K-Rated Vehicle Restraints in Kansas City
Integral to boosting security for commercial facilities. AmeriFence Corporation’s vehicle restraint systems are useful for securing data centers, airports, and power plants in Kansas City!
AmeriFence’s K-rated vehicle restraint systems include bollards, wedges, cables, barrier arms, fences, and rails. All of these systems are useful in protecting commercial property from fast-moving vehicular threats.
The Most Current Vehicle Restraint Technology
As part of our mission to provide top-caliber security for airports, data centers, etc. in Kansas City, AmeriFence stays on top of the latest vehicle restraint technology. Only the most contemporary K-rated systems, so that your property receives the best protection available.
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What K-rated vehicle restraint options are available today?
The high-security industry has grown extensively since the tragic events of September 11, 2001; and today, more and more advanced forms of commercial security have exploded on the market. This includes vehicle restraint systems in Kansas City — fences, gates, fixed barriers, access control, bollards, cable restraints, etc.
Vehicle Barriers in Kansas City
Both passive and active vehicle barriers can be movable or fixed, depending on how they are engineered or operated. Certain types of vehicle barrier are dual-classified — meaning they’re designed to meet requirements for both passive and active barriers (e.g., portable passive, fixed-active, etc.) No industry-wide standard terminology exists for vehicle barriers, so the following definitions are used:
Passive Barrier Systems
Passive barrier systems feature a distinct lack of moving parts and their effectiveness depends on energy absorption and the transfer of the energy to its foundation. Examples of passive barrier systems include: ditches, bollards, highway medians, guardrails, posts, tired, and reinforced fences.
Active Barrier Systems
Active barriers require some form of action — by equipment, personnel, or both — for operation. Moving parts are essential for this type of barrier system. Examples of active barrier systems include barricades, bollards, gates, beams, and active tire shredders.
Fixed Barrier Systems
Fixed barrier systems are permanently installed, requiring heavy equipment to be disassembled or transported. Fixed barrier systems can be either passive or active. Examples include pits, hydraulically-operated rotation or retracting systems, and barriers made of concrete or steel.
Portable Barrier Systems
Portable barrier systems can be passive or active and are therefore movable — though heavy equipment may be required. Examples of portable barrier systems include: hydraulically operated, sled-type, barricade systems, highway medians, or filled 55-gallon drums not set in foundations.
Hydraulic Pop-Up Barriers
Hydraulic pop-up barriers are large and immovable, typically running the length of the drive, set at or below ground level. They are designed to rise quickly so as to divert fast-moving vehicular threats. Once given a signal to rise, hydraulic pistons quickly elevate the large steel road surface. These barriers can be easily installed on a temporary basis in less than 15 minutes.
Cable Restraint Systems
Cable restraint systems typically consist of ¾” to 1 ¼” diameter cables. They are installed at heights intended to stop and capture automobiles. These systems may be either certified or uncertified. Certified cable restraint systems carry a K-Rating, which is determined by how far a vehicle of specific weight and size traveling at a specific speed will stop after running into the cables. The cables are strewn between posts in order to keep the vehicle restraint system at a certain height. At specified lengths, the cables are terminated with the use of a deadman system.
Hydraulic crash bollards are ground-level steel bollards that rise up within a span of three seconds to stop fast-moving vehicular threats. Bollards are easy to operate: able to work in tandem with a simple three-button station or a sophisticated security system. Hydraulic bollards are used to protect United States embassies and federal facilities throughout the world.
Crash Barrier Gates
Crash barrier gates help stop both foot traffic and fast-moving vehicular threats. These gates are popular in airport settings, helping prevent anyone or anything approaching grounded aircrafts, requiring an electrical gate operator to move two feet per second to meet FAA requirements.
Barrier Arm Gates
Barrier arm gates raise and lower via a large tubular steel boom that has a cable assembly running through. Once in the closed position, the cable automatically loops over a large steel saddle horn. Barrier arm gates are designed to stop fast-moving vehicular threats. These gate arms are available for electrical/mechanical or manual operation.
High-Security Prison Gates
The requirements for prison fencing are many. Among the necessities are: extra vertical height, an absolute lack of gaps, and 100% foolproof. Operated from a remote site, a high-security prison gate—with its unique locking column and fully enclosed track and chain assemblies—can not be overrun by hands-on intervention.
Fingerprint scanners, retina scans, anti-passback, three strikes, and tailgating, etc. Today’s gate automation devices are vast in number. Today, you can not only decide if people can access your perimeter but determine how often they can have access and at what time of the day — with the use of a personal PC and telephone entry device.
Concertina wire can be found as a security application at nearly every American nuclear power plant and correctional facility. Available in a variety of diameters and types, this wire is also finding its way into the private sector as an impenetrable threat. Special consideration must be given to public safety prior to installation of concertina wire in Kansas City.