3 Critical Benefits of Retractable Bollards at Your High-Security Facility

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Retractable bollards are a common choice for achieving protection and security from vehicular traffic. Here’s how they can protect your facility.

When it comes to perimeter security, most people immediately think of fencing in its many forms and styles. While high-security fencing is an integral part of any perimeter, it is not the only option. Bollards are a common choice for achieving protection and security from vehicular traffic. A bollard is a usually relatively short but thick and sturdy post that is installed in the ground. They are typically installed close enough together to restrict vehicles but spaces far enough apart to let pedestrians through. If permanent bollards don’t meet your needs, it’s time to consider the many benefits of retractable bollards.

Retractable Bollards: Security When You Need It

The most significant value of retractable bollards is that they provide all of the security that you need when you need it, but they can be retracted or removed when you need access instead. These types of bollards are often installed in driveways or other similar areas to be retracted to let traffic through and then raised when traffic needs to stop. Retractable bollards can be used to prevent people from entering during non-business hours and even stop people from leaving if there is a security breach. Even in areas where there is not a security control need, within your security fence, for instance, retractable bollards have value. They are great for restricting traffic in pedestrian areas, but they can be lowered to allow emergency vehicles in if needed. 

Sturdy But Low-Maintenance

Retractable bollards are not any less sturdy than permanent ones. They are strong and built to last. They can withstand heat, they don’t rust, they won’t corrode, and they can also withstand impact. As a result, they don’t require a great deal of maintenance and even having them installed is not remarkably more difficult or costly than permanent bollards. 

Visual Deterrent

Retractable bollards offer the same visual deterrent as permanent bollards since there is little visible difference for the average person when they are up. In addition, they look sturdy and protective. Simply seeing them can help people feel more secure and at ease. Since they’re retractable, however, they can easily be lowered when they aren’t needed or if they are in the way. Finally, they also are visually stylish, contributing to the curb appeal of your business. It is a win-win-win. 

Choose Hercules High Security to Protect Your Property

Whether you need White House-level security fencing, or you need the perfect version of a white picket fence to guard your business or residential property, trust the experts at Hercules High Security. For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules High Security online or give us a call at 1-800-395-9597. Our professionals are ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to Richmond, Virginia. We have branch offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, and Maryland. We will ensure your investment serves your family and your business for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest

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