Posts Tagged ‘K Ratings’

What Are Crash Ratings and What Do They Mean?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
fence crash ratings

Fences such as this one, with K4 crash ratings, can withstand significant damage.

Security gates and fences are issued a “K” rating to communicate their security abilities and strength. A K rating is a Crash Test Certification issued by the Department of State (DOS) to any fence, gate, bollard, or barrier, which indicates how the barrier reacts to a vehicle of a specific weight at a particular speed. Essentially, the K crash ratings indicate the stopping power of a barrier. The crash ratings indicate something specifically for each gate and are communicating to people designing security barriers what they can expect. Read on to learn how each crash rating differs, and what each rating means for your security needs.  (more…)

What Are K-Rated Fences and Who Uses Them?

Monday, May 15th, 2017
k-rated fences

K-rated fences are great for properties that require higher security.

Chances are, if you are familiar with security fencing and developing a perimeter security plan, you’ve heard of K-rated fences. However, what exactly are K-rated fences and where should they be used? (more…)

Crash-Rated Gates through Hercules High Security

Friday, August 21st, 2015

If you have high-security needs at your facility, your perimeter’s security is likely one of your top priorities. Your fencing and gates are your first line of fence against intruders, vehicle crashes, and other types of security breaches. You obviously never want a weak point in your perimeter, but at the same time, your official and authorized employees and visitors do need a way in and out. So how do you find a happy medium to keep intruders out and keep your authorized persons safe inside? Investing in a crash-rated gate from Hercules High Security is an excellent option.

Crash-Rated Gates

So how do you find a happy medium to keep intruders out and keep your authorized persons safe inside? Investing in a crash-rated gate from Hercules High Security is an excellent option.

What are Crash-Rated Gates?

Crash-rated gates are your solution to providing a safe and secure way in and out of your facility without leaving a weak point in your perimeter. They are made specifically to keep those without authorization from entering on foot, so intruders without clearance will no longer be on your list of concerns. In addition, and most importantly, crash-rated gates are specially designed to keep out vehicles and be able to hold up to impact should one crash into your perimeter. Depending on the K rating of your crash-rated gate, it may be able to stop vehicles traveling up to 50 miles per hour. One of the most common ways intruders will attempt to break into your facility is by crashing into a perimeter fence with their vehicle and typically attempt to target the gate, since it’s usually easier to break down. (more…)

What do K Ratings Mean for your High Security Needs?

Friday, May 29th, 2015

 

High Security, K Rating

K Ratings will tell you how strong your high security fence is.

When you invest in a high security fence, you need to know that your investment is going to be worth the time and money you’ve put into it. Thankfully, there are plenty of standards that you can clearly identify that prove a certain amount of strength and protection. Today we’re going to be talking about K Ratings and what they mean for your security needs. Are you ready to learn more? Let’s do this. (more…)