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Crash-Rated Barriers

Rising Beams

Sloan's certified technicians specialize in the safe installation and maintenance of crash-rated Rising Beams.

Crash-Rated Rising Beams

Crash-Rated Rising Beams

Crash-rated rising beams are specialized access control systems designed for high-security protection against vehicle intrusion. They effectively block and prevent unauthorized vehicle access, even in deliberate ramming attempts. Crash-rated rising beams are commonly used in critical infrastructure, government sites, and military installations that demand stringent security measures.

• K12 Crash-Rated & ASTM M50 Rated
• Variety of Crash-Ratings and opening sizes
• Hydraulic (HPU) and Electric (EPU) options

Electric Rising Beams

Electric Rising Beams

Electric rising beams represent a pinnacle in security, providing adaptable mobility and a formidable defense against vehicle intrusion. These cutting-edge features are meticulously designed to create a dynamic and responsive barrier tailored to your property's unique needs. Powered by motors and backed by batteries, these beams operate seamlessly, ensuring uninterrupted functionality even during power disruptions. Their adaptability allows them to respond to diverse security requirements, making them suitable for government, corporate, or industrial properties.

• K12 Crash-Rated & ASTM M50 Rated
• All-Weather and Snow Plow Friendly
• Long-Lasting Operation with Regular Maintenance

Hydraulic Rising Beams

Hydraulic Rising Beams

Hydraulic rising beams are well-known for their strong and reliable crash-resistant design. These beams offer robust security against unauthorized vehicle access by being highly resistant to impacts and breaching attempts. They are commonly used in critical infrastructure, military installations, and high-security areas to protect valuable assets.

• Variety of Crash-Ratings and Opening Sizes
• Suitable for Heavy-Duty Applications
• Reliable Solutions with Regular Maintenance

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Design, Build and Maintain.

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



​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

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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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Rising Beams FAQs

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


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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.

What factors should be considered when selecting a Rising Beam?


Several factors should be considered when selecting a rising beam, including the desired level of security, the anticipated vehicle impact force, site conditions, installation requirements, and any regulatory or compliance standards that need to be met. Consulting with security experts or manufacturers can help determine the most suitable crash beam solution for a specific application.

Can Rising Beams be integrated with other security systems?


Yes, rising beams can be integrated with other security systems to enhance overall site security. They can be linked to access control systems, surveillance cameras, alarms, and security management software for better control and monitoring of vehicle access and potential threats.

Do Rising Beams require maintenance?


Yes, like any mechanical or structural system, rising beams require routine maintenance to ensure their continued effectiveness. Regular inspections, testing, and servicing are essential to identify and address any issues or wear over time. It is recommended to follow the manufacturer's maintenance guidelines and work with qualified professionals for inspection and maintenance tasks.

Are Rising Beams suitable for all environments?


Rising beams can be adapted to various environments, including both indoor and outdoor settings. However, certain factors like climate, terrain, and site conditions may need to be considered during the design and installation process to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

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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.