Roller Barrier


Manufactured by us at Insight Security, Roller Barrier is the non-aggressive anti climb system of choice for use where children or vulnerable people are present

What is Roller Barrier?

Roller Barrier is a simple but highly effective anti climb barrier which uses fire retardent, self-extinguishing rotating plastic cups, threaded onto a central shaft, supported by brackets at regular intervals. The diameter of the plastic cups is large enough to prevent even the biggest hands from getting a grip. The plastic cups are unbreakable and manufactured to withstand UV radiation from the sun. 

This non-aggressive Roller Spinner system is the favoured Anti Climb Barrier that offers practical and effective perimeter security - without the risk of injuring would-be intruders on spikey, sharp anti climb devices - so you won`t be plagued with "No Win No Fee" injury lawyer claims because someone has injured themselves on your security barrier!

Why Choose Roller Barrier?

Did you know that if an intruder injured themselves while climbing over anti climb spikes fixed to your walls, or fences, you could find yourself being prosecuted?

Developed to provide a SAFE but EFFECTIVE barrier to stop unauthorised persons from gaining access to flat roofs, or to premises or grounds by climbing over fences or gates. When installed above a gate for instance, the spinning cups also offer a brilliant way to protect alleyways.

The unique, independently rotating cups, collectively offer an unstable barrier for any would be intruder to negotiate, and consequently a more effective barrier than the older style rolling long tube type systems. 

The 115mm (approx 5") diameter unbreakable Roller Cups are purposely sized to prevent even the largest hands from getting a grip on and where possible, are manufactured from recycled polycarbonate material (helping local authorities to meet their recycling targets). 

UV Protected

To protect against plastic degradation resulting from climate change and the hotter summers we seem to be experiencing in the northern hemisphere, the Roller Cups are now "manufactured with UV protection to Southern European UV level standards" and are of course also self extinguishing to protect against fire attack.  

Flat Roof Edge Protection

flat roof protected with roller barrier







The flat roof of this school was a favourite destination for pupils - the non-aggressive Roller installation solved the problem, preventing the youngsters from attempting to climb onto the roof and potentially injuring themselves.

The rolling barrier is formed by threading individual cup shaped rugged plastic mouldings onto a robust central spindle, supported at intervals by suitable brackets. The rotating plastic cups make it impossible for climbers to get a grip and act as a clear visual deterrent.

Roller Barrier is a practical and effective solution for almost any environment. As demonstrated, this anti climb system is the natural choice for use in locations where there is a risk to children or other vulnerable people.

Where is Roller Barrier Used?

In the UK, Roller Barrier is in widespread use. Typical applications include:

  • Public grounds and parks
  • Public buildings
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Secure medical facilities
  • Young offender institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Municipal buildings
  • Commercial premises and storage yards
  • Private homes and property such as garages.

Worldwide installations range from the USA and Canada, to Australia and New Zealand, so you can be sure that it is suitable for use whatever the environment.

Roller Barrier - the Safe Anti-Climb Device

With no spikes to cause injury, many local authorities now specify this versatile anti-climb device as the anti-climb system of choice for use in and around: schools, public & historic buildings, parks & gardens, car parks and many more locations.

plastic roller barrier rotating cups 

   Recycled material used in manufacture of Roller Barrier cups


How Long will Roller Barrier Last?

Recycled polycarbonate is used in the manufacture of the unbreakable Roller Cups, which are fire-retardent and self extinguishing (to protect against fire attack). The plast used is UV stabilised to the "Southern European Standard" which ensures a long operational life, even if global warming delivers more extreme weather and hotter summers!

What Colours are Available?

roller barrier cups - stock colours

Standard Roller Barrier stock colours are: Black, White or Eco Green.

But we can manufacture the Roller Cups to any RAL colour (subject to minimum order quantity & manufacturing lead time). If you have a specific colour requirement for your application - let us know. We are the manufacturers of Roller Barrier so we will do our best to accommodate your specific requirements. roller barrier colour options





roller barrier impossible to grip

The large Roller Cups prevent any would be climbers from gaining a handhold.





rotating roller barrier cups on shaft

The Cups mounted on the core shaft are designed to roll / rotate independently, - forming an unstable barrier that is difficult to climb over.

roller barrier mounting brackets        alternative roller barrier mounting bracket

roller barrier wall mounted

The Roller Barrier anti climb system can be wall mounted on straight, cranked or right angle brackets to form an effective anti climb barrier to prevent unauthorised access to flat roofs.

Trigard Roller Barrier System







The exciting new Trigard Roller Barrier System is ideal for protecting parapets, double skin wall tops or fence tops where a bulkier barrier than just a single row of cups is required.


twin roller barrier installation





Twin row Roller Barrier Installation protecting a low perimeter wall / fence

twin roller barrier on gate and wall

Shown here installed over vehicle entrance gates at a commercial site.




Roller Barrier is;

- Non Aggressive

- Effective

- Safe around children

Roller Barrier Application Examples

roller barrier at childrens play area


This children`s centre and play area were regularly vandalised until Roller Barrier was installed on the fences, canopy supports and around the flat roof


roller barrier at young offenders institute


This Young Offender facility in Canada wanted an anti climb device that was effective, but didn`t look threatening - the Roller system was so successful that they came back for more (the product is also used in UK Prisons)


roller barrier protecting a flat roof


The roof of this new library building was used as a skate park by local youths until Roller Barrier was fitted


roller barrier at special needs centre


Because of its non aggressive nature and proven performance at similar facilities, the Roller system was installed to stop patients from climbing over gates and fences at this special needs centre.


roller barrier on railway crossing gate


Network Rail Specified Green Roller Cups and Brackets for installation above a gated Railway Crossing where kids frequently put themselves at risk by crossing the line while gates were closed.

Roller Barrier Anti-climb system at Psychiatric CentreThis installation around the grounds of a Psychiatric Centre In Philadelphia (USA) is aesthetically pleasing and blends in seamlessly with the environment (See project details here.)

Here are some helpful print friendly documents (PDF)

pdf icon   Roller Barrier Applications and Case Studies (850kb)

pdf icon   Introduction to Roller Barrier


   Trigard Roller Barrier (200kb)

pdf icon   Selecting & Installing Roller Barrier


...and some useful web-links .......

Roller Barrier Projects & Image Gallery

Roller Barrier Brackets / Component Specs

...see more relevant solutions - all Anti-Climb Products


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