The Purpose and Why of Bollard and Barriers in Today’s Physical Security

Specific physical security products, such as bollards and barriers, have been designed by engineers using various sizes and materials, for anti-terrorist vehicle blocking. 

The Purpose and Why of Bollard and Barriers in Today’s Physical Security

Bollards come in two basic types: high and low speed.  High speed bollards are designed to withstand high speed vehicle collisions, whereas low speed bollards are more for directing traffic and separating pedestrian traffic from vehicular.  Bollards can be either fixed or retractable.  Depending on use, bollards can restrict access temporarily or permanently.  The benefit of retractable bollards is their ability to be in the ground until needed.

Barriers are designed for preventing access to areas designated as safety zones.  Barriers are usually employed at vehicle entry points to block access as needed. Made from steel or concrete depending on the size and placement, these vehicle-blocking devices are very effective in even small areas. One popular type of barrier is a Drop Arm Barrier.  Drop Arms are especially useful due to their motorized arm feature allowing for up and down motion for vehicles to enter an area. Unauthorized people cannot access the area without some form of ID card identifying them as someone with permission to enter by vehicle. The drop arm gate stays in position until someone with clearance verifies their identity.  Wedge Barriers are extreme force resistant barriers.  These barriers are ideal for the rare occasion a vehicle is used as a weapon to crash into facility. Wedge Barriers can be initiated immediately during a lockdown scenario, eliminating all forms of vehicular entry.

BBRSS Bollards and barriers have product specific safety features that make unauthorized access next to impossible. With proper installation, property and pedestrians will be safer. With BBRSS on your side, you will be able to protect your premises during volatile situations and everyday functions.

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