Archive for the ‘Bollards’ Category

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…)

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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