Your organisation’s safety and security is paramount and begins in the car park. Car park security ensures the safety of individuals, their vehicles and their assets, whether they are visiting your premises or one of your employees. Retail Associates is proud to introduce our car park barriers, designed to help you fully control access in and out of your car park.
Automatic barriers provide a robust solution to security and exit and entry for parking sites, premises and other restricted areas. No matter the application, we provide automatic barrier gate products with boom lengths spanning from 3-8 meters, which customers can use for a variety of drive through-gaps. Our cutting-edge motor units are also designed for intensive use and built for longevity without the need for regular maintenance.
Our vehicle barrier gates are suitable for toll management, parking facilities and building entry and exit. We have installed automatic rising arm systems all over the UK for a variety of different applications, including:
- Shopping centre car parks
- Holiday and leisure parks
- Multi-storey car parks
- Commercial vehicle parks
- Staff vehicle parks (ranging from 3 parking spaces to over 500)
- Public vehicle parks for hotels, hospitals and universities
- Inside factory sites
BoomPro & BoomPro Ultra
The Boom Pro automatic barrier has been the most popular security barrier in our range since its introduction due to its smart appearance and ease of set-up. The barrier is available to cover carriageways of up to 7m with a plain boom or 5m with a full hi-bar upper and lower skirt.
The Boom Pro can be fitted with lower skirts or hi-bar skirts to deter pedestrians from bypassing the barrier and LED boom lights combined with STOP signs add to the visibility of the barrier to drivers in all weather conditions. Fully 100% rated, our Boom Pro barrier is suited to the most demanding applications with the highest level of traffic flow.
A complete safety system can be configured, with safety edges to the bottom of plain booms, photocell protection and induction loop vehicle detection combined to ensure that your barriers fully comply with the latest safety guidelines.
Boom Pro barrier systems are fitted with a Schneider PLC unit with a graphic display to simplify commissioning and maintenance. Many adjustable parameters include speed adjustment, a slow-down feature, and a standard time clock function.
A lower skirt or hi-bar upper and lower version can be fitted to the barrier at additional cost, and a high visibility STOP or NO ENTRY signs and LED boom lights may be specified to the boom.
Barriers are powder coated in red and white or black and yellow as standard. However, the customer may specify other standard RAL colours. Booms are vinyl striped in red and white with a limited choice of different vinyl colours.
The cabinet has a clean, contemporary appearance, with fully removable clamshell covers on both sides, allowing complete access to all internal components.
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To enhance your site entrance, we can produce LED backlit logos into the barrier cabinet. These are designed on CAD and cut into sheet steel with our water cutter.
Boom Pro Ultra Heavy Duty Automatic Barrier
Our heavy-duty barrier extends the capability of the Boom Pro. With a fresh new look designed to reflect the contemporary appearance of the standard barrier, the Boom Pro Ultra can protect road widths of up to 9m. The updated design uses an enhanced motor and gearbox assembly, which eliminates the need for counterweights. Obviously, this also removes the trapping hazards associated with traditional counterweight entrance barriers, and reduces the space required for installation.
As with all our security barriers, a complete safety system can be configured, with safety edges to the bottom of plain booms, photocell protection and induction loop vehicle detection. Lower skirts, or hi-bar skirts, can be fitted, and we offer a complete customisation service with colour combinations and logos available to match your corporate look.
Boom Pro Ultra barriers are fitted with a Schneider PLC unit with a graphic display to simplify commissioning and maintenance. Many adjustable parameters include speed adjustment, a slow-down feature, and a standard time clock function.
We can fit a lower skirt or hi-bar upper and lower version to the barrier at additional cost. High visibility STOP or NO ENTRY signs and LED lights may be specified to the boom.
Barriers are powder coated in red and white or black and yellow as standard. However, the client can specify other standard RAL colours. Booms are vinyl striped in red and white with a limited choice of other vinyl colours.
The cabinet has a clean, contemporary appearance, with fully removable clamshell covers on both sides, allowing complete access to all internal components. Unlike many heavy-duty barriers, there are no counterweights, which removes a potential trapping hazard and reduces the required installation space.
To enhance your site entrance, we can produce LED backlit logos for the barrier cabinet. These are designed on CAD and cut into sheet steel with our water cutter.
Automatic Barrier Installation and Maintenance
At Retail Associates, we provide high-quality installation and maintenance services for your car park barriers. Our specialist team ensures efficient and high-standard barrier installation, guaranteeing that your organisation’s external security starts right from the car park. For further information on our exceptional car park barriers, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Call 01925 419 109 or fill out an enquiry form to see how we can help with a free, no-obligation consultation and quote. Our friendly team will be happy to help.
Automatic Barrier FAQs
Automatic barriers are commonly seen in car parks and commercial spaces, controlling cars entering and exiting a facility.
They are electromechanical devices that regulate and monitor the entry and exit of vehicles in various environments, such as parking lots, private areas, and industrial premises. These barriers are designed to provide long-lasting functionality and exceptional security and safety features.
How do automatic barriers work?
Automatic barriers operate through an electric motor or hydraulic actuator that raises and lowers a beam or arm to control vehicular access. Various methods can initiate activation, including remote controls, access cards, number plate recognition, keypads or token acceptors. The barriers can have varying opening times, usage frequencies, and beam lengths based on specific model and application requirements. Additionally, these barriers use a safety device to ensure the safety of the boom gate system through obstacle detection.
What are car park barriers called?
Car park barriers are commonly referred to as automatic barriers, boom barriers, or gate barriers.
What is a manual barrier?
A manual barrier is a non-electric or non-hydraulic barrier system that necessitates manual operation. In contrast to automatic barriers powered by motors or hydraulic actuators, manual barriers must be physically lifted or lowered by an individual to control vehicle access. These barriers are typically used in low-traffic settings or as a fallback solution when automatic barriers are unavailable or malfunctioning.
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