Contractor Tips Blog

Oct
4

Keep Your Business Secure with Bollards

It is not just large corporations or government entities that can benefit from using bollards for security. Any brick and mortar business that has a street entrance or is near a busy commerce area can be a good candidate for bollards. Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider adding customized bollards around your business for safety and security.

Prevent Vehicle Crash Damage

Vehicles crash into buildings all the time. A slip of the foot, and a car accelerates instead of stopping. If your business is right off a busy street, a few strategic bollards could stop any vehicle before it crashed into your storefront. For restaurants with an outside patio area, this is very important to keep your customers safe. A small fence will not stop a vehicle from running over the patrons on your front patio.

Steer Foot or Bike Traffic

Bollards do not stop pedestrians or bikes, but they can help steer foot or bike traffic away from certain areas. Putting a bollard alongside your building helps deter wanders from going back into “employee-only” areas. Painting the bollard red and adding “employees only” will help keep many curious people that may otherwise enter restricted areas.

Prevent Parking

If you have a loading area, making sure no one parks in the spot by adding bollards. You can still leave enough room for loading and unloading, but label the bollards to restrict the area as a loading zone. This will ensure deliveries can be made on-time and safely off the street.

Bollards can have many uses for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Plus, if you choose a talented metal fabricator, you can have your bollards customized in shape and size. Talk to your local welder that offers customized bollards to find out more about adding them to your business for safety and security.

Posted on behalf of:
LCG Welding, LLC
4625 Church Road
Cumming, GA 30028
(678) 455-5552

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