Ram Raiding Bollard Install Job

I’ve just got back from meeting with Nick, a small business owner whose factory is in Bayswater, Victoria. Nick wants to stop the likelihood of Ram Raiders destroying his property and has been motivated into action because a neighbouring company was Ram Raided last month, causing almost $30,000 damage. They stole stock and made a mess of the place. Nick is concerned that he could be next and wanted some advice on the best way to protect his premises.

Here’s the rundown on Nick’s factory: He has a roller door as the main access point and glass window and door. All three entry points are susceptible to ram raiding.

I suggested he install two in-ground removable bollards to protect the roller door and in front of the door and window a permanent bollard would do best. Nick wasn’t thrilled with these suggestions, saying that bolt down bollards would do the trick. I don’t agree with him and here’s a snapshot of our conversation.

Nick: Shug, can’t I use bolted bollards? These are a lot cheaper aren’t they?

Me: You really need something stronger. Bolted bollards won’t withstand the impact of a ram raid.

Nick: But the last guy that gave me a quote said they’d be fine.

Me: The last guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I’m telling ya, to stop ram raiders you need something super secure and the permanents are the only way. I can almost guarantee you that he’s trying to sell you some cheap and cheerful stuff from China. This is fine if you’re on a really tight budget and not too concerned about protection – this cheap crap really only acts as a deterrent.

Nick: Oh. But aren’t these permanent bollards going to be more expensive?

Me: Yes and it comes down to how serious you are. As you saw from the factory down the street, ram raiding causes all sorts of grief, the place was a mess and it’s a huge inconvenience. Please keep in mind that you’re not comparing apples to apples.

My stuff is locally made and designed to stop the impact of a fast moving car. My ram raiding bollard will stop a car dead in its tracks. The cheap stuff will fold like a pack of cards. There’s no comparison and at the end of the day you’ve gotta make a decision on what it’s worth to you to stop these bastards getting access to your factory.

Nick: Ok, let me think about it…

Nick called a few days later looking for a discount. Sorry, but I don’t discount stuff. I’m not in the business of selling cheap and cheerful crap and I don’t play the “lowest prices” game. All my products are at a fair price and I back everything up with a guarantee. I understand that a lot of consumers shop solely on price and many people have been convinced that lowest prices also equals quality. I think many people need a reality check.

The good news is that Nick came to the party. He knew he was getting a good deal and he was only trying to get me for a few bucks. I held firm and this will be a win-win situation. Nick got a ram raid proof factory and I got compensated properly for my work.

I love it when business works like this. If you have any questions about ram raiding or would like me to take a look at your factory (or place of work) then let me know. And by the way, it’s a lot cheaper than you think to properly protect your workspace.

If you have any questions you can contact me directly on 0402 178 986 or by clicking here

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About The Author


I’ve been a metal fabricator and metal artist for years. If it can be made from metal then I’m your man. My family thinks I’m the “Mr. Fix it” person in the family and I suppose I am.