Parking Barrier Systems Of The Third Kind: Tire Puncturing And How That Works

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If you have security gates and trespassers are still getting through with their vehicles, you may want to install parking barrier systems of the third kind. This kind doubles as both parking barriers and as a security measure to prevent vehicles from backing up or trying to escape by backing up. The spring action spikes wreck tires on vehicles that are going the wrong way, backing into a parking stall rather than parking correctly and prevent trespassing vehicles from escaping the lot before security can stop them. Here is how this particular system works.

Install the Barriers by Bolting to the Concrete/Cement

Should you decide to use this system, it arrives as a flat steel plate with a slightly elevated middle for the spikes to rise and fall through their slots. There are several holes along the edges of the plate for bolts. You will need to bolt the plate into the concrete or cement with flat-head or slightly rounded-head bolts. Screws and nuts should not be used so that there is nothing else to damage tires but the backward movement of a vehicle over the sprung spikes.

Opt for Spring Tension Spikes or Manual Handle

Spring tension spike barriers rely on the weight of the vehicle moving forward over push button releases. The buttons release the spikes from their covered position to uncovered position. The spikes allow a vehicle to pass over the top with no damage, the weight of the wheels pushing them back down momentarily into their covered position. 

The manual handle version allows a guard or parking lot attendant to move a handle to the left or right to release the spikes. This gives them a little more control over the potential damage the spikes may create. For instance, if a vehicle enters a parking lot and needs to back up, the parking lot attendant can manually override the spikes by moving the manual handle in the direction that forces the spikes down. Then the driver is free to back up over the barrier with no damage to his or her vehicle. Likewise, if a car should not be racing around the lot or it looks as though the driver is attempting to flee the police or security, the manual handle can force the spikes upward and cause major blowouts to the tires of the fleeing vehicle and driver.

Wrecked Tires

In the event that a driver makes the mistake of backing up and puncturing his or her tires, he/she pays to repair them, not you. This is especially true if you posted a sign alerting drivers to the presence of these security parking barriers and they ignored the sign. The metal spikes almost always puncture tires immediately after the driver goes the wrong direction over them, and most people would want to avoid that. Accidental damage is not your fault.

For more information, talk to a professional like Eastco; Mfg Corp.


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