Archives: August, 2012

Doug Bedell — August 31, 2012, 9:35 am

PBE Barriers: A Growing Presence in the Capital Region

PRO Barrier Engineering’s presence in the Washington, D.C., area is growing, aided by recognition of both the utility and aesthetics of our anti-terrorism vehicle barriers by various end users and consultants. “Our commitment to providing quality products that are customer-driven has solidified our reputation,” says PBE’s president, Tom Potter. Proof positive: PBE has recently received […]

Doug Bedell — August 29, 2012, 3:28 pm

Security Starts With Awareness

You can systematize anything, including prompts for studying risk in a way that matters. Too many of us put clues to possible danger aside. That’s the position of a post on “Near-misses, mitigation and resilience” on Homeland Security Watch. The post notes how researchers at the Wharton School added two new layers at the base […]

Doug Bedell — August 27, 2012, 11:06 am

AVATAR Takes Stock of Truthfulness

Here’s a glimpse of the possible security future – call it “Elvis scanning”. CNN has a story on an AVATAR kiosk being tested in Arizona that questions border crossers face-to-face.  The virtual “official” was developed by researchers at the University of Arizona. It’s “AVATAR” name stands for “Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in  Real-Time”. […]

Doug Bedell — August 24, 2012, 2:12 pm

Custom Barrier Designs: From Guards to IT

Security today, Security Management Daily reminds us, goes well beyond the hallowed image of a guard at a gate to include both physical and IT security controls. That’s PRO Barrier’s capacity as well. Our barriers can be operated by a guard or integrated into IT control systems. Our solutions are planned in the context of […]

Doug Bedell — August 21, 2012, 10:21 am

Skydivers Aren’t Likely, but Be Mindful

The Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in southeastern Georgia is antsy of parachutists landing inside its perimeter, given that that’s happened seven times in the past three years. Of course, not everyone has a parachuting business, the Jumping Place, next door. The errant skydivers either were blown off course or lost visibility. Could there be […]

Doug Bedell — August 20, 2012, 11:45 am

Look What Might Have Been Up In ‘The Friendly Skies’

As the National Terror Alert Response Center puts it, “So much for the friendly skies!”  Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees “have caught fliers trying to take everything from a grenade launcher to live cannonballs onto flights this year.”  The terrorism response center notes a “jaw-dropping” list of  seized weaponry in a story from The New […]

Doug Bedell — August 17, 2012, 9:23 am

Seismic-Acoustic Devices Provide an ‘Awareness Perimeter’

Effective barriers and fences provide security protection at a facility’s gate and fenceline. But to enhance those critical safeguards, new technologies are making it possible to detect possible danger approaching a property. Mark Tinker writes on Government Security News about  “Leveraging the Awareness Perimeter.”  It’s good to stay on top of such developments, all in […]

Doug Bedell — August 15, 2012, 12:31 pm

Declaration of Truth

Another satisfied customer has returned to PRO Barrier Engineering for increased perimeter protection at a second vehicle access control point. This prestigious facility, which recently ordered PRO Barrier’s certified K12/M50 Arrestor, has been operating the slim-lined K4/M30-rated LightFoot barrier for five years at a different entry point. In the vehicle barrier industry, repeat customers provide […]

Doug Bedell — August 13, 2012, 1:45 pm

Tractor Carnage at a Police Parking Lot – IT Might Help

Sheriff’s deputies in Newport, Vermont, possibly got an inkling the other day of how desirable it would be to have a vehicle barrier at the entrance to their parking lot. An angry man with a tractor drove into the lot and played demolition derby with their cruisers, badly damaging seven of them. The vintage image of […]

Doug Bedell — August 9, 2012, 9:31 am

Making an Impact in D.C.

PRO Barrier Engineering is pleased to announce several new security projects in the Washington, D.C., area featuring the crash-certified Arrestor and crash-rated LightFoot. Three existing facilities will receive perimeter security upgrades to include these unique hybrid vehicle barriers designed by Dr. Tom Potter. In addition, PRO Barrier’s LightFoot has been chosen for a new building […]