Posts Tagged ‘retractable bollards’

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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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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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…)

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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