Perimeter Security Design Services

Sloan Security Group’s Physical Security Experts have unmatched experience in securing physical assets and personnel. Many years of reviewing, analyzing and constructing perimeter security solutions have developed strong capabilities in the analysis, design, and economical protection of critical facilities.

Whether it is developing construction plans for security solutions in oil refinery facilities or developing customized systems for remote communication sites, the Sloan team has done it all. Consulting services can be packaged within a design/install scenario or on a stand-alone basis.

We can help you in creating robust high security procedures that will meet applicable guidelines, create training for your personnel and guide you through future maintenance requirements.

In particular, we design to the following standards:

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Example: Access Control System

Most frequently, Sloan takes what is known as a “50% design” from an architect or engineering firm and converts that to a 100% design.  Often, that means taking a concept drawing with some specifications to a full-blown, ready for construction shop drawing.

We can help you select, procure, design, install, and maintain your vehicle barriers, regardless of your situation and location(s).

There are a tremendous variety of systems currently on the market with new companies and products being introduced constantly. We keep a close watch on these new technologies and can help you select from amongst all of the options available. Our experience designing and installing a vehicle barriers across North America at a wide range of facilities including chemical/oil/gas, port, airport, and military facilities helps us to analyze your individual situation and ascertain which barrier solution will be most secure, cost-effective, and maintenance free solution for your situation.

Working together with you, Sloan will provide a solution that will:

  1. SECURE your site
  2. Meet your BUDGET
  3. Provide RELIABILITY

We design to the following standards:

A barrier meant to stop, disable, or destroy vehicles intentionally driven into the perimeter of a protected area. These barriers may be active, (movable at the push of a button) or static, (permanently in a vehicle-stopping posture) and be located at gate entrances, or along perimeters between vehicle access points.

AVB= Active Vehicle Barrier

  1. Utilized for active vehicle entrances, sally ports, unmanned entrances
  2. Wedges, bollards, sliding, rising or pivoting horizontal beams, integrated into gates etc.
  3. Hydraulically, electrically, pneumatically, or manually operated
  4. May be surface-mounted, shallow-mounted, or standard depth installation

SVB= Static Vehicle Barrier

  1. Utilized for fence lines, permanently closed gate openings, temporarily closed gate openings
  2. Cable-type barriers, bollards, berms, trenches, walls, street furniture, vegetation, concrete barriers, guard rails etc.

Guard rails are crash rated but not for a perpendicular attack. Guard-rails (cable, steel, and concrete jersey-type) are only tested at a 15 degree approach angle commonly found in traffic situations. These systems typically fail when hit intentionally by vehicles.

This is an important question that must be answered before you get too far into your selection process. The definitions of these terms is found below and ensures that you have a good base understanding before you go further.

Standard Crash-Rated Barriers

Barriers which have been certified by a rating agency as having passed a full field crash test where a particular barrier is certified to stop the attack of a particular vehicle traveling at a certain speed within a strict set of guidelines. This rating does not serve as a guarantee but only as evidence of capabilities.

Modified Crash-Rated Barriers

Crash-Rated Barriers which need to be changed in some minor way to fit a particular site’s characteristics. The changes to the barriers should be carefully analyzed to ensure that the barrier’s effectiveness will not be affected by the changes.

Crash-Engineered Barriers

Barriers which have been engineered by a particular entity to stop the attack of a particular vehicle traveling at a certain speed within a strict set of guidelines. No field testing has been performed on these barriers however. These barriers are less favorable and should only be utilized when there is no equivalent Standard or Modified Crash-Rated Barrier available.

Why is this important?

  • Both crash-rated and crash-engineered and crash-rated barriers are engineered but even with modeling programs and extensive engineering expense, crash tests often fail.
  • There are companies that may have one or two products that are crash-rated but offer a dozen or more “crash-rated products”
  • Companies must be pushed to explain precisely what, if any, engineering or crash testing has been performed to give the buyer a clear view of what they are getting for their investment

Perimeter Security Analysis
Perimeter Fencing Review
Vehicular and Pedestrian Access Control Review
Entrance Security Sequences
Cut-Through Destructive Testing
Budget Analysis
Project Cost Estimating
Project Planning Assistance
Customized Solution Development
LEED-Certified Security Solutions

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Collin Sloan 

Sloan delivers designs for projects across the world as long as the client needs to meet a certain design standard.