Helio Bollards: Elegant Protection by Forms+Surfaces

Helio brings an elegant simplicity to public spaces of all kinds. Forms+Surfaces now offers security bollards with 3 security core ratings: Helio M30/K4 Security Bollards, Series 900, and Helio M40/K8 and M50/K12 Security Bollards, Series 1200.

The Helio M30/K4 Security Bollards, Series 900, are 9.25” (23.5 cm) in diameter, and Helio M40/K8 & M50/K12 Security Bollards, Series 1200, are 11.5″ (29.2 cm) in diameter; all have embedded security cores. Stainless steel columns and head caps are standard with a Satin finish though powdercoat colors are an option as well.

All Helio Security Bollards are available in illuminated and non-illuminated designs. Illuminated bollards feature a frosted acrylic lens, 180˚ or 360˚ light distribution, and Cree® LEDs in 3000K and 4000K. Illuminated bollards provide downward-facing light to help minimize light pollution and glare.

Helio Security Bollards incorporate pre-engineered and fully-tested embedded security cores. Three security core options achieve different security ratings: M30/K4, M40/K8 or M50/K12.

  • The M30-P1/K4 rating indicates that the bollards are successful in stopping a 15,000 lb. (6,800 kg) vehicle traveling at a minimum test velocity of 30 mph (48 km/h) in less than 3.3 feet (1 meter)
  • The M40-P1/K8 rating indicates that the bollards are successful in stopping a 15,000 lb. (6,800 kg) vehicle traveling at a minimum test velocity of 40 mph (64 km/h) in less than 3.3 feet (1 meter)
  • The M50-P1/K12 rating indicates that the bollards are successful in stopping a 15,000 lb. (6,800 kg) vehicle traveling at a minimum test velocity of 50 mph (80 km/h) in less than 3.3 feet (1 meter)
Embedded M30/K4 security core, illuminated as shown

For visual reference: Shown above, a pre-impact, a crash test scenario with a 15,000 lb. (6,800 kg) pickup truck approaching the M50 embedded bollard system at 50mph (80 km/h). Shown below: the full-scale crash immediately after impact.

The Helio family also includes Helio Bollards, Series 600, that are 6″ (15.2 cm) in diameter and can be specified in illuminated and non-illuminated configurations. All Helio Bollards are 40″ (101 cm) high, making it easy to carry a unified look across a project.

Learn more about Helio Security Bollards by visiting the Helio Family section on the Forms+Surfaces website.

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