Choosing the Right Security Bollard for Your Business

There is an undeniable increase in the number of attacks on citizens, communities, and businesses using a vehicle as a weapon. Whether the perpetrator is a member of a terrorist cell or a home-grown malcontent, the destruction is devastating. The loss of life and property can be incalculable.

To protect your business, facility, government location, public space from these highly unpredictable attacks, installing bollards is an excellent option. Bollards provide perimeter security that protects employees, visitors, and the building itself from vehicular attack. Good perimeter security planning incorporates streetscape enhancement and balances the need for safety with maintaining public spaces. At Delta Scientific we can help you find the right bollard for your business.

Portable Bollards

Crash rated portable bollards are ideal for venues that need temporary perimeter security. Craft fairs, car shows, concerts, and other similar outdoor events can be difficult to secure. With portable bollards, you can prevent access to pedestrians and guests. Five of these bollards can be linked together to create a barrier 20 feet long. They can stop and disable a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling at 30 miles per hour.

Shallow Foundation Bollards

As bollards usually require a foundation of four feet underground, it can be difficult for businesses in urban areas to install bollards. Surrounding streets and sidewalks prevent such deep installation. Shallow foundation bollards only need a 14-inch-deep foundation, and therefore can be set into existing roadways, sidewalks, and landscaping. Despite the shallow setting, these bollards are crash rated for speeds up to 50 miles per hour.

Automatic Retractable Bollards

Precision steel bollards that can be raised or lowered according to need provide a flexible bollard option. If your business has private parking that needs protection, retractable bollards allow approved vehicles to enter and exit, while others are shut out. Raised and lowered pneumatically, these bollards operate quietly and with minimal disturbance.

High Security Bollards

Used in sensitive locations around the world, including military facilities and embassies, high security bollards provide the greatest amount of protection. They can be installed as fixed posts or as retractable bollards. These bollards are capable of stopping vehicles at very high velocities.

Whichever bollards you choose, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends the following:

  • Bollard selection should be based upon the threat assessment
  • Bollards should be placed at the edge of any existing yard
  • Bollards must not obstruct a clear path for pedestrians
  • Two feet from a curb is ideal for bollard placement

Delta Scientific has been in the security industry for decades. You can trust your business to our business. Let us provide security for you. For more information on how we can help you implement vehicular protection from security bollards, call us at (661) 575-1100 or contact us online.