How Much Do Security Gates Cost?

The addition of a security at the entrance door of your property offers the ultimate protection. With a security gate, you can stop unwanted visitors dropping by, keep intruders outside your property boundary and improve the market value of your home.

If you have decided to install a security gate at your Melbourne property, your next step is to determine what type of gate you would like. Hinged or sliding? Electric or manual? What kind of materials would you like to use? Do you want it purely for ornamental reasons or is it function as a safety measure what’s important to you? With such a vast range of security gates on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? 

One of the most important considerations for installing a security gate for many clients is cost, and that’s what we are going to look at here.

How much does a security gate and fencing cost?

In very broad terms, a security fence will cost homeowners in Melbourne anywhere from $100 to $400 per meter of fencing – but this number has many variables. If you are looking for simple security fencing, such as hollow steel powder-coated fencing (much like pool fencing), you’ll likely spend at the lower end of the price range. In contrast, decorative aluminium fencing will increase the price to the higher $400 per meter range. When you factor in a security gate mounted on a track, the price could go up to $600 per meter or more.

What factors can affect the price of my security gate?

Getting an in-person quote from a professional in the security gate industry is essential to understanding the price breakdown. If you get a quote over the phone, the price will likely be lower because whoever gave you that quote will have had no way to assess any environmental factors that will ultimately cost you more. Such factors include:

  • A sloping property: If your home is situated on a slope, it might not be possible to use regular security fencing panels. Furthermore, to use these fencing panels, your fence will be staggered. If this is not a look you like or your block slopes too much to make panels impractical, your security fence will need to be custom-made.
  • Council approval: If the security fence and gate are quite tall, you may need council approval. Each Melbourne council has its own system and costs involved in this process, but the experienced professionals at Jim’s Security Doors can advise you whether you will need council approval and assist you in getting the process started.
  • Existing structures: If you already have a fence or a hedge where you would like your security gate to be installed, you will need to factor in the costs of removing these structures.

Get a consultation before a quote

In all likelihood, you’re probably feeling rather frustrated at this point. You might be thinking, ‘this article about the cost of security gates doesn’t tell me how much my new security gates are going to cost!’. You’re right, it doesn’t, and that’s rather the point. This article is designed to be read by millions of Melbourne households, so any prices we list here will not be relevant to you. The cost of security gates and fences depends entirely on your desires, your needs, and your property’s layout. Any price quoted to you that has not come from an in-person measure, quote, and consultation will be meaningless.

But don’t worry, there is a simple way to get a quote tailored to you, and it’s every bit as easy as clicking on this article. Jim’s Security Doors provide a free measure and quote service to prospective clients that you can book by calling 13 15 46. By booking an appointment for a consultation, you can have a professional security gate specialist come to your home to measure the area you want to be secured. In this consultation, they will discuss your needs, your desired aesthetic and what you envision the security gate will look like. They will also assess your property for environmental factors and existing structures to ensure that your goals are attainable. Only after making a full assessment will they provide you with a quote for the cost. This way, you know that you won’t end up paying later to fix issues that simply wouldn’t have been apparent to someone quoting you over the phone. When it comes to pricing security gates for your home, an in-person assessment is crucial.

Are you considering installing security gates on your property? Jim’s Security Doors offers free measure and quote services on our range of security gates. Whether you are looking for swing gates, sliding security screen doors or electric gates, we have a design, colour and price point to suit your needs. If you would like to talk to Jim’s Security Doors about installing a security gate, call our friendly customer service team on 13 15 46.


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