Frontier Pitts work with caravan club's to increase security

Over the years Frontier Pitts have installed perimeter security equipment on many Caravan park sites nationally, to ensure the holiday park sites fulfil their security requirements with cost-effective traffic management.

frontier barrierFrontier Pitts market-leading FBX Automatic Barrier is ideally suited for controlling constant access to and from caravan and holiday park sites nationally. The FBX provides an effective solution to traffic congestion, whilst maintaining a visual security deterrent. 

The FBX Automatic Barrier is manufactured in boom lengths up to six metres, up to five metres for booms with skirts, and each boom can be fitted with warning lights and signs to the customer’s specification. The FBX is able to be raised or lowered through a complete 90-degree arc in as little as 1.8 seconds, depending on boom length, with operation being instantly reversible. 

The FBX is designed for reliability and durability, featuring sealed-for-life, no-maintenance bearings, while both barriers and control cabinet are supplied with a 20-year protective alkyd paint finish as standard. The FBX accessories options include a variety of warning signs, lower folding skirts, boom lights, articulated boom, over-ride key switch, magnetic locks for the end-rest, with a choice of ‘pogo stick’ or fixed end-rests.

However, when a national Caravan business approached Frontier Pitts to install an entrance security system at their Cadeside caravan storage compound in Taunton, Somerset they voiced concerns that the visual deterrent of the automatic FBX barrier no longer provided enough security. To overcome these concerns, Frontier Pitts were awarded the contract to supply and install a heavy-duty Road blocker with traffic lights and control cabinet. The ‘Parking height’ model of Road blocker was installed, with a card reader system to permit entry and exit from the site, and a vehicle induction loop system either side of the road blocker to ensure the unit raises safely once a vehicle has passed over the ground sensors.

Road blockers and Rising Kerbs are designed to offer an impact-resistant barrier to vehicle access and are well suited to ‘High Security’ sites. Such installations range from car parks through to anti-terrorist protection of defence installations. There are five models of road blockers available, starting with the ‘SMT’ Surface mounted road blocker which requires minimal civil works. The ‘Parking’ Road blocker is manufactured with a lifted height of 353mm, the ‘Security’ Road blocker with a lifted height of 533mm, and the ‘Special Lift Height’ Road blocker with a lifted height of 800mm. Frontier Pitts also manufactures a range of impact tested road blockers that stop a 7.5t vehicle traveling at 50mph.

The Road blocker is a rugged underground rising kerb which is hydraulically powered for reliability and strength and can manufactured in lengths of up to 4000mm. The unit consists of two major parts; the base unit and the rising lid. The base unit is manufactured from heavy gauge steel channel and contains a number of sealed-for-life ball bearings. The rising lid section is a welded fabrication of heavy gauge steel channel upon which the chequer plate road sections are bolted. The curved perimeter skirt of the Road blocker is made from a mild steel sheet, and the higher lift versions are fitted with a patented double-lift skirt. A heavy gauge, mild steel angle trimmer frame is installed in the second pour of the concrete foundations, with bars fitted to ensure fixing. The Road blocker is finished with a scratch resistant, alkyd paint finish. The standard finish is chevron style yellow and black stripes.

The electrical and hydraulic control systems are contained within a weatherproof control cabinet which is mounted upon a separate foundation near the Road blocker. Accessories available for the road blocker are manual release valves, which in an event of a power fail the manual hand pump can be used to raise and lower the unit. Frontier Pitts also highly recommend installing traffic lights with all road blocker systems, to ensure the driver of the vehicle is aware when it is safe to proceed.

The Terra 180 Swing Arm Barrier is another solution which has been successfully impact tested and offers anti-theft protection with a manually operated barrier system which is ideal for sites with no power supply.

The FBX Automatic Barrier and Road blocker/Rising Kerb, as with all Frontier-Pitts products, is entirely designed and built in Britain to the most stringent international standards.

Frontier-Pitts, based in Crawley, Sussex, is the acknowledged leader in perimeter security equipment. Its complete range of products and services is the result of decades of experience. It has offices in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, France, and China, with over 30 per cent of production exported, and customers in more than 100 countries. Full project management capability includes design, manufacture, civil and electrical services, site surveys, installation, spare parts, refurbishment, and fully comprehensive customer services. Constant product R & D is allied to continuing quality improvements in manufacturing and dedicated customer service. This includes producing the Anti Terra range which is a portfolio of products that have been impact tested to stop a 7.5t vehicle travelling at 50mph (and various other energies). Our latest product range is the Platinum Gate and Turnstile range which are intruder resistant to a range of security ratings under the LPS1175 specification. Frontier-Pitts is ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.

Every site is different, and Frontier Pitts offer free site surveys by our network of Technical Consultants to ascertain the specific site threats and requirements for each site. All Frontier Pitts are manufactured to order to meet these requirements. For additional 

peace of mind, Frontier Pitts also offers a range of maintenance contracts to suit the individual site requirements. As you would service your car every year, all automatic equipment should also be serviced to make sure it is working correctly and continues to meet automatic machinery health and safety requirements. Depending on the product usage we offer PPM’s (pre planned maintenance visits) and an emergency call out with a response time in as little as 4 hours. 

 

For further information, please look at our website  www.frontierpitts.com or 

Telephone 01293 422800

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