Who We Are
Cova Security Gates is an engineering company that specialises in the design, manufacture, and installation of security gates, barriers and bollards across the world. Founded in 1987 by two engineers, driven by their belief that they could offer a better solution to protect people and places.
We have a strong ethos of constant research and development, with the aim of being one step ahead and giving our clients an ever-improving range of high-quality perimeter security products, ready to meet their changing needs.
We support projects with extremely high quality detailed site specific 3D CAD drawings, which cover all elements of the installation. We work closely with consultants, specifiers, building contractors and end users alike, from initial specification through to commissioning, providing long term stability and effective protection.
To protect people and places.
To enable our customers to safely protect their people and property from terrorist or criminal attack by providing thoughtful and well designed products properly installed and maintained, to ensure they do not fail at a critical time.
Professional - Knowledgeable trained people, experts in their chosen field, continuous development of our staff.
Innovative - Encourage and nurture creativity throughout the business, to develop engineered products and services.
Creative - Delivering bespoke solutions.
Excellence - Focused attention to detail.
Relevance - Thinking of tomorrow’s threats today.
Identify and understand customer needs to meet and exceed their expectations with the appropriate measures necessary for success.
Access identified markets through effective sales channels.
Attract, retain and motivate high quality staff.
Focus on continual improvement.
Develop flexible and integrated products to handle future growth.
Formed in Horley, Surrey by two engineers (Mike Volpin & Gerry Cowan) who spent much of the 1980s travelling around the world, installing perimeter security equipment.
First Trackless Bi-Folding Gate
In 2003 Cova Security Gates was the first manufacturer in the world to bring Trackless Bi-folding Speed Gates to the market – the CSG 10604 and CSG 10605.
In this same year, a vehicle borne explosive attack on the British Consulate General in Istanbul was prevented by a non PAS 68 crash tested road blocker, preventing detonation at its target, the main Consulate building.
Crash Tested Cantilevered Sliding Gate Developed
In 2011, the standard sliding cantilevered gate was redeveloped using Cova’s patented arrestor technology, to deliver the PAS 68 rated CSG 10140 Crash Tested Sliding Cantilevered Gate, a sliding gate alternative to the crash tested bi-folding gate.
New Manual Swing Barrier Developed
'Surface Fixed' Crash Rated Gate Launched
International Security Expo, London was the ideal platform to launch the new CSG 10630 Surface Fixed Crash Rated Bi-folding gate. The design assessment solution will be engineered bespoke to site conditions to withstand vehicle impact at 30mph.