General Parking Bollards / Parking Locks

What do you call these parking space protectors?

What does everyone call these fabulous devices that protect our parking spot to make your parking simple, stress-free and easy?

I know what they look like but what do you call them? Is it a parking bollard, a parking lock, a parking barrier, a parking space protector, a folding post protector, a parking security lock? A little confusing? Yes, we hear you!

Easy answer …. It’s all the same thing!

In this case, the PARKING ACTION speaks louder than the actual words…
The more important thing to know is that IT WORKS, PROTECTS YOUR PARKING SPOT from others parking in there and helps to make your life easier!

Don’t worry about the detail of what everyone wants to call them. We too refer to them interchangeably as parking bollards, parking locks, parking barriers, parking space protectors, fold down parking posts ….Google also has their little black book of favourites.

The more important thing to know is that THEY WORK, PROTECT YOUR PARKING SPOT from others parking in there and make your life less stressful

That’s what we are all about.

Bit of a trivia fan and still need a bit more detail?

Thatsmyspot fun factpedia:

A bollard in architectural terms is a short post used to create a protective or architectural perimeter. Bollards have been around for thousands of years; in some instances, old disused canons were actually buried into the ground and used as distance marking milestones, or even to tether up animals. Different styles of bollards were then used on wharves to moor boats, and then to protect walls and footpaths and guide traffic as motor vehicles came into existence. But that was a long time ago now!!

Fast forward to today; “bollards” are used for so many varied applications, and made of various materials, depending on what you need them for.

Thatsmyspot.com.au have modified Bollards to protect your parking spot, and help make your life and parking stress-free!!!

Why use a parking lock or parking barrier?

How many times have you pulled up to park in your designated parking space and someone else has parked there already?? How frustrating!! With all our very simple to use thatsmyspot.com.au parking bollards, you can stop this happening immediately. Just install either a manual or automatic parking lock. Only people who either have a key if it is a manual parking barrier, or a dedicated remote control if it is an automatic parking barrier, or who are authorised as users with the smartphone parking bollards, can make the barrier go up or down to allow access to park. When you want to park in your parking spot, the parking bollard lies flat to the ground so you can park your car on top of it. When you are not using your parking space, then just raise your parking lock, and it blocks others from using your spot.

Why would I choose a manual parking bollard or parking lock as opposed to an automatic or smartphone operated parking barrier?

Purely personal preference, convenience, application for your use and cost. The remote control parking lock is operated by a small remote control, so with the push of a button, you can raise or lower your parking lock. You don’t have to get in and out of your car.

Same with the smartphone operated parking bollard – just use your smartphone to operate. But the advantage of these smartphone operated parking locks is that you can share access with other registered users and they don’t need a remote control. Its all done through the free app on your smartphone.

With all of our manual parking bollards and parking locks, you need to physically hop out of your car, unlock the parking lock with a key or padlock, and then drive into your parking space. The same thing occurs on the way out.

They are all suitable for indoor and outdoor use, so it really depends on the application and the type of vehicles that you are trying to keep out of your parking space.

Can I use my thatsmyspot.com.au parking lock inside and outside?

Absolutely yes. Our complete range of parking bollards are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. They are galvanized, and most models are powder-coated on top of that, and tested in all climatic conditions. All our automatic parking bollards are also waterproof and dustproof to international standard IP67, so rain and dust outdoors are not a problem. All our parking locks are also compliant with Australian industry standard AS2890 for all parking areas.

How do I install my thatsmyspot.com.au parking lock?

Its very simple to do – all our parking bollards and parking locks are surface-mounted for ease of installation and BCA compliance. Just mark out the drill points using the pre-drilled holes in the base plate of each parking bollard base plate. Our parking locks can be installed into either concrete or bitumen. We supply concrete fixings for all our parking bollards, included with your product delivery. These are either M6 hex top concrete ankascrews which are self-threading, or alternatively M8 expansion bolts, depending on which model you purchase. Just drill the holes 50 mm deep as per the base plate layout into your level concrete parking floor and fit your thatsmyspot.com.au parking barrier to the ground with the fixings supplied.

If you are installing into bitumen, that’s easy too! You never know what’s underneath the asphalt road base, so you will need to drill down first to test it and see how deep it goes. We can guide you through the best installation method for bitumen as well. No need to lay any concrete pads. We can help you get it sorted as easy as!

If you need help with installation at all just contact us and we can assist with installation or give you a quote to do the job for you.

After my thatsmyspot.com.au parking lock is installed, can I later move it to a different location?

Of course! Just remove the fixings and you can take your parking bollard out and move it to a different parking spot when you move! Parking simplicity on a stick!

How do I know which parking bollard is the right one for me?

We will help guide you through the selection process because we have over a decade of experience doing this on the ground. We will listen to your parking problems and tailor the best parking solution that works for you. Whether indoors or outdoors, residential, commercial or corporate, we take the time to listen to your needs and find the best parking solution for you. This is how certain that our products will work for you. So just get in touch and tell us about your situation and we will give you the best recommendation for your needs and budget.

General Parking Bollards / Parking Locks

What do you call these parking space protectors?

What does everyone call these fabulous devices that protect our parking spot to make your parking simple, stress-free and easy?

I know what they look like but what do you call them? Is it a parking bollard, a parking lock, a parking barrier, a parking space protector, a folding post protector, a parking security lock? A little confusing? Yes, we hear you!

Easy answer …. It’s all the same thing!

In this case, the PARKING ACTION speaks louder than the actual words…
The more important thing to know is that IT WORKS, PROTECTS YOUR PARKING SPOT from others parking in there and helps to make your life easier!

Don’t worry about the detail of what everyone wants to call them. We too refer to them interchangeably as parking bollards, parking locks, parking barriers, parking space protectors, fold down parking posts ….Google also has their little black book of favourites.

The more important thing to know is that THEY WORK, PROTECT YOUR PARKING SPOT from others parking in there and make your life less stressful

That’s what we are all about.

Bit of a trivia fan and still need a bit more detail?

Thatsmyspot fun factpedia:

A bollard in architectural terms is a short post used to create a protective or architectural perimeter. Bollards have been around for thousands of years; in some instances, old disused canons were actually buried into the ground and used as distance marking milestones, or even to tether up animals. Different styles of bollards were then used on wharves to moor boats, and then to protect walls and footpaths and guide traffic as motor vehicles came into existence. But that was a long time ago now!!

Fast forward to today; “bollards” are used for so many varied applications, and made of various materials, depending on what you need them for.

Thatsmyspot.com.au have modified Bollards to protect your parking spot, and help make your life and parking stress-free!!!

Why use a parking lock or parking barrier?

How many times have you pulled up to park in your designated parking space and someone else has parked there already?? How frustrating!! With all our very simple to use thatsmyspot.com.au parking bollards, you can stop this happening immediately. Just install either a manual or automatic parking lock. Only people who either have a key if it is a manual parking barrier, or a dedicated remote control if it is an automatic parking barrier, or who are authorised as users with the smartphone parking bollards, can make the barrier go up or down to allow access to park. When you want to park in your parking spot, the parking bollard lies flat to the ground so you can park your car on top of it. When you are not using your parking space, then just raise your parking lock, and it blocks others from using your spot.

Why would I choose a manual parking bollard or parking lock as opposed to an automatic or smartphone operated parking barrier?

Purely personal preference, convenience, application for your use and cost. The remote control parking lock is operated by a small remote control, so with the push of a button, you can raise or lower your parking lock. You don’t have to get in and out of your car.

Same with the smartphone operated parking bollard – just use your smartphone to operate. But the advantage of these smartphone operated parking locks is that you can share access with other registered users and they don’t need a remote control. Its all done through the free app on your smartphone.

With all of our manual parking bollards and parking locks, you need to physically hop out of your car, unlock the parking lock with a key or padlock, and then drive into your parking space. The same thing occurs on the way out.

They are all suitable for indoor and outdoor use, so it really depends on the application and the type of vehicles that you are trying to keep out of your parking space.

Can I use my thatsmyspot.com.au parking lock inside and outside?

Absolutely yes. Our complete range of parking bollards are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. They are galvanized, and most models are powder-coated on top of that, and tested in all climatic conditions. All our automatic parking bollards are also waterproof and dustproof to international standard IP67, so rain and dust outdoors are not a problem. All our parking locks are also compliant with Australian industry standard AS2890 for all parking areas.

How do I install my thatsmyspot.com.au parking lock?

Its very simple to do – all our parking bollards and parking locks are surface-mounted for ease of installation and BCA compliance. Just mark out the drill points using the pre-drilled holes in the base plate of each parking bollard base plate. Our parking locks can be installed into either concrete or bitumen. We supply concrete fixings for all our parking bollards, included with your product delivery. These are either M6 hex top concrete ankascrews which are self-threading, or alternatively M8 expansion bolts, depending on which model you purchase. Just drill the holes 50 mm deep as per the base plate layout into your level concrete parking floor and fit your thatsmyspot.com.au parking barrier to the ground with the fixings supplied.

If you are installing into bitumen, that’s easy too! You never know what’s underneath the asphalt road base, so you will need to drill down first to test it and see how deep it goes. We can guide you through the best installation method for bitumen as well. No need to lay any concrete pads. We can help you get it sorted as easy as!

If you need help with installation at all just contact us and we can assist with installation or give you a quote to do the job for you.

After my thatsmyspot.com.au parking lock is installed, can I later move it to a different location?

Of course! Just remove the fixings and you can take your parking bollard out and move it to a different parking spot when you move! Parking simplicity on a stick!

How do I know which parking bollard is the right one for me?

We will help guide you through the selection process because we have over a decade of experience doing this on the ground. We will listen to your parking problems and tailor the best parking solution that works for you. Whether indoors or outdoors, residential, commercial or corporate, we take the time to listen to your needs and find the best parking solution for you. This is how certain that our products will work for you. So just get in touch and tell us about your situation and we will give you the best recommendation for your needs and budget.

Remote Control Parking Locks

What if I need extra remote controls for my remote control parking lock?

Family and friends who you’d like to have access? No problem, just purchase additional remote controls for them and we can either program for you or show you how to do it yourself! TMS-ARC1 TMS-PARC1

What happens if I lose my remote control for my automatic parking lock? Can I get another one?

Of course! Easy. Just purchase as many additional remote controls as you like and we’ll email you a free video tutorial on how to program them to your individual remote control.

If I have multiple remote control parking locks, does my remote control operate all of them?

No. Each remote control parking lock comes on its own unique frequency. So if you have a group of multiple units, using your remote control for your parking lock will not cause the others to rise up or go down.

However, if you need some customization to synchronize your parking locks so they do operate together, or to have a master remote control that overrides all of them, we can also do that for you as well. Just CONTACT US so we can discuss your requirements and work out the best parking solution for your needs.

What happens if someone tries to park over my automatic parking lock?

Ouch that’s going to annoy them! Our automatic parking bollards are designed to be both a visual and audio deterrent. If someone tries to push your remote control parking lock down, an alarm will immediately sound, warning them to move off. The alarm continues for 5 seconds and the yellow barrier arm will try to reset to its upright position. If the car is still parked over it, it will touch the undercarriage of the car, then stop and the alarm will sound again. This will continue until the car moves away and the yellow barrier arm can freely go back to its vertical position. In order to protect your automatic parking bollard from damage by an unauthorised parker, we design it to flex and move 180 degrees in either direction but continuing to alarm and warn illegal parkers away! And don’t worry, if your automatic parking lock gets damaged, we have a range of spare parts to suit.

How secure is my remote control parking bollard?

Our automatic remote control parking bollards are very secure. The casing locks with a security key which only we supply. It can’t be easily copied, and the cast iron casing houses the battery and all the electronics in waterproof compartments that comply with the international standard for waterproofing IP67.

How reliable is the quality of my automatic parking lock?

Are remote control parking locks are all built to international and Australian standards. We are the only ones with international standard ISO9001 compliance on our automatic parking locks and waterproofing to international standard IP67. Our installation of our parking locks is also compliant with Australian industry standard AS2890. Our reputation and experience speaks for itself, and give you insight as to why you should trust us and our products.

Smartphone Operated Parking Bollards

What happens if someone tries to park over my smartphone parking bollard?

Ouch that’s going to annoy them! Our automatic parking bollards are designed to be both a visual and audio deterrent. If someone tries to push your smartphone parking lock down, an alarm will immediately sound, warning them to move off. The alarm continues for 5 seconds and the yellow barrier arm will try to reset to its upright position. If the car is still parked over it, it will touch the undercarriage of the car, then stop and the alarm will sound again. This will continue until the car moves away and the yellow barrier arm can freely go back to its vertical position. In order to protect your smartphone parking bollard from damage by an unauthorised parker, we design it to flex and move 180 degrees in either direction but continuing to alarm and warn illegal parkers away! And don’t worry, if your automatic parking lock gets damaged, we have a range of spare parts to suit.

Can you help me with set up and ongoing support on the App?

Absolutely! The app and its operation is simple and easy, but if you need any help at all, we are right here to hold your hand. We can walk you through the process to install the app on your phone, and if you get stuck to operate it, just give us a call and we will sort it out for you right here on the ground. Its’ all part of our customer service, so no additional charges or fees for ongoing maintenance or support.

What’s the warranty?

thatsmyspot.com.au has been Australia’s no.1 supplier and market leader in parking locks, parking barriers and parking bollards with an outstanding reputation since 2009. With more than 10 years of operating experience in the industry, our products are truly tried and tested. So that’s why all thatsmyspot.com.au.com.au products come with a 12 month warranty. If something goes wrong with the motor, lock or parts (excluding batteries), we will either repair or replace the product at our expense. Obviously our warranty does not cover negligent or intentional damage to our products by third parties.

What after-care service do you provide?

Our quality of product and level of customer service is paramount to us. We will listen to your parking problems and tailor the best parking solution that works for you. Whether indoors or outdoors, residential, commercial or corporate, we take the time to listen to your needs and find the best parking solution for you. Our products are of the highest quality and our reputation precedes our performance. Just have a look at what our customers have to say. We provide the most cost-effective solution, for ongoing performance and delivery to ensure you get the best quality product at the best price. This is how certain we are at thatsmyspot.com.au that our products will work for you.

What if something gets damaged on my parking lock and I need to have it repaired? Do you have spare parts?

Absolutely! Sometimes when people inadvertently drive into your parking bollard, it might need a bit of TLC to repair or adjust it. We have a range of spare parts available for these mishaps, so just contact us to let us know what has gone wrong with your automatic or smartphone parking lock, and we can tell you whether it can be repaired and what spare parts you’ll need. Our spare parts are always simple and easy to fit, and we supply you video tutorials with instructions on how to do it yourself. Easy and cost-efficient. We are here to help and provide you with the exceptional customer care and after service we are known for. And don’t worry, apart from the cost of the spare replacement parts, we won’t charge you for this advice!

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