Many see bollards as part of the usual traffic management system. They are mainly used to direct traffic or limit access to properties. Sometimes they are installed to prevent damage to a property. Many will often overlook the benefit of having bollards. They are often installed as a protective feature. It serves as a visual barrier that defines boundaries.
Over the years, its appearance and overall functionality changed. It has evolved from being merely a timber to cast iron. Cast iron is proven to have high resistance to corrosion and is more durable allowing the bollards to have a longer lifespan.
There are different types of bollards. The most common type, also widely installed, is the fixed bollard. As its name implies, it is permanently affixed on the ground or onto an existing concrete. Those that can be repositioned from the site are the removable bollards, while those that fold or lowered to the ground are the retractable bollards or automatic bollards.
The automatic rising bollards have recently seen prominence for its sophistication, high level of security, and its reliability and durability. They are also known for their flexibility in regulating traffic.
How do automatic rising bollards work?
Automatic bollards can either be electromechanical or hydraulic, both of which have self-contained pre-wiring that connects to a control panel that serves as its brain. The control panel accepts commands and controls the entire operation of the bollards.
Users can operate the bollards through a keypad, a remote control, or a GSM dial.
Rising bollards have become one of the most installed traffic control management systems because of its aesthetically pleasing look and security features. These bollards come with photocells and proximity loops to detect pedestrians and vehicles, preventing any injury.
Automatic rising bollards is a unique and convenient solution for regulating any unwanted passage of vehicles. It does not require the installation of gates and does not need significant modifications of properties, which can be crucial when traffic management system is needed in historical sites or town centres.