I wrote a blog article earlier this month entitled “Vehicle Control Spike Solution | Hertz Rent A Car in Chicago”. In the article I described how ECI helped solve two problems for Hertz Rent A Car on Chicago’s near north side.
One involved replacing a dilapidated barrier gate and its automated vehicle control spikes. These units were at the exit lane from the garage parking where Hertz stored vehicles. Some vehicles were actually being stolen from the location.
ECI supplied a new barrier gate and we were able to secure replacement parts to repair the vehicle spike setup. I want to describe the exiting procedure in some detail here and show you some pictures.
(See the picture to the left.) As the vehicle approaches the exit lane a red light (as circled) cautions them to stop. The barrier bar is in the lowered, horizontal blocking position and the spikes are raised and ready to function.
Code Lifts Barrier Gate and Retracts Vehicle Spikes
As picture below to the left, the drive stops at the barrier gate and then enters a code on the convenient keypad (or egress control device) as circled. If the code is authorized, the barrier gate raises 90 degrees to a vertical position. The spikes are also retracted and a green light (as circled) provides visual alert it is alright to proceed and exit.
Once the vehicle detector senses the vehicle has left the protected area, the barrier gate is lowered, the spikes are again raised and the visual signal turns red to alert the next driver to stop the vehicle before exiting.
Traffic control spikes are typically used to stop or retard vehicles when their spikes puncture the vehicles’ tires and cause them to deflate. Those unauthorized vehicles are typically moving opposite of the intended direction or have not been authorized to enter the lane. Read more about “Vehicle Traffic Control Spikes”.
Barrier gates are but one example of automated gate systems sold, installed and serviced by ECI. These gates deter vehicle access to a restricted area or in this case deny egress.
Typically they do not stop vehicles unless they are of the anti-ram type. They can, as in this application, be combined with vehicular spikes to thwart access or egress. You can read more at “Automatic Vehicle Gate Systems”.
ECI can assist you in installation, service, repair or replacement of vehicle access control systems in Illinois, northwest Indiana as well as southeast Wisconsin. Call 847.949.0134 to find out how or click on the box below for contact information.