SECURITY AND VEHICLE BOLLARDS FROM CM GATES & BARRIERS
If you are considering having vehicle bollard installed for security and access, contact the team at CM Gates & Barriers in West Calder, Livingston now. We are specialists in access control solutions for commercial and residential premises and we cover Scotland, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and Perth, just get in touch to arrange a site visit.
SECURITY BOLLARDS AND VEHICLE ACCESS RESTRICTIONS
Security bollards are short and sturdy vertical posts used to control road traffic and regulate entrances and exits to exclusive areas. Bollards guide traffic and protect pedestrians, building, and property from vehicle collisions. Bollards can be either crash or non-crash resistant, and may be static/fixed, removable, or retractable. They can suit a wide range of applications and be installed in a way that suits your need and budget. At CM Gates & Barriers in West Calder, near Livingston, we have been installing vehicle bollards for over 20 years. We understand both vehicle and pedestrian access and security, and work with our clients to find the best access solutions to suit their needs. If you are considering security bollards to prevent traffic access, get in touch with our team for a quote. We are available for site visits and consultation across Scotland, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and Perth.
TYPES OF BOLLARDS AVAILABLE FROM CM GATES & BARRIERS
Due to their versatility, there are many different types of security bollards. Below are the most common:
Also known as rising bollards, these retract in and out of the ground based on their control device. While some offer high impact resistance, most use a hydraulic or electronic system to raise or lower as needed. They’re an efficient, versatile way to control traffic in a condensed area or for site-specific applications.
Decorative bollards add a visual appeal for buildings and commercial premises. They can guide traffic or mark specifically designated areas, such as handicapped parking, valet parking, or curb side services. Given these uses, they are not a feasible option for serious protection. Decorative bollards will not stop vehicles. Still, they are highly customisable and versatile.
Fixed security bollards are the most common type. These are permanent fixtures secured to the ground. Embedding them into the ground gives strength and security to the fixture. Fixed bollards are composed of strong materials, such as concrete or steel. Although practical, fixed bollards are not ideal for condensed spaces, such as car parks or garages.
Removable and Retractable Bollards
Removable bollards act as placeholders to temporarily secure or block off designated areas. You can place them and remove them as needed. Retractable bollards, on the other hand, are permanent fixtures, but unlike fixed bollards, they can retract into the ground when necessary. Locking pins or sockets secure the bollards in place, but they can be removed for vehicle clearance.
Fixed, retractable, embedded, or surface bollards can feature a lighted option, offering both safety and aesthetics in that area. The lighted bollards we install at CM Gates & Barriers generally use aluminium or stainless-steel bodies to encase the wires and reflect the illumination. Whether used in parks, paths or outside buildings, lighted bollards allow for greater versatility and protection in that space.
CONTACT CM GATES & BARRIERS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HAVING AUTOMATIC VEHICLE BOLLARDS INSTALLED
Based just outside of Livingston, we are perfectly situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and work with domestic and commercial customers across Scotland, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and Perth to install bollards that suit each client’s needs.