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Different Bollard Types and the Applications of Each

Friday, October 7th, 2022
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There are several bollard applications that are appropriate for various properties with differing needs in traffic control and pedestrian safety.

Bollards are those posts often spotted in commercial environments acting in tandem as the barrier separating a storefront (or any building entrance) from its parking and/or designated vehicle traffic areas. Typically short and steady, these rails may seem a novel variety of “fencing,” owing to their component columns’ disconnection from/space between each other. Regardless, they are an extremely utile and versatile resource.

Although primarily functioning as a means of preemptive protection against the threat of suddenly-veering vehicles, bollards offer a surprisingly large range of (frequently overlapping) features to best suit your specific needs.

Follow along with the handy guide below to learn all about bollard applications and the benefits they can lend your business.

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Bollards or Barriers: Which is Better?

Thursday, September 15th, 2022
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Bollards and barriers are both important methods of traffic control, but they serve different purposes.

When it comes to high-security options for managing traffic, there are a couple of possibilities to consider. Which you choose will ultimately depend on what you’re hoping to accomplish with your traffic security. Bollards and barriers both come with their own set of pros and cons that should be considered before you decide which will work best for your property.

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How to Carefully Maintain Your Bollards

Friday, August 26th, 2022
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Bollards are critical for protecting your property and pedestrians, so maintain them carefully.

Bollards are the perfect solution to guard property and vulnerable spaces from everything, such as driveways, storefronts, bus gates, and town pedestrian zones. They act as a physical and visual barrier while enabling free pedestrian access. However, choosing the appropriate safety bollard isn’t the only consideration. It’s also essential to maintain your bollards to ensure they work optimally. Here are a few tips on how to carefully maintain your bollards. 

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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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