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Crash-Rated Bollards

Crash-Rated & Retractable Bollards

Sloan offers years of experience and industry expertise to design, install and maintain crash-rated and high-security retractable bollards that keep critical infrastructure safe from attacks.

Crash-Rated Bollards

Crash-Rated Bollards

Crash-Rated bollards are tested, certified, and approved by the Department of Defense (DoD). They are the highest level of barrier protection available and can withstand multiple high-speed vehicle impacts.


These types of bollards are commonly used in Sports Stadiums, Data Centers, Airports, and Government Buildings like Air Force Bases, Courthouses, and FBI Facilities.

  • K12 / K8 Rated Bollards

  • Deep & Shallow Mount

  • Fixed & Retractable/Collapsible Bollards


Retractable Bollards

An automated, retractable, or collapsible bollard is very flexible in its abilities. It can be used to block vehicles or pedestrians, or it can be controlled through the use of a control operator to allow access.


These types of bollards are commonly used in Sports Stadiums, Data Centers, Airports, Dams, Corporate Campuses, and Government Buildings.

  • K12 Crash-Rated Bollards

  • Flush with the road when retracted

  • Hydraulic & Electric & Pneumatic

Retractable Bollards
Fixed Bollards

Fixed Bollards

Fixed bollards provide physical protection for pedestrians and vehicles from potential collisions. Permanently embedded bollards are a dependable, reliable, and effective construct for creating a safe physical barrier between vehicles and foot traffic.


These types of bollards are commonly used in Sports Stadiums, Data Centers, Airports, Power Substations, and Corporate Campuses.

  • K12 Crash-Rated Bollards

  • Stainless Steel Metal & Aluminum

  • Decorative Styles

Shallow Mount Bollards

Shallow mount bollards are designed to sit above the groundwater and avoid underground utilities while still providing crash ratings and are approved by the Department of Defense (DoD).

These types of bollards are commonly used in urban settings including Corporate Campuses, Stadiums, and more.

  • Ultra Shallow foundation as low as 5"

  • K-Rated / M-Rated

  • Hydraulic & Electric & Pneumatic

Shallow Mount Bollards
Stainless Steel Bollard Covers

Bollard Covers

Stainless Steel Bollard Covers from Sloan is designed to be put on an existing bollard and help create the more attractive public spaces that cities desire. Bollard covers slip over an existing bollard post to help reduce cost and maintenance while providing high-security protection.


The lightweight aluminum extrusion offers better aesthetics and is ideal for Stadiums, Corporate Campuses, and Government Buildings.

  • Lower Maintenance

  • Stainless Steel Metal & Aluminum

  • Custom Bollard Cover Designs

Bollard Covers
Lighted Bollards

Lighted Bollard Covers

Sloan Lighted Bollard Covers are designed to illuminate your community in a safe and aesthetically pleasing way. This bollard covers over an existing bollard post as an added security feature. When illuminated, they help reduce costs and facilitate maintenance while providing an enhanced aesthetic appeal.


These lit bollard covers are ideal for Stadiums, Campuses, Event Centers, and Government Buildings.

  • LED Lighting

  • Stainless Steel Metal & Aluminum

  • Custom Decorative Styles

Lighted Bollard Covers
Retractable Bollards Whitepaper

Retractable Bollards. How Do They Work and What Are the Benefits?

Retractable Bollards are a desirable solution because of their convenience, versatility, and aesthetics.

Design, Build and Maintain.

We help you take control of your bollard installation project or repair with a dedicated team of bollard construction experts. Our tried and true, SloanSecure™ process, delivers the optimal bollard solution from design to installation all way through to routine maintenance. 

Bollard Design-Assist

Design & Plan

  • Design-Assist/Consulting

  • Vehicle Vector Analysis

  • Building Info Modeling (BIM)

  • Building Permit Assistance

  • As-Builts/Documentation

Bollard Installation

Install & Integrate

  • Custom Metal Fabrication

  • Project Management

  • Systems Integration

  • Rigorous Quality Control

  • Post-Install Commissioning

Bollard Maintenance

Train & Maintain

  • Certified Technicians

  • UL 325 Compliant

  • 24/7 Emergency Support

  • Quick Repair Uptime

  • Daily/Weekly Reports

Retractable Bollard Array

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Bollard FAQs

  • What is the most important aspect of the design and installation of Automated Gates?
    Safety! Sloan Security Group is committed to being on the leading edge of safety practices. We have ongoing training to keep our team safe and up to date on best safety practices.
  • How would you insure an Automatic Gate is safe?
    Insure the electric gate is designed and installed to meet industry safety standards UL 325 and ASTM F2200.
  • What is the fastest type of Automated Gate?
    Gate Arms for toll operations can open in less than as second. For gates with fencing included, there are some slide gates that can operate at 3 feet or more per second! Bi-folding gates are also very quick opening as they typically open bi-directionally.
  • What is the cheapest Automated Gate style?
    Swing gates are typically the cheapest gate style but they take up more area so they aren’t favored by many with limited space.
  • How many horsepower are typical Automated Gate operators?
    ½ HP and 1 HP are for most residential and commercial gate operators. There are applications for 2 and 3 HP gate operators for gates that are very large.
  • What is a UL rating?
    UL is Underwriter’s Laboratory, a global safety certification company that develops safety standards for hundreds of industries including automated gates.
  • What is UL 325?
    UL 325 is an industry safety standard developed by Underwriters Laboratory which covers gate operator safety. Improperly designed and installed gates have injured and killed many people so the industry has established safety standards for the way a gate must be designed and installed to prevent most serious accidents.
  • What is ASTM?
    ASTM International is the organization formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials. ASTM creates standards whereby industry is able to establish levels of quality and performance that is independent of particular companies.
  • What is ASTM F2200?
    ASTM F2200 is an established set of requirements for Automated Gates relating to the design of the gate itself. ASTM F2200 provides guidelines for the prevention of serious injury or death of pedestrians by that gate structure, wheels, barbed wire, razor wire etc.
  • Are the safety requirements for Automatic Gates the same for all types of facilities?
    No. The use of Automated Gates are categorized into 4 types of situations. Class 1 Residential Vehicular Operator (1-4 dwellings) , Class 2 Commercial/General Access/Multi-family Vehicle Gate Operator, Class 3 Industrial/Limited Access Vehicular Gate Operator (Factory/Loading dock), Class 4 Restricted Access Vehicular Gate Operator. Each of these types of facilities have different safety requirements.
  • What are the different types of Automated Gates?
    Swing Gates, Cantilever Slide Gates, Rolling Slide Gates, Bi-Folding Gates, Vertical Pivot Gates, Vertical Lift Gates.
  • What is the largest type of Automated Gate?
    Rolling Slide Gates are the largest and can close openings up to 200’ wide!
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Stainless Steel Bollards

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