Automatic security bollards can prevent unauthorized tailgating

Installing automatic security bollards can help prevent the phenomenon of unauthorized tailgating, when vehicles not having the proper access credentials try to follow an authorized vehicle onto a particular site.

This is exactly the situation that has recently occurred near the New Zealand Parliament building, where the site’s automatic rising bollards prevented an unauthorized vehicle from sneaking in behind another car.

The bollard rose as the driver, who is not a Parliament staffer, drove over it, rupturing the oil sump and causing oil to leak all over the driveway.

A parliament spokesperson revealed that the incident shows the bollards are working how they should.

“That’s the whole purpose – to stop tailgaters”, the rep commented.

Car Park Barriers & Turnstiles – experts in deploying automatic rising bollards for enhanced site security

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.