When it comes to developing a security plan for your building or facility, in addition to perimeter protection you should also consider security bollards. Security bollards can block the path of intruders by vehicle, and they can be useful against several threats. Here are a few situations that you should consider when investing in security bollards.
First, think about why you might need security bollards. Have you in the past experienced any threats from the road? Or is there a particular area of your perimeter that can be left vulnerable to a vehicular attack. These and many other considerations are things you should think about that could give you and idea if security bollards are the right choice.
Another thing to consider aside from threats is how security bollards can influence the traffic patterns around your facility. If you are close to public streets, onsite roads, or parking lots then chances are much higher that a car could turn in the wrong direction and cross onto sidewalks and pedestrian-only areas. Security bollards will help create a clear divide between where vehicles can and can’t go.
As with any security measure, the level of crime in your area should also influence your choice. Even if you haven’t seriously considered security bollards in the past, if you have been encountering repeated cases of break-ins and vandalism then security bollards might help deter intruders. Security bollards prevent vehicles from coming closer to your property, which forces intruders to access the property on foot, and the added risk is enough to deter most.
Bollard Crash Ratings
Lastly, security bollards are rated by the level of force that they can withstand. These are known as crash ratings, or K-ratings, and they were developed by the US Department of State as a measure of the speed at which a vehicle can hit a security bollard without it breaking. K4 security bollards withstand impacts from 30 miles per hour, K8 for 40 miles per hour, and K12 for 50 miles per hour.
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