Protecting the streets of high traffic pedestrian areas, private property entry points, and the roads around government buildings is important for security. The strong wedge barrier is there to help neutralize the threat of vehicle-borne explosives or from people using a vehicle to break into a secured area.
If you have never seen a wedge barrier deployed, you may have encountered one before without knowing it. One of the greatest assets of these security barriers is that when they are not deployed they are completely flush with the road. This can be an advantage for city streets because discreet security measures can be less threatening to the general public than permanent barriers or bollards. Many wedges have been tested to withstand the impact of large tractor trailer trucks, and can stop errant vehicles easily, protecting the streets behind the barrier.
Another advantage of these barriers is that they can be walked around on foot, while not allowing motor vehicle traffic to pass. This can mean that you can shut off an entryway or exit to car and trucks, but still allow personnel and pedestrians to easily enter your premises.
Large cities sometimes install wedge barriers in their high traffic areas so that during national events, city festivals, or markets the roads can be protected from wayward traffic. A wedge is suited well for this purpose better than movable barriers because of its strength and the ease at which it can be set up. Without worrying about providing additional personnel to construct temporary barriers, a city can simply activate the control and raise the barriers.
For private institutions, a wedge can be a good investment for the same reasons. There are few other options that can match their strength, simple operation, and their easy retraction. If you are interested in installing a wedge barrier on your property or to protect your city’s municipal streets, contact a barrier and bollard agency. They can review your order and give an estimate of costs and time for construction.
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