How do I protect my vehicle when parked on my driveway?
Well, we at Aremco Barriers have the solution. Our Telescopic Security Post has proven extremely popular over many years with both Residential and Commercial customers alike. Compared to similar products on the market, ours is probably the most economical and reasonably priced.
Unique Selling Point - Should just the inner get damage, then this can easily be replaced without having to excavate the complete unit. Also, using a padlock to lock the post instead of an integral lock, is something else that will not go wrong with this product. There are many similar products on the market where if there is a problem and it cannot be rectified the entire unit will need to be excavated and a new unit installed, thus proving costly and time consuming, and in this day and age with vehicles being stolen at an increasing rate from driveways, no-one wants to wait too long to re-secure their driveway.
This fully British Manufactured Telescopic Security Post is a low-cost solution, ideal for security and parking reservation applications, and proves very popular with clients who wish to keep the lifting weight down for staff. These have proven to be a simple, secure, and cost-effective method of protecting premises, making these posts the perfect barrier to prevent crime.
This is an inexpensive way to protect your driveway and deter would be thieves. In comparison to the cost of your vehicle and the disruption a theft may cause, security measures are a small price to pay.
We have found over many years that Residential customers love this Telescopic Security Post, as there is nothing that can go wrong with it, and as mentioned before, should the part above ground get damaged, then this is very easy to replace, less costly and time consuming. Also, either discus padlocks or shutter padlocks have been recommended not by use, but by our customers.
Manually retractable bollards (lowered by a key mechanism) are found useful in some cases since they do not require retro fitting into existing landscapes, or any electrical hook ups or hydraulic systems
This fully retractable heavy duty square telescopic Security Post clicks into the upright position with a catch and locks with a padlock (not supplied – recommended by our customers are the discus padlock or shutter padlock) at the bottom of the post.
The Telescopic Security Post lies flush to the ground when not in use and has an easy to use retractable lifting handle, ideal for locations that have pedestrian and vehicle activity. These posts are raised vertically out of the ground and locked in seconds in the upright position by means of a padlock(not supplied). When not in use the post slides directly into its host tube until flush with the ground, thus creating no trip hazard.
Unfortunately, due to the tightness and constant lowering and raising of this Telescopic Post, we only offer them galvanised, as either paint or reflective banding would not last.
We do not class these posts as RAM RAID, but a few of our customers have had these installed on their garage forecourts, they have tried ram raiding these posts with their vehicles but to no avail, and the only part that has got damaged is the part that is above ground.
As you can see from some of the photographs, these can easily be installed on sloping driveways.
The photographs shown of the padlocks (not supplied by us) are a Shutter Padlock and Discus Padlock, both of which have been recommended by customers both old and new.
Section of Body: 100mm x 100mm Mild Steel Square Hollow Section
Height above Ground: 600mm (open)
Overall Length of Unit: 785mm (closed)
Finish: Hot Dipped Galvanised
Total Weight of Unit: 23Kgs
Weight of Inner: 8kgs
It is an 11mm diameter hole for the padlock to go through.
Should a replace inner ever be required, you can find this under our Accessories Section, this comes with 1 No. New Flange, 4 No. Security Screws, the Inner (obviously) and the relevant security key to remove the screws.
The basic specification for hot dip galvanized coatings on iron and steel articles is defined by a single standard, EN ISO 1461 ‘Hot dip galvanized coatings on iron and steel articles – specifications and test methods’. However, there are some exceptions to this standard (see thicker coatings below).
BS 729 was the old British galvanizing standard for hot dip galvanizing. It is now superseded by (BS) EN ISO 1461.
When hot dip galvanizing is specified, the surface of the steel is completely covered with a uniform coating whose thickness is determined principally by the thickness of the steel being galvanized (see Graph 1 below).
This is an important advantage of the galvanizing process; a standard coating thickness is applied almost automatically. The actual thickness of galvanized coating achieved varies with steel section size, surface profile and surface composition. Actual coating weights are often much more than the minimum specified in the standard. As coating life expectancy figures quoted are based on the minimum coating thickness, they are therefore usually very conservative.
Graph 1Relationship between steel thickness and surface area/tonne
Guidance on the design and performance of hot dip galvanizing is contained in EN ISO 14713 Part 1 and 2.
EN ISO 1461: coating minimum masses/ thickness on articles that are not centrifuged.
EN ISO 1461:coating minimum masses/thickness on articles that are centrifuged.
Thicker coatings than those set out in EN ISO 1461 can give additional protection for use in particularly aggressive environments and can be specified in conjunction with EN ISO 1461. It should, however, be emphasised that for most applications, thicker coatings are rarely necessary.
Grit blasting prior to galvanizing is usually the most appropriate method and a requirement for a nominal coating thickness of 1000 g/m² (140 µm) has been successfully specified for steel of 6 mm section thickness. For structural steelwork, it is advisable to ascertain whether thicker coatings could be achieved through their greater section thickness and without grit blasting.
Achieving thicker coatings through specification of a reactive steel is normally only appropriate for specific applications.