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Barriers Direct Protects Private Parking Spaces and Shuts Vehicle Thieves

With special free delivery offer for Christmas

November 16, 2005, Press Dispensary. In busy UK cities such as London and Brighton, legal parking spaces are like gold dust, while car crime remains high. Residents with private parking may find desperate motorists have occupied their allocated spaces, causing inconvenience and stress. Barriers Direct (, an Essex-based retailer of parking security products, is unleashing a new range of parking posts and barriers which discourage unauthorised vehicle entry and help prevent theft.

As a special festive offer, Barriers Direct is offering free delivery on several of its parking posts until the end of December 2005 - creating the ideal present option for savvy motorists who want to protect their spaces and vehicles for the New Year.

Well placed parking posts can prevent valuable vehicles such as cars, motor-homes, horse boxes and caravans from being stolen from home driveways during the winter months. They also discourage unauthorised turning on private property, which can offend home owners who don’t want to see strangers making endless three point turns on their drives!

As well as appealing to residents who want to keep their drives secure, posts from Barriers Direct can be used to protect the access to commercial and private sector properties, maintain ‘trolley areas’ in supermarket car parks and stop ‘ram raiders’ battering shop fronts with stolen vehicles.

The company also sells a new range of barriers for commercial applications such as garage forecourts (hooped barriers and telescopic posts); car parks (manual and automatic arm barriers); and caters for building contractors who need good quality barriers and bollards delivered quickly to their jobs.

Approved by police crime reduction officers and recognised by the insurance industry as a crime deterrent, parking posts and barriers from Barriers Direct are quick and easy to install. They are rust protected (ideal for the predicted harsh winter of 2005!) and include integral locks or separate padlocks. The automatic arm barriers are fitted with the customer’s choice of access and exit system which can comprise a token, remote controller or flick switch.

Parking security products sold by Barriers Direct have won the independent Gold Sold Secure award for both Automotive and Caravan categories and carry the appropriate certificate.

Janine Carhart, managing director, of Barriers Direct, comments: ‘According to Crime Reduction UK*, of the vehicles stolen during the last couple of decades, 14% were from private car parks, 19% from semi private car parks and 22% from driveways and car parking at home.’

She continues: ‘Thieves prefer an easy option. If they see a driveway with a post or barrier fitted, they’ll generally move on to the next driveway and vehicle which doesn’t have one. All our posts and barriers have been made to slow down thieves and make their lives difficult and noisy. Why risk letting them in when you can so easily shut them out?’

A comprehensive range of parking products – including single, fold down and telescopic posts; hooped, height restriction, arm, stretch and rope barriers; and wheel clamps and hitch locks - can be bought seven days a week from or by calling freephone 0800 0288010. Prices start at 49.95 GBP for a removable security post. Barriers Direct delivers within the UK and Channel Islands. The company is offering free delivery on a selection of single and fold down posts until 31 December, 2005. Delivery is usually within three to five working days of an order being placed (deliveries from rival retailers may take up to two weeks).

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Notes for editors
Barriers Direct supplies and produces bollards, barriers and posts for the secure protection of vehicles and premises. Established in 1997, the company is based in Essex and operates nationally, sourcing products from all over the UK. The products sold by Barriers Direct cannot generally be found in high street shops.

For further information please contact:
Janine Carhart, Barriers Direct
Tel: 01787 462602 / 07798 673883

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Janine Carhart
Tel: 01787 462602 / 07798 673883