Brian Sims

Hörmann UK introduces stone finishes for security bollards

THE EXTENSIVE range of fixed and automatic security bollards supplied by Hörmann UK has been enhanced with the introduction of new stone finishes, providing designers with the opportunity to creatively integrate hostile vehicle mitigation security equipment with existing street scenes.

For bollards of 275 mm in diameter, with heights of 600 mm or 800 mm, three granite finishes have been launched (two rough and one polished). Other stone surfaces are available on request.

Hörmann has also developed the capability to create custom-made finishes. This reflects the desire to be able to seamlessly blend physical security features into varied and at times historic environments, while also protecting pedestrians.

In a recent installation, Hörmann worked in close collaboration with the City of Milan authorities. Customised security bollards were specified to replace the old, fixed concrete barriers at the entrance to the city centre. This included the installation of matching automatic and retractable bollards, providing access for Emergency Services and other authorised vehicles.

Designed to complement the appearance of existing surfaces and buildings, Hörmann’s security bollards were supplied for this project featuring a cladding of light stone. In addition, an individually engraved top plate was produced showing a map of the city centre.

The ability to include customised elements means that emblems, logos or any suitable design can be specified to provide an eye-catching feature.

Mark Lester of Hörmann UK informed Security Matters: “At Hörmann, we are constantly looking at innovative ways in which to improve our perimeter protection products. The ability to clad and customise our bollards now provides urban designers and planners with the option of creating schemes that combine high-security products with pleasing aesthetics.”

Lester added: “The introduction of a stone cladding to our automatic security bollards is a particularly exciting development as this is unique to Hörmann and a genuine ‘first’ in the marketplace.”

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