Security Bollards: Perth Medical Facility Concerns
Posted: Mar 28, 2017
In recent years the threat of vehicle bound terrorism and violent crime has increased. The security industry has had to adapt to this new threat and become more focused on restricting, controlling and preventing vehicular access to buildings. When they think of bollards, Perth residents may imagine a metal pole that would not be much help during an incident. This is a common misconception, in fact, security bollards are a vital component around many government and public buildings. Let’s take a closer look at why security bollards are necessary around medical facilities and how to use them correctly.
Does a Medical Facility Even Need Security Bollards?
A car crashing deliberately into a hospital sounds like something that would happen in a movie, but this kind of incident does happen. A patient left the Royal Darwin Hospital in Northern Territory and decided to get in his car, drive up a one way access road, crash through a wooden bollard and smash into the hospital entrance. Luckily, there were no fatalities on this occasion, but this kind of incident seems to be on the rise worldwide. Many medical facilities are investing in all kinds of security measures to keep their staff, patients, and visitors safe. Sadly, many disturbed people see a hospital as a soft target for crime, and they are a magnet for people suffering from mental health issues.
How Can Security Bollards Help?
Well, as we saw in the incident related above, a cheap wooden bollard will not provide any kind of security. In order to provide any kind of obstacle, a security bollard should have a steel core. These are deployed most effectively as a line. The distance between the bollards will vary depending on the location and threat level. Suffice to say, a denser area of bollards with a smaller distance between each bollard will mean more to stop a vehicle. Each bollard will add its strength to the others to counter the kinetic force and mass of the crashing vehicle.
Will Security Bollards Get in the Way?
High quality steel security bollards can be retracted if required for access. There is also no need to be concerned about the bollards being intimidating. In fact, modern bollards are available in many colours, from high visibility models to sleek brushed stylish models that would not look out of place aesthetically.
If they are looking for bollards for sale, Perth business managers and property owners should contact us. At Image Bollards, we have a wide range of different bollards for sale, and we can install them for you if required. All of our security and safety products are compliant with all current Australian standards. Get in touch with us today, and we would be happy to discuss your unique needs in greater detail.
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