Bollards are structures used to restrict access, improve security, and landscape property. While many bollards provide aesthetic benefits, typically, bollards are used to protect pedestrians and buildings from vehicles and military installations from attack. They are also used to secure ships and boats to piers and docks.
Some bollards are cylindrical and have a domed, angled, or flat cap. Others are square or shaped like spheres, but solidly anchored in the ground. Bollards can be installed individually, in a group, or as part of a larger security system. Stationary bollards provide a constant barrier while retractable bollards permit authorized entry. Folding bollards are hinged at the base so that they can lay flat when not in use.
- Concrete and steel - Used for security purposes.
- Aluminum - Used in landscaping and lighting applications, and as decorative rail supports.
- Cast iron - Used in landscaping and for mooring ships.
- Chrome-plated steel - Used for aesthetic appeal.
- Rubber bollards - Used where flexibility is important.
- Plastic - Used for removable bollard covers and lightweight bollards
- Integral light fixtures
- Battery backups
- Auxiliary generators
- Movable, removable, or retractable
- Crash-rated for high levels of security
Several standards apply specifically to bollards. Since these products are used for, among other purposes, building security and traffic control, standards pertaining to these applications could be consulted.
JIS F 2001 -- Bollards
ISO 13795 -- Ships and marine technology - Ship’s mooring and towing fittings - Welded steel bollards for sea-going vessels
Read user Insights about Bollards
Related Products & Services
Dock equipment covers all items that assist in the loading and unloading of materials from trucks to buildings. Dock equipment categories include dock boards, dock bumpers, dock seals, dock levelers, dock lights, dock shelters, dock doors, dock restraints, dock guides, and dock chocks.
Dock lifts are platforms used to raise and lower material, personnel and workpieces for loading and positioning.
Door operators are devices used to open and close all types of doors or gates. These operators can be powered by a variety of power sources such as electric, hydraulic or pneumatic devices.
Mezzanines are structures that provide an intermediate story between the two main stories of a building. They are used to increase a building’s floor space.
Platforms and Walkways
Platforms and walkways are equipment access structures that enable regular maintenance and inspection activites at elevated workspaces. Systems incorporate structural supports, walking surface decking or planks, framing, hardware, and accessories such as handrails, access gates, stairs, ladders, and kick plates.