Macs worked in partnership with Murrill Construction, Watford Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council for the supply and installation of two Talos M50 PAS 68 / IWA 14 crash rated automatic bollard systems in Watford town centrre. The bollards are used to control traffic flow around a pedestrian area, and integrate with an automatic number plate recognition system to only allow access to authorised vehicles such as buses.
Talos M50 automatic bollard
The Talos M50 automatic rising bollards are designed and crash tested to meet both BSI PAS 68 and IWA 14-1 standards. They offer a high-security solution, in place to prevent vehicles from illegally driving through the town centre. The system also allows the bus service provider to provide an improved service for residents and visitors to the town, with smoother and quicker travel.
The bollard system is controlled using a bespoke PLC-based control and monitoring system, which integrates with the ANPR system to identify and authorise access to white-listed vehicles. The bollard system can also be controlled using voice intercoms and proximity fobs.