Study Resources

Study materials for bollard certification are very limited at this time.   This is primarily due to the lack of bollard knowledge in the information security community, the very issue this organization was created to address.

We seriously ask that if you consider yourself to be a security professional, well versed in the specific area of bollard security, that you consider documenting your knowledge and making it available to the general public.   This could be in the form of books, essays, white papers, or other technical reference materials.  Submissions made to will be considered for inclusion on this resource page.

Until we have better resources, we must rely on the ones at hand.  Below are a list of the best bollard study information available at this time.   The resources below are categorized by security domain.

Multiple Domains – The first security web site dedicated entirely to the topic of bollard education.   While much of the information contained on this site is visual, there are many things that can be learned from it.   Be sure to view the comments for each image (by moving your mouse pointer over the image being displayed) as they contain a wealth of information.  – Wikipedia is the authoritative source for many obscure topics, including bollards.

Access Control

Dutch Bollard Runners

Telecommunications and Network Security

Watch Dogs video game (network control of bollards, primary content at 3:15)

Information Security Governance and Risk Management

WBDG – Whole Building Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences

Software Development Security

Orbiter Software – how to configure a bollard RFID reader.


      need submission

Security Architecture and Design

HEALD – Automatic bollard video

Operations Security

Bollard Hacking – Video showing how to trigger an automobile sensor with a metal sign

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

      need submission

Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance

      need submission

Physical Security – An unlikely source of information for security certifications, has become a pillar of bollard information and awareness.

Automatic bollard safety

Automatic bollards

Music (a relatively unknown security domain)

Wuthering Heights, The Bollard