Bollard Crash Ratings: Guide to Crash Rated Bollards & Standards

Crash rated bollards are used in a number of applications and are available in a wide range of tested options.  Crash rated bollards are availabl...

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First To Market S Rated Bollards

Being the first bollard company to test and bring to market ASTM F3016 bollard solutions we have developed a deep knowledge base on bollard installati...

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Spring Kicks Off With Campus Safety Upgrades

Layout modifications for Merced College have rolled out in the spring semester with a focus on student safety. The relocation of police...

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TrafficGuard®, Inc. Core-In Protection Systems: ASTM F3016 Crash Tested Fixed & Removable Bollards

Child care facilities are often facilities most vulnerable to storefront vehicle crashes and most in need of security bollards to protect their facili...

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Should Protective Bollards be Concrete Filled?

One question often asked when established a protected area from vehicles, should my bollards be concrete filled? Many times this question isn’t even a...

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Parking Bollards & Storefront Safety


Property managers, business owners, government agencies, bank and healthcare facilities (amongst many other examples) across the United States are at increasing risk for a storefront vehicle incursion. This is a risk both to business owners and the pedestrians and customers both in front of and inside their facilities. In the example above, as in many vehicle storefront crashes, the culprit was non-malicious driver error. In this instance the driver mistook the brake for the gas pedal and by the time the driver realized what had happened, the car was buried well into the bank lobby. Luckily, this car into storefront incident occurred just prior to the branch opening and as a result no employees or banking customers were injured or worse.

Protective bollards are an ideal solution for this type of low speed vehicle incursion. While this specific incident occurred off hours, it still created havoc for the bank branch. The crash caused the bank branch to close for a number of days, and caused thousands of dollars in damages that could have been avoided had a parking barrier solution been deployed. Further, the branch lost countless hours to service customers and in employee productivity.

Bollards used to protect storefronts come in a wide range of functionality and security levels. Commonly used in storefront vehicle protection applications are fixed or embedded bollards and removable bollards. Fixed bollards provide an ideal solution in areas where vehicle access will never be required, creating a permanent barrier between the storefront and parking and traffic lanes. Removable bollards provide a solution where vehicle access will occasionally be required and the bollard barriers can be removed from time to time to service equipment and otherwise maintain the property. The question of vehicle access is a relatively simple one for property owners to answer. What becomes more difficult is determining the level of security the bollard system needs to provide.

Some storefronts are designed in a way that they have minimal risk for a high speed vehicle incursion. Often, parking lots are wisely designed to avoid long ‘run-ups’ to the store front where a vehicle could gain high speed. In these instances, standard 4.5” removable or fixed bollards may be considered. In instances where higher speeds can be gained, a crash tested bollard solution may be considered. There are a number of solutions crash tested to ASTM F3016 on the market today in both embedded and removable security bollard options. ASTM F3016 is a low speed storefront standard that tests a security devices ability to stop a 5,000 lb. vehicle at 10, 20 or 30 MPH.  For higher speed concerns, ASTM 2656 tested parking barriers may be considered.

Regardless of the solution, property owners and managers can protect people and avoid costly property damages and liability by deploying vehicle barriers.



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ASTM F3016 Tested Bollards Provide Relief for Restaurants Dealing with Pandemic Restrictions

“The bollards have been a silver lining to everything that is going on with the economic situation we are all encountering.  The bollard arrays h...

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Preventing Injury and Property Damage with Bollards

Despite concerns over acts of terrorism and other intentional acts utilizing vehicles, the most common cause of a vehicle incursion remains driver err...

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Security Bollards: Frequently Asked Questions

Security Bollards: Frequently Asked Questions. What standards are there for bollards in the United States? Vehicle Barriers, specifically bollards, ar...

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Removable bollards can protect storefronts, patrons…..and your store’s ATM. Storefront vehicular incursions have become...

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Bollards Provide Protection for Outdoor Dining During COVID 19

Outdoor dining areas have helped to mitigate dining industry financial losses during COVID-19, while providing a comfortable and social outdoor dining...

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Traffic Bollards can Prevent Storefront Crashes

Traffic Bollards are ideal for arresting vehicles that may otherwise crash through store fronts.  The type of parking barrier to be used will be ...

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ASTM F3016 Bollard Purchase Checklist

Pictured: S30 removable bollards at Children's Medical Center Plano.  Plano, Texas ASTM F3016 crash tested bollards provide pedestrian and facili...

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TrafficGuard® Core-In Protection Systems Tested at Calspan, Buffalo, NY.

TrafficGuard® Core-In Protection systems are the newest in it's line of bollard solutions tested to ASTM F3016.  The objective of the new line is...

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F3016 Bollards an Ideal Solution for Outdoor Seating Protection During COVID-19

  When the COVID-19 pandemic began and businesses and restaraunts began to close, many wondered what life would look like in a new "normal." ...

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Removable Bollards an Effective Ram Raiding Solution

Ram Raiding is a very common crime. Typically, the person committing the crime steal a vehicle and ram it through a business' vulnerable access points...

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Ocean Springs to Protect Property & Citizens with Removable Bollards

Removable Security Bollards Ocean Springs, MS has joined a growing number of cities across the country to deploy removable security bollards as part o...

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Could the Boston Airport Taxi Crash Been Prevented?

On Monday, July 3, several pedestrians were injured in Boston when a taxi driver lost control of his vehicle and unintentionally crashed into a group ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Traffic Control Devices

Many businesses and a wide range of other facilities require the installation of traffic control devices on the premises. These regulatory devices on ...

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Bollard Applications

Bollards are used for a variety of applications, from keeping unwanted vehicles out of parking spaces with light duty bollards, to protecting high sec...

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