A boom barrier, also known as a boom gate, is a bar, or pole pivoted to allow the boom to block vehicular access through a controlled point. Typically the tip of a boom gate rises in a vertical arc to a near vertical position. Boom gates are often counter weighed, so the pole is easily tipped. Boom gates are often paired either end to end, or offset appropriately to block traffic in both directions.
Automatic boom barrier
There are various technologies for an automatic boom barrier. One of them is electro-mechanical, which is widely used due to its reliability. The other technologies are often manufacturer specific. These electro-mechanical device comes with 24VDC drive unit which can run continuously without generating heat, so electro-mechanical boom barriers can be operated continuously and in an intensive duty cycle.
Top Choice Surveillance Limited Automatic Boom Barriers offer efficient security at exit and entry points of factories, office complexes, condominiums, parking lots, toll plazas, or any roadway entry where medium to heavy traffic is expected. The boom barrier is aesthetically designed with sleek and modern looks.
Features of the boom barrier include an inbuilt anti-crush safety device, which suspends the motion of the boom, should it meet any obstruction. Optional beam sensor provides further protection to vehicles. Auto-close of the boom barrier can be programmed through the controller. Duration of fast and slow speeds is programmed at the time of installation, according to the length of the boom and frequency of traffic expected.