Bollards have been around since ancient Roman times when they were carved out of stone or wood. Bollards were used to tether animals or ships and functioned as distance markers on ancient roadways. They are much more valued, versatile, and essential in today’s world.
Nowadays bollards can blend into the environment and won’t attract attention unless they are needed as a warning. Their indispensable presence can provide protection for countless resources.
Modern bollards can be composed of cement, stone, metal, wood, plastic and combinations of those components. They can be permanent or temporary and can be unnoticed, decorative, or highly visible as needed when protecting lives and property.
Some of the ways that bollards can provide safety and protection.
Asset Protection – Used around ATM machines, banks, depositories, parking lots, retail property, and personnel.
Bicycle Accommodation – Keeps bikes easily accessible and relatively secure when locked to their bollard.
Construction – Bollards mark and define construction and dangerous areas, and provides safety for security personnel and workers within those areas.
Personnel Protection – Used in walkways, parks, parking lots, public transportation stops, municipal garages, shopping malls, stadiums, military and government installations and any other venues that needs high-grade ASTM crash-rated protective steel bollards.
Vulnerable Buildings and Components – Installed near drive-up windows, gasoline pumps, security guard stations, driveway entrances, airport access, waterway or harbor dangers.
Ram-raid Applications – Provides protection against “smash-and-grab” burglary and out-of-control drivers or drivers who want to deliberately cause destruction or loss of life.
Security – Available in a variety of styles, these are well-engineered, deep-set, steel filled and vehicle crash-resistant bollards.
Terrorism – The State Department has developed ratings to measure the crash penetration of different vehicles at different speeds. At the highest level of terrorism prevention, bollards are created to withstand several waves of vehicular attack.
Look around the next time you are out and about and you will be amazed at the amount and variety of bollards that are out there!