Frontier Pitts Work With The Caravan Club's To Increase Security

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

Frontier Pitts market-leading FBX Automatic Barrier is ideally suited for controlling constant access to and from Caravan Club 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 on the drive shaft; 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 The Caravan Club approached Frontier Pitts to install an entrance security system at their new 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 Roadblocker with traffic lights and control cabinet. The ‘Parking height’ model of Roadblocker 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 roadblocker to ensure the unit raises safely once a vehicle has passed over the ground sensors.

Roadblockers 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 roadblockers available, starting with the ‘SMT’ Surface mounted roadblocker which requires minimal civil works. The ‘Parking’ Roadblocker is manufactured with a lifted height of 353mm, the ‘Security’ Roadblocker with a lifted height of 533mm, and the ‘Special Lift Height’ Roadblocker with a lifted height of 800mm. Frontier Pitts has also recently introduced their fifth model to their range of roadblockers called the ‘ATTB-80’, a model which has been successfully crash tested and has a lifted height of 800mm. 

The Roadblocker 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 Frontier Pitts Security Barrierbase 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 Roadblocker 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 Spragg tie bars fitted to ensure fixing. The Roadblocker 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 Roadblocker. Accessories available for the roadblocker 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 roadblocker 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 Roadblocker/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 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 one of the strongest Roadblockers on the market. The new product is based upon the Terra Blocker design (crash tested in the 1970’s) which has been performing at more than 3000 installation sites worldwide for 30 years. 
Following months of in-house design and computer simulations, the new ATTB-80 was successfully tested by MIRA independent Crash Laboratories in January 2005. Frontier-Pitts has the full ISO 9001 accreditation.

For further information, please look at our website www.frontierpitts.com or 
Telephone 01293 422800

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November 13, 2019

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