High Security in Grand Island, NE FAQ
Why is American Fence Company the top high security fence contractor in Grand Island?
Having been in the fencing industry for more than 50 years, American Fence Company knows security technology thoroughly. Our highly knowledgeable design personnel assist customers in selecting layouts and security products.
- Field Security Installation – We have installed over 200,000 running feet of razor wire. Our Grand Island security fence installation crews can build your security fence in a timely manner.
- Security Maintenance – American Fence Company owns the largest inventory of gate operator parts in the Midwest. We also service automated gates, so if you have questions or concerns, just talk to us, the number one security fence contractor in Grand Island, NE.
- CAD – American Fence Company’s seasoned CAD designers provide customers with illustrations of security fencing and gates.
- Specialty Fabrication – Our team of certified welders has access to a 10,000 square foot fabrication shop. Because of this, we can assemble a variety of special security systems, including crash barriers, sallyport systems, grenade barriers, shooting stations, explosion deterrents, and more. Whether you are a data center, airport, etc. in or near Grand Island, NE – we can help with your commercial high security needs.
What is available today in the high security industry?
Since September 11, 2001, high security around the world have expanded, including the fields of security fences, security gates, access control, barriers, and cable restraints. To help you get started with securing your commercial property in Grand Island, here are a few of the most popular security installations employed today.
Vehicle Barriers: Vehicle barriers are categorized as either passive or passive. Active and passive vehicle barriers can be transported or fixed in place, depending on their making, method of operation, or use. Some commercial barriers are dual-classified, meaning they meet requirements for both categories (e.g., fixed-active, portable passive, etc.) No industry-wide standard terminology exists for vehicle barriers.
Passive Barrier Systems: Passive barriers have no moving parts and are dependent upon energy absorption transmitted to their foundation. Examples of passing barrier systems include highway medians, guardrails, posts or bollards, reinforced fences, tires, and ditches.
Active Barrier Systems: Active barriers require action in the form of moving parts – by equipment, personnel or both – to permit or deny vehicle entry. Active barrier systems include gates, moving bollards, active tire shredders, barricades and beams.
Portable/Movable Barrier Systems: Portable/movable barrier systems live up to their name in that they can be relocated from one spot to another. Heavy equipment may be necessary in some cases to smooth over the relocation process. Examples of portable/movable barrier systems include hydraulically operated, sled-type, barricade systems, highway medians, or filled 55-gallon drums that are not set in foundations. Portable/movable barrier systems can be either active or passive.
Fixed Barrier Systems: Fixed barriers are permanently installed or require heavy equipment to be moved or dismantled. Fixed barrier systems can be either active or passive. Examples include hydraulically-operated rotation or retracting systems, pits, and concrete or steel barriers.
Cable Restraint Systems: Cable restraint systems are typically ¾” to 1 ¼” diameter cables installed at such a height to capture and stop a vehicle. These systems may be both certified or uncertified, and certified systems carry a K-Rating which boils down to how far a vehicle of specific size and weight traveling at a specific speed will stop once the vehicle has encountered the cables. The cables are strewn between posts to keep the system at a specific height. At specified lengths, the cables are terminated with the use of a deadman system.
Hydraulic Crash Bollards: Hydraulic crash bollards are steel bollards that can be recessed to ground level. Able to rise in under three seconds, these bollards are useful for stopping vehicles moving at dangerously high speeds, able to work in conjunction with a simple three button station or sophisticated security system, and are easy to operate. Hydraulic bollards have been used to protect United States embassies and federal facilities both domestically and abroad.
Hydraulic Pop-Up Barriers: These immovable barriers sit at or below ground level, rise quickly to divert vehicular threats, and generally run the length of the drive. Our fence installers in Grand Island can install these barriers on a temporary basis in 15 minutes or less.
Barrier Arm Gates: These barrier gates raise and lower with a large tubular steel boom that has a cable assembly running through the tube. Once in the closed position, the cable automatically is looped over a large steel saddle horn. Again, these barrier arms are designed to stop a vehicular threat traveling at an excessive speed. These gate arms are available in electrical /mechanical or manual operation.
Crash Barrier Cantilever Gates: Crash barrier cantilever gates are designed to stop both pedestrians and fast-moving vehicles. For this reason, they are common installations at airports. These gates require an electrical gate operator to move the gate at a speed of two feet per second to meet FAA requirements.
High Security Prison Gates: High security prison fencing must be tall and devoid of gaps, and the gates must be foolproof. In today’s correctional facilities, TyMetal Corporation’s Plus System is the nation’s leading overhead track fully enclosed gate system. Operated from a remote site, this gate, complete with a unique locking column and fully enclosed track and chain assemblies, is impenetrable to hands-on intervention.
Concertina Wire: Concertina wires, the severe form of commonly know “razor wire,” are used at almost every U.S. correctional facility and nuclear power plant. Available in many diameters and varieties, it has found its way into the private sector as an impenetrable security installation in Grand Island. Formerly used only in prison facilities, it stops today’s criminal, as they are unprepared to deal with this barrier. Please note that public safety must be taken into consideration before security installation in Grand Island, NE.
Gate Access Control: Gate access control today exists in many forms, including fingerprints, retina scans, anti-passback, three strikes and tail gating. Entry devices also come in the form of personal PCs and telephone entry. With so many options, you can decide who can access your facility, at what time, and how often.
Whom do I need to contact for requirements on high security fencing, gates, and barriers in Grand Island, NE?
Public facilities should start by contacting their primary agencies for requirements and specifications on security fencing in Grand Island. In general, public high security applications are governed by specifications or specific intents (i.e. airports abide by the FAA, and nuclear power plants abide by the NRC). If you are aware of your requirements or are a private institution, feel free to contact any of our Grand Island fence company’s service centers. We can help with design and installation. After all, with over 55 years of securing our nation’s federal buildings, prisons, nuclear power plants and airports, American Fence Company is the premier choice for fence contractors in Grand Island, NE and the Midwest.
Can American Fence Company provide turnkey installation for my security fence in Grand Island, NE?
Yes. Our fence company in Grand Island has all the experience, knowledge, and leadership needed for high quality fence installation, maintenance, and repair. Our staff knows Grand Island security fencing inside and out. For example, if you hire us to install an automated gate operator, you will receive the gate, the gate operator, and also all necessary gate access control devices. Telephone entry, proxy readers, keypads, intercoms, etc. Our contractors will also be brought onboard to put together everything – this includes telephone, communications, electrical, and all site work.