Interfaith Sanctuary Names Sloan Business Partner of the Year

The Interfaith Sanctuary provides shelter, a warm meal and compassion for Boise’s homeless population. Several years ago, this population was rocked by violence that required additional security.

It has been Sloan Security Group’s privilege to be able to be a lead a generous group of security providers over the last two years – Cook Security Group, Concentric Security, and ERMS/Peter Ashwin in providing security services to this vulnerable population.

CEO Brice Sloan said “Sloan relationship with the Sanctuary helped to clarify Sloan’s Why:

  • Creating Order from Chaos
  • Safety for the Vulnerable
  • Securing Trust

This is a link to an article published in the Interfaith Sanctuary’s blog

The Interfaith Sanctuary provides overnight shelter, a warm meal, supportive services, kindness and compassion to men, women & children who are experiencing homelessness. 

Sloan Security Group is an industry leader in delivering integrated physical security solutions to clients with critical security needs.

Sloan Adds Revit Building Info Modeling (BIM) Capabilities to Assist Security Design

Sloan Security Group, Inc. is pleased to announce new BIM capabilities to provide advanced security design services.

Sloan is now able to receive a Revit model, navigate through it and generate elevation views, export the design to AutoCAD, and use the model as the basis for fence and gate/barrier designs.

Established in 1991, Sloan Security Group is an industry leader in providing total life cycle perimeter security solutions from design, build to maintenance that address clients’ security requirements.

SSG nominated for Idaho Innovation Awards

Sloan Security Group is pleased to announce that it has been nominated as Innovative Company of the Year for the 2018 Idaho Innovation Awards.

In 2016, Sloan won runner-up Innovation of the year for its doppler radar animal detection system.  In addition, Sloan has a number of patents for innovative barrier systems and its vacuum excavation innovation has revolutionized excavation in sub-Arctic Alaska.

The annual Idaho Innovation Awards is Idaho’s first and only innovation awards program. The program recognizes innovations, innovative professionals and companies throughout the state. Stoel Rives LLP, a full-service, U.S. business law firm, has organized and hosted the program since 2006 and is pleased to organize this year’s program with Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council.

Established in 1991, Sloan Security Group is a leading U.S. provider of perimeter security security systems.

SSG employees standing between two deployed wedge barriers.

July 2018 USACE DoD Anti-Ram Vehicle Barriers List Update

The DOD Anti-Ram Vehicle Barriers: July 2018 document adds several new barriers and adds two new aspects of defensive geometry.

  • “interpolated” designs where a barrier is tested for openings of 10′ and 20′ and is also approved for in between distances. such as 13′.
  • designs where a barrier is only able to be used for a particular engineered distance such as 20′.  This is challenging if your site doesn’t work in neat 10′ or 20′ increments.

To create this standard, the DoD employs an ASTM International performance standard and testing procedure for both active entrance barriers and passive perimeter barriers designated as “vehicle-impact rated barriers,” or “anti-ram barriers.” The current standard is ASTM F2656-07, Standard Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers.

The ASTM F2656-07 test standard rates barriers in twelve impact categories, with three predetermined impact velocities for each category and four potential penetration ratings for each impact rating. These penetration ratings are: P1 – < 3.3 ft; P2 – 3.31 to 23.0 ft; P3 – 23.1 to 98.4 ft; and P4 – > 98 ft.

A few characteristics to consider are listed below (list taken from the DoD’s Protective Design Center – unlimited distribution):

  • Impact speed at barrier (low speed impact): The use of some vehicle barriers
    presented in this list exhibit vulnerabilities when impacted at speeds other than
    those associated with the ASTM and DOS test impact velocities.
  • Design Basis Threat (DBT) vehicle, other vehicle weights and speeds: The barriers
    presented in this list have been subjected to impacts under the specific conditions
    prescribed by the test designation. If the Installation’s DBT includes vehicles
    significantly different than the test vehicle, performance of the system may differ
    from what may be expected.
  • Deployment mechanisms: The mechanisms used to deploy vehicle barriers vary
    (pneumatic, hydraulic, electro-mechanical, manual). The various mechanisms
    should be investigated and the choice should be based on the best fit for the
  • Environmental condition at barrier: Environmental conditions can vary greatly
    from location to location. Conditions such as rain, snow, ice, sand, gravel, hot, and
    cold need to be considered when selecting a barrier for a specific location.
  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) requirements: Each barrier comes with its
    own operational and maintenance requirements. The O&M requirements vary in
    the amount and intensity from barrier to barrier. O&M needs to be figured into the
    overall life cycle cost of the barrier.
  • After impact barrier gaps: Post impact gaps may be an inherent characteristic of the
    barrier system. The barrier system’s post-impact condition should be carefully
    evaluated for its cap
portrait image of Derek Leen

New Hire

Sloan Security Group is pleased to welcome Derek Leen to its team as lead field engineer.

Derek graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State Chico with a BS in Mechatronic Engineering – a hybrid degree with elements of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. He has had internships with Livermore National Labs and Tesla (through a controls subcontractor). Derek was also involved in the SpaceX sponsored Hyperloop Competition as a lead wiring coordinator, winning a Pod Innovation Award from SpaceX.

Unfinished workshop interior

Building Update

We pleased that from our August groundbreaking, our building continues to take shape with project management leadership from one of our founder, Ed Sloan (retired).  Exciting to have all of our employees under one roof again.

See below for a quick tour.

Metal manufacturing space.

Building the first story.

Progress – rain or shine.


Security Bollards stop a car during the 2017 Time Square car crash

Security Bollards Make Cities Safer and More Pleasant

If installed properly, security bollards aren’t just a security element, they are also a way for city’s to create a more architecturally pleasing environment. This article from Slate does a great job of going through some of the in’s and out’s of bollards.

You may not know that Sloan manufactures architectural bollards for customers around the world.