Factors to Consider When Choosing Security Bollards

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.

Traffic Threats

What are the security threats that the property faces? Responding to these threats will be a top priority for installing security bollards. Consider the need to control access and proximity to traffic, walking paths, and parking lots. You will also need to think about whether the building is located on a busy road as high traffic frequency increases the need for bollards. It’s also important to consider the types of traffic that surround the building. Pedestrians will require protection from vehicles. In the same way, biking paths should also be safely separated from walkers and vehicle traffic. The flow and direction of traffic is also important, including factors like any long, unobstructed run-ups or downhill trajectories.

Crash Protection

Crash-rated bollards have been tested in an independent crash test facility to ensure that they are designed and constructed to respond to direct vehicle impact. K-rated standards were originally developed by the U.S. Department of State and later revised by the U.S. Department of Defense. K-rated bollards need to withstand impact from a 15,000-pound payload. The American Society for Testing and Materials also has its own set of standards for bollards. The ratings include different vehicle types, including small passenger cars, pickup trucks, medium-duty trucks, and heavy goods vehicles.

Crime Protection

Security bollards help protect the perimeter of the building by making the property less vulnerable to direct attacks. Thieves and attackers will use a vehicle itself to gain entry to the building or cause damage and injuries by crashing the vehicle directly into the building.

Choose Hercules High Security for Your High Security Bollards

Whether you need White House-level security fencing or you need the perfect version of a white picket fence to guard your business or residential property, trust the experts at Hercules High Security.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules High Security online or give us a call at 1-800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family and your business for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.

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