A Guide To Automatic Bollards

Wed, Aug 2, 2023


Whether you’re considering automatic rising bollards for high-traffic, urban areas or high-security facilities, in this guide we’ll show you all of the benefits of automatic bollards and ensure you have all of the information needed to make the best decision for your unique needs. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

What are automatic rising bollards?

Automatic bollards offer a range of advantages in terms of ensuring the security and safety of buildings and other perimeters. Not only do these systems prevent unauthorised access, they are an indispensable tool for managing vehicle flow and safeguarding spaces.

Put simply, an automatic bollard is installed into the ground and brought level with the road surface. Operating through hydraulic, pneumatic or electric systems, automatic bollards rise from the ground to either block or permit vehicle passage. They are controlled by a small control panel which has integrated safety features to ensure the smooth operation of the bollards and provide seamless passage for authorised vehicles.

The benefits of automatic bollards

Automatic bollards offer a range of benefits including:

  • Secure barriers against unauthorised vehicle access
  • Safeguarding areas from potential threats
  • Ensuring efficient traffic management
  • Preventing congestion and ensuring smooth movement of vehicles
  • Adaptable to a wide range of environments and scenarios

Where can automatic bollards be used?

Automatic bollards are extremely versatile and can be utilised for a range of applications across various environments. In urban areas, they can create pedestrian-friendly zones by preventing unauthorised access for vehicles in busy high streets or popular squares. Where ensuring the safety of pedestrians is paramount, automatic bollards can serve as effective traffic control, ensuring that vehicle speed is reduced and promoting a safer urban area.

For commercial and retail spaces, automatic bollards can optimise parking management and ensure a secure parking area by regulating vehicle entry to ensure that unauthorised vehicles can’t gain access. Additionally, due to their anti-ram capabilities, automatic bollards also offer defence against vehicular threats. Therefore, in high-risk settings such as government buildings, airports and military facilities, automatic bollards can provide crucial protection whilst contributing to the overall safety and security of these facilities. Automatic bollards are often used in conjunction with automatic barriers for superior security.

Automatic bollards are an essential tool in environments where safety, security and traffic management are paramount. With adaptability at their core, these bollards seamlessly integrate into diverse environments, from pedestrian-friendly urban zones to secure commercial buildings.

If you need a helping hand with choosing the right automatic bollards for your application or simply want to find out more about the bollards we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team on 03334 050 530.

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