Despite having a rather “infamous” reputation as traffic restriction solutions for public transport, the fact of the matter is that rising bollards can prove to be remarkably effective at protecting car dealerships against thefts and vandals, experts have recently argued.
According to the Office for National Statistics’ Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), there were an estimated 889,000 vehicle-related thefts in the year ending September 2015, the lowest level since the survey began in 1981. However, these statistics do not point out just how many of these crimes occur on forecourts and at car dealerships, although experts argue that their number is actually quite high.
Crimes affecting car dealerships can be typically divided into two separate categories, including opportunistic, where a criminal spots a set of keys stuck to a piece of paperwork, or left lying around near the service desk, and “steal to order” services, typically carried out by highly organised criminal gangs that cater to the needs of international clients.
While CCTV systems and vehicle trackers are two of the main lines of defence against such crimes, rising bollards can also provide a high level of security, while in the same time occupying a lot less space.
Rising bollards are increasingly popular at dealerships over more conventional swing gates and barriers, as these access restriction systems deliver a higher impact resistance with the added benefit of not providing an obstacle when not in use.
Furthermore, dealerships can reduce costs on insurance premiums that have been passed on because of the bollards and they have also reduced spend on security guard costs.
Car Park Barriers & Turnstiles – expert suppliers of reliable and affordable rising bollards and accessories
Car Park Barriers & Turnstiles offers a high-end, reliable, yet quite affordable access restriction solution of this type as well, our Automatic Bollards being specifically designed to limit vehicle access to a specific location, and then be lowered rapidly when passage is authorised, typically within 2-3 seconds.
Our bollards are constructed out of concrete, stainless steel, aluminium or cast iron and are sturdy enough to be able to completely stop the majority of vehicles. Furthermore, they’re also quite resilient to atmospheric elements, and are housed inside compartments set into the road surface.
Additionally, an access control device, such as a smart card, can be combined with the automatic bollards, enabling quick and easy raising and lowering of the post. The Car Park Barriers & Turnstiles automatic bollards also sport an anti-intrusion locking system, as well as a failsafe in both retracted and extended position.
If you’d like to find out more about the reliable and affordable Automatic Bollards from Car Park Barriers & Turnstiles, our dedicated product team can answer any question you might have.