Two city councils in the USA have applied 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, Ca and Starkville Mississippi have fitted hundreds of steel bollard covers at designated key access points within the city area with the ability to deploy temporary street closures during events using removable bollards.
The bollards replace police barricades which can be bulky and less secure, often requiring as much as four personnel per intersection to help in the shutdown. The use of bollards significantly reduces the necessity for a manned presence allowing resources to be allocated elsewhere.
“The bollards are reducing our need for on-site personnel and reducing our need to use our assets for blocking streets,” said Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill. “Therefore we can allow our police to go ahead and do other crowd control and another policing activities around the rest of the community.
“Hopefully it might reduce a lot of our policing overtime requirements,” she added. “Should you don’t will need to have four people sitting with an intersection and you could drop it as a result of 2 people sitting in 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 an annual 4th of July parade and the route can also be popular with trickers during Halloween.
The projects have already been financed by general funds street budgets and have been well accepted by the public. Australian city councils still heavily favour the portable barrier option in fact it is yet to be noticed whether or not they will look for a more robust solution moving forward.
Barrier Group have a variety of attractive removable bollards that are capable of closing down and protecting a street in rapid time. Should you be a major city council and therefore are planning to improve street festival safety, call us today! “Any business which has a rear roller loading door or street accessible plate glass shop fronts should install these kinds of security bollards to assist deter this type of crime rampaging the city and get away from 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 can be bought Australia wide and also to overseas destinations including USA and New Zealand. Previously, we now have seen a big boost in the amount of ram raid’s on several businesses selling electrical goods, bicycles and licensed bottle shops.
Only recently, ram-raid robberies have spiked again and can unfortunately never stop completely. Do you want to eliminate the potential risk of ram-raids by ensuring maximum security for your business? The basic option to avoid qhgbxb kind of break in would be 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 styles 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 have a durable door assembly to secure the doorway to the ground.