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Enhancing Security and Traffic Control with Bollards


In today’s rapidly evolving world, ensuring the safety of your premises and controlling traffic has become paramount. Bollards play a crucial role in achieving these goals. In this article, we will delve into the world of bollards, exploring their types, crash test certifications, and the problems they solve. We’ll also introduce Polimek’s HBD Heavy Duty Bollard and compare it to a Chinese competitor.

Types of Bollards

Bollards come in various types, each designed to cater to specific security and traffic control needs:

  1. Fixed Bollards: These bollards are permanently installed and act as a visual deterrent to control traffic flow.
  2. Removable Bollards: Ideal for areas requiring temporary access, these bollards can be easily removed when needed.
  3. Flexible Bollards: Made from materials like rubber or plastic, they offer a forgiving impact and are suitable for areas with low-speed traffic.
  4. Rising Bollards: These bollards can be raised or lowered as required, providing a flexible solution for traffic control and security.

Crash Test Certification: K4/K8/K12

Crash test certification levels, such as K4, K8, and K12, indicate a bollard’s ability to withstand vehicle impacts. The higher the level, the greater the resistance. Polimek’s HBD Heavy Duty Bollard boasts impressive crash test certifications of M50 (K-12) and M40 (K-8) in accordance with ASTM 2656-07, ensuring exceptional security and safety.

Five Problems Solved by Bollards

  1. Unauthorized Vehicle Access: Bollards prevent vehicles from entering restricted areas, ensuring only authorized vehicles gain access.
  2. Traffic Congestion: Bollards help manage traffic flow, reducing congestion in busy areas and improving overall road safety.
  3. Pedestrian Safety: Bollards create safe zones for pedestrians, protecting them from vehicular accidents.
  4. Anti-Terrorism Measures: High-security bollards, like Polimek’s HBD, provide protection against vehicle-based attacks at critical locations.
  5. Asset Protection: Bollards safeguard buildings, infrastructure, and valuable assets from accidental collisions and deliberate damage.

Polimek’s HBD Heavy Duty Bollard

Polimek’s HBD Heavy Duty Bollard is a cutting-edge solution for security and traffic control. It boasts several special features:

  • Fast Operation: It operates swiftly, taking just 2.5 – 5 seconds to ascend or descend, depending on the number of bollards.In emergencies, it can raise up in as little as 1.5 seconds using an optional hydraulic accumulator.
  • Certifications: With M50 (K-12) and M40 (K-8) crash test certifications, it ensures the highest level of security.
  • Durable Design: Featuring a heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder, reinforced industrial pump, and robust construction, it’s built to withstand harsh conditions.
  • Easy Maintenance: The bollard’s accessible design simplifies maintenance, and it can be manually operated during power outages.
  • Integration: It seamlessly integrates with access control systems, enhancing security further.


Comparing with Competitor

While the competition produces bollards at competitive prices, Polimek’s HBD Heavy Duty Bollard distinguishes itself through its superior build quality, certification levels, and customizable options. With Polimek, you’re not just buying a product; you’re investing in top-tier security and traffic control solutions.


In conclusion, bollards are essential tools for modern security and traffic management. Polimek’s HBD Heavy Duty Bollard stands as a testament to innovation and quality in this field. By choosing Polimek, you’re choosing uncompromised security and peace of mind.


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