Mechanical Entrance Gates

Attractive, safe and reliable, we supply a wide selection of manually operated gates which are particularly suited to where a lower level of security is required. Their ergonomic design and the quality of engineering ensure that our gates look great and perform as required time after time. All our mechanical gates have an emergency break-out feature which means the gate arm can always be forced in both directions in case of fire or other emergency situations.

The gates can be used for making entrances, exits and pedestrian passageways. They can partition and block off rooms and efficiently direct customers from the entrance to the cash desk. You can easily combine and integrate these gates with our other entrance and customer guidance systems.

Choose a gate with or without key lock, a Mechanical Push gate, an Emergency Exit Gate or our Bi-Directional Gate. They all have different features to fit your needs.

Order Information

  • All gates are fitted to 1060mm high uprights. Standard finish is bright chrome plate with clear infill panel to arm. You need to calculate:
  • Arm Length - Single gate: Width of gap -150mm, Facing pair of gates, Width of gap - 250mm (Round either up or down to nearest supplied length)
  • Arm Direction - Imagine you are standing behind the supporting post of the gate, looking down the length of the arm, if someone were to walk through the gate, would it move through your left or right quadrant? If it moves through the right, a right-handed gate is needed and vice-versa.
  • Gate Arm = 750mm -150mm = 600mm
  • Select type of gate required. 650-1100mm adjustable arms. Ascertain gate arm direction (left hand, right hand, bi-directional). Order fixings separately. We recommend 4xM10x80 rawlbolts for standard floors.

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Guiding and Safeguarding Your Customers

Barrier Rails & Uprights

Helping customers to navigate your stores and buildings more easily and safely, Store Fittings Direct's customer guidance systems are a stylish and cost effective way of directing customers or creating a physical barrier.

They are a great complement to our gates, and together provide a comprehensive, flexible and user friendly solution to manage your customer flow. The systems are modular and can be used in a variety of ways, including staircase guidance solutions and as safety barriers on mezzanine floors and around travelators.

Our balustrade and handrail systems comply with all necessary Building Regulation requirements and British Standard recommendations for structural stability, safety and accessibility.

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Warehouse / Service Yard

Safeguard and Protect

Back-of-house areas are particularly susceptible to major impact damage due to the weight and size of the traffic there, with the constant movement of fork-lifts and articulated trucks.

Buildings and infrastructure elements such as exposed walls, support columns, docking bays and even power supply units can suffer serious damage due to the power of these impacts.

In addition, damage to valuable assets such as roller shutter doors, cold rooms and freezers, specialist storage equipment and racking systems not only is expensive but can seriously effect their efficient operation, with potential knock-on effects on the sales floor.

To protect your warehouse and service yard fixtures, fittings and general environments from hard hits and bumps, Store Fittings Direct provides a comprehensive range of specially designed, heavy duty damage protection products.

Our floor and wall mounted asset protection products will not only lower your operating costs by reducing the need for costly repairs and replacements, but will also provide a safer and cleaner working environment for your employees.

Whatever your needs, with several options within each product category, Store Fittings Direct’s tried and tested products are up to the task.

Access Management Systems

Store Fittings Direct provides a highly efficient range of secure access control automation, including equipment for pedestrian, passenger and vehicle access to safeguard your property and valuable assets.

Our specialist security products provide a robust performance and proven reliability, whether mechanical, electronic, or software components.

Pedestrian access systems

Uncompromising on security and safety

SFD’s automatic pedestrian entrance control provides:

  • Uncompromising security
  • Efficient and safe pedestrian traffic management
  • Savings on operating costs
  • Proven reliability

Choose from our lines of discreet, innovatively styled products that are compatible with most access control systems, including Security Entrance Lanes, Swing Gates, Half Height and Full Height Turnstiles, and Secure Portals and Doors.

They have been designed to suit a variety of public, government and commercial buildings, and will help you to improve flow efficiencies.

To complement our gates and turnstiles, we supply a complete range of barrier rail systems along with glass panel inlay options, and secure fencing for external locations. In addition, to extend the useful lifespan of these products our service engineers can carry out a wide range of preventative maintenance and repair work.

CAR PARK BARRIERS (Barriers And Gates)

Our Automatic Rising Arm Barrier series, which is a fully automatic system, provides rapid access and excellent security to vehicle parks.

The sturdy inverter driven 3Ph motor and gearbox configuration (operates from a 1Ph supply), therefore ensuring smooth and consistent operation time after time. The barrier cycle is 3-5 seconds (depending on pole length), and the smart relay logic allows for semi or fully automatic operation, with minimum electrical modification.

There are a wide variety of access control options to suit individual requirements. Push button, card reader, radio, keypad and intercom can be fitted with minimal electrical work. It is recommended that the aforementioned access control methods be backed up with an induction loop safety and close system.


The smart relay, which has a built in 24/7 day time clock and diagnostics text messaging display (for fault finding), controls the barrier electrically. There is no standard operation; however, most access control systems can be added.

Control options available include; push buttons, keypad, card reader, token, radio or intercom.


The inverter driven 3Phase motor and gearbox (operating from a 1Phase supply), gives greater speed control and torque. There are no hydraulics to leak oil, or reserves to top up. A special spring system ensures the motor loading is kept to a minimum. The Manual hand wind facility (housed beneath a tamperproof cover), ensures the barrier arm can be raised and lowered in the event of power failure.


Applications include car park access control, warehouse protection, building security, government buildings, distribution centres and high security data protection buildings.



Our Series of cantilever sliding gates are made to order and can be supplied with a height of up to 2.4 metres with a drive-through of up to 10 metres wide; all with a ground clearance of 125mm.

Our Intention:

Our intention with this product is to keep your building, staff and assets safe, and deter  nauthorised visitors and would be on foot intruders, by providing a full width, height obstruction.


Applications include car park access control, warehouse protection, military sites, palace security, protection against ram raids, building security, government buildings, distribution centres and high security data protection buildings.


The ISC cantilever sliding gate has a sophisticated, durable and secure appearance. Spikes line the top of the gate to warn off intruders, and the 30mm diameter, 6mm thick evenly-spaced individual bars further add to the sturdy appearance. The compact housing of the electronics, coupled with

the drive motor and supports being expertly hidden beneath the lower beam further enhance the neat and professional appearance. The infill section can be supplied with alternative sections to match your current or intended fence structure and can be infilled with mesh if required.

External Equipment

Enhancing the Customer Journey

In today's increasingly competitive marketplace, a priority for any store is to retain its existing customers and to attract new shoppers.

We can help to achieve this objective by providing an attractive and secure environment throughout the shopping journey - from arrival and entrance, while shopping, and to final checkout and departure.

We have worked with our major clients to develop an attractive and cost-effective range of walkways, shelters and external furniture which combine modular formats with robust materials and construction.


Shopping trolley theft is increasing and becoming a serious and costly problem for stores. As much as a third of a store's trolley stock can be lost each year. Apart from the cost of retrieving or replacing them, it can inconvenience customers and result in lost sales.

In addition, over recent years national legislation changes require local councils to enforce increasingly strict environmental controls. Where local councils recover trolleys from parks, rivers and housing estates environmental fines are usually imposed. Most supermarkets are affected by trolley loss, and have a responsibility to limit this as far as is possible.

Our shopping trolley come with the optional extra of a trolley hitch rail keeping your trollies safe from theft a cost effective method for shopping trolley loss prevention, always ensuring that you have enough trolleys for your customers.


And where there are trolleys and cars, there will be accidents, so we also provide a range of robust and durable impact protection products and bollards for external areas including walkways and trolley parks.It is our goal to enable our clients to facilitate the optimum customer experience regardless of which part of their estate they are on, including the external store environs.

Accordingly we have worked with our major clients to develop an attractive and cost-effective range of shelters and external furniture which combine modular formats with robust materials and construction.

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How Automatic Entrance Gates Work

SFD’s automatic gates can be interfaced with a variety of control systems, from a simple manually operated push button to more sophisticated fully automatic ultrasonic or autosensor devices. Connection to a customer’s own bespoke control system, for example a fire alarm or computer system, is also possible. Standard control mechanisms are described as below:

Photocell Eyes (PEC) are a reliable and effective form of gate control. The eyes act as a presence sensor, sending out a beam of invisible infrared light directed at a reflective strip placed opposite the photocell eye. There are a number of options to suit all needs:

  1. First Front Eye – The first front eye is positioned in the upright post supporting the lead-in rails. When a person or object breaks the invisible beam of light, the gate will open and close again after a pre-set time delay. Should a person or object remain in the path of the light beam, the gate will remain open.
  2. Second Front Eye – Supplementing and operating in the same manner as the first front eye, the second front eye is typically positioned on a cross rail close to the gate body. If the gate begins to close before the customer has passed it, activation of the second front eye will re-open it.
  3. Six Eye Rear Safety Zone – The six eye rear safety zone offers increased safety for pedestrians in the path of the gate arm. If any one of the six eye beams is broken, the gate arm stops moving. The gate will not function until the safety zone area is cleared of any presence and a pre-set time delay

has elapsed.

  1. Reverse Action Eye – Exclusively for use with reverse action gate configurations, it is incorporated into the lead out barrier rail. Reverse action gate configurations allow unrestricted flow in one direction whilst inhibiting flow in the opposite direction.
  2. Push Button – A push button is the simplest means of controlling a gate. It can be used in any application where direct control or monitoring of persons through the gate is required.
  3. Radar – Generally used in applications where space is limited or a more open environment is desired. One internally mounted sensor is required per gate.

Each sensor is factory-set, but due to the variable nature of each installation, it may be necessary to alter the detection range on site.

  1. Rear Safety sensors – Can be used where it is not desirable to use lead-out rails.

One internally mounted sensor is required per gate.

  1. Overhead motion sensor – This control system offers the security benefit of unobtrusive automated entrance gates which are operated based on motion and presence in order to open/close the gates as required. The overhead sensor can be installed in a variety of applications from recessed into the ceiling to supported by unistrut in order to complement the site environment – thus removing need for any barriers whilst giving finite control.

Customer Guidance

Welcome your customers with a first impression that lasts

Shoppers are becoming increasingly intolerant of confusion and delays in navigating their way around a store.

Store Fittings Direct has a comprehensive range of innovative equipment to help manage the flow of your customers and their experiences from entrance to exit. Our equipment solutions are based on dialogue with our customers, accumulated experience and knowledge of flow management theory across various industries and countries, combined with quality engineering and production expertise. They have been designed specifically for retail and commercial use, and will help you to improve flow efficiencies.

To complement our entrance gates and turnstiles, we manufacture a complete range of barrier rail systems along with glass panel inlay options. In addition, to extend the useful lifespan of these products our service department is supported by engineers who carry out preventative maintenance and warranty work.

Our customer guidance range includes:

  • Supermarket pedestrian gates – chrome and EPC
  • High quality stainless steel commercial property entrance gates
  • Stainless steel half-height turnstiles – with access controls
  • Circular footprint motorised turnstiles
  • Office and Government entrance systems – rotation or glass arm designs
  • DDI specification solutions and connecting systems
  • Mechanical and lift-up gate designs
  • Chrome and stainless steel barrier rail and modular hand rails

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Queue Management


“Unexplained delays negatively affect the perception of customer service. Our expertise in flow management will help you to optimise your Queue Management system, which can reduce walkaways by more than 95%”

Store Fittings Direct are experts in customer guidance, including Queue Management, In-Queue Merchandising and Electronic Guidance such as Call Forward systems.

We offer a comprehensive range of systems and ancillary equipment to help drive customer throughout, increase flow efficiencies, and maximise impulse sales opportunities.


When done correctly, you can move your customers more quickly and efficiently and leave them with a positive memory of dealing with you. A small sample of what we consider to optimise your queuing process is:

  • Customer wayfinding from entrance to exit
  • Optimum size of queue
  • Optimum style of queue system
  • Size of peak and off-peak footfalls
  • Prioritisation of impulse SKUs within the queue
  • Length of wait time versus service time
  • Style of payment
  • Operational efficiency

We can provide you with simple advice on the equipment and configuration that best serves your profitability and your customers experience.

Retractable Barriers

With our range of great value queue barriers you know that your brand will be represented in a professional and safe way

Safety First!

We use our 2.3m webbing cassette with braking system to prevent “whip back” providing a safe and robust queue solution.

We also design the posts with a low centre of Gravity to allow the posts to lean over, all the way to 36° before it will start to tip. Handy when you have people with luggage or large shopping bags moving though a queue!

Understanding the feelings and attitudes of people during the final phase of the customer journey and implementing an appropriate queue solution will prevent stress points. Satisfied customers will be more likely to complete their transactions and to return to your store.

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Sales Floor Impact Protection

Attractive and effective protection to save you money

Display fixtures, chiller cabinets and service counters are constantly exposed to damage from shopping trolleys and store equipment such as roll cages and pallet jacks. This can lead to untidy looking shopping areas and expensive repairs or even replacement units.

Store Fittings Direct has sourced a highly successful range of impact protection equipment, based on a detailed understanding of store operations combined with our quality engineering and production expertise.

We provide total damage prevention for the Sales Floor, from a variety of bumper systems, specialist corner and column products, and protection posts which are ideal for safeguarding your expensive and fragile equipment.

Extending your equipment’s useful lifespan

Providing appropriate protection for your store assets to extend their effective lifespan not only saves money but also helps the environment by reducing the demand for new resources.

To protect your store fixtures and fittings from hard hits and bumps we provide a comprehensive range of floor and wall mounted damage protection products for the shop sales floor. Our specialist products have been carefully designed, engineered and tested to meet the demands of modern store environments.

Whatever your needs, with several options within each product category Store Fittings Direct's tried and tested products are up to the task.

High impact Bumper Rail

Our high impact bump and protection rails offer effective protection for surfaces against impact and collisions. It is used widely throughout retail and is also suitable for a broad range of other installations where surface protection is required, including airports, hospitals and hotels.

Optimum protection and durability

Manufactured with injection moulded stop ends, our range of bump rails are durable and absorb collision from both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and are the ideal protection solution for a multitude of environments. They absorb impact through a combination of facing rail, internal web meshing and rubber spacers, and will last for years.

Function and flair

Introducing a wall protection system that doesn’t have to mean compromising on design. Our range of Rigid and Flexible rails combine function and flair to give optimum protection without being obtrusive. They are easily interchangeable, making this system not only designer friendly but also cost effective.

Easy to install

It is highly configurable and simple to install with an option of nominal 25mm or 50mm width to suit requirements. The plastic backing rail is secured firmly to the wall using screws & plugs then the front rail is clipped into place.

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