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    Are automatic bollards affected by the cold?

    automatic bollards

    When it comes to security and access control, few things are better than automatic bollards. They’re durable, long-lasting and impact-resistant, making them the perfect solution to deter   trespassers and unwanted vehicles. Bollards are the ideal investment for protecting your property, vehicle or business all year round. However, with winter quickly approaching, one question we see popping up in conversation is, ‘Are automatic bollards affected by the cold?’. So, let’s discuss the ins and outs of bollards and cold weather and put these concerns to rest.

    Do automatic bollards work in the cold? 

    The short answer to this question is yes, they do. The slightly longer answer is that extreme temperatures can and do cause bollards to function somewhat less efficiently, especially automatic bollards that rely on movement. However, we typically don’t see those incredibly harsh weather conditions in the UK. The temperatures we get here, even in the colder months, are not strenuous enough to significantly impact our automatic bollards, meaning more often than not you don’t have to worry about your automatic bollards in bad weather.

    Our bollards are equipped for function during the colder months, especially our hydraulic automatic bollards like the Pillar B 275/600SS or The Pillar B 275/600. These particular bollards are designed for high-intensity use and are ideal for commercial access control, protecting vehicles, business parks and buildings. These bollards have been designed and built with durability and longevity in mind and to simplify maintenance with the hydraulic pump located under the flange. So the cold weather does little to affect them.

    Maintaining automatic bollards in winter

    When it comes to maintaining your bollards in the winter, the best thing you can do is to keep them free from any debris that could cause blockages, but this is generally the rule for all below-ground bollards. Our automatic bollards at Bollard Security are top-of-the-line and manufactured to exceptional standards, designed with a focus on robust integrity and flawless aesthetics. They’re a brilliant choice for commercial applications and public spaces. With our automatic bollards, you can rest assured that they’ll keep your business and property safe throughout winter.

    Many of our bollards and posts are manufactured to quality standards demanded by BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and carry the “Secured by Design” crime prevention badge, so you can be sure that you are only getting the highest quality products when you buy from us. We’ll even send our engineers to fit and install your bollards and ensure everything works as it should.

    That’s everything you need to know when it comes to automatic bollards and wintery weather, so if you’re interested in protecting your property or premises this winter. At Bollard Security, we’ve been in this industry for over 15 years, so if you need any help in deciding which automatic bollards are best for you, our in-house experts are always on hand to help you make a choice that suits your aims and needs perfectly. Get in touch today by giving us a call at 07739 790934 to see what we can do for you!