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A Guide to Traffic Barriers and their Uses

A Guide to Traffic Barriers

Choosing the right traffic barriers for your facility can be confusing.? Although, this category of barrier systems offers a very accessible and effective way of controlling traffic and people there is a lot to consider.

There are many different types of barrier systems, all having different uses and functionality. So, whether it’s privacy, safety, or security; we offer a remarkable range of door, gate systems, and barrier systems. Additionally, the product range and materials are vast; and you will have choices like:

  • Expandable.
  • Water Filled.
  • Concrete.
  • Armco.
  • Belt & Rope Barriers.

All of which can help with your needs with crowd control, traffic, parking, and security. Thus, you can rest assured if you are a first-time buyer or need to update your current barriers, Bridge Door Systems is here to help you!

3 Types of popular Traffic Barriers

We did mention earlier that there is a long but not exhaustive list of barrier types. So, this article will be your quick guide to just 3 different types of traffic barriers and their uses.

Car Park Barriers

When you think of a Barrier System your immediate thought will most likely be a Car Park Barrier System. An effective way of controlling traffic in environments, such as industrial estates, preventing any unwanted traffic, and providing privacy and security.

It is important to specify the differences between these barriers. Car Park Barriers, of course, are automated systems there to control traffic coming in and out of a car park. Then, there are arm barriers that are similar but are able to specifically grant access, both manually and automatically, for corporate car parks.

Additionally, height restriction barriers control the size of vehicles entering a car park or drive-thru area, without you having to lift a finger.

Our trained security operatives can help you plan and install arm and height restriction barriers, both automatic and manual.

Protection Barriers

Any safe and secure car parking facility will boast crash barriers to prevent any accidents. Our barrier protection range is suitable for car parks, roadsides, side streets, and more.

Crash & Impact Barriers act as peace of mind in any commercial and industrial setting. Minimising impact of cars and heavy equipment, to keep vehicles and supplies in the best condition possible.

Edge & Impact Barriers perform a similar role, ensuring your vehicle doesn’t get damaged if accidentally reversed into a wall. All consist of different sizes and lengths, yet all perform the same function of vehicle and property protection.

Hoop Barriers are a lot more specific than the aforementioned Impact Barriers. Being able to prevent property damage and keeping drivers out of any inaccessible areas.

Bridge Door Systems know how important protection is in busy environments and we can design & plan for protection barriers!

Gate System Specialists

The team here at Bridge Door Systems are specialists in different Gate Systems too.

Starting at your basic guard rails, this type you will often see on streets, residential areas, and parks. Whether it’s for safety or luxury, these simple railings provide an effective job which to keep pedestrians and places safe from traffic.

Sliding Gate Systems are an increasingly popular barrier gate system with a central focus on security. Our engineers are able to install and design these gates for you, whether they are manual or electric. Giving you the freedom to control access during the day and protect your business by night.

For any Barrier, Door, or Gate System are company is here for you. Situated in both the North West and North East, our engineer teams have years of experience in the design and installation of traffic barriers.

Feel free to contact us here, for further enquiries!

Cantilever sliding gates are predominantly a security measure for applications where minimal operations are required, due to their robust physical design they are the ideal product to secure commercial sites & its assets. Single gate systems can cover openings up to 11m & are available in a variety of infills. The high grade aluminium horizontal frames make the gate extremely corrosion resistant and all motor/controls are housed in an IP66 enclosure within the gate post ensuring easy access for maintenance.
Double leaf & single leaf hinged gates are ideal where space on site is restricted and offer a secure perimeter whilst controlling small volumes of traffic/access into site. Double leaf gates can cover openings up to 8mW x 3mH and are automated using either hydraulic arm operators or underground motors depending on site conditions. Gate frames and posts are constructed from hollow box section enabling cable access for safety edges and come c/w non reducing hinges as standard which designs out any potential crushing hazards at the hinge point.
Bi-folding speed gates are again suited to sites where space is restricted whilst offering a compromise between security & traffic management in one product. Due to the fast-operating times bi-folding gates are an ideal measure for managing flow of traffic whilst maintaining a secure perimeter. This product spans 10mW (double leaf) and 5mW (single leaf) and is available in a range of infills & finishes. The speed gates are rated for 100% duty cycle utilizing a 3 phase motor, worm and wheel gearbox with a direct drive shaft connected to the gearbox making this the ideal choice where heavy industrial usage is required.
Automatic vehicle barriers are designed specifically for managing traffic whilst also providing a visual deterrent. BDS can provide both manual & automatic barrier solutions to suit any application. Barriers can be fitted with bottom or top and bottom skirts for additional security and prevent pedestrians from gaining access to the site under the barrier. All barrier models are compatible with any access control systems and will be installed with all associated safety devices in line with current regulations. Different barrier models are available depending number of operations, level of security required & customer preference.