Dallas covers a wide area and most people travel by car to get to one place to another. With the high number of vehicles, the chances of a vehicular incident with a building or other structure increase dramatically. These structures to protect themselves are using installing bollards as part of their physical security plan. Many locations around Dallas have already installed bollards such as Reunion Tower, Globe Life Park, AT&T Stadium, and the Dallas City Hall. The bollards at these locations are not hard to miss. Other buildings, structures, parks, etc. across Dallas are also discovering the added benefit that bollards provide such as protection against terrorist and criminal activity. Bollards Dallas. What do you think of when you hear the word Bollard? For most, the image of a steel pipe sticking out of the ground is common. Actually, that is not far from the truth. Bollards are typically constructed of standard silver steel-piping extending up out of the ground and reinforced with several feet of concrete underground. This simple design is used for many physical security scenarios and situations.
Dallas Bollards – Design and Installation
Bollards are named according to their collision rating, high speed or low speed. High speed bollards are often used as protection for vulnerable areas that have the propensity for a vehicle intrusion or incident. The common scenario requires the vehicle to be forcibly stopped. Thus, the bollards involved must survive a collision with a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed at a specific weight. Low speed bollards are designed for low speed vehicle interactions usually experienced in traffic control, parking garages, asset protection, and pedestrian protection situations. There are many areas across Dallas that both types of bollards can be employed easily with a little strategic planning.
There are more than crash ratings to considered when designing and installing bollards. BBRSS has discovered the following items are essential for any decision and security plan involving bollards:
- Primary Function
- Materials beyond Steel and Concrete to be used
- Special Requirements: removable, retractable, or permanent
BBRSS is the industry leader with the highest level of experience in all types of bollard situations and scenarios and understands the exact bollard that is recommended.
If you contact us at (800)367-0387 or fill out our quick and easy contact form, one of our Dallas professionals can help you in determining which bollard design is right for your physical security needs. Call today and make sure you are installing the right bollard.