What is a Telescopic Security Bollard?

A telescopic security bollard is a retractable bollard that locks into position when needed. It is also designed to lower into the ground when not in use, allowing vehicles to pass over. But what else do you need to know about this ingenious product?

What are the benefits of a telescopic security bollard?

  • They keep people and places safe

With terrorism continuing to present a substantial threat in the UK, keeping people and places secure is critical. This is particularly true as there has been a rise in terrorist attacks using vehicles, with many incidents designed to mow down pedestrians.

Crash tested telescopic security bollards are extremely strong and have been designed to bear up against the force of a vehicle impact. Indeed, crash rated telescopic bollards are some of the most reliable bollards in our range, having PAS 68, IWA-14 and hostile vehicle mitigation tested to withstand the force of 7.5-tonne impact. As such, they can prevent bad drivers from carrying out such attacks.

What’s more, because they retract when not in use, our public spaces remain useable for other vehicles when necessary.

Find out more about how crash-tested bollards are helping to prevent terrorism.

  • They help with traffic control

Telescopic security bollards can be used to calm and control traffic. For example, bollards can be used to control access to pedestrianised streets, parks and other areas – while still giving delivery/maintenance vans access when required.

  • They stop people stealing parking spaces

Organisations and residential developments often use retractable telescopic security bollards to ensure that unauthorised drivers don’t take car parking spaces they are not entitled to.

  • They provide a safe and accessible solution

Because telescopic security bollards are fully retractable, they don’t present an obstruction or trip-hazard when not in use. This can be a huge benefit in areas with pedestrian access.

How does a telescopic security bollard work?

There are many different kinds of telescopic security bollards. And we’d be happy to talk through the best option for you and your needs. But, for the most part, telescopic security bollards are installed relatively deep underground. This gives them the required strength to withstand a vehicle crashing into them.

Telescopic security bollards lock into place when raised, either manual or automatically. They also retract fully underground when not in use, leaving a smooth and flush to the ground finish.

Common places to install telescopic bollards

There are a variety of different places that use telescopic security bollards to control traffic. Three of the most common are:

  • Delivery bays. For an organisation to function effectively, delivery vehicles mustn’t be restricted. Telescopic security bollards provide the perfect solution – especially in pedestrianised spaces
  • Towns & cities. More and more councils are having to implement anti-terror measures to keep busy spaces safe. Telescopic security bollards are playing a crucial role when it comes to ensuring pedestrian safety
  • Parking spaces. Having people park in your driveway or work parking space is a real pain. Telescopic security bollards ensure that your allocated parking spots are only used by the people you give access to.

Fitting a telescopic post

Telescopic bollards are suitable for most ground types, but you do need the right tools and expertise to install them correctly. As such, we would strongly recommend that you make sure your telescopic security bollards are fitted by a professional.

Do all security bollards look the same?

Absolutely not! Telescopic bollards come in a broad range of styles, materials, finishes and colours. So, you can meet your traffic challenges without diminishing the look and feel of the spaces you want to protect.  What’s more, at Macs, our telescopic security bollards come with:

  • Bollard cylinder colour matching to blend in with your branding and surroundings
  • Integrated flashing lights and audible sounders for additional visibility and safety

Why choose Macs telescopic security bollards?

With projects around the UK, including the supply of telescopic security bollards for residential and commercial premises, local authority pedestrian areas, urban regeneration projects and hostile vehicle mitigation schemes, we have a system to suit your needs. Whatever they may be.

Our telescopic range gives you complete control over your bollard security. And, we have one of the quickest turnaround times in the industry thanks to our pre-installation assessment.

When it comes to telescopic barriers, each and every product is tested thoroughly before leaving our warehouse to ensure optimal operation. And, once delivered, our trained and experienced engineers will install your new telescopic security bollards with the minimum of disturbance to the surrounding area.

For a free quote, or to ask us a question about our telescopic bollards, call our service team on 0161 320 6462 or email us by completing our contact form.

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