Archives: 'Vehicle Barriers'

Doug Bedell — September 26, 2016, 11:40 am

FEMA Offers Site Security Protection Manual

The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) provides guidance on protecting building sites from terrorist attacks in its manual, “Site and Urban Design for Security“. Chapters three through five are especially helpful on perimeter security protection. “A perimeter security design,” FEMA explains, “involves two main elements” – the perimeter barrier that prevents unauthorized vehicles and pedestrians from […]

Doug Bedell — May 2, 2016, 4:01 pm

PRO-Gate Provides Routine Access at Public Settings

PRO Barrier Engineering is extending its vehicle access control product line. The company has supplemented its array of barriers for blocking hostile vehicle entries (anti-terrorism barriers) with a new line of beams and gates, dubbed PRO-Gate. The PRO-Gate barriers are for blocking roads and controlling routine vehicle entries at airports, stadiums, parking facilities, office complexes, […]

Doug Bedell — January 22, 2016, 12:07 pm

Vehicle Barriers As Prime Site Protectors

The Intersec blog gives high priority to controlling vehicle access among the means of insuring a secure building site. “Even if people have easy access to your site,” Richard McKeon writes on Intersec, “controlling vehicle access can make a big contribution to minimising loss.”

Doug Bedell — July 28, 2015, 9:59 am

Warning: The Need to Heed Risks at Cargo Centers

Silva Consultants Blog has an extended discussion of the wisdom of paying heed to the “security of trailers and shipping containers at warehouses and distribution centers”. A vehicle barrier like PRO Barriers’s Patriot, or our other available models, can be the ideal complement to an on-site security program at shipping and receiving centers.

Doug Bedell — July 3, 2015, 9:24 am

‘First-Ever:’ A Marine Security Span in Israel

And now, a maritime security gate: Advanced Perimeter Systems takes us to a news release on the “Frist-Ever, Fully Automated Marine Security Gate.” It’s been installed by Halo Maritime Defense Systems at a naval base in Israel, “breakwater-to-breakwater.” “A simple push of a button,” says the release, “retracts the barrier and allows vessels to pass.”

Doug Bedell — March 25, 2015, 9:31 am

Power Grid Security Includes Fences and Vehicle Barriers

USA Today has it right in a story about vulnerabilities in the nation’s electric power grid. “About once every four days,” its report states, “part of the nation’s power grid…is struck by a cyber or physical attack.” Could one of them be a precursor to a devastating regional attack? There aren’t many security priorities higher […]

Doug Bedell — April 30, 2014, 9:59 am

We’re Open to Access Control Innovation

American City & County has a post reflecting on how fiber optic cable and wireless communication increasingly are the preferred technologies for communication networks. Brainstorming and innovation are the order of our times. PRO Barrier Engineering gets that. We invite you to connect and brainstorm with us on your site security needs. Together, we might […]

Doug Bedell — April 28, 2014, 4:55 pm

PRO Barrier Integrates Handily With a Customer’s Needs

Andrew Goldsmith on the Government Security News site notes that establishing a security checkpoint can be “rather daunting – particularly in today’s security environment of constantly changing protocols, mandates, equipment, and threats.” That may well be so with some vehicle access control systems. But we at PRO Barrier Engineering would like to note, indeed stress, […]

Doug Bedell — April 9, 2014, 11:31 am

Hospital Security Begins at Entryways

Hospitals are stressful places, for patients, their families and hospital staff members themselves. But they can at least be as secure as possible, places of safety as a prelude to healing. At the ISC West meeting (International Security Conference) just concluded, there was a panel on protecting hospitals from violence. Sad that the topic was […]

Doug Bedell — March 6, 2014, 1:42 pm

PRO Barrier’s Arrestor Hailed in NFIB Video

The breakthrough design of PRO Barrier’s Arrestor barrier is illustrated in a video posted by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), in which a 15,000-ton truck traveling at 50 miles and hour is stopped dead by an Arrestor’s elastic bands. There was no “breakthrough,” by the truck itself. It imploded upon hitting the aesthetically-pleasing […]