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Barrier1 Systems’ Crash Rated Bollards for Gas Station and C-Store Safety and Security

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15 Jul 2023

Barrier1 Systems, a pioneer and market leader in anti-ram vehicle barrier solutions, is redefining safety and security standards for gas stations and c-stores with crash-rated security bollards that prevent vehicle ramming accidents. These innovative security solutions are proven to protect customers from bodily harm while also shielding business owners from the costly liabilities associated with storefront crashes.

Barrier1 Systems’ Crash Rated Bollards for Gas Station and C-Store Safety and Security

“Barrier1 Systems’ vehicle barrier systems create a safer environment for convenience stores and gas stations,” said Mark Borto, President, Barrier1. “Our high-security bollards are crash-tested and rated to withstand the impact of vehicle collisions, ensuring better protection of people, assets, and infrastructure, and mitigating risk, liability, and insurance cost increases.”

According to the Storefront Safety Council, storefront crashes occur more than 100 times each day across America, resulting in as many as 16,000 injuries and 2600 deaths annually. When placed at the front of a c-store or gas station, Barrier1 Systems’ crash-rated bollards act as reliable guardians, providing virtually unstoppable protection against accidental and intentional storefront crashes. Barrier1 System bollards are also ideal for alternative areas surrounding convenience stores and gas stations where traffic control and additional asset protection is required.

Unlike other security bollards available on the market, Barrier1 Systems’ high-security bollards undergo rigorous crash testing and meet the standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Barrier1 Systems bollards carry both F3016 and F2656 ASTM ratings of P20, P30, M30, and M50. Barrier1’s M50 rated bollard, the strongest rating a vehicle barrier can receive, is capable of stopping a 15,000-pound truck traveling at 50 mph. It is essential to install ASTM-tested and rated bollards to adequately protect convenience stores, as failure to do so can leave a business vulnerable and exposed to significant liability risks.

For example, in 2017, a widely recognized chain convenience store experienced a tragic “pedal error” accident, where a distracted driver’s vehicle surged forward, pinning a customer’s legs against the storefront. The subsequent $91 million settlement highlighted the urgent need for preventive measures in such incidents. Barrier1 Systems proudly offers the solutions necessary to prevent such an accident.

Barrier1 Systems’ range of high-security bollards are available in a variety of types, designs, and colors, ensuring consistent levels of performance and quality that seamlessly match storefront aesthetics. Barrier1 Systems offers thermoplastic bollard covers in various colors with the option to add retroreflective striping for enhanced safety and visibility. The dedicated team at Barrier1 Systems is available for collaboration and committed to finding the ideal bollard solution that meets an organization’s specific design and security requirements.


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