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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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A Primer on Crash-Rated Fencing

Thursday, July 21st, 2022
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Crash-rated fencing is a critical security feature of many high-risk facilities.

The standards set for crash-rated fencing and security barriers were established by the Department of State (DoS) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The rating assigned to these high-security barriers is set by the DoS based on the crash test standards set by the ASTM. 

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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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Crash-Rated Gates and Bollards: Common Structures and Applications for High-Security Barriers

Friday, January 28th, 2022
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Bollards are one of a few essential high-security barriers for your property.

There is no denying the crazy world that we all live in. In fact, with many recent acts of violence and a lot of civil unrest, protecting property becomes increasingly important. The reality is, having the right security measures in place typically comes with the addition of fence installations as well as adding crash-rated gates and bollards for even more extra security. Ultimately, many acts of violence can occur with the use of a vehicle — which is exactly why crash-rated gates and bollards become significantly more important than other types of high-security fences. Here are a few key things to understand about the different crash-rated gates and bollards out there to improve your security measures and properly protect any commercial business and property for many years to come.

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Should You Install Removable or Permanent Bollards?

Friday, January 14th, 2022
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Discover whether removable or permanent bollards are best for your property.

Protecting your business from danger is your number one priority, and to this purpose, even the type of bollard you choose can help tip the balance in your favor. Depending on your needs, different materials and diameters might suit you better for effective protection from vehicles and accidents. Permanent bollards offer a lasting defense, while removable bollards include a mechanism for easy installation.

Keep reading below to learn the three main factors to consider before you decide what type of bollards to install for your business or organization.

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High Security, Crash-Rated Bollard Benefits

Friday, January 29th, 2021

High Security, Crash-Rated Bollard Benefits

Crash-rated bollards ensure pedestrian security. Contact Hercules High Security for more information!

The installation of high security, crash-rated bollards allows you to set boundaries around your commercial property line or parking lot that bar vehicle entrance. Our high security bollards are crash-rated and great for establishing where pedestrians are allowed and where vehicles aren’t permitted. This can increase pedestrian safety, especially on college campuses or military grounds with heavy foot traffic. Crash-rated high security bollards are also a great addition to park grounds and preserved outdoor areas where vehicles could potentially cause damage. There are numerous benefits to installing bollards, and Hercules High Security can outline them for you.

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Does Your Property Need Security Bollards?

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Does Your Property Need Security Bollards?

In this week’s blog, we will discuss a few different types of property that can benefit from security bollards in different ways.

When it comes to protecting valuable assets, some properties have unique needs. In some instances, typical traffic and pedestrian access control methods like turnstiles and fences may not be enough. In the cases of banks with ATMs, gas stations, and more, security bollards are an ideal solution to protect your equipment and the valuable or hazardous materials within. In this week’s blog, we will discuss a few different types of property that can benefit from security bollards in different ways.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Security Bollards

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Factors to Consider When Choosing Security Bollards

Security bollards could be the safety addition your business needs!

Security bollards are designed to create a physical and psychological barrier to prevent individuals from unauthorized entry. They help control access and enhance safety for vehicles, buildings, and pedestrians. Every property is unique, so when you’re choosing the bollards that will work best for your needs remember to consider these factors. (more…)