Amp Up Security With K-Rated Barriers

Hercules High Security K-Rated Barriers
K-Rated bollards and barriers protect an area from oncoming vehicles that fail to stop.

A k-rating is a crash rating that is assigned by the Department of State to fences and barriers that can stop a 15,000 lb vehicle within a certain distance of impact. K-ratings are given to many different security measures – barriers, barrier arms, and bollards are all subject to the k-rating system. Installing a k-rated barrier is an effective way to manage traffic flow and keep an area secure.

More Than a Traffic Cone

When you think of a security barrier you might envision a plastic road barrier that’s bright orange and weighted. These are useful for low-security areas where a k-rated barrier isn’t needed. However, when dealing with high-security needs, there are many options available for k-rated barriers to step in and do the heavy lifting. Some styles of high-security k-rated barriers are steel plates, wedge barriers, and beam barricades. Each style of barrier has its own advantages and recommended uses.

Convenient Permanence

Being able to move portable barriers is a big convenience, but these need to be moved by hand, so they are very cumbersome in a place where vehicles need to pass through regularly. Permanent k-rated barriers are installed either in a shallow trench or on the surface and are either electrically or hydraulically controlled to lift and fold the gate as needed. This is far more convenient than needing to move barriers by hand.

Choose Hercules High Security to Protect Your Property

Whether you need White House-level security fencing, or you need the perfect version of a white picket fence to guard your business or residential property, trust the experts at Hercules High Security. For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules High Security online or give us a call at 1-800-395-9597. Our professionals are ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to Richmond, Virginia. We have branch offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, and Maryland. We will ensure your investment serves your family and your business for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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