when are vehicle barriers required

If you own a commercial or residential property with a private car park, then you might consider adding automatic barriers. But when are automatic barriers actually required? Well, there's no law that states you have to have automatic traffic barriers to control vehicles on your property, but we still think they're a great investment. Here are a few scenarios where you might find a traffic barrier useful.


Outside a block of flats

If you own a residential block of flats, you might consider adding an automatic barrier so that occupants can park their cars securely. There's nothing worse than getting home from a long day of work to realise that someone has parked in your spot. An automatic barrier ensures that only people with the access code can use the parking spaces. 

Automated barriers with access codes or passwords are ideal for residential areas because they still allow some flexibility as well as a high level of security. On the one hand, they stop random shop-goers from using the parking spaces and inconveniencing residents, but on the other hand, the access code can be given to friends and family so they can park on-site when they visit. So, if you want to make your residential property more secure (but easily accessible to those who live there) automatic barriers are a great option.


In your workplace car park

Business owners everywhere know that on-site parking can be a struggle. If you've got a designated area for employees to park, you could separate this from the 'general' car park using an automatic barrier. This allows customers or clients to park in the available spaces while ensuring that there will always be plenty of spots for your workers. Adding an automatic vehicle barrier outside your workplace can help ensure that employees get to work on time and will keep their vehicles secure while they're working. 

All you have to do is give the access code to your employees. When someone leaves the company, you can easily change the access code to prevent them from parking on-site in future. There are lots of benefits that come with installing an automatic barrier outside a workplace, so if you don't have one yet - we'd recommend looking into it.


What types of automatic security barriers are available?

There are a wide variety of automatic security barriers on the market, you simply have to choose the ones that suit your requirements best. We can provide:

  • Access controlled gates (ideal for residential areas)
  • Rising bollards (to block vehicle access on private roads)
  • Traditional traffic barriers/car barriers (like the ones shown above)


How can IDS Security help?

If you've been thinking about adding automatic barriers to your business (or anywhere else on your property for that matter) the expert team at IDS Security can help you. We offer a selection of effective traffic 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 automatic security barriers - we can even help you decide on the best location to install them!


Visit our automatic security barriers page to find out more about the vehicle and pedestrian 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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