Two city councils in the USA have implemented a radical intend to increase the safety of its residents from vehicle attacks during street parades, events and festivals. Coronado, a suburb of San Diego County and Starkville Mississippi have set up numerous stainless bollards at specified key access points in the city area with the ability to deploy temporary street closures during events using removable bollards.
The bollards replace police barricades which are bulky and fewer secure, often requiring as much as four personnel per intersection to help in the shutdown. The usage of bollards significantly reduces the requirement for a manned presence allowing resources to get allocated elsewhere.
“The bollards are reducing our need for on-site personnel and reducing our want to use our assets for blocking streets,” said Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill. “So we can allow our police to proceed to do other crowd control and another policing activities around all of those other community.
“Hopefully it could reduce a lot of our policing overtime requirements,” she added. “If you don’t have to have four people sitting in an intersection and you may drop it right down to two individuals sitting with an intersection, you’ve reduced costs and increased your safety factor.”
Starkville hosts Mississippi State University and the famous Bulldog Bash, the greatest free outdoor concert in Mississippi, hosted by the Mississippi State University Student Association. Coronado hosts a yearly 4th of July parade and also the route is also well-liked by trickers during Halloween.
The projects have been financed by general funds street budgets and also have been well accepted through the public. Australian city councils still heavily favour the portable barrier option which is yet to be seen if they will look for a more robust solution moving forward.
Barrier Group have an array of aesthetically pleasing removable bollards that are designed for closing down and protecting a street in rapid time. If you are a major city council and therefore are planning to improve street festival safety, contact us today! “Any business that includes a rear roller loading door or street accessible plate glass shop fronts should install these kinds of security bollards to assist deter this kind of crime rampaging the city and steer clear of the headache for cleaning up and restocking after being robbed.”
North Geelong based company Barrier Group has manufactured and designed locally made ram raid security bollards since 1999. These bollards are sold Australia wide and also to overseas destinations including USA and New Zealand. In the past, we have seen a large boost in the quantity of ram raid’s on several businesses selling electrical goods, bicycles and licensed bottle shops.
Recently, ram-raid robberies have spiked again and can unfortunately never stop completely. Would you like to eliminate the chance of ram-raids by ensuring maximum security for your business? The simple option to avoid qhgbxb kind of burglary is to install either removable or fixed bollards stopping thieves within their tracks by acting as a deterrent from attempted ram raid robberies. Barrier Group manufactures several varieties of security bollards like the Cam-Lok and Sleeve-Lok roller door bollards in freestanding or removeable models. These bollards are key-lock or padlock operated. Roller door models come with a heavy duty door assembly to secure the entrance to the ground.