Security and Crash-Rated Bollard Guards
Attractive bollard covers for your impact-protective traffic posts
Below ground, crash-rated and security bollards are built differently. An engineered footing gives crash-rated bollards tested stopping-power. Security bollards are made of pipe filled with concrete: their stopping power is more dependent on location and installation. Whatever differences these bollards have in their footing, above ground they look the same. Structural steel must be sealed to prevent corrosion. Industrial locations commonly use paint and a concrete cap, pre-formed or handmade, to keep the steel from weathering. Paint needs to be refreshed once a year so dings and scratched don’t turn into an opportunity for rust. A simpler option is to choose a bollard guard. Guards slip over the inner core. They protect the steel and enhance the bollard’s look. Read more
Structural Steel Pipe
Both crash-rated and security bollards start with standard structural steel pipe. This steel pipe is often specified by diameter. Commonly-used sizes for impact-protective cores are referred to as 6 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch pipe. These names can be confusing, as they only contain the integer value of the diameter measurement. The standard diameters of structural steel pipe are actually 6-5/8 inch, 8-5/8 inch, and 10-3/4 inch respectively. The impact-protective models based on each size are:
- 6-5/8 inch diameter pipe
- 8-5/8 inch diameter pipe
- 10-3/4 inch diameter pipe
Create Secure And Attractive Spaces For People To Gather
Creating pedestrian-only secure spaces (or pedestrian-majority spaces using removable bollards) can allow you greater freedom in planning social landscapes. Crash-rated or impact-protective bollards limit places of potential conflict and vulnerability.
Public spaces also become more attractive to people when there is greenery, art, places to rest, and things to do. The bollards on the perimeter of a square, plaza, or pedestrian space can support these artistic and aesthetic goals with a range of decorative covers, available in different designs, colors, and materials.
Low Maintenance Protection
When utility and value are the most important factors, plastic bollard guards allow for easy bollard maintenance. Durable polyethylene is the same color throughout, so dings and scratches will not create color variation.
Plastic bollards are available in both simple and decorative options. A range of colors are available, including high-visibility options. Optionally, choose one of four reflective strips to increase visibility and warn drivers.