Security bollards create a physical and visual barrier that protects from vehicle crashes and unwanted access. Safety bollards protect pedestrian lives and property in a variety of traffic situations. 

  • K12 Crash-Rated Bollards

  • Fixed, Automated & Retractable Bollards

  • Bollard Covers & Lighting


Wedge Barriers

Wedge barriers are designed for high-security perimeter entry points for vehicle access and denial. They offer rapid deployment when a threat is presented and they remain flush with the roadway when retracted.

  • K12 Crash-Rated Certified

  • Hydraulic Wedge Barriers

  • Shallow & Surface Mounted
Crash Beams

Crash Beams

Crash beam barriers are ideal protection for access-controlled entry points with low to medium traffic levels. We can procure, install and maintain all types of hydraulic and electronic crash beams.


  • K12 Crash-Rated Beam Barriers

  • K4 Crash-Rated Shallow / Deep Foundation Beams

  • Hydraulic Rising Beam Barriers


Security Fences

​Security Fencing creates a physical and visual barrier that protects from vehicle crashes and criminal threats. For medium to high security facilities, we deliver the right fence for your unique site and threats.

  • K12 Anti-Ram & Anti-Climb Fences

  • DoD Fences

  • Security Fences

Security Fences
Crash Walls

Crash Walls

​Border and perimeter walls create maximum security for the most dangerous threats. We design and build crash-rated walls for some of the world's most secure facilities.

  • K12 Anti-Terrorism Crash-Rated Walls

  • Anti-Climb Walls

  • Border Security Walls


More Crash-Rated Barriers


Crash-Rated Barrier Installation, Maintenance & Repair

We help you take control of your crash-rated barrier 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. Sloan focuses on your own security and operational goals while integrating seamlessly with existing systems and adjacent buildings. 

Crash-Rating Test

What is a Crash-Rated Barrier?

A Crash-Rated Vehicle Barrier has been crash tested and certified by the DOS, DOD, ASTM, or BSI. The barrier has passed a full field crash test and is certified to stop an attack from a specific vehicle type traveling at a certain speed. The strict set of guidelines do not absolutely guarantee to stop an attack 100% of the time in all scenarios but it is very convincing evidence of its capabilities.

Department of State
Department of Defense
ASTM International

Crash-Rated Barrier FAQs

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 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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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 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 are Crash-Rated Vehicle Barriers and Crash-Engineered Barriers 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

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. Learn more

Should I buy a Crash-Rated Vehicle Barrier directly from a manufacturer and install it myself or have an installation company procure and install it?

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. Learn more

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.


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.

Delta Scientific Corporation
Secure USA