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How concrete barriers can protect your vacant property

Concrete security barriers offer one of the safest, stable and most secure solutions. This barrier is perfect for creating an immovable defence in order to prevent unauthorised access onto vacant property sites and land, and to mark out road space. Each heavy duty barrier weighs up to two tonnes.

Our concrete barriers are a simple and effective way to protect vacant properties and sites from unwelcome visitors – such as vandals, thieves, travellers and squatters – and the costly damage they can cause.

Vacant properties often face issues such as security, unauthorized access, and potential vandalism. Concrete barriers can be used to address some of these concerns. Here are a few ways concrete barriers can be utilized for vacant properties.

Concrete barrier uses

  1. Security and Access Control: Placing concrete barriers strategically around the perimeter of a vacant property can prevent unauthorized access by vehicles. This can help deter squatters, vandals, and potential thieves from entering the property.
  2. Vandalism Prevention: Concrete barriers can act as physical obstacles, making it more difficult for vandals to damage the property. This can help protect doors, windows, and other vulnerable areas from being broken or defaced.
  3. Vehicle Ramming Protection: In some cases, vacant properties might be vulnerable to vehicle ramming attacks. Concrete barriers can provide protection against such incidents by acting as a buffer to prevent vehicles from approaching the property at high speeds. The barriers are designed to take vehicular impact into account.
  4. Liability Reduction: Placing concrete barriers around a vacant property can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries on the property. This can help limit the property owner’s liability in case of any incidents.
  5. Aesthetic Improvement: While primarily functional, some concrete barriers are designed with aesthetics in mind. Decorative concrete barriers can enhance the overall appearance of the property and its surroundings.
  6. Temporary Use: Concrete barriers can also be used temporarily, especially for construction sites or events held in vacant or residential areas. They can help establish safe zones, control traffic flow, and manage crowds.
  7. Property Marking: Placing concrete barriers can clearly mark the boundaries of the property, preventing any encroachments and disputes regarding property lines.
  8. Adaptive Reuse: If the vacant property is planned for redevelopment in the future, concrete barriers can serve as temporary placeholders until the construction work begins.

Consider the logistics

To help you make an informed decision over which product choice to make, bear the following in mind:

  • Cost. The cost of concrete barriers can vary based on factors such as size, design, material quality, and installation requirements. It’s important to consider the budget when selecting the appropriate barrier type.
  • Environmental impact Concrete production has environmental implications due to the carbon emissions associated with cement production. Consider the environmental impact and explore sustainable options if available.
  • Maintenance Regular maintenance is important to ensure that the barrier remains in good condition. Cracks, chips, or other forms of damage should be promptly repaired to maintain the barrier’s integrity.
  • Accessibility: When using concrete barriers for crowd management or pedestrian safety, it’s important to consider accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Ramps or openings may need to be incorporated into the barrier design. Consider if your site is an appropriate location for concrete barriers.

How we can help

It’s important to note that the type and placement of concrete barriers should be considered carefully to ensure they fulfil their intended purpose without negatively impacting the property’s aesthetics or functionality. Additionally, local regulations and permits might be required for installing barriers on private property or public spaces. Consulting with security professionals or relevant authorities like SafeSite Security Solutions can help in making informed decisions regarding the use of concrete barriers for vacant properties.

SafeSite Security Solutions also sell heavy duty bollards which can be deployed alongside, or instead of, concrete barriers where a degree of access is required. Contact our sales team for advice and support today!

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