Boom barriers are most commonly seen around toll booths and checkpoints where they act as traffic control points in a restricted area. These can be seen in car parking lots, restricted entry points, high-security zones, checkpoints, level crossings, drawbridges, etc.
Boom barriers have limited functioning, but they are extremely efficient and reliable. These are automated gates to control the movement of vehicles wherever necessary. With only a few parts, they are easy to install and maintain.
Yes, boom barriers or boom gates can be automated by installing a scanning facility. Users can scan their tickets to open and enter. This makes them more efficient and affordable.
Boom barriers are available in different types including straight arm, fence arm, folding arm, and advertising types. LED indicators can also be added to these barriers making them better visible.
Boom barriers are made of robust steel and are usually considered durable for the kind of function they have to perform. They are installed more for regulating traffic than high-security and they are capable of doing that perfectly.