If you’re seeking an automated perimeter security solution that offers vehicular access control on a large scale, then you may want to consider our commercial barriers…
What are commercial barriers?
Serving a similar function to bollards and road blockers, they are large-scale access devices that are best suited for commercial applications. They are ideal for use in high traffic sites that require the entry and exit points to be monitored, such as car parks or train crossings.
Their durability and versatility means they are advantageous in a range of commercial settings, from private car parks to secure government facilities.
They are frequently used to control traffic flow vehicular access. Rising arm barriers are particularly suited to reinforcing traffic systems and to separating pedestrian areas from busy roads.
What are commercial barriers made of?
Different types of barriers are made from different type of materials depending on their purpose. Those used to monitor car park entry points will have an aluminium arm that will snap with contact, while a PAS 68 counter-terrorism barrier will be made of heavy
steel that can withstand a high impact collision.
They can either be surface mounted or installed with underground foundations depending on the strength that is required. Our products utilise a concrete base to keep them in place and provide balance support.
Different types of barriers
There are a variety of different barriers to meet your commercial needs, from static bars to dynamic gates and automated options. Some suppliers consider parking systems and commercial bollards within this category. The different types include:
- Height restriction bar: Commonly used to monitor car park entrances, these are static bars that determine the vehicle height restriction for a certain area. Height restriction bars can either hang from the ceiling, or be fixed to the ground.
- Manual access barrier: This is a static device that utilises a simple weight-based lifting mechanism, which must manually be operated it to rise and fall. While they are less common than their automatic counterparts due to the need for operating personnel, they are ideal for manned areas.
- Swing barrier gate: While these look similar to manual access bars, they function differently. Rather than having a mechanical arm that rises and falls, these gates swing outwards to open.
- Automatic raise arm barrier: Due to their versatility and convenience, they are one of the most popular commercial access control solutions. They utilise the same raising arm function as their manual counterparts, but are usually operated by a pre-programmed box of controls.
- PAS 68 counter-terrorism barrier: These are commonly used around government facilities and high security sites, as their strength and size enable them to easily prevent car ramming attacks.
You can customise you automatic raise arm offerings with plain poles, hi bars, 7 metre poles or bottom skirts. For extra security, opt for heavy duty bars that can withstand greater impacts.
Benefits of commercial barriers
From increase security to access control, these solutions are suited to a range of settings and situations. Some of the benefits include:
- Manage traffic flow: They allow a greater volume of traffic to pass through than any other vehicular access device, so are often used in high-density traffic areas. They work to reinforce traffic systems, minimise the risk of vehicle collision and serve as a physical divide between pedestrians and drivers.
- Prevent trespassers: Perimeter security devices simultaneously act as a psychological deterrent to theft, as well as providing a physical barricade that restricts access.
- Crowd control: They offer a safe and reliable solution to overcrowding in densely populated commercial areas. We ensure that our products are designed and built in compliance with industry health and safety requirements, as set by the Health and Safety Executive.
- Additional security: Following an increase in car ramming attacks, more and more establishments are utilising additional security measures to protect their grounds. Pas68 barriers are designed to withstand immense force, so they are best suited to use in secure government facilities.
- Convenience: Unlike manual security solutions, automation adds convenience and ease of access in a range of commercial settings. They can operate according to a pre-programmed control or via a remote device, allowing for easy monitoring and access control.
- Resilient: These solution are usually installed above ground with the controls protected by a waterproof box, allowing them to withstand erosion from adverse weather.
Why should you choose Portcullis as your supplier?
Portcullis Gate Automation Ltd is an industry accredited supplier and installer. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality and accessible automation products that are installed by our team of industry professionals.
If you have any enquiries about commercial barriers, feel free to contact us for more assistance.