Retractable Bollards Provide Rapid Vehicle Access When Needed
Retractable, or collapsible, bollards satisfy a number of needs in architectural and landscape planning, providing designers and planners with new opportunities for providing access and/or security.
Interest in retractable and fixed bollards, providing a safe and secure perimeter around properties, has grown exponentially in recent times. Preventing cars and trucks from impacting property or posing a risk to pedestrians is a major concern for architects, planners and security professionals best driveway bollards.
Bollards are the simplest, most secure and least expensive way to protect structures from vehicle and security threats. Retractable bollards, also known as “telescopic” or “collapsible” Bollards, solve a number of design & security problems – protecting structures from intrusion, but allowing entrance when needed – most frequently for maintenance or emergency services. They avoid the unattractive look of concrete barriers or tall fences, while providing maximum pedestrian access.
Retractable bollards provide property owners and managers with an attractive way to manage traffic flow in areas where access might need to change. Collapsible or telescopic Bollards are reliable as fixed bollards when in place, but can also retract in ground and re-open reliably with minimal effort. Retractable bollard receivers are installed in concrete below grade. When retracted, the bollards are flush with the pavement to prevent trip-fall hazards. Each bollard has an integrated locking system, preventing unauthorized removal or adjustment of the bollards above or below ground. In place, the bollard post is easily lifted from within the in-ground receiver, and locked into place. With a simple twist the bollard cylinder retracts flush into the surface.