Security bollards are great for adding an extra layer of perimeter protection to your business. They will keep your building safe in the event that a car crashes into it and will also restrict access to any unauthorized visitors. If you are thinking about a security bollard for your business, here is what to consider.
The first thing you want to consider are the security needs for your business. Consider all of the possible risks and threats that are present for your building and which areas are at the highest risk. You want to think about if your building is at risk for vehicle ram-raids, which are when people crash their cars into your building to gain access. A security bollard is also used to help against terrorist attacks, so they are great for those high-profile buildings.
If you are considering a security bollard for a business that isn’t high-profile, you want to look at the traffic patterns around your building. The closer you are to traffic, the higher the risk that someone may accidentally crash into your building. You also want to consider the average speed of the vehicles in the area and what type of traffic is most common. Observing traffic patterns can give you more insight on if a security bollard is a worthy investment for your business.
Rated Vs. Unrated
Once you have evaluated your business security needs and traffic patterns of your business, you want to look at rated vs. unrated bollards. If you run a high-risk facility, you probably want to consider a crash-rated bollard because they have been tested and certified to be able to withstand a certain weight. These offer the best protection, but can be very costly. Unrated security bollards will still give you protection, but have not been tested against certain weights. They are most cost-effective, making them suitable for other commercial buildings that aren’t so high risk.
Contact Hercules GSA For Your Security Bollard
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