In recent years, terrorist attacks using vehicle-borne bombs have become a worldwide threat. These attacks have migrated from targeting military bases to densely populated urban areas, such as the devastating bombing attack in Oklahoma City in 1995. To protect critical facilities as well as human lives, security professionals need to completely assess potential vulnerabilities, which often is the most challenging task. Multidisciplinary cooperation and technical integrations as well as multi-resilience protection systems are always the key features. In addition to active prevention of such man-made hazards in advance, passive perimeter security barriers provide an additional way to assure life and facility safety.
Anti-terrorism crash barriers have prevented numerous attacks involving airports, military bases and oil refineries in the last few years. In addition, these crash barriers have stopped non-terroristic attacks, such as those from disgruntled employees and drunk drivers. Unlike guard rails, anti-terrorism crash barriers are specially designed to withstand head on collisions. They are capable of stopping just about any type of vehicle, including large trucks.
Anti-terrorism crash barriers have a number of applications in today’s security-conscious environments. Generally, any property or premises where the need exists to control vehicle (and in some cases, pedestrian) access can benefit from the installation of a crash gate or similar barrier:
Airports: Crash barriers can provide security in public areas such as parking lots, terminals and restricted areas such as hangars and runways.
Seaports: Crash barriers can provide perimeter security at seaports to minimize the risk of unauthorized entry of persons, materials, or substances.
Factories: A crash barrier will protect the vulnerable perimeter of virtually any type of industrial factory, manufacturing plant or distribution facility.
Military Bases: Security gates and bollards are ubiquitous sights at military installations for preventing trespassing and forced intrusion via vehicle impact, as well as for controlling the heavy volume of vehicle traffic.
Border Crossings: Crash barriers are vital components for controlling the flow of vehicles across state and national borders, preventing terrorists and other criminals from breaching our borders.
Public Utilities: Strategically placed crash barriers at water treatment plants, power stations and other public utilities can minimize the risk of disruption to these critically important entities.
Transportation Terminals: Crash barriers can help to prevent mass-casualty incidents at busy transportation hubs such as bus and railroad stations by helping to control passenger flow and preventing unauthorized access to vehicles.
Anti-terrorism barriers work by absorbing the kinetic energy transferred by a moving vehicle, reducing its impact and effectively bringing it to a halt. There are a variety of different types of anti-terrorism crash barriers available, from hydraulic rising bollards to wedge barriers – each with their own unique advantages. These types of barriers are commonly found around the world and are highly effective at blocking unauthorized vehicles from entering.
Anti-terrorism crash barriers are placed in the ground and can be lowered and raised at the click of a button. Once raised, they provide an unstoppable barrier. As an an unapproved vehicle speeds in, it shatters into pieces, while the barrier remains completely intact.
Deter Intruders with Anti-Terrorism Crash Barriers!
When you install anti-terrorism crash barriers, you not only keep terrorists and thieves out, but also discourage them from attempting to invade in the first place.
In January 2023, Golden Bay Fence Plus Iron Works, Inc. will begin breaking ground on the perimeter security package for the Intuit Dome and new home for the Los Angeles Clippers. This project will include the entire Perimeter Iron Fencing and Gates, K-Rated Bollards, Hydraulic Wedge Barriers, and Guard Booths.
2023 kicks off with Golden Bay Fence Plus Iron Works, Inc. starting on the entire perimeter security package for the new Los Angeles Chargers Headquarters and Practice Facility in El Segundo, CA. This project will include Iron Fencing and Gates, Chain Link, Access Controls with Automation, and more!
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Paul and his team are excellent at addressing challenges thrown at them. They do not make excuses on why things cannot be done; they solve problem for you by doing what can be done. When we were in a bind, Paul would throw resources at our project to make sure we were successful. Their attitude is a great fit for our high-visibility and high-maintenance project in San Francisco. Additionally, Golden Bay’s crew cared for installed work by others, and took great care to make sure their metals were protected during transport. I would definitely like to work with them again.
– Dominic Fung | Project Manager, Walsh Construction Company
I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to Mike and his crew of workers ( Golden Bay Fence Plus ) for installing the new fences at Rio Vista. Thank Mike and his crew for their hard work and dedication since June 16, 2022. I’ve seen lots of contracted crews at Rio Vista in the years that I have worked here. They would leave the place unkept, tools left out, gates left open etc. Mike’s crew has always been polite, professional, well mannered and gentlemen. Not one time did they leave any of the areas that they were working at unkept, they cleaned up and made sure the gates were closed and locked. If it were left up to me I would have Mikes men (Golden Bay Fence Plus) contracted to do all MDUSD schools that need new fencing.
– Gerald Glasper | Mt Diablo Unified School District
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– Jeff Tharp, Project Manager at Mortenson | McCarthy Joint Venture
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– Jan Kelleter, Chief Estimator at Robert A Bothman Construction
I have worked with Golden Bay Fence on numerous projects over the years at the San Jose airport ranging from temporary security fence to installing the new perimeter security fence and barrier wall. Both their crews in the field and their office staff do excellent work. I would highly recommend them for any upcoming project!
– Jim Mitchell, Senior Project Manager at Graniterock Company
It has been a real pleasure working with your team at Pleasant Hill Elem. School perimeter security fence. I can’t say enough about Mike Root, Leo, Alex and the rest of your crew for their A++ customer service. I have zero complaints from the site and that is a testament to your crew. Keep up the good work!! I will definitely put you in my A list contractors for all of our future projects large or small. Thanks once again.
– Dinah Baharin, Senior Construction Manager at Mount Diablo Unified School District