Archive for the ‘Bollards’ Category

Which High-Security Options are Right for Your Business?

Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Some careful consideration and a chat with a professional can help you determine which high security options are right for your business.

If you’re concerned about the safety of your business, employees, visitors, and patrons then you might be considering having high-security options installed for the best possible protection. However, you usually don’t want to make your facility impenetrable or intimidating because this could scare off potential business. It can be helpful to get an idea of what security methods similar businesses use and where you feel your business needs protection.

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Active vs Passive Security Bollards

Friday, July 1st, 2022
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It’s beneficial to understand the difference between active and passive security bollards and their preferred applications.

If you run or manage a facility that needs crash-rated fencing, you probably have also considered the use of bollards. There are many different types of bollards on the market today, from directional bollards to security bollards. In short, a bollard is a post that is installed to direct traffic flow or provide protection. Usually, bollards are short and sturdy, but sometimes they are flexible so that emergency vehicles can drive over them. Most security bollards are very rigid and sturdy, but sometimes they can be moveable as well. Usually, this is referred to as being an active security bollard – meaning that there is some action or movement to them. Both active and passive security bollards are an important part of a security perimeter. But what is the difference between an active and a passive security bollard? Read on to learn more!

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Are Security Bollards Really Effective?

Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Bollards separate vehicle and pedestrian areas in order to keep everyone safe in areas where a security fence isn’t practical.

There are many different methods available to secure property and each one has its pros and cons. When you think of property security, most minds immediately go to security fences. Fences are a great tool for securing property, and with the right anti-climb measures they can keep most people out. Your average fence won’t prevent a vehicle that rams it from gaining access. In those situations, bollards are a much more practical tool for securing against entry. In short, bollards are short, sturdy, vertical posts. Originally used to anchor the mooring lines of ships, they have become a safety and security tool in modern days. If you’re not familiar with the different types of bollards and the benefits they offer, read on to learn more.

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The Many Uses of Hydraulic Bollards

Thursday, April 7th, 2022
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Hydraulic bollards are useful in areas that need to allow authorized vehicles while keeping out any that should not be in the protected space.

Bollards are an important security feature of many commercial, and sometimes residential, properties and facilities. While they are sometimes used to deter pedestrians, they are more often used to block motor vehicles from entering an area designated for foot traffic. However, hydraulic bollards are generally used to block vehicles from areas they should not be in, such as areas not designated for the public or that have been closed.

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Have Foot Traffic? Consider Bollards for Your High Security Needs

Friday, November 12th, 2021

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Bollards are an excellent high security solution for an area with a lot of foot traffic.

Bollards are an excellent high security solution for an area with a lot of foot traffic. There are many types of bollards to fit your security needs. Bollards are short and thick cylinders that are made of strong materials, usually concrete. They are made to block vehicles from entering areas, but with the invention of retractable bollards, you can have the best of both worlds.   (more…)

Bollards: How to Choose Your High Security Protection

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Bollards are ideal for a property with foot traffic and not vehicles, but there are options for areas with both.

Hercules High Security offers fencing of different types, including cable fencing and bollards. Knowing how you want people to interact with your security is essential in choosing which high security options are the best for your organization. Bollards are ideal for a property with foot traffic and not vehicles, but there are options for areas with both. (more…)

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

Friday, June 4th, 2021

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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.

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Types of High Security Bollards

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Hercules High Security has numerous high-security bollards to choose from, including crash-rated and hydraulic bollards for government or federal facilities to consider. High-security bollards are an excellent choice for special facilities that need to restrict pedestrian access, vehicular traffic, and to protect high-security buildings. You may have found yourself wondering what exactly high-security bollards are and how they can help protect government assets and facilities. If you’re searching for a long or short-term installation of high-security bollards, Hercules High Security can professionally install high-security bollards on your property grounds.  

High-security bollards are an excellent choice for special facilities that need to restrict access from pedestrians, vehicular traffic, and high-security buildings.

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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…)