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Does Your Property Need Security Bollards?

Friday, September 27th, 2019
Does Your Property Need Security Bollards?

In this week’s blog, we will discuss a few different types of property that can benefit from security bollards in different ways.

When it comes to protecting valuable assets, some properties have unique needs. In some instances, typical traffic and pedestrian access control methods like turnstiles and fences may not be enough. In the cases of banks with ATMs, gas stations, and more, security bollards are an ideal solution to protect your equipment and the valuable or hazardous materials within. In this week’s blog, we will discuss a few different types of property that can benefit from security bollards in different ways.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Security Bollards

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Factors to Consider When Choosing Security Bollards

Security bollards could be the safety addition your business needs!

Security bollards are designed to create a physical and psychological barrier to prevent individuals from unauthorized entry. They help control access and enhance safety for vehicles, buildings, and pedestrians. Every property is unique, so when you’re choosing the bollards that will work best for your needs remember to consider these factors. (more…)

How to Care For Your Security Bollards

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Hercules security bollards are guaranteed to last and guard for years to come, but they can last even longer when you take frequent care of them. As with everything, time causes wear and tear on security bollards.

Hercules security bollards are guaranteed to last and guard for years to come, but they can last even longer when you take frequent care of them.  As with everything, time causes wear and tear on security bollards; preventing this is what helps them be successful.  So, with care comes safety and assurance for your facility.  Read on to discover how to care for your security bollards.  

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Why Are Anti-Ram Barriers So Important?

Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Anti-ram barriers are one of the most important tools when it comes to protecting your building and employees or customers from any harm.

When planning traffic control for your private or public property, there are many high security options available to protect your property and building. Anti-ram barriers are one of the most important tools when it comes to protecting your building and employees or customers from any harm. Why exactly are anti-ram barriers so important?

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Crash Barriers: What Are K Ratings?

Monday, January 11th, 2016
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K Ratings will tell you how strong your high security fence is against the impact of a vehicle.

If you own commercial property, you might be in the market to increase the security of your perimeter. As you begin doing your research on the most effective high security options available to you, you will learn to consider crash rated gates, fences, barriers and bollards. Crash rated material and products are not just common on commercial property, but industrial and government property as well. You may find yourself confused when you encounter a wide array of anti-ram options that include “K Rated” in the description of alongside different numbers. So, what is a K rating and what does all of this mean?

 

  • A ‘K’ rating is Crash Test Certification issued by the Department of State (DOS) to a barrier, fence, gate or bollard that indicates perpendicular impact by a 15,000 lb. (6810 kg.) vehicle.

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How Do Crash Barriers Work?

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Bollards can make you much safer.

F=M*A. Or in simpler words, the force of an object is equal to the mass of the object multiplied by the object’s acceleration. Some people know what it means; anyone who has been in a car crash knows how it feels.

Crash barriers are designed to help spread out and slow down that force, preventing serious damage to the object, its occupants, and anything behind the crash barriers. If you are looking to install crash barriers as part of your high security fencing solutions, take a moment to read about how these amazing examples of physics work. (more…)

What are K-Ratings for Fences?

Friday, January 16th, 2015

At Hercules High Security, we take great pride in offering our customers k-rated anti-crash fences, designed to stop even the toughest vehicles from gaining unauthorized access to your property or facility. Today, we’ll explain exactly what the k-rating system is and what it means for you.

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What is a K-Rating?

A k-rating is a crash test certification, given out by the Department of state, that indicates how well a fence or other barrier will stand up to impact from a vehicle. Specifically, k-ratings are designed to provide a universal measurement system for a barrier’s effectiveness measured against vehicles of a certain weight, traveling at a specific speed. The k-rating system assumes the standard weight of a vehicle is 15,000 lbs, which is the weight of a typical semi-truck cab, and three times the weight of the average American car. In order to be certified with a specific k-rating, a fence or barrier must allow no more than 36 in of the truck bed to penetrate the barrier, when that truck is traveling at a certain speed.

  • A K4 rating means that a 15,000 lb truck, moving at 30 mph, will not penetrate the fence or barrier more than 36 inches pat the truck bed.
  • A K8 rating certifies a barrier for a vehicle moving at 40mph
  • A K12 rating certifies a barrier for a vehicle moving at 50 mph

People are often confused by the measurement of “36in past the truck bed,” assuming that if a truck can make it to the truck bed, the occupants will have gained entry into their facility. This is not the case. For a fence or barrier to achieve any k-rating, it cannot break. This means that even though a truck traveling at 50 mph could partially penetrate a K12-rated barrier or fence, to do so would completely destroy the vehicle and its occupants while leaving the barrier or fence intact.

K-rated fences and barriers are widely used in various fields, all over the world, protecting government facilities and private residences alike. The k-rating is the world standard for every known anti-terrorism crash protector made within the past 15 years, having become standardized in 2000.

Looking for K-Rated Fences and Barriers?

Call Hercules High Security! All high security fences designed and installed by Hercules Fence will provide great strength and design. Look around our website to get a corporate overview and tour of our Hercules Fence Facility. Our entire line of fencing comes with extended warranties to ensure you have superior high security products for years to come. Our high security fence contractors truly offer security in every job. We have provided excellent fence designs and exceptional customer service since 1955. Request an estimate today with us to start on your high security project.

We have six convenient locations and there is a Hercules Fence professional ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to North Carolina. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

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Can Crash-Rated Bollards Keep My Facility Safe?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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When electing to add additional security measures to your facility it’s important to get a handle on all your options. A crucial part of any site security plan is the establishment and enforcement of a tightly controlled perimeter. Adding crash-rated bollards is a great way to manage vehicle access to your high security facilities and to keep your property safe and secure after hours.

What Are Crash-Rated Bollards?

It’s important to distinguish between crash-rated and regular bollards. Regular bollards are laid in simple, predictable patterns and placed in areas with an expectation of civility and are thus used primarily to direct traffic flow. Crash-rated bollards are explicitly designed to keep aggressive intruders, those who plan on carrying out acts of theft, vandalism, or terrorism, out.

Crash-rated bollards are available in several different strengths, each designed to resist a particular maximum amount of force. This is often expressed in terms of the maximum vehicle speed and weight that the bollard can withstand a collision with. K4 rated Bollards will withstand impact with a 15,000 lb. vehicle traveling at 30 mph, K8s will withstand a vehicle of the same weight coming at 40 mph, and K12s up to 50 mph.

Crash-rated bollards are an excellent resource for any business or organization needing additional perimeter control and mitigation of security risks. They allow and control foot access while limiting the potential danger of any hostile vehicles. When selecting crash-rated bollards for your facility make sure that they are placed where vehicles will have the least room to ramp up speed and are appropriately rated for whatever force a vehicle could hit them with.

Choose Hercules Fence

All high security bollards and fences designed and installed by Hercules Fence will provide great strength and design. Look around our website to get a corporate overview and tour of our Hercules Fence Facility. Our entire line of fencing comes with extended warranties to ensure you have superior high security products for years to come. Our high security fence contractors truly offer security in every job. We have provided excellent fence designs and exceptional customer service since 1955. Request an estimate today with us to start on your high security project.

We have six convenient locations and there is a Hercules Fence professional ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to North Carolina. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

Check out Hercules High Security Fence on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and YouTube

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How can Crash-Rated Bollards Improve My Security?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Sometimes in order to keep the perimeter of a high security area safe, you have to come up with some creative solutions. In many cases, those looking to secure a facility know that while cars and trucks may need to be kept out, people do need to be allowed in! A high security fence, while an effective safety measure, is often used to keep out all kinds of traffic, foot traffic included. However, by using crash-rated bollards, you can deter any vehicles from entering your property while still making it clear that people are allowed and capable of entering. Hercules Fence High Security can install quality, crash-rated bollards to serve your purposes.

What exactly is a crash-rated bollard? Bollards are short, metal pillars that make it impossible for cars and other vehicles to pass through onto a property. Stainless steel bollards provide a modern look, while concrete bollards can be designed to be more ornamental and visually appealing, as well as practical. Whatever the design is, crash-rated bollards serve an important purpose in keeping out unwanted cars while allowing pedestrians to enter the property as needed. Crash-rated bollards are just that, crash-tested and determined to be strong enough to keep out even fast-moving vehicles. Do you need a little more flexibility in your design? Crash-rated bollards can be made to be retractable so that during designated hours, vehicles can enter the property and during off hours, they cannot.

Are crash-rated bollards the security solution you’ve been looking for? Call Hercules Fence High Security today to have them installed on your property!

Hercules Fence High Security uses only the finest quality fence materials to create custom high security fences. Take a look at our durable high security fences. Let us provide you privacy and security with our high security fence solutions.

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All high security fences designed and installed by Hercules Fence will provide great strength and design. Look around our website to get a corporate overview and tour of our Hercules Fence Facility. Our entire line of fencing comes with extended warranties to ensure you have superior high security products for years to come. Our high security fence contractors truly offer security in every job. We have provided excellent fence designs and exceptional customer service since 1955. Request an estimate today with us to start on your high security project.

We have six convenient locations and there is a Hercules Fence professional ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to North Carolina. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

Check out Hercules High Security Fence on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and YouTube

 

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The Benefits of Crash Rated Fences for perimeter security

Friday, July 5th, 2013

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Is your facility in need of perimeter security products? Look no further than high security crash rated fences.

Hercules Fence is here to provide you exceptional anti-ram defense for your commercial facility.

Our Crash Rated Fence with barrier arm and hydraulic bollards can effectively combat vehicular impacts, forced entry and even ballistic attacks.

Every crash rated fence we design will meet K-12 rating requirements.

Hercules Fence can complete crash rated fence installations and service maintenance for your business.

Here are commonly installed crash rated systems:

  • Crash Resistant Fencing
  • Barrier Arms
  • And Bollards.

The purpose of having crash rated systems onsite is to deter thieves and any other potential threats from damaging your real property or endangering your personnel.

Hercules Fence is here to provide your facility a variety of perimeter security products to fully secure the perimeter of your facility.

No unrestricted vehicle will be granted access to your grounds. No vehicles breaching the barriers set in place as your facility. We have active vehicle barrier and passive vehicle barriers for your facility.

Check out our high security fences now to see what we can do for you.

Hercules Fence provides Security in every job.

We have six convenient locations and there is a Hercules Fence professional ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to North Carolina. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

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