Road Blockers often referred to as rising curbs are machine driven access control devices that rise up from the ground to stop vehicular traffic. They can be installed in a variety of ways from surface mounted rising and lowering like a speed ramp to PAS 68 counter terrorism road blockers that can stop a fully loaded 7500kg lorry travelling at a speed of 50mph.
Portcullis Gate Automation in supply, install and maintain a wide range of road blockers including surface mount road blockers, mini-wedge road blockers and PAS 68 counter terrorism road blockers; all in compliance with the Machinery Directive and HSE health and safety recommendations.
If you require a road blocker installation company, a road blocker maintenance company or a road blocker repair company anywhere in the South of England then please contact us. We are here to help.
Rising Curb Road Blockers ↓ show more detail ↓
Rising curb road blockers are comically referred to as cheese wedges that rise out of the ground. They are generally used in commercial environments where vehicular access control is extremely important and not permitted without prior authorised permission. Rising curb road blockers are very much a high security or counter terrorism measure.
When installing rising curb road blockers a site survey is vitally important. Analysis of the ground conditions is required before a decision can be made to install them. For example a high water table environment may not suit rising curb road blockers due to all of the controls being below ground and susceptible to water damage even with drainage in place. If the ground conditions suit then PAS 68 rising blockers provide a perfect counter terrorism or high security vehicular access control solution.
Surface Mount Road Blockers ↓ show more detail ↓
Surface mount road blockers are a more cost effective access control solution for areas such as golf club car parks where barriers and gates may not suit. They are ideal where access control is necessary but high security is less of a concern than speed of entrance and budget. No foundations or drainage are required.
In its closed position the surface mount road blocker sits as a flat plate on top of the ground allowing vehicular traffic to pass over. It rises swiftly from the middle to create a triangular shaped road blocker in its raised position. In the raised position the surface mount road blocker provides an ideal solution to theft prevention and access control where a standard barrier would not be strong enough or a gate quick enough. A vehicle simply cannot enter or exit a zone when the surface mount road blocker is in its raised position.