Security Systems

Security Barriers

Your security is our priority. At RACAM, we specialise in a comprehensive range of security barriers tailored for various industrial and commercial settings.

From rising arm traffic barriers to height restrictions and manual swing arm barriers, our solutions guarantee reliable access control for your premises. Get a free quote today and let RACAM fortify your security with our tailored, durable, and innovative barrier solutions!


Our Range of Security Barriers

RACAM is your trusted partner for all your security barrier needs. Our security barriers cater for a wide range of industrial commercial premises.

We provide comprehensive packages for your chosen security barrier solution. Our expert team is happy to assist you from initial consultation and installation work to project delivery. From swing arm, rising arm, or height restriction barriers, discover our range of car park barriers.


Rising Arm Traffic Barriers

Our rising arm traffic barriers are engineered to provide unparalleled reliability, sturdiness, and unwavering performance. These barriers are suitable for various applications, offering a robust solution for controlling vehicular access. Available in both automatic and manual operation, our rising arm barriers offer flexibility to suit various operational requirements.

We provide solutions for diverse needs, from securing residential areas and commercial complexes to protecting industrial facilities. The automatic operation ensures seamless access control, while the manual option provides a failsafe mechanism, ensuring functionality even in power outages or emergencies.

Height Restriction Barriers

Height restriction barriers are the ideal solution for managing access to specific areas such as staff car parks or retail parks where height limitations are crucial. These barriers come equipped with fixed arms, swing arms, or rising arms, allowing customisation based on specific site requirements.

The fixed arm option ensures a constant height restriction, while the swing arm and rising arm configurations provide adaptability for various scenarios. Whether you’re looking to prevent unauthorised vehicles, enter sensitive zones or ensure compliance with height restrictions, our barriers offer a versatile and effective access control solution.

Manual Swing Arm Barriers

Designed for simplicity and effectiveness, our manual swing arm barriers are an excellent choice for limiting access to private car parks or other restricted points. These barriers come in standard and heavy-duty options, catering to different levels of security and usage intensity. The standard option is suitable for regular access control needs, while the heavy-duty barriers ensure durability and longevity in high-traffic environments.

The manual operation of the swing arm provides a hands-on approach to access control, allowing for easy management and supervision. Whether used independently or in conjunction with other security measures, our manual swing arm barriers deliver a cost-effective and reliable solution for controlling vehicular access.

Automatic Barriers For Every Business

From design to installation, RACAM offers comprehensive solutions to enhance access control. Our wealth of expertise allows us to stand out as a key player in Scotland’s security barrier design and manufacturing industry.

Our automatic barriers, designed with the latest technology, provide a sophisticated security layer, seamlessly integrating with access control systems. This automation not only bolsters security but also optimises operational efficiency by reducing manual interventions.

Benefits of Installing Security Barriers

Prevents unauthorised visitors

Installing security barriers provides an effective means to control access and restrict unwanted visitors to a particular area. This not only enhances the overall security of a facility but also ensures that only authorised personnel have access to specific areas, reducing the risk of theft, vandalism, or other security breaches.

Enhancing Security

Beyond access control, security barriers offer an additional layer of protection for both physical assets and personnel. These barriers act as a deterrent against potential threats, such as unauthorised intrusion or vehicular attacks, providing peace of mind to occupants and stakeholders while enhancing the ability to respond effectively to security incidents.

Offers a cost-effective solution

Security barriers can significantly contribute to cost savings by reducing the need for additional security personnel while ensuring only authorised personnel can gain entry. Automated systems, such as electronic gates or turnstiles, can efficiently manage access control, streamlining operations but also allowing businesses to allocate resources more effectively.

Helping Regulate Traffic

Installing security barriers helps eliminate through-traffic in areas where it is not permitted. This is particularly relevant in industrial complexes, residential neighbourhoods, or commercial zones. Barriers such as bollards or gates can control the flow of traffic, ensuring that vehicles adhere to designated routes and preventing shortcuts or unauthorised access. This contributes to a more organised and secure environment.

Improving Parking Efficiency

Security barriers play a crucial role in managing parking facilities by preventing overflow and ensuring proper utilisation of available space. Automated barriers, coupled with ticketing or access card systems, can regulate the entry and exit of vehicles, preventing unauthorised parking and congestion.

Monitoring staff

Parking barriers equipped with advanced technologies, such as surveillance cameras or biometric access systems, enable effective staff monitoring. These systems can record and track individuals entering or exiting a facility, providing valuable data for security audits and investigations. Personnel monitoring also ensures that only authorised individuals access sensitive areas, contributing to a comprehensive security strategy that safeguards both physical and informational assets.

Why Choose RACAM For Your Security Barrier Needs?

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, RACAM designs, manufactures and installs manual and automatic barriers for your organisation.

Businesses benefit from RACAM’s solutions beyond security, gaining control over vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This proves crucial in sectors such as logistics and manufacturing, where regulated entry points are essential for safety and productivity.

Our commitment to quality is evident in our adherence to industry standards, ensuring durable barrier solutions that blend innovation, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

Find The Perfect Fit With Our Fully Customised Solutions

Our dedicated design team collaborates with you to craft a fully bespoke solution that meets and exceeds your expectations. Our range of manual and automatic barriers comes in various colours with many accessory and control options.

With the integration of induction loops or photocell facilities, our barriers guarantee smooth, safe, and efficient operation every time they are activated.

Our solutions meet the stringent requirements of local authorities, government departments, The Ministry of Defence, and other specifying bodies. Enhance your security infrastructure with our car park barriers, available with a range of vehicle access control solutions.

Let’s discuss your requirements today!

Why Choose RACAM For Access Control Installations

Whether you require a single-door access control solution for a small office or a sophisticated networked system for a large commercial building with automatic door systems, we have a diverse range of systems available to meet your specific requirements.



Access Control System Installation FAQs

Access control system installation involves setting up the necessary equipment and software to make the access control system operational. This typically includes installing card readers, biometric scanners, security cameras, and the central control unit.

It also involves configuring the system’s settings and user permissions to ensure it works as intended. Proper installation is crucial to ensure the system effectively regulates access to physical areas or digital resources, enhancing security.

Access control systems should be installed at security-critical points like building entrances, secure rooms, and data centres. They can also be used for digital resources like computer networks and databases, ensuring that only authorised individuals can gain access to sensitive information or areas. The choice of installation locations depends on the specific security needs of the organisation or property.

The time it takes to install access control on a door can vary depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the system and the specific door. In general, a straightforward installation for a single door can typically be completed in a few hours.

However, more complex systems or installations involving multiple doors may take longer, potentially a full workday or more. The exact duration will depend on the installer’s expertise and the specific requirements of the access control system.

A door access control system is a security setup that regulates entry to a building or specific areas within it. It typically includes devices like card readers, keypads, or biometric scanners, and a central control unit.

Authorised individuals use their credentials, such as a key fob, key card, or PIN number, to gain access. This ensures that only those with permission can enter. This system is commonly used in offices, hotels, and other facilities to safeguard against unauthorised entry.

The cost of an access control system can vary widely depending on factors like the system’s complexity, the number of doors or entry points it needs to secure, and the specific features or technology used.

For a basic, single-door system, costs may start at a few hundred pounds. More comprehensive systems with advanced features or a higher number of access points can cost several thousand pounds or more. Additionally, ongoing expenses may include maintenance and support.

It’s essential to get a customised quote based on your specific needs to determine the precise cost of an access control system for your situation.


The three types of access control are Mandatory Access Control (MAC), Discretionary Access Control (DAC), and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC).

  1. Mandatory Access Control (MAC): This type enforces strict rules and policies, often based on security clearances. Users have limited control over access permissions, and decisions are typically made by administrators.
  2. Discretionary Access Control (DAC): DAC allows users more control. Users can set permissions on their own files and resources, deciding who can access them. It’s more flexible but requires responsible use.
  3. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): In RBAC, access is determined by a user’s role or job function. Users are assigned roles with specific permissions, making it easier to manage access for large organisations.

One common example of an access control system is an electronic key card system used in hotels. Guests are issued key cards that allow them to unlock and access their assigned rooms. The system restricts access to only those with a valid key card, enhancing security and ensuring only authorised guests can enter their rooms.

The most common access control method is Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). In this system, access is granted based on a user’s role within the company, ensuring that lower-level employees can’t access high-level information.