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Benincà ‘Proper Job Install’ – April 2024 Winner

SPARTACUS automatic bollard, installed in Manchester by Rawson Automation


Rawson Automation, with a trained and experienced team boasting a combined 55 years of industry experience, recently partnered with the Dakota Hotel in Manchester to enhance its security measures. Rawson Automation specialises in providing tailored security solutions to homeowners and businesses, ensuring both functionality and aesthetic appeal.


The Dakota Hotel sought to bolster its security while maintaining its sophisticated aesthetics, with a focus on guest safety. The challenge lay in finding a solution that seamlessly integrated with the hotel’s sleek exterior design without compromising on security standards.



Rawson Automation identified Beninca’s RISE SPARTACUS 275/800 HYDRAULIC AUTOMATIC BOLLARD – Beninca UK | Spartacus 275/800 hydraulic automatic bollard as the optimal solution. RISE, SPARTACUS bollards are renowned for their robust build and sleek design, which perfectly aligned with Dakota Hotel’s requirements.

Key features of the SPARTACUS bollards include:

  • Rapid Operation: Fast raising and lowering speeds of 3-4 seconds, these bollards are swift to respond to security needs.
  • Visibility at Night: The built-in LED lights are not only practical for visibility but also add an element of style.
  • Resilient Design: Each bollard comes with an independent hydraulic pump, smartly placed to avoid impact damage and facilitate maintenance.
  • Reliable During Power Outages: In the event of a power failure, the bollards remain raised, with manual release available for lowering.

The installation process was meticulously planned and executed by Rawson Automation’s expert team. From the initial consultation to the final installation, every step was conducted with precision to ensure that the bollard not only met the security needs of Dakota Hotel but also seamlessly blended with its architectural aesthetics.



Rawson Automation have been awarded our Proper Job Award for April 2024, for this stunning SPARTACUS bollard installation, which not only enhances security but also adds a touch of sophistication to the Dakota hotel’s main entrance.

Rawson Automation’s commitment to excellence is evident in the meticulous installation process, ensuring that the SPARTACUS automatic bollard is not only functional but also complements the hotel’s stylish front. If you would like to have a closer look behind the scenes at the installation process, please click the link, to view Rawson Automations case study: Enhancing Security in Manchester’s with Spartacus Bollards (


For businesses in Manchester, the North West and Yorkshire, looking to enhance their premises’ security with a tailored solution, Rawson Automation provides a trusted service backed by years of industry experience.

For more information on Rawson Automation’s services, you can visit Rawson Automations website here: Rawson Automation: Premium Electric Gates in Leeds & Yorkshire


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