Barrier gates are used more as a deterrent or traffic control rather than security gates. Barrier gate arms reach out across traffic lanes to stop vehicles from proceeding until access is granted. Toll booths, gated entrances and parking garages are common users of barrier gates.
Barrier gates can have standard straight barrier arms or folding barrier gate arms. In a parking garage for instance, where height is an issue, a folding arm would be used so that the reach of the arm covers the path of traffic, but folds when raised as to not hit the ceiling.
Barrier gates only prevent passage of vehicles, although there are pedestrian barriers that work in the same manner. Information on these can be found on our pedestrian barriers & e-gates page.
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