Archive for the ‘Bollards’ Category

A Guide to Bollard Spacing Based on Site Requirements

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Bollard spacing in parking lots must be spaced away from the curb.

When site planning for security bollards, you must consider how to space each bollard apart from each other. Bollards are often installed in a row for increased visual awareness and to assist in guarding a large perimeter. In these cases, how far should bollards be placed from the curb, and how might spacing affect their integrity? The best spacing for security bollards depends on requirements for each site on which bollards might be placed. Read on for the bollard spacing suggestions for keeping various properties safe and secure.  (more…)

3 Benefits of Retractable Security Bollards

Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Retractable security bollards can limit access whenever you choose to limit access.

Retractable security bollards are one of several security bollards available for use on industrial, municipal, and commercial properties. These bollards are classified as medium security and emerge from the ground before locking into place as a security barrier. When not in use, the retractable bollards can lower back into the ground to create a seamless, hazard-free surface. If you are considering retractable security bollards for your security needs, read on to learn more about the three most significant benefits these bollards can offer.  (more…)

How Your Property Can Benefit from Security Bollards

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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A high-traffic property can benefit from security bollards to indicate pedestrian-only areas.

Security bollards are a versatile form of perimeter security, and often an excellent option for properties in which a security fence or other large perimeter wouldn’t be feasible. Bollards can be used for several purposes, including preventing impacts, calming traffic, highlighting landscaping, and protecting assets. If you are wondering whether your facility could benefit from the addition of security bollards, read on to determine what these valuable perimeter additions can do for a variety of properties and installations.  (more…)

How to Choose the Right Bollard Material For Your Security Needs

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Stainless steel bollard material

Stainless steel bollard material gives your security perimeter a polished look.

Security bollards are available in a variety of materials to offer a range of security services. The type of bollard material that is right for your property will depend on what you primarily need your bollards to do. Bollards used for safety and security, foot traffic navigation, and path designation all require different materials. Read our guide on bollard materials to determine which material may offer you the optimal bollard performance.  (more…)

Which Security Bollard Installation Is Right For Your Property

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
A row of concrete security bollards.

Security bollards such as these are fixed and permanent, just one of several types of bollards you can install on your property.

Security bollards are functional, sometimes decorative, posts that enhance perimeter safety on your property. Bollards can be used to calm traffic, create visual perimeters, protect assets, and more. Security bollards also come in a variety of styles, from stainless steel to cast iron, to custom designs. Security bollards also have variable installation methods. Depending on your type of property and the kind of security measures you are looking for, you may want to decide on a specific security bollard installation method. Hercules High Security recommends reading our guide below on bollard installation to determine which method is best for your property.  (more…)

3 Bollard Maintenance Tips

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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Each type of security barrier has different needs, but there are a few standard bollard maintenance practices that can help ensure the health and continued performance of your bollards regardless of their composition.

Just like any other piece of security equipment, bollards require regular maintenance and inspection to continue performing as they should. This is especially true for hydraulic or retractable bollards, bollards that protect high-value targets, and bollards that are likely to be hit or scraped by vehicles. Not all bollards should be repaired the same way. Each type of security barrier has different needs, but there are a few standard bollard maintenance practices that can help ensure the health and continued performance of your bollards regardless of their composition.

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing Security Bollards

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
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Here are four things you need to consider when researching security bollards for your property.

If you have a valuable asset located next to a busy roadway, you have likely considered installing security bollards. But what kind of bollards are best suited for your property? There are many different types of security bollards designed for various situations and needs. From protecting against commercial vehicle attacks to simply pointing out where drivers should avoid, there are many functions for security bollards. Here are four things you need to consider when researching security bollards for your property.

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3 Types Of Security Bollards

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
3 Benefits of Bollards

Security bollards can help keep your facility safe!

Security bollards provide an important function for your property. These pillars, which are usually steel, but sometimes aluminum, can be found all over parks, sidewalks, office complexes, and other types of property to control traffic and provide security, as well as safe pedestrian areas. Bollards are simple security structures that many may not pay too much attention to, but they can serve a number of purposes when it comes to making your property safer and more secure. Here are just 3 types of security bollards that are typically used. (more…)

What You Need to Know About Security Bollards for Your Property

Friday, June 29th, 2018
What You Need to Know About Security Bollards for Your Property

Bollards can act as the physical, psychological, and visual barriers you need to protect your property.

When you are in need of an extra layer of security for your home or business, there are some things to consider. You will need to make sure your security barrier is serving both as a physical barrier to unauthorized entrants, as well as a psychological one to deter anyone from breaking into your property. This is why for your added security needs, you should always consider installing security bollards for the greater good. Bollards can act as the physical, psychological, and visual barriers you need to protect your property. If you are unfamiliar with bollards, here are a few things that you should know. (more…)

What is a Bollard?

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Bollards are a great way to keep larger vehicles from accessing a space while still keeping the space open to pedestrians and smaller vehicles.

What rhymes with collard and protects your property from a large or a small herd? If you read the title you already know the answer—a bollard! Bollards are short and stout posts that work to guide traffic, stop vehicles from entering certain areas, and add to your perimeter security plan. (more…)