Archives: 'Vehicle Barriers'

Doug Bedell — February 18, 2014, 4:04 pm

Security Systems for ‘Scrap Yards’ a Growing Need

What are the connections between security, protecting the environment and recycling? Strong, because humans, notes the Advanced Perimeter Systems Blog, are using up natural resources at an annual rate half again as fast as what the earth naturally provides. Thus scrap materials of all kinds, their value increasing, are subject to theft if “junk yard” […]

Doug Bedell — October 23, 2013, 1:11 pm

Terrorism Basically Unpredictable, But Can’t Be Discounted

A terrorist attack is basically impossible to predict, says the Risk Management Monitor, but, even so, the risk of loss from attacks at sensitive installations can’t be dismissed. A specific property’s risks can be assessed, and should be, even though an attack can’t be predicted. This is an extension to a baleful extreme of the […]

Doug Bedell — April 5, 2013, 8:50 am

PRO Barrier Awarded a Patent for Its VolarX™ Vehicle Barrier

PRO Barrier Engineering has been awarded U.S. Patent Number 8,382,391 for its recently developed VolarX™ anti-terrorism vehicle barrier. The VolarX™ is an easily installed, lower cost, final denial barrier that can be used quickly to close off a road when a threat is detected. With VolarX™, should a high-threat situation arise, a guard can quickly […]

Doug Bedell — January 28, 2013, 10:42 am

Violence is ‘Catching’; View Your Own Setting Accordingly

Indeed, consider your locale. Why? Because if you’re in a violence-prone neighborhood, your entrance security needs are likely to be greater than in a more tranquil setting. This may simply make intuitive good sense. But there’s academic support for the notion that violence is like a contagious disease. Bruce Schneier writes: “Intuitively we understand that […]

Doug Bedell — December 2, 2012, 1:48 pm

Airports Could Use Perimeter Vehicle Access Control Barriers

An incident at an Arizona airport in which a woman drove her car through a half-open perimeter gate onto a runway is the latest such airport security breach – and one that gives rise to notions of remotely operated vehicle access barriers protecting such entrances. PRO Barrier could provide a string of such barriers at […]

Doug Bedell — November 6, 2012, 7:49 am

Under Threat, Arrestor Virtually Snaps Into Place

When PRO Barrier Engineering’s Arrestor barrier is signalled routinely, it takes just five seconds to rise from the roadway.  When there’s an emergency, however, the Arrestor can be raised in two seconds or less. Now that’s protection! The Arrestor’s standard width is 12 feet. But it’s available in widths from nine to 25 feet.

Doug Bedell — September 11, 2012, 9:11 am

Do Your Vehicle Barriers Meet All Your Expectations?

Do your vehicle barriers meet all of your expectations? The success of site security depends upon its reliability. While PRO Barrier Engineering is distinguished for our design aesthetics, we have gained even greater credibility for the simplicity, as well as the dependability, of our comprehensive systems. Our customers consistently compliment the high quality of our […]

Doug Bedell — September 9, 2012, 7:57 am

A Company of ‘Firsts’

PRO Barrier Engineering LLC is passionate about developing customized solutions to protect people and facilities. Rather than mimic the “standard” barrier with a massive steel structure that produces high impact forces, PRO Barrier was the first to develop a lightweight hybrid design offering greater flexibility, literally and figuratively, than  our competitors can match. Using energy-absorbing […]

Doug Bedell — September 7, 2012, 10:52 am

Vehicle Barrier Solutions to Meet Your Needs

As a partner to government, military, industrial, and commercial markets, PRO Barrier Engineering LLC is passionate about developing customized solutions to protect people and facilities. Whether for routine vehicle access control, or for stopping vehicle-based terror attacks, or both, we believe that a subjective approach to barrier design results in more tangible benefits for each […]

Doug Bedell — September 5, 2012, 9:19 am

The Key Requirement: Dependable Vehicle Access Control Over Time

Vehicle access control and personnel entrance control – one leads to the other. Both are subject to the same basic cost principles, as discussed by Mike McGovern on a Government Security News blog post: It’s the total cost, short and longer-term, that really matters. “The danger…is that competitive bid situations actually can lead to higher […]