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Crash-Rated Barriers

Crash-Rated Bollards

Sloan offers years of experience and industry expertise to design, install and maintain crash-rated and high-security retractable bollards that keep critical infrastructure safe from attacks.

Crash-Rated Bollards

Crash-Rated Bollards

Discover the versatility and strength of our crash-rated bollards. Tested and certified to protect, these bollards excel in blocking vehicular or pedestrian access.

Widely employed in critical environments such as Sports Stadiums, Data Centers, Airports, Dams, Corporate Campuses, and Government Buildings, our crash-rated bollards redefine security standards.

• M30, M40, M50 ASTM Rated
• Flush with the road when retracted
• Hydraulic & Electric & Pneumatic

Retractable Bollards

Retractable Bollards

An automated, retractable, or collapsible bollard is very flexible in its abilities. It can be used to block vehicles or pedestrians, or it can be controlled through the use of a control operator to allow access.
 
These types of bollards are commonly used in Sports Stadiums, Data Centers, Airports, Dams, Corporate Campuses, and Government Buildings.

• M30, M40, M50 ASTM Rated
• Flush with the road when retracted
• Hydraulic & Electric & Pneumatic

Fixed Bollards

Fixed Bollards

Fixed bollards provide physical protection for pedestrians and vehicles from potential collisions. Permanently embedded bollards are a dependable, reliable, and effective construct for creating a safe physical barrier between vehicles and foot traffic.
 
These types of bollards are commonly used in Sports Stadiums, Data Centers, Airports, Power Substations, and Corporate Campuses.

• M30, M40, M50 ASTM Rated
• Stainless Steel Metal & Aluminum
• Decorative Styles

Shallow Mount Bollards

Shallow Mount Bollards

Shallow mount bollards are designed to sit above the groundwater and avoid underground utilities while still providing crash ratings and are approved by the Department of Defense (DoD).

These types of bollards are commonly used in urban settings including Corporate Campuses, Stadiums, and more.

• Ultra Shallow foundation as low as 5"
• M30, M40, M50 ASTM Rated
• Hydraulic & Electric & Pneumatic

Bollard Covers

Bollard Covers

Stainless Steel Bollard Covers from Sloan is designed to be put on an existing bollard and help create the more attractive public spaces that cities desire. Bollard covers slip over an existing bollard post to help reduce cost and maintenance while providing high-security protection.
 
The lightweight aluminum extrusion offers better aesthetics and is ideal for Stadiums, Corporate Campuses, and Government Buildings.

• Lower Maintenance
• Stainless Steel Metal & Aluminum
• Custom Bollard Cover Designs

Lighted Bollard Covers

Lighted Bollard Covers

Sloan Lighted Bollard Covers are designed to illuminate your community in a safe and aesthetically pleasing way. This bollard covers over an existing bollard post as an added security feature. When illuminated, they help reduce costs and facilitate maintenance while providing an enhanced aesthetic appeal.
 
These lit bollard covers are ideal for Stadiums, Campuses, Event Centers, and Government Buildings.

• LED Lighting
• Stainless Steel Metal & Aluminum
• Custom Decorative Styles  

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Our Sevices

Design, Build and Maintain.

We help you take control of your bollard installation project or repair with a dedicated team of bollard construction experts. Our tried and true, SloanSecure™ process, delivers the optimal bollard solution from design to installation all way through to routine maintenance. 

Design

Design

​Whether it is delivering vector analysis, determining a vehicle's maximum speed of approach, or creating as-builts and building information models (BIM) for complex sites, the Sloan team has done it all.

​• Design-Assistance/Consulting
• Vehicle Vector Analysis
• Building Info Modeling (BIM)
• Building Permit Assistance
• As-Builts/Documentation

Who We Serve

Protecting Assets, Infrastructure, and People.

We design, build and maintain the most effective perimeter security solutions for top brands and institutions around the globe including corporate campuses, data centers, energy facilities, government buildings, dams, substations, airports, and stadiums.

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Bollard FAQs

Why are Crash-Rated Vehicle Barrier controls so difficult to order?

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Controls are complex as they include programming the sequence of operations, impact multiple pieces of equipment including safety sensors, obstruction loops, vehicle barriers, integrated gates, traffic arms, signal lights, warning systems and other aspects of the barrier systems.

Why are Crash-Rated Vehicle Barriers and Crash-Engineered Barriers important?

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Very important question! Security barriers are life safety equipment that should be installed by a contractor with at least 5 installations of similar equipment already completed. Every site is different and barrier manufacturers may not be able to anticipate challenges that will occur if you use their barrier. Manufacturers generally have one location and a few technicians that provide support worldwide. At any given moment, barrier manufacturers have a difficult time responding quickly to service issues. Barrier manufacturers provide commissioning support which you pay for by the daily rate typically. Barrier installations are complex and issues come up during the layout, off-loading, assembly, excavation, installation, rebar installation, conduit installation, concrete pour, assembly and other stages along the way. Sloan provides services from the off-loading of equipment through installation and commissioning and can take care of any issues that occur along the way.

What does it take to install a Crash-Rated Vehicle Barrier?

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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. Sloan Security Group keeps 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.

What are Crash-Engineered Barriers?

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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.

What are Modified Crash-Rated Barriers?

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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.

What are Standard Crash-Rated Barriers?

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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.

How do I know what Crash-Rating I should use?

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Sloan can provide engineered calculations for the maximum potential speed a vehicle can achieve at all points around your facility.

What type of Crash-Rated Vehicle Barrier system do you need?

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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.

Are there Bollards that I can use in areas where there are utilities in the ground?

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Yes, you should use shallow-mount bollards in these areas. Sloan specializes in designing/installing these types of bollard solutions.

How deep are Bollard foundations typically?

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Deep-mount bollards may be as much as five 6 feet deep depending on the type of bollard and the crash rating.

Why should I use an Automated Bollard for restricting access to an area?

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Automated Bollards are the most pedestrian-safe barrier with no entrapment possibilities where there may be foot traffic.

Why are Bollards the overall most preferred security barrier option?

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They are very difficult to sabotage, they raise very quickly, they don’t entrap pedestrians, aesthetically pleasing design, they don’t have entrapment areas underneath of them, they don’t collect trash and debris as much as wedge barriers do.

We Work with the Best

With decades of experience and deep-rooted relationships in the Industry, Sloan Security Group continues to be the go-to source for all things perimeter security.