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.



Doppler-biased radar detection system near Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Sloan ADS Doppler Radar System Receives US DOT Recognition

Sloan Security Group is pleased to announce after three years of operations, its animal detection system, installed on US95,  a few miles south of the Canadian Border, is being recognized for its reliability and effectiveness by the United States Department of Transportation and others.

The latest findings were published by Marcel Hjusier from Western Traffic Institute/Montana State University in cooperation with the Idaho Transportation Department and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Contact Brice Sloan at 208.412.7944 for more information.

Click on this link to read the paper.  http://cem.uaf.edu/media/247691/huijser-et-al-animal-detection-system-20170917-final-report-cesticc.pdf


Breaking ground on the new building.

Sloan Breaks Ground on New Building

We are pleased to announce our August 18th groundbreaking with family, friends, employees, and partners.  Boise Chamber of Commerce CEO Bill Connors spoke and participated in the groundbreaking.   The future building will bring Sloan’s metal fabrication and security divisions under one roof.

The project is led by Ed Sloan, who recently retired from CH2M after more than 30 years as a project manager.

President Greg Sloan told the audience of more than 60 that the decision to  build the building is a measure of the success of Sloan’s projects and commitment to remaining in Boise.  He said it was also a measure of Sloan’s confidence in the future.

Sloan Security Group is an industry leader in providing comprehensive critical perimeter solutions.


NW Energy Renews Sloan’s 2-Year Security Barrier Maintenance Contract at Hanford Labs

Sloan Security Group is pleased to announce that its service and maintenance team has been selected to provide another two-year security barrier maintenance contract with Energy NW/Hanford Labs.  Sloan is also a long-time provider of security barrier maintenance solutions at Las Alamos National Labs and other critical national security sites.  Sloan is a recognized industry leader in delivering critical perimeter security solutions.

Miguel Macias at the jobsite

Caught Being Safe

A few weeks back we congratulated Miguel Macias on receiving safety recognition from AC2.

Being intrigued, Brice dug a little deeper to find out exactly what this honor meant.

As we all know safety is important to Sloan and fortunately our customers and th
eir safety managers have the same philosophy. They constantly work with Sloan to identify appropriate safety practices.

So, this week we decided to talk about a successful “caught being safe” moment. Miguel’s actual award was “Outstanding and Safe Operation of a Reach Forklift”.

Here is a checklist along with awareness that should be completed anytime someone is operating any form of machinery.

• Pre-task Plan submitted and approved by the customer
• Equipment checklist completed and with operator for inspection purposes
• Carrying Operator certification for a reach forklift
• Rigging Device – Specifically designed for the site and certified to the load
• Tag lines used
• The area was barricade to keep pedestrians from intruding into area
• And of course…. He had his seatbelt fastened.

If ever in question don’t lift the load…. Stop and ask questions. This might take time away from a deadline, but if it determines the outcome of safe vs unsafe we are all successful with a little patience.

Sloan Wins Best Places to Work in Idaho Award

Sloan Security Group is proud to announce that it has received honorable mention in the Best Places to Work in Idaho Awards.

The Best Places to Work in Idaho is a community of organizations dedicated to the betterment of the condition of employment.  This organization is dedicated to the following principles.

  1. The nobility and honor inherent in employment.
  2. The capacity employment possesses to generate financial and emotional prosperity when it’s done right.
  3. Doing employment right is no more expensive and far more profitable than not.

The award evaluation is done by Populus, an independent 3rd party professional survey organization.

Sloan Security Group is proud of to participate in this award and proud of its many dedicated professionals at every level of our company.  Without them, this award would not be possible.

Sloan Security Group March 2017 Newsletter


March 2017
Volume 4, Issue 1



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We Believe Integrity Drives Excellence




Founded in 1991, Sloan Security Group is an award-winning, family-owned business whose mission is to ensure critical security solutions are designed, installed and maintained for reliable performance.  




Sloan Security Group will have a booth at ISC West! To secure your preferred meeting slot now, email us at info@sloansg.com. We will be at booth # 6151.





Did you know …?

Sloan Companies just celebrated their 25th year in business!




We celebrated above the Blue Turf at the BSU Bronco stadium. We had over 120 guests, employees and families, clients and suppliers who joined in the celebration.






Featured International Project
U.S. Embassy in Western Africa




Sloan provided critical services to our client by designing, manufacturing and installing automated anti-climb gates at a U.S. Embassy in Africa. After the gates were installed by the local labor force, Sloan’s team of access control professionals completed and certified the installation and trained embassy security staff and on-site contractors in just a few days! 





Featured U.S. Project
James A. McClure Federal Courthouse
Boise, ID





Crash barrier wall and bollards that Sloan designed, engineered and built.(above) Crash-rated barrier arm gate being installed by Sloan team.(below)




We are very grateful as a company to have recently experienced several award nominations, milestones and accomplishments.

Sloan was nominated for
“Best Places to Work in Idaho” award.

Many of you know Brice, Greg, Collin and Rusty, the founders of Sloan Security Group. We are proud to announce that Zion’s Bank recently nominated them for “SBA Small Business Persons of the Year” for Idaho.
Sloan Security Group was recently featured in a Wright Stuff Radio podcast.

Maintenance Tip

Remember to carefully adhere to your monthly maintenance schedules on operated wedge barriers and be sure to document your completed tasks in your maintenance log. Your maintenance logs are critical to ensuring your equipment is covered by manufacturer warranty if there is ever an issue. Recently we had to complete a $20,000 repair for new barriers that were not maintained per manufacturer recommendations.

For more information, contact our Service Department manager, Rich Philips, at 208.344.8379 or rich.phillips@sloansg.com.



















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