Whether it's for parking or for loading docks, businesses often need to erect barriers in front of their establishments. These barriers come in many different forms, but one of the most popular these days is the bollard.
Bollards were originally used just as mooring devices, but these days bollards are often used in front of businesses, in parks, on worksites, and along busy sidewalks. Steel bollards provide a robust barrier that protects pedestrians and your building. At the same time, you can get a range of designs that can work well with the overall design of your building. Below are just some of the many benefits you can enjoy by installing bollards at your business.
When people try to park in places they shouldn't at your business, it creates a hazard and can also interfere with how your employees conduct business. Another problem with people doing this, is that cars parked in unauthorized and unlit spaces are more likely to be damaged or vandalized. This can increase your liability and insurance premiums. Installing bollards in front of (or around) any open spaces can keep people from parking their cars in unauthorized areas.
Creating Security Barriers
Bollards can also be used to prevent access or to protect property from damage. Bollards serve to discourage intentional attacks on your property by individuals seeking to ram their vehicle into your building.
An even more frequent occurrence than an intentional attack, is an accident in which someone loses control of their car and collides with your building, vehicles, or other business assets. Bollards in front of your business can prevent this from happening.
Bollards are a useful way to let pedestrians, bikers and drivers know where the lanes and paths are in front of and around your business. Combined with directional arrows (either painted on pavement or placed on signs), bollards can help you manage the traffic coming into your business, leaving your business, or making its way around your parking lot.
Enhancing Your Architectural Design
Bollards can be purchased in a range of designs and styles, allowing you to transform this functional and utilitarian device into something that enhances your business's architectural design.
To make this even easier, you can purchase bollard sleeves that can be used to cover an ordinary bollard and make it more stylish. These can be particularly effective on bollards that are positioned along walkways.
If you have more questions on how to keep your business secure check out companies such as Snider's Electronics for more information.