K-Rated Vehicle Restraints in Fargo, ND
Vehicle restraint systems in Fargo serve and protect a number of clients: airports, data centers, power plants, any area with a need for traffic control. American Security and Gate Company sells and installs a number of systems designed to stop fast-moving vehicular threats and protect commercial facilities.
American Security and Gate Company of Fargo offers a vast selection of K-rated vehicle restraint systems, that includes: cables, rails, fences, bollards, and barrier arms.
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K-rated Vehicle Restraint Systems in Fargo, North Dakota – Q&A
After September 11, 2001, the demand for high security has expanded considerably, and nowadays there exist a greater number of security options than ever before. In particular, many commercial clients have expressed the need for security fencing, security gates, access control, fixed barriers, and vehicle restraint systems. Here at American Security and Gate Company, we specialize in — among other things — K-rated vehicle restraint systems, which are popular with airports, data centers, and power plants. If you work in an industry where fast-moving vehicles pose a threat, give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk with you about the following:
Vehicle Barriers in Fargo, North Dakota
Vehicle barriers are available in two types: passive systems and active systems. Some systems, depending on how they’re usage and assembly, can be classified as both. Dual classification applies to certain commercial barriers, when they meed requirements of both categories (such as fixed-active and portable passive). There is no industry-wide standard terminology for vehicle barriers, so the following definitions are used instead:
Passive Barrier Systems
Named for their lack of moving parts, passive barrier systems are dependent on transmission of energy to their foundations. Passive barrier systems include: ditches, posts, guard rails, tires, highway medians, bollards, and reinforced fences.
Active Barrier Systems
Active barrier systems require personnel or equipment to grant/deny entry to a motor vehicle. Examples of active barrier systems include: tire shredders, gates, beams, bollards, and barricades.
Fixed Barrier Systems
Fixed barriers can be either passive or active. Permanently installed, they require special equipment for disassembly/relocation. Examples include: pits, concrete barriers, retracting systems, hydraulically operated rotation systems, and steel barriers.
Portable Barrier Systems
Available as either active or passive systems, portable barrier systems are easily relocated, though sometimes equipment may be necessary to complete the transfer. Examples include: highway medians, 55-gallon drums, and hydraulically operated sled-type barricade systems.
Hydraulic Pop-Up Barriers
Hydraulic pop-ups sit below or at ground level. Designed to rise quickly (via hydraulic pistons), they are immovable barriers that typically encompass the length of the drive, diverting potential vehicular threats.
Cable Restraint Systems
Cable restraint systems generally consist of ¾” to 1 ¼” diameter cables installed at heights intended to stop and capture fast-moving vehicles. Certified cable restraint systems have a K-rating determining how far vehicles of certain weights and sizes (and traveling at certain speeds) will stop upon hitting the cables. The cables, terminated with a deadpan system, are placed between posts at a certain height.
Used to protect U.S. embassies and federal facilities across the world, hydraulic crash bollards are designed to stop fast-moving vehicles by retreating to ground level and rising within three seconds. These easy to operate bollards work in tandem via three button stations or sophisticated security systems.
Crash Barrier Gates
Designed to halt both pedestrians and vehicles, crash barrier gates move at a rate of two feet per second. These gates are common installations at airports, where they help prevent unwanted intrusions on grounded aircrafts
Barrier Arm Gates
Barrier gate arm gates operate in a manner similar to parking arm gates, equipped with tubular steel booms that rise and lower. Upon reaching its closed position, the cable assembly contained within automatically loops over a large steel saddle horn. These gates have been designed to stop vehicular threats moving at fast speeds and are available for electrical/mechanical/manual operation.
High Security Prison Gates
High security prison gates feature a unique locking column, fully enclosed track, and chain assembles. They cannot be undone by hands on intervention and are operated from a remote site. Prison fencing in Fargo, North Dakota requires great heights, no gaps, and a design that is completely foolproof.
Gate automation today is available with an array of access devices, including telephone entry, anti-passback, retina scanners, three strikes, tailgating, fingerprint scanners, personal computers, and more.
Concertina wire comes is commonly used for security at nuclear power plants and correctional facilities. Formerly used only in prisons, it was helpful as criminals are unprepared to deal with this, especially the severe form commonly known as the “razor wire.” As the number one security fence contractor in Fargo, we recommend special consideration for public safety prior to the installation of concertina wire.