Case Study – Traffic Management

Here at SEA UK we work with some of the most talented installation companies in the country. Today we are on site with Richard and his team at Garage Door Restore West Midlands, who recently completed a traffic management system for Rainbow Casino. GDR’s customer required entrance and exit barriers that could cope with the 24 hour demands of the Casino, located close to Birmingham City centre.

The Entrance

It was decided that a vehicle detector would activate a traffic barrier allowing free entrance to the site. Richard chose a Storm traffic barrier which he set back from the road, making room for the loop detector; new railings with brick pillars were also added to further control traffic flow. With it’s 24V motor, the barrier provides in built current sensing safety, with low heat build up when in continuous use. In this case a 6m beam was used but the Storm can accommodate up to a 7.5m beam if necessary. A pair of Photo 60 anti vandal photocells were added for additional pedestrian safety.

Security was increased by fitting a magnetic lock at the end of the barrier, securing the beam against the fork support when in the closed position.

The Exit

For the exit traffic barrier a Sprint system was installed, as the barrier length required did not exceed 5m. The Sprint Electro-hydraulic system allows for continuous operation with built in current sensing and limit switches for automatic learning. Anti vandal photocells and a magnetic lock were again chosen for added vehicle/pedestrian safety and security. A token reader has been sited near the exit barrier; visitors need to obtain a token from inside the Casino, to leave the premises.


Richard from GDR West Midlands says, “Our customer needs an automatic gate system to prevent unauthorised use of their car park and the SEA traffic barriers are the ideal solution.” He goes on to say, “The support SEA have provided has helped keep our costs down and get this job finished on time and on budget”

For more information about this automatic gate system or one like it, contact our technical sales and specification team on 0121 433 3348.