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Which High-Security Options are Right for Your Business?

Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Some careful consideration and a chat with a professional can help you determine which high security options are right for your business.

If you’re concerned about the safety of your business, employees, visitors, and patrons then you might be considering having high-security options installed for the best possible protection. However, you usually don’t want to make your facility impenetrable or intimidating because this could scare off potential business. It can be helpful to get an idea of what security methods similar businesses use and where you feel your business needs protection.

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The Benefits of Installing a Guard Booth on Your Commercial Property

Thursday, July 28th, 2022
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A guard booth provides extra security and strong access control for the entire premises.

There are a lot of great options when it comes to high-security installations for commercial properties. Whether it’s fencing, bollards, or barriers—security measures are utilized in many different ways to keep property and people safe from outside threats. Once inside a building, a common high-security measure that is used is turnstiles—an important part of access control. At the property’s edge, however, access control has to take on a different form to be effective. That is why you should consider installing a guard booth on your commercial property.

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A Primer on Crash-Rated Fencing

Thursday, July 21st, 2022
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Crash-rated fencing is a critical security feature of many high-risk facilities.

The standards set for crash-rated fencing and security barriers were established by the Department of State (DoS) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The rating assigned to these high-security barriers is set by the DoS based on the crash test standards set by the ASTM. 

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Key Differences Between Razor Wire and Barbed Wire

Friday, July 15th, 2022
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Barbed and razor wire are very different security measures that serve different purposes.

Razor and barbed wire are some of the most secure fencing options. Farm fencing comes with the dilemma of choosing between the two. Both help keep pastures and paddocks enclosed while protecting your pets and property lines. Wire fencing is cost-effective, easy to install, requires minimal maintenance, and provides enough clearance to prevent injury if an animal ever tries to charge the fence. While both have their benefits, they are not the same. Here are the core differences. 

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Increase the Security of Your Chain Link Fence

Friday, July 8th, 2022
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Chain link fencing is a staple for a reason, and it can be adjusted for tighter security needs.

A chain link fence is a great first defense in keeping your property safe and secure. Many high-security facilities have opted for chain link fencing around their properties’ perimeter. But, not all chain link mesh and fencing are created equal, so what makes those fences more secure than others? Here are a few things to consider if you’d like to increase the security level of your chain link fencing. 

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Active vs Passive Security Bollards

Friday, July 1st, 2022
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It’s beneficial to understand the difference between active and passive security bollards and their preferred applications.

If you run or manage a facility that needs crash-rated fencing, you probably have also considered the use of bollards. There are many different types of bollards on the market today, from directional bollards to security bollards. In short, a bollard is a post that is installed to direct traffic flow or provide protection. Usually, bollards are short and sturdy, but sometimes they are flexible so that emergency vehicles can drive over them. Most security bollards are very rigid and sturdy, but sometimes they can be moveable as well. Usually, this is referred to as being an active security bollard – meaning that there is some action or movement to them. Both active and passive security bollards are an important part of a security perimeter. But what is the difference between an active and a passive security bollard? Read on to learn more!

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Facilities That Use Crash-Rated Fencing

Friday, June 24th, 2022
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Some industries require crash-rated fencing to keep potential problems away from their facilities.

When you consider who might use crash-rated fencing, some might be more obvious than others. The White House, for instance, is a critical government building that is protected by a crash-rated fence. However, there are many other facilities, compounds, and buildings that are usually kept secure by the unparalleled protection of crash-rated fencing.

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Why Isn’t Wood Recommended for Security Fences?

Friday, June 17th, 2022
Wood fencing is a great option for privacy, but it doesn’t hold up as a solid security fence.

Fences can be made of several different types of materials, but security fences tend to be metal. You might be wondering why—wood fencing is excellent for residential and privacy fencing. It’s affordable, easy to install, and it keeps prying eyes off of your property. This is all true, but a good privacy fence tends to be a bad security fence. These fences perform distinctly different duties—good privacy goes both ways and good security requires a lack of privacy for anyone hoping to breach the perimeter your fence protects.

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2 Common Security Turnstiles

Thursday, June 9th, 2022
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There are different security turnstiles available depending on the needs of the facility.

When buildings need simple access control, they often choose to have security turnstiles installed. These are tried and true security measures that allow places such as museums and stadiums to control visitor access without having humans check every single ticket, or prisons and warehouses to carefully manage and monitor who is going in and out of the facility. Thanks to technology integration, security turnstiles are better and easier to use than ever before.

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Are Security Bollards Really Effective?

Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Bollards separate vehicle and pedestrian areas in order to keep everyone safe in areas where a security fence isn’t practical.

There are many different methods available to secure property and each one has its pros and cons. When you think of property security, most minds immediately go to security fences. Fences are a great tool for securing property, and with the right anti-climb measures they can keep most people out. Your average fence won’t prevent a vehicle that rams it from gaining access. In those situations, bollards are a much more practical tool for securing against entry. In short, bollards are short, sturdy, vertical posts. Originally used to anchor the mooring lines of ships, they have become a safety and security tool in modern days. If you’re not familiar with the different types of bollards and the benefits they offer, read on to learn more.

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