The Different Kinds of Removable Bollards
Posted: Apr 07, 2017
Urban spaces are becoming busier all the time, and car ownership is at an all time high. This can put a lot of strain on infrastructure that caters to car drivers and pedestrians. It has become necessary to take measures to increase safety while remaining secure. Many property managers are already aware of how useful bollards can be in both of these roles. However, the static and unyielding nature of a standard bollard is not very flexible if your property and visitors have different needs at various times of the day.
Using Removable Bollards:
The flexible solution to address many issues that may arise on a busy site are removable steel bollards. Using these devices allows you to have all the safety and security that you need in place when it is required. These kinds of bollards are still tough enough to stand up to most vehicular collisions, they can also be lit and/or have high visibility colours for using at night and in low light conditions, However, when you need to grant access to a particular area or change the direction of traffic flow you can do that easily. There are three main methods that are used to remove the bollards if they are not needed.
1. The Hinged Padlock Bollard:
This is the simplest removable bollard that can be used, it has a hinge at the base and be folded flat when not in use. When it is upright or folded, it is secured with a padlock. The bollard is surface mounted, and it’s easy to install on virtually any surface. However, it’s slightly weaker because it is surface mounted, poorer quality padlocks can be removed, and the bollard is still in place when not in use, making it a possible hazard.
2. Socket Mounted Bollards:
This kind of bollard is slightly more expensive as it is mounted in a sleeve that is sunk into the ground. A coating inside the socket sleeve prevents the surrounding earth from damage if a direct collision occurred. Placing the bollard and removing it is easy and a key locking system is used to secure the bollard in place. The only real disadvantage to this system is that it requires an employee to place and remove bollards manually.
3. Electrically Lowered Bollards:
This is the ultimate solution for many people. The bollard is mounted on the surface, but it can be raised or lowered electronically. This uses a hydraulic or electrical system, and it is a very efficient way of altering the space in a short period of time. It’s a more expensive option, but it requires less manpower to use.
If you’re interested in removable bollards products and other safety equipment, contact us. Here at Image Bollards, we have a wide range of security and safety solutions available. All of our high quality equipment is manufactured to Australian standards. If you would like more information, we will be happy to answer your questions.
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