A Guide to Driveway Bollards

August 25, 2021


Security Bollards Driveway Guide

Security Bollards are here to give your private land additional security. The posts and barriers we provide on the website are designed to protect areas such as garages, driveways, gardens, walkways and pathways from vehicular intrusion. They can stand up to the hardest treatment and provide a robust and cost-effective method of protecting your area.

If you have considered investing in Security Bollards for your private land, this guide is here to help you find the bollards suitable for your home. 

Is your property and car secure?

Although most homeowners take precaution to protect their private property with common security measures such as:

  • CCTV
  • A keypad or electric gate
  • Sensor driveway lighting.


It is also important to consider an extra precaution if you feel you need extra security for your property. Security Bollards are both practical and helpful solutions, which are often the most cost-effective. They protect your property from theft of vehicles from garages or driveways. In addition, they prevent access from unauthorized parking. 

Different types of residential driveway bollards

The various types of residential Security Bollards we have to offer for your property are as follows:


  • Static bollards/Static posts offers a simple and cost-effective permanent solution for residential perimeter protection. These bollards are fixed into the concrete when installed.
  • Fold-down bollards are budget friendly and easy to operate. Just simply fold down when not in use, and lock it into place in the upright position using the key required when in use. These bollards are ideal as a parking post to stop unwanted parking from other vehicles on your driveway.
  • Liftout bollards are suitable to applications including pedestrian demarcation, street bollards and building perimeters. These bollards are easy to operate. To secure the bollard a padlock is used on a lug at the base of the bollard and attached to the socket cover plate, which is safe for vehicles and pedestrians to cross.
  • Telescopic bollards are classed as an anti ram bollard. This is an insurance company recommended product. The strong, practical and easy to use bollard is designed for use on domestic driveways. It locks into its upright position with an integral high-security push button lock. It can be lifted out of the ground and lowered in seconds. When not in use the post slides discreetly below ground level, and the steel cover plate sits atop the retracted bollard.


Other considerations when buying residential driveway bollards

Each bollard have a range of styles available, which is essential for us to ensure that you are happy when you invest in a residential Security Bollard that meets your personal needs.


Example: if you require an obstacle that obstructs those who would normally make it easy to inconvenience your day, then a simple fold-down bollard would be the most efficient for you.


Another example: if you require a bollard that is more heavy duty, which is designed to withstand damage, then the manual retractable telescopic bollard would be more suited for you. It’s a simple lift and lock into position. When access is required it lowers into the ground and the steel cover plate is closed flush giving it a sleek, compact and professional finish on your driveway.


Although, if you require little manual effort then a lift-assisted telescopic bollard may be what you’re looking for. It has the added benefit of an internal gas actuated ram, which reduces 70% of the weight when lifting. These Security Bollards require no electrical connections or cabling what so ever.  


Automatic bollards for busy driveways

As an example: fully automatic Security Bollards would be a recommended choice for residential developments that have a shared car park between multiple tenants/homeowners. Throughout the day there could be a lot of access required to the car park, so to assure your parking space is secure an automatic Security Bollard would be an excellent advantage, which also have a range of access options:


  • Access intercoms
  • Proximity cards
  • Key fob operation.


It’s no surprise our most popular residential products are the automatic Security Bollards, which have a selection to choose from, so we’re confident you’ll find the perfect one to suit your needs. 


The look and feel of your residential driveway bollards matter

Security Bollard functionality is very important to us, but we also take into consideration how your home will look. The last thing we want for you is for your Security Bollard to have a negative impact on the feel and appearance of your property.


To give you even more peace of mind, our Security Bollards come in a vast majority of styles. We offer a variety of diameters and heights, which are often available in either a powder coated finish, a hot dip galvanising or stainless-steel. Here at Security Bollards, we consider your home security needs whilst achieving a standard of elegance.