Bollards have long been used as part of security systems. They direct traffic and keep vehicles outside of prohibited areas, protecting both property and pedestrians from accidents.
As boat ownership continues to rise in Australia, marine security has become a growing concern
across wharves, fueling stations, and yacht clubs.
One can easily protect their marina property with the use of stainless steel bollards. Large bodies of water can pose a major danger. Bollards can prevent vehicles from accidentally driving or drifting into the water. This protects the vehicle and its driver and passengers while also preventing damage to the structure of the marina itself or the boats docked there.
Stainless steel bollards also restrict access to privately-owned boats, secure parking lots, and protect establishments along the marina from ram-raids and robberies.
Stainless steel bollards in Perth are usually manufactured with grade 304 and grade 316 stainless steel. Experts would agree that the best choice of stainless steel for coastal areas are grade 316 or 316L bollards.
This comes from years of observation and research of stainless steel in coastal environments. 316 or 316L stainless steel with a mirrored polish is your best choice if you want something that will stay strong and look good for years to come.
If you really want a matt finish for your bollard, you can achieve it through bead-blasting with fine glass bead. However, this might require frequent and regular cleaning.
The regular maintenance for 316-grade stainless steel requires a cleaning product that can do a deep clean of the surface pores and remove any dirt and contamination. Even a natural rinse from rainwater will do, but using fresh water from time to time would also help. Just make sure to use soft, non-abrasive cleaning cloths.
The protection of your property on land is just as important as protecting your boats in the water. Bollards are a great investment because they serve to protect both. Fixed bollards can restrict access or movement for vehicles, keep pedestrians out of private areas, and you can also fit establishments with anti-ram fixtures.
Boat owners can install removable marina bollards which can be placed and removed easily with the use of padlocks. This can help keep vehicles out of private pathways that lead to your private docking location. Increase visibility especially at night by adding reflective light strips.
Other than boats and vehicles, you may find the need to securely park your bicycles when coming over to the marina for boating or even when working at nearby establishments.
Image Bollards has a range of bike racks made from stainless steel. They’re not only durable and secure, but they also look great and enhance the overall appeal of your marina.
Entrances for marina staff or the entrance to the marina property, in general, can be protected with the use of bollards. A security system built with these fixtures can also prevent theft, vandalism, and other criminal activity.
Bollards can be either fixed or removable, giving you as much control as you need over security and access to your property.