The extensive range of fixed and automatic security bollards from Hörmann UK has been further enhanced with the introduction of new stone finishes, providing designers with the opportunity to creatively integrate HVM (hostile vehicle mitigation) security equipment with existing street scenes.
For bollards of 275mm in diameter, with heights of 600mm or 800mm, three granite finishes have been launched – two rough and one polished, with other stone surfaces available on request.
Custom-made stone finishes are also available, reflecting a growing desire to seamlessly blend physical security features into varied and at times historic environments, whilst protecting pedestrians. In a recent installation, Hörmann worked in close collaboration with the City of Milan authorities, to supply customised bollards to replace the old, fixed, concrete barriers at the entrance to the city center. The installation featured matching automatic, and retractable bollards, providing access for emergency and other authorised vehicles.
Designed to complement the appearance of the existing surfaces and buildings, the Hörmann security bollards were supplied featuring a cladding of light stone. In addition, an individually engraved top plate was produced showing a map of the city center. The ability to include customised elements means that emblems, logos, or any suitable design can be specified to provide a bespoke and eye-catching feature.
The introduction of the new stone cladding capability is unique to Hörmann and provides urban designers and planners with the option of creating schemes that combine high security products with pleasing aesthetics.