Security bollards can help prevent vehicle terror attacks on campuses

Security bollards are among the best solutions to help protect special events, building entrances and more from vehicle attacks and accidents, security experts agree.

To stop such attacks, campus security professionals need to be cognizant of two different types of vehicle access points for these incidents to occur. The first location is primarily used by pedestrians but vehicles frequently need to pass through.

The other access points are those that are temporary. On a college or high school campus, traffic may need rerouting for football games and commencements. These areas still must allow entry of delivery trucks and certain other authorized vehicles.

Bollards are aesthetically pleasing and let pedestrians move between them in non-roadway applications. These systems operate individually or in groups of up to ten and are used for intermediate security applications.

Fixed-post bollards are available to secure the sides of roadways with the same crash rating and appearance as their moveable cousins.

The fixed bollard, which does not go up and down, provides significant blocking against threats that continue to challenge security directors.

For example, fixed bollards can keep vehicles on the other side of the campus perimeter. They let facility managers meet a long-standing challenge: how to easily install bollards on shallow substrates, including those that are not level or have turns. No longer must locations such as curves on hills, the upper levels of parking structures and other unprotected locales use unsightly “make-do” solutions to stop car bombers or wayward drivers.

Carpark Barriers Gates & Turnstiles – suppliers of solid and secure static bollards

The Static Bollards supplied by Carpark Barriers Gates & Turnstiles are equally suitable for both ground or surface mount, are highly flexible in most situations and are available in both cast iron and wood versions, which means that customer will be able to choose either strength or cosmetic appearance, depending on the specific circumstances within which the bollard is set to be mounted.

From simple light weight timber bollards for demarcation purposes, separating pedestrians from traffic or for protecting vulnerable points like corners of buildings that could be accidentally hit by vehicles, static bollards are highly versatile and provide a genuine deterrent.

The reliable and affordable Static Bollards from Carpark Barriers Gates & Turnstiles are available in any RAL colour as a special order at low prices, and if you’d like to find out more about them (or have any other query on this topic), then our dedicated product team can answer any question you might have.