High Security Fences in Fargo FAQ
What makes us the top security contractor in North Dakota?
- Field Security Installation – Our crews for security fence installation in Fargo are awaiting your call to install security measures for your commercial facility. To date, we have installed more than 200,000 running feet of razor wire alone.
- Security Maintenance – We also service automated gates, owning the largest inventory of gate operator parts in Fargo and the American Midwest.
- CAD – Our team of seasoned CAD designers provide customers with illustrations of security fencing and gates prior to installation. We believe in keeping customers in the loop so they can visualize what they’re buying.
- Specialty Fabrication – American Security and Gate Company’s certified welders have access to a 10,000 square foot fabrication shop. Their expertise and the vast resources at their disposal mean they’re able to assemble crash barriers, sallyport systems, grenade barriers, shooting stations, explosion deterrents, and more. This makes us a valuable contractor for airports in Fargo as well as correctional facilities and courthouses.
What is available today in the high security industry?
The tragic events of 9/11 led to an increase in security systems and devices: fences, cable restraints, security gates, access control, and multiple types of barriers. Here are a few of the most popular security installations employed today, to help you get started with securing your commercial property.
Vehicle Barriers: Vehicle barriers can be transported or fixed in place, depending on their making, method of operation, or use.
Passive Barrier Systems: Passive barriers contain no moving parts and are dependent upon energy absorption transmitted to their foundation in order to operate. Examples include highway medians, guardrails, posts or bollards, reinforced fences, tires, and ditches.
Active Barrier Systems: Active barriers require moving parts – by equipment, by personnel or both – to permit/deny vehicle entry. Examples include gates, moving bollards, active tire shredders, barricades and beams.
Portable/Movable Barrier Systems: Portable/movable barrier systems can be relocated from one spot to another, although heavy equipment may be required to smooth over the relocation process. Examples include hydraulically operated, sled-type, barricade systems, highway medians, or filled 55-gallon drums that are not set in foundations. Portable/movable barrier systems can be either active or passive.
Fixed Barrier Systems: Fixed barriers are permanently installed or require heavy equipment to be moved or dismantled. Fixed barrier systems can be either active or passive. Examples include hydraulically-operated rotation or retracting systems, pits, and concrete or steel barriers.
Cable Restraint Systems: Typically ¾” to 1 ¼” in diameter cable restraint systems are installed at necessary heights to capture and stop vehicular threats. These systems may be both certified or uncertified. Certified systems are K-Rated, which is determined by how far a vehicle of specific size and weight — and traveling at a specific speed — will stop after encountering the cables. The cables themselves are strewn between posts to keep the system at a specific height. At specified lengths, a deadman system’s used to terminate the cables.
Hydraulic Crash Bollards: These steel bollards, recessed to ground level, are able to rise in under three seconds. They’re useful for stopping vehicles moving at dangerous speeds and able to work in conjunction with both three button stations and sophisticated security systems. What’s more, they are easy to operate. Hydraulic bollards have been used to protect United States embassies and federal facilities both domestically and abroad.
Hydraulic Pop-Up Barriers: These immovable barriers sit at or below ground level, rise quickly to divert vehicular threats, and generally run the length of the drive. Our team of security installers in Fargo, North Dakota can install hydraulic pop-up barriers on a temporary basis in 15 minutes or less.
Barrier Arm Gates: These barrier gates raise and lower with a large tubular steel boom that has a cable assembly running through the tube. Once in the closed position, the cable automatically is looped over a large steel saddle horn. Again, these barrier arms are designed to stop fast-moving vehicular threats. These gate arms are available in electrical/mechanical/manual operation.
Crash Barrier Cantilever Gates: Crash barrier cantilever gates, which are common airport security installations in Fargo, stop both pedestrians and fast-moving vehicles. Requiring an electrical gate operator, they move, in accordance with FAA requirements, at a rate of two feet per second.
High Security Prison Gates: High security prison fencing in Fargo must be tall, devoid of gaps, and foolproof. In today’s correctional facilities, TyMetal Corporation’s Plus System is the nation’s leading overhead track fully enclosed gate system. Operated from a remote site, this gate, complete with a unique locking column and fully enclosed track and chain assemblies, is impenetrable to hands-on intervention.
Concertina Wire: Concertina wires, the severe form of commonly known “razor wire,” are used at almost every nuclear power plant and correctional facility in the United States. Available in many varieties and diameters, this formidable security asset stops criminals under the threat of injury. Please note that public safety must be taken into consideration before security installation in Fargo, ND.
Gate Access Control: Gate access control today includes fingerprints, retina scans, anti-passback, three strikes, and tail gating. Entry devices also come in the form of personal PCs and telephone. With so many options, you can decide who can access your facility, when, and how often.
Whom do I need to contact for requirements on barriers, gates, and other forms of high security in Fargo, North Dakota?
Public facilities should start by contacting their primary agencies for requirements and specifications on security fencing. In general, public high security applications are governed by specifications or specific intents (i.e. airports abide by the FAA, and nuclear power plants abide by the NRC). If you are aware of your requirements or are a private institution, feel free to contact any of our Fargo fence company’s service centers. We can help with design and installation. After all, with over 55 years of securing our nation’s federal buildings, prisons, nuclear power plants and airports, American Security and Gate Company is the premier choice for security fence contractors in Fargo.
Can we provide turnkey installation?
Yes. As the top security fence contractor in Fargo, we have the experience, knowledge, and leadership needed for successful fence installation, maintenance, and repair. If you hire us to install an automated gate operator, you will receive not just the gate but the gate operator and all necessary gate access control devices. Our security experts will also be brought onboard to put together everything — this includes communications, electrical, and all site work.