Bollards create barriers for vehicles and pedestrians in sensitive parking areas
By design, bollards create visible barriers to direct traffic and pedestrians. Bollards can also be manufactured and installed to provide high-impact protection from vehicle collisions. Use bollards to complement existing signage or other means of traffic control.
Bollards are ideal for parking lots and street areas. Un-guarded walkways and building entrances can leave pedestrians vulnerable to accidents. Bollards can also protect costly parking infrastructure—such as ticket machines, officer booths and mechanical security gates—or other site furnishings, green spaces, exposed utilities and loading areas.
Choose the right bollard
Bollards provide varying degrees of security and impact resistance depending on their material and mounting type. Embedded steel pipe bollards provide impact resistance where required, while covers and other surface-mounted bollards improve aesthetics and visibility. Use steel pipe security bollards with a range of cover options for maximum protection and visual aesthetics. Removable, retractable and collapsible bollards are also available for regulating vehicle access.
Bolt down bollards offer the simplest means for creating visible traffic barriers and increasing parking lot safety. They provide low-impact protection from hand cards and other mechanical equipment and feature non-intrusive surface mounting for easy installation and relocation.
Steel pipe security posts
Steel pipe security bollards should be used in locations requiring high impact protection. They are made from structural-grade steel embedded deep into concrete and reinforced with concrete to withstand significant shocks. Steel pipe bollards protect against vehicle accidents and ram-raid, or smash-and-grab, intrusions. Use security posts to protect building entrances and storefront windows, which can be prime locations for vehicle invasions.
Steel pipe bollards come with a standard primer coating and should either be painted regularly or be housed within a protective cover to prevent corrosion.
Protective covers and sleeves
Bollard covers protect steel pipe bollards from rust and damage. Covers also establish better visibility for drivers and pedestrians—and are available in a greater range of materials, colors and designs to suit any building or landscape. Many covers can also be used as visual barriers or stand-alone decoration.
Plastic covers offer the most basic and economical means for protecting steel pipe bollards. Many plastic covers come with reflective strips to heighten visibility.
Stainless steel covers offer a clean and bright finish to complement any modern building design. Stainless steel is naturally resistant to corrosion, meaning bollards always look their best for years to come.
Decorative covers offer the greatest range of premium aesthetics and design, suitable for any building or landscape. Decorative covers can also be used on their own to enhance existing architectural designs. Made from high-quality, powder-coated ductile iron, steel or aluminum, they provide exceptional strength and durability in most North American environments.
Specialized bollards are ideal for controlling access to restricted areas or for customizing spaces for seasonal or day-to-day use. When in place, bollards provide clear, visible guidance to traffic and pedestrians. Lower or remove bollards to allow temporary vehicle access or to accommodate large events and pedestrian traffic. All removable, retractable and collapsible bollards can be secured with a single padlock or internal locking mechanism.
Removable bollards are available with a range of embedded mounting options. Bollards can be removed entirely from their receivers to prevent tripping or obstruction.
Collapsible bollards are ideal for quick vehicle access and require no additional storage when lowered.
Retractable bollards can be manually lowered into an embedded receiver, creating a clean surface without any additional storage.
Flexible bollards are ideal for locations where collisions are likely or unavoidable. They provide visual barriers and minimize vehicle damage when struck. Flexible bollards will withstand multiple impacts, bending up to 90 degrees, without losing their shape or position.
Light bollards ensure visibility for walkways near or surrounding traffic and parking areas—making for safer environments at night and in low-light conditions. Solar light bollards can be surface mounted or embedded into new concrete. Lighting units are fully self-contained, meaning no additional trenching or conduits are required.
Buildings and landscapes should be designed not just for decoration and functionality, but also for long-term use with minimal maintenance. Quality bollards should be made from top-quality materials to ensure minimal wear and corrosion—to keep them looking their best for years to come.