Do You Know What The Giant Red Balls Outside Target Are Really For?

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If you’ve been to a Target location with a parking lot, you’ve likely noticed the giant red cement balls just outside the front doors.

Cathy Pedrayes shares safety and security tips on her social media pages, and in a recent TikTok post, she reveals, “The red balls at Target are there for a reason. These are bollards, and tons of stores use them for safety. Whether it’s a concrete ball or post, these can stop a car or truck from driving into the store.

One person commented that they thought the red balls were there for decoration, and Cathy responded by saying, “Target made them round for branding but they have a real purpose.”