Posts Tagged ‘security barriers’

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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How to Prevent Intrusion onto your High-Security Property

Friday, October 16th, 2020

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Security fences and accessories will help you prevent intrusion onto your property.

When you are the building manager of a high-security property, there are many factors to consider when planning a comprehensive security system. Preventing intrusion is critical, so your valuable assets and employees can remain safe. Designing a security system for your property requires that you install many different types of intrusion detection devices. These range from fences to security cameras and access control systems. Read on to learn more about how you can ensure the security of your property.  (more…)

Understanding How to Use Passive and Active Security Features

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

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Active security features include these retractable bollards and arm barriers.

Are you looking for a comprehensive plan to increase your property’s security? Installing security features is a crucial part of any effective security strategy, but did you know there are multiple security methods and structures that you can use? You can separate security features into two categories: passive and active security features. Knowing how to benefit from both of these styles, and how to combine them, can help you achieve the best security for your property.  (more…)

3 Advantages of Anti-Ram Security Barriers

Friday, May 29th, 2020

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Anti-ram security barriers such as this can protect pedestrians and your property from vehicles and trespassers.

There are many perimeter security options available for private or public properties. Anti-ram security barriers, in particular, are a useful tool that can help protect your property and your employees or customers from serious harm. But what exactly do anti-ram barriers do, and how can they benefit your property? Read on for three distinct advantages of anti-ram security barriers.  (more…)