You may feel frustrated when you realize that your company's parking lot is full of cars that don't belong to you, your workers or your clients. However, you may not have many ideas for how you can change that. You may also worry about the safety and privacy of everyone in the building if anyone can enter from the street. Consider employing one of these methods in your lot.
A simple fence can work to prevent entry to the lot and can give you a better idea of who is coming in and out. If client privacy is especially important, you might have your fence constructed of vinyl or wood planks. You may also have the fence closed at certain times of the day.
2. Swing Arm Gate
Swing arm gates can often be used with fences to control the entry and exit of different vehicles. A wood arm can swing up with entry of a passcode or via intercom to someone inside the building who remotely controls the arm action. This way, you can remain aware that the only ones in the lot are from those that your company approves.
If you want even more security, you may get a metal arm that cannot be broken as easily as wood can.
3. Rolling Gate
Whether used with a fence or at a single entry point, a rolling gate can stop unwanted people from parking in the lot. The gate can be permanently closed for the night at an hour you choose, and when it's open, you can restrict entry with intercom only entry or a passcode.
Most rolling gates are made of metal, and if you use one, you'll need to ensure that you maintain the wheels and rolling components so that the gate isn't stuck in the open or closed position.You may need to perform regular lubrication of those elements, for instance.
4. Stainless Steel Bollards
Bollards, particularly those made of stainless steel, are thick and strong. They are almost impenetrable and can be a solid way to block off your entire parking lot without obstructing vision as much as a vinyl plank fence or rolling gate. If the front of your building has large windows or glass doors, you can even employ bollards to stop erratically moving vehicles from hitting them. You may even use retractable bollards that can be installed to go up and down as you designate.
With these techniques, securing and encouraging the private use of your lot is possible. Work with different contractors to decide which method is wisest. For more information, contact your local stainless steel bollard specialists.