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Different Types Of Bollards & Their Uses

Safety bollards might seem like an unnecessary obstruction, especially to those who have tripped over them. However, bollards are very useful. If you are considering installing bollards on your commercial pavement, then it is wise that you find out more about the various types of bollards and their uses to know which will suit your needs best.

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Permanent Bollards

Permanent bollards are strong and sturdy, which makes them ideal for protecting your property by serving as a warning to oncoming vehicles and people who can only pass through a limited access space.

Retractable Bollards

Retractable bollards are installed at entry and exit points of buildings and facilities to limit vehicle. These anti-ram bollards can be maneuvered for security reasons to allow or disallow both entry and exit, so no unauthorized vehicles gain access. Retractable bollards rise from the ground to block entry or exit and retract back to into their ground receivers so vehicles can easily pass through.

Automatic Bollards

Automatic bollards offer you easy control and access. Instead of manually raising or lowering the bollards, you can do it automatically to save time and effort. Installing automatic bollards a suitable security measure for busy areas that get frequent and ample traffic like mall parking lots.

Flexible Plastic Bollards

Durable bollards are an excellent choice for high-traffic areas where you need lane delineation. They are highly visible, can be run over for quick, easy access without causing any damage to the vehicle, and after being run over, they pop right up.

Removable Bollards

Removable bollards are an ideal option for people who like flexibility. Unlike concrete bollards, these can easily be removed from the pavement whenever you need additional parking space. Also, removable bollards can be used to prevent vehicle access and for delineation.

Decorative Bollards

Bollards do not always have to be boring or gaudy. Decorative bollards can be effective in securing an area and feature a unique look that complements the design of the building and the surrounding landscape to add to the property’s curb appeal.

Within the category of decorative bollards, there subtypes. Check out the two types of decorative bollards listed below.

Stainless steel bollards:

Stainless steel bollards offer security to your business and commercial property and add to its aesthetics by giving off a sleek and classy look. These decorative bollards can be permanent, automatic, or retractable. You can get round stainless steel bollards installed if you are looking for additional durability strength.

Round Concrete Bollards:

Round concrete bollards are made of concrete and have a cylindrical shape. They are mostly used to control pedestrian traffic and promote safety. Also, its form allows them to serve as a stool or bench. Since they are made of concrete, these decorative concrete bollards are highly customizable and can feature different colors.

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