If you look around Chicago, many landmarks will stand out: Millennial Park, Soldier Field, Comiskey Park, Wrigley Field, Union Station, and others are home to a security product, the bollard. Bollards are designed, for the most part, to blend in with the environment or extremely visible as dictated. Bollards are most obvious at entry and exit points and less so in traffic areas such as parking garages. Bollards Chicago. Bollards have become a vital part of the physical security plan for buildings, public areas, sports arenas, etc.
What are Bollards? Bollards can be defined as discernable barriers constructed of posts made from structural grade steel-pipe with concrete reinforcement. Bollards typically come in two types: high-speed and low-speed, depending if high-impact vehicle intrusions are possible. In Chicago, both types are required for most structures for a sound physical security plan. Vulnerable areas, such as entrances, are subject to potential vehicle intrusions and terrorist activity, are required to install high speed bollards.
Chicago Bollards – Design and Installation
When designing and installing bollards, key questions and informative points should be considered including pedestrian zones, traffic management, safety and security, or asset protection.
- What is the primary function of the installed bollards?
- Is there a budget?
- What are the ideal materials for the Chicago climate and function?
- For operation reasons, do the bollards need to be removable, retractable, or permanent landscape fixtures?
- Are the bollards being installed at vulnerable points where if struck by vehicles, should they bend, shatter, cause damage, or stop the vehicle?
- Do the bollards need to blend in with the landscape or architecture?
All these need to be considered for your Chicago bollard design and installation
BBRSS is the foremost designer and installer of bollards, in Chicago, for every possible scenario and situation. Whether you need low-speed, high-speed, fixed, removable, or operable bollards, we design, install, and service the bollards and have the experts to guarantee the bollards work with your physical security plan. Contact BBRSS today at (800)367-0387 or fill out our quick and easy contact form. Protect your building, facility, or public location with high quality bollards from the Chicago experts!