doors open and drawing the side-folding grilles to prevent uninvited guests from wandering in. In addition to being a source of additional protection, side-folding grilles are affordable, lightweight, and low-maintenance. With the occasional oiling of the hinges, commercial grilles can last for decades.
Frequently Asked Questions About Security Grilles
With our decades of experience, Industrial Door Solution has provided commercial doors to hundreds of clients. These are some of the most frequently asked questions about our products.
Can a sliding grille save my business money?
We understand that most business owners see security as more than a dollars-and-cents decision, but costs and savings are always a legitimate concern. A sliding grille can save you money in a few ways:
- Lower Insurance Premium – Depending on the other security measures that you’ve installed at your property, your insurance company may give you a break if you install sliding grilles.
- Reduced Energy Costs – You may be able to open your door and take advantage of the open air while not sacrificing security. If you usually rely on your HVAC system because it’s unsafe to keep your loading dock door open, a sliding gate allows you to ventilate your work area while not allowing access to trespassers. Additionally, allowing natural light in can help you reduce lighting costs and improve employee morale.
How is the cost of a sliding grille compared to other options?
Because of the simplicity of design and low cost of materials, a sliding grille is much less expensive than other options, such as a roll-up overhead grille. These grilles offer a way to keep your business secure at a much lower cost.
Custom Door and Grille Manufacturer
The experts at Industrial Door Solution have been constructing top-tier doors and grilles for over thirty years. With pickup locations in Miami, FL and Tampa, FL, Industrial Door Solution ships our custom doors worldwide. If you are concerned about the safety and security of your employees and business, you owe it to yourself to explore these options. Call now for a free estimate.