Storefronts often experience heavy pedestrian traffic during open hours, but their safety is top priority. Store front crashes are becoming more common and can result in injury, death and liability for business owners.  Thankfully, there’s a simple way to prevent these accidents and preserve the wellbeing of a store’s visitors. The solution is a system of security bollards that stand around the edge of the storefront location at all times.

Frequent Accidents

Storefront accidents may not sound like a common occurrence, but the truth is that they are relatively frequent. There are more examples of vehicle incursions every day.  One incident occurred earlier this month in Highland Park, Illinois. The accident involved an 84-year-old woman who lost control of her vehicle in a parking lot, crashing through the glass wall of a Binny’s Beverage Depot and igniting several broken bottles of vodka, gin and other alcoholic drinks. Had the fire not been extinguished, the accident could have been even more disastrous, with hundreds of bottles of alcohol exposed to the flames. Fortunately, the woman and the store’s employees escaped unscathed. Accidents such as these are why security bollards are a necessity for storefronts. Pedestrians aren’t the only ones saved, but so are drivers and passengers. In order to fully secure a storefront location, storeowners should have fixed bollards installed around vulnerable walkways, windows and doors. Pedestrians will find comfort in knowing that your location is safe from vehicle crashes.  Where necessary removable bollards can be installed for occasional off hours access. Fixed security bollards protect pedestrians from accidents, and they also protect property from potential expensive damage. Having an efficient configuration of posts will help keep your assets safe, giving you peace of mind as well as your patrons.   TrafficGaurd-BlogCTA-Quote