Posts Tagged ‘security barriers’

6 High-Security Perimeter Solutions

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
high security perimeter solutions

High-security perimeter solutions include crash-rated fencing.

High-security locations such as government buildings, military bases, data centers, corporate headquarters, prisons, embassies, and other high-risk sites require optimal perimeter security. A standard fence won’t always be sufficient for keeping these locations secure. At Hercules High Security, we help you select the best crash-rated barriers for keeping your facility free from intrusion and unauthorized visitors. Read on for the six best high-security perimeter solutions you can discuss with our team.  (more…)

3 Benefits of Retractable Security Bollards

Thursday, March 26th, 2020
retractable security bollards

Retractable security bollards can limit access whenever you choose to limit access.

Retractable security bollards are one of several security bollards available for use on industrial, municipal, and commercial properties. These bollards are classified as medium security and emerge from the ground before locking into place as a security barrier. When not in use, the retractable bollards can lower back into the ground to create a seamless, hazard-free surface. If you are considering retractable security bollards for your security needs, read on to learn more about the three most significant benefits these bollards can offer.  (more…)

3 Reasons to Add Vehicle Barriers to Your Commercial Property

Thursday, March 19th, 2020
benefits of vehicle barriers

Vehicle barriers are an essential component of a well-rounded security system.

If a speeding vehicle were to crash into your commercial building or property, it could cause serious damage to not only the building but to people outside and inside the facility as well. One way to prevent serious damage from vehicle collisions is to install crash-rated vehicle barriers around your perimeter. These barriers are a sign to potential intruders that you are taking a proactive approach to security. There are three significant benefits to adding vehicle barriers to your commercial property; read on to learn more about what these security measures can do.  (more…)

3 Impasse Security Fence Styles from Hercules High Security

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
impasse security fence stronghold

A stronghold fence is just one type of impasse security fence offered by Hercules High Security.

Anti-climb fencing is an essential security tool for any property intending to keep out dangerous intruders, thieves, and criminals. The abundance of security fencing makes selecting the right barrier for your property very challenging. However, when you go with an impasse high-security fencing system, you will always be guaranteed safety. Read on to learn which three primary impasse security fence styles are offered by Hercules High Security, and how each can benefit your facility.  (more…)

The 6 Best Practices for Perimeter Protection

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
perimeter protection video surveillance

Video surveillance and motion sensors are tools you can use while implementing perimeter protection best practices.

The first line of defense for any facility is its perimeter, but any security system worth having will have layers of protection that only begins with that perimeter. With the many physical and electronic security devices available today, developing perimeter protection with a combination of tools can be a complex undertaking. However, while you design your facility’s perimeter security plan, it is helpful to remember the following six best practices that ensure an effective protection plan.  (more…)

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…)

3 Bollard Maintenance Tips

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
bollard maintenance

Each type of security barrier has different needs, but there are a few standard bollard maintenance practices that can help ensure the health and continued performance of your bollards regardless of their composition.

Just like any other piece of security equipment, bollards require regular maintenance and inspection to continue performing as they should. This is especially true for hydraulic or retractable bollards, bollards that protect high-value targets, and bollards that are likely to be hit or scraped by vehicles. Not all bollards should be repaired the same way. Each type of security barrier has different needs, but there are a few standard bollard maintenance practices that can help ensure the health and continued performance of your bollards regardless of their composition.


3 Effective Security Barriers to Consider for Your Business

Friday, July 6th, 2018
3 Effective Security Barriers to Consider for Your Business

Bollards serve as visual barriers that can help protect your property.

Providing effective security for business properties is one of the top concerns for owners and managers. Not only do they need to protect their employees and other investments, but it’s important to maintain the integrity of the building itself. Here are three effective security barriers to consider for your business. (more…)

How to Spot Security Gaps in Your Fencing

Friday, January 27th, 2017
security gaps

Closing security gaps will minimize security risks.

Whether you are a residential or commercial property, a gap in your security fencing can be about the same as not having any security fencing at all. How can you identify security gaps in your fencing and take steps to secure them? (more…)

Common Bollards and Their Uses

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Most people have never heard of a bollard but everyone has seen one—they just did not know it! They are found in various locations and have many uses. By definition, a bollard is a type of barrier designed to mark a specific location, detour the flow of traffic around construction, or act as protection to a building. They were originally designed as short posts placed on boat docks for owners to tie up their ships. Finally, they have become popular to enhance the overall appearance of both commercial and residential lawns.


Bollards serve many purposes.