I would like control access to a "corridor" as shown here:
Photo shows front side of corridor, back side is similar. The corridor is slightly over 2 cars wide. This is a commercial building and customer vehicles must occasionally traverse the corridor to gain access to second building on the other side of the corridor. The gating mechanism should be as effective as a garage door / fence to keep out cars / people / dogs.
I must decide on a gating mechanism:
- Garage-door type gate
- Fence style
The goal is to eventually automate and keep out unauthorized vehicles / people from traversing. To constrain the problem, I can not consider a guard, or expensive ($3K or more) ideas.
- Can a custom garage door be sized to fit the corridor?
- Would the garage door be more reliable \ simpler to maintain than a sliding fence?
- Have I missed any other cost-effective \ practical \ modern gating mechanism possibilities?
Any experience gained from lessons-learned / pitfalls to avoid are appreciated