traffic physical security barrier

Within the security industry, there are a range of different physical security barriers available. Each one is slightly different in the way they protect your property, but they all have the shared purpose of controlling vehicles and pedestrians on a property or business site. 


What types of security barrier are available? 


Turnstiles are often used for entrance control measures in facilities and venues for a range of reasons, including: for security, for surveillance, to count attendance and for payment enforcement.

Rising and Retractable Bollards

A rising or retractable bollard can be used to prevent vehicle access to a specific area, whether it be commercial or residential. They are especially good at allowing regulation of traffic in areas with a high vehicle flow, such as in parking or pedestrian areas.

Automatic Traffic Arm Barriers

An automatic traffic arm barrier is a low-maintenance and cost-effective option to control vehicle access to a car park or site area. It's easy to install, and incredibly robust. You'll usually find this form of security barrier in a car park. At IDS, our traffic arm barriers can be manual, automated, free-standing or integrated into a full access control system!

Gates and Doors

This option can be defined as anything from a single internal door to a fully computerised multi-site network of control points and gates. The systems we supply at IDS can be used to control electric and magnetic door releases and devices, meaning you will have full control over anyone's access to an area at any given time.


What is the purpose of a security barrier? 

You will usually see security barriers in use in areas such as retail developments, car parks and in commercial and public buildings. This is because they are high traffic areas for many pedestrians and vehicles.

To ensure the safety and security of an area, a security barrier is there to provide a physical blockade to those who are not allowed within a certain vicinity. Security barriers are excellent and effective deterrents, as trespassers would be unable to force themselves through without causing major damage to themselves or their vehicle.


What security barrier systems offer the best surveillance? 

For surveillance purposes, a traffic barrier or gate is probably your best option. This is because they can be integrated into a full access control system for your peace of mind and to suit your specific requirements.

With an integrated access control system, you will be able to have full control over who is allowed access through any controlled point - at any time! 

At IDS, we incorporate the latest technologies into our installations - ensuring that management and employees can enjoy high security with minimal disruption to the normal work day. Access control options include: 

  • Smart cards
  • Fobs 
  • Intercom systems
  • Biometrics

To go the extra mile, we can also integrate these systems with an alarm and CCTV to provide all-round safety - just from a single source.


How can IDS Security help?

If you've been thinking about adding physical barriers to your property (home or commercial!) our expert team at IDS Security can help you.

We offer a selection of effective physical security barriers that are easy to operate. We work with reputable suppliers including CAME and FAAC, so you know you're in good hands. We have years of experience in installing and maintaining security barriers, so we can even help you decide on the best location to install them!

Visit our security barriers page to find out more about the physical security barriers we offer. If you're ready to start the installation process, you can request a survey and one of our friendly technicians will be in touch.

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