Posts Tagged ‘security barriers’

Vehicle Barrier Systems

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
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There are several different kinds of vehicle barrier systems and products that stop, slow, and direct traffic.

There are many different types of vehicle barrier systems, all of which have their own particular uses. Which vehicle barrier systems are best for an area or property depends on many different factors, such as location, layout, traffic density, area vulnerability, and how secure the area or property needs to be. Keeping an area secure can be a lot easier with the right vehicle barrier systems in place that can help to stop, slow, or direct the flow of traffic in order to maintain safety and security for everyone.

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What are the Benefits of Crash-Rated Barriers?

Friday, February 10th, 2023
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There are many benefits of crash-rated barriers, and the various types offer their own specific pros and cons that should also be considered.

Do you want to protect your facilities from unauthorized vehicles? If so, vehicle barriers are essential to your facility’s safety and security system. Vehicle barriers significantly prevent crashes while protecting employees, visitors, and buildings from security threats. However, how do you decide which protective element is best for your facility? Will it be worth the investment? We’ll look at what crash-rated barriers are and their benefits. 

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Bollard Materials: Pros & Cons

Friday, December 2nd, 2022
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There are several different bollard materials to choose from, each having their own pros and cons that help determine which material is best for your property.

One of the most useful ways to help the flow of traffic, both foot and road, is to install bollards. While using bollards is an easy choice, choosing the right bollard materials isn’t always as easy. Depending on what you’re using your bollards for and whether safety or security are factors in your decision, it may dictate a limited set of materials that you can use for your bollards. 

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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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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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2 Common Security Turnstiles

Thursday, June 9th, 2022
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There are different security turnstiles available depending on the needs of the facility.

When buildings need simple access control, they often choose to have security turnstiles installed. These are tried and true security measures that allow places such as museums and stadiums to control visitor access without having humans check every single ticket, or prisons and warehouses to carefully manage and monitor who is going in and out of the facility. Thanks to technology integration, security turnstiles are better and easier to use than ever before.

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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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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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