Asset Protection Bollards
Reliance Foundry offers cost-sensitive, indoor bollards that can be easily installed to protect merchandise and equipment.
What are asset protection bollards?
Asset protection bollards are bollards designed to protect equipment and merchandise, primarily in indoor applications. Generally, they do not provide enough impact-resistance to be effective at preventing vehicle encroachment but they will provide protection from carts, dollies and small, hand-powered machinery. They are generally a more cost-sensitive approach than other protective barrier systems and they can be installed by almost anyone. If they are struck or knocked over they can be repaired or re-installed quite simply and this makes them an ideal choice for sacrificial bollard applications. Asset protection bollards are generally constructed from either standard or stainless steel in an in an uncomplicated design and, because they are not required to provide a high level of impact resistance, they are generally installed with a basic mounting system.
Where Are Asset Protection Bollards Used?
Asset protection bollards are easily installed to create pronounced, low-impact visual perimeters that protect valuable equipment that lies in high-traffic areas. They are primarily used in indoor applications and are commonly seen in grocery stores where they guard the corners of refrigeration units and at other retail outlets where they provide protection at bank machines. They are also often installed at warehouses to protect the corners of shelving units and the material they hold. Asset protection bollards are a cost-sensitive and architecturally versatile solution for protecting electrical circuit boxes, gas meters, the sides of overhead doors and any almost any other industrial or retail equipment.
Bolt-Down Asset Protection Bollards
Bolt-down bollards are sometimes referred to as steel asset protection bollards. They feature a simple design that resembles a simple post with a rounded top. They are constructed from schedule 40 steel and have a flange at their base that allows them to be surface-mounted. Bolt-down bollards are powder-coated to increase their aesthetic value and to protect them from small amounts of moisture that may be present in their installation environment. Because of the level of the level of protection the powder- coated finish provides, some designers have even found steel asset protection bollards suitable for use in some mild outdoor applications. To install bolt-down bollards, a rotary hammer is used to create four holes in a concrete substrate. Concrete inserts are dropped into each hole and the bollard is set over the holes. The bollard’s flange features four holes, through which button-head bolts can be used to secure the bolt-down bollard to the concrete surface.
Model R-7180 stainless steel asset protection bollards
Model R-7236 steel asset protection bollards
Threaded mount for stainless steel asset protection bollards
Stainless Steel Asset Protection Bollards
Stainless steel asset protection bollards are a more aesthetic upgrade to the standard steel models. They feature a design that is similar to that of the standard models but their stainless steel composition presents a more refined appeal. They are created from 304stainless steel and treated with specialized, clear, anti-graffiti coating. The protective coating makes the already-resilient material even more resistant to corrosion and to the problem of vandalism. This heightened level of resiliency allows stainless steel asset protection bollards to be used at sites where there may be a greater potential for exposure to moisture and in areas where they are not in public view. Stainless steel asset protection bollards are easily installed on concrete surfaces. Each model comes with a threaded mount. A rotary hammer is used to drill two holes that correspond to the ones found on the threaded mount. It can then be secured to the concrete surface with lug bolts. The stainless steel asset protection bollard is then set over the mount and turned in a clockwise motion until its base reaches the concrete surface. To fully tighten the bollard, a pipe wrench can be used, though its grips should be covered with duct tape to avoid damaging the stainless steel asset protection bollard.