Lots of companies have private car parks attached to their business premises and although these car parks are incredibly beneficial, many companies tend to have difficulty controlling access to them. It isn’t uncommon for businesses to find that their employees are unable to park during working hours due to unauthorised vehicles using the car park and there are also issues with these car parks being used after hours without permission too.

These ongoing problems lead to companies looking into different high-quality security systems that they can use to specifically prevent access to their car park. Thankfully, there are lots of options to choose from these days from automatic gates and barrier systems to automatic number plate recognition solutions. However, one option that is frequently overlooked, often because people don’t know about it, is a security bollard. If you would like to find out more about automatic security bollards and why they are a brilliant choice, keep reading today.


What are automatic security bollards?

As the name suggests, this security solution is made up of bollards that automatically rise from and sink into the ground. With a remote control device, you can easily prevent or allow people access into your car park. There are two types of automatic security bollards to choose from;

  • Electro-pneumatic – motorised by compressed air
  • Electro-hydraulic – motorised by a hydraulic pump with biodegradable oil

As expected, there are pros and cons to each of these security bollards, so it is worthwhile looking into them further and considering which would be best for your specific application.


Why are bollards a good security solution?

There are many reasons why security bollards are a brilliant choice for anyone looking to protect their company car park and below are some of the biggest benefits of this solution.


  • Dramatically increase security

Security bollards are incredibly resistant to impact and force, so there is no way that someone will be able to break through them and enter your car park without permission. You can guarantee that they will not only be able to prevent unauthorised access, but they can also act as a visual deterrent to any trespassers too.


  • Incredibly durable

You can trust that once you have installed this type of security solution, it will keep your premises safe for many years to come. Not only are they impossible to break through, unlike other alternatives, but they are also made from durable material meaning they will experience very little wear and tear over the years.


  • Quick and convenient

Automatic security bollards can be raised or dropped in less than 3 seconds, meaning that you will never have to worry about their convenience. They are known for being much faster than automatic barriers and gates too, which can be very useful if you need to allow or prevent access without much warning or in emergency situations.


  • Versatile in design

These days, security bollards are actually available in a wide range of different colours and also several different designs too. They can easily complement the architectural surroundings wherever they are needed, which makes them much more aesthetically pleasing than classic car park barriers or a large gate.


  • Multiple uses

Whilst they are commonly used to secure company car parks at the entrance, these security bollards actually have many other uses too. For example, they are used to protect pedestrians too or can even be used to prevent parking in particular spaces within the car park. You may find that they are beneficial to install in other parts of your business premises too.


Installing automatic security bollards

Ultimately, whatever your reasons may be for wanting to install a security system for your car park, you can guarantee that automatic security bollards will be able to meet your needs in this regard. They are well worth considering when looking at all of the different options that you have to choose from. If you would like to speak to a security bollard supplier about this option in more detail, don’t hesitate to contact the EA Group today.


Here at the EA Group, we have been supplying, installing, and maintaining automatic security bollards for over twenty years now, including both commercial parking bollards and domestic driveway bollards. We are well known in the industry for providing both the highest quality products and aftercare services, so you can trust that we are the best people to contact.

The security trade is one of the most criticised and probed industries across the world, where many are arguing there more should be done to increase the overall quality of the industry. Fortunately, there are many improvements and developments thanks to many private security firms investing in the latest advancements.


Why is this happening?

  • Consistency

One of the primary reasons why automated security systems are becoming the norm is because they are highly consistent. With the way that they are designed, using a specialist database, algorithm, and rules, they have continuously been proven to show consistency in their specific role.

A great example is this includes the use of turnstiles that require specific input such as a valid ticket to be usable. Using this system allows users to simply swipe their valid ID to be granted access, whereas previously they would need to be manually checked, potentially resulting in human error, therefore not consistent.

  • Focused attention

Even a security guard can lose attention from time to time, whereas autonomous security systems are strictly designed for their specific purpose, after all, it is a computer system. Due to this reason, it’s more than likely that consistency is achieved as mentioned above, but can also guarantee no issue goes unmissed, enabling for human interaction only when it’s really required.

  • Simplifies investigation process

As mentioned above, these systems will only trigger the requirement for human interaction when really required, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t working in the background. Systems such as automated number plate recognition operate by reading, reviewing and checking the registration within seconds, whereas, this may take much longer if carried out by a specific individual.

  • Potential to save costs

Although the up-front fee for some notable automatic systems is considerably high, over time, this should be considered as a cost-effective solution. There is, of course, the potential that they can replace the requirement for human cooperation in specific sectors, but it’s also advised that they become introduced alongside human interaction, further increasing the efficiency and productivity.

What can you do?

Simply jump on board and carry out your research to find the most suitable automated security systems that are suited to your business. We are just at the very beginning stage of automating the security industry, though there is still a large range of systems that can be implemented in every business that will provide advantages.

Contact the EA Group

If you are keen on speaking to a specialist company regarding advanced and autonomous security and entrance solutions, then be sure to contact the EA Group today. As a business, we focus on giving you the very best service available by providing the very best products and services, as well as our first-class customer service.

To get in touch with our team, simply call +44 (0) 1372 459536 where you can confer with one of our experts who will be happy to recommend the most suitable solutions based on your requirements. For general enquiries, you can also send our team a message via our website, though be sure to include your contact details so that we can get in touch at the earliest convenience.

Various car park barriers are a very common sight that you will see when you visit large businesses, properties, residential flats or multi-storey car parks. If you have your own business car park connected to your property then you have probably considered installing barriers to the entrance of this car park.

For some, they may seem like a pointless expense, however, there are in fact many benefits to installing barriers on any kind of car park. The EA Group have put together a list of the benefits of car park barrier entry systems for you to see exactly why they shouldn’t be overlooked.

Creates a safer space

If you own or manage a car park, one of the biggest worries is keeping it secure. Unfortunately, it isn’t uncommon for cars to be broken into when parked up in a car park and people using your car park, whether they are paying to park or not, will want to feel safe parking there.

Car park barriers have been proven to be a deterrent for break-ins and also vandalism. Depending on the security system you choose, you may also be able to see who is parked on-site and identify anyone who attempts to cause problems in your car park. Today, automatic barriers can be used almost anywhere, they are a useful addition to any property to add an additional layer of security.

Stops unauthorised parking

There is nothing more frustrating than turning up to your work car park and there being no spaces left or going to leave and being blocked in by someone who doesn’t even work for your company. An automatic car park barrier can prevent both of these things.

The look of a car park barrier is usually enough to put someone off attempting to park in your car park. However, you can ensure that anyone who doesn’t work in your for your company is unable to enter if you opt for an automatic barrier that works with number plate recognition or that requires a fob to be opened. With so many options available you are guaranteed to stop unauthorised parking.

Prevents overfilling

Your barriers can also prevent your car park from overfilling, this ties in with preventing unauthorised access. You can get car park automatic barriers that will calculate how many cars are in the car park at any one time and only allow in additional cars if there is space. When the car park is full, it will turn into a one-out, one-in process.

Preventing overfilling can be extremely important in emergency situations. Having room in your car park can prevent a major hazard in the event of a fire or another emergency. If there are cars blocking the car park then emergency services won’t be able to access the area, making the situation potentially fatal.

Prevents misuse

Sometimes, if your car park is situated in a busy town centre or, is in a convenient place for people to use to turn around in or as a shortcut then you can experience a lot of through traffic. Not only is this incredibly frustrating but, it is also very dangerous and can cause unnecessary levels of traffic in your car park.

By installing a barrier entry system you can prevent this danger and inconvenience completely. Fewer hazards and accidents tend to occur when you invest in a car park barrier and you can avoid any form of through traffic. It is a definite way to keep any unwanted cars out of your private car park.

About EA Group

If you think that installing a car park barrier system is the best solution for your company then get in touch with the EA Group today. With so many different types of barriers to choose from our experienced team can ensure that you are installing the best barrier for your needs and requirements, whether that may be a rising arm barrier or a swing gate. You can trust that any barrier designed and installed by the EA Group will be of high quality and made to last.


University of Winchester contacted EA Group seeking a long-established security company that could offer the specific products, good communication and long term maintenance that they actively required after several failings in installation and communications from their previous suppliers.

EA Group were tasked to design and install an automatic bollard entrance system to the West Downs campus in keeping with the existing three systems on their adjoining estates

The EA hydraulic bollard systems offer the client a reliable, safe and secure entrance system, the bollards are 600 mm tall when raised and come complete with electronic buzzer and LED light rings for activation safety. Coupled with the bespoke traffic light and control unit tower specially designed for the university, the access control entrance pillar and complete electronic safety system including the three buried induction loops, EA Group were able to offer the university the exact entrance they required.

EA Group discussed the installation with the university to prior to ensure that road closures and disruption were kept to a minimum, the project was delivered from start to finish in the discussed timescales which ensured the university could open for the new term without disruption.

Following the installation, the university have awarded EA Group the annual maintenance contract to maintain the existing bollard installations around the university’s campus.

Are you looking for something similar? Please contact us via our web enquiry form or call us on 01372 459536 for advice and estimating services.

Based upon recommendation, EA Group were chosen to upgrade an existing high end residential gate in London.

To meet the stringent BS EN12453 rules we replaced the existing operator together with a control board

We also modified by adding a new solid 50mm round section into the gate frame and replaced the existing hinge to a wraparound to remove the crushing hazard dangers associated with most hinges. Also, electronic 42mm safety edges were installed where entrapment could occur to ensure the gate complied and passed the force test certification.

Our engineers were given the task of removing the existing operator and cutting into the specialist paving slabs which we carried out with finite precision and a neat finish was achieved leaving our customer very satisfied with the entire installation.

A residential gate upgraded to incorporate the latest safety standards.

A residential automatic gate upgraded in London

A residential automatic gate, showing upgraded hinges to incorporate the latest safety standards.

EA Group can automate or upgrade any gate to the latest standards, call us on 01372 459536 to discuss your requirements.

A Group have just completed the installation of an 8.5 meter automatic barrier to securely control the movement of vehicles into the main compound at Britannia Movers International.

Britannia Movers chose EA Group as their prefered security contractor and opted for the new 6000 XHD automatic barrier which was only released in September 2017. These fully featured and powerful barriers offer beam lengths of up to 9 metres, incorporating an LED strip light that offers a traffic flow red and green function and coloured safety sensing edge.

The 6000 XHD automatic barrier, with its renowned reliability, huge range of accessories, and personalised colour options these are proving very popular in today’s security conscious market where longer barriers are required to span wider entrances. This is especially the case with companies such as Britannia Movers International, where security is paramount, however very large trucks are manouvering and space is a premium.

If your premises require extra long automatic security barriers, contact us at EA Group. We have the automated solutions.

Automatic Security Barrier 6000 over 8 metres long

Automatic Security Barrier 6000 over 8 metres long

EA Group (UK) Ltd have successfully installed a complete solar powered automated barrier solution to the network connecting road between North Park quarry and Pendell Quarry for Siblico UK Ltd.

The five new 5 meter skirted barriers are proving invaluable to Siblico operatives as they carry out their safety checks and day to day operations along the conveyor route, the barriers replaced manual steel gates and padlocks and therefore offer a time saving and hassle free solution to navigating the one mile long route.

The new solar powered barriers offer up to 100 uses per day with an integral battery back up, working on a single remote control, with all the safety features that you would expect with a standard mains powered automated barrier.

EA Group (UK) Ltd are able to offer solar powered solutions to new automated barrier installations and automatic gate installations, removing the need for mains power supplies (230v/240v) saving time, hassle and overall cost of your projects.

Are you looking for something similar? Please contact us via our web enquiry form or call us on 01372 459536 for advice and estimating services