Surface Mount Wedge Barriers

Q: What is a surface mount wedge barrier? 

A: A surface mount wedge barrier, when in the up position, forms a wedge shape to block oncoming traffic from entering or exiting a desired location. Surface mount wedge barriers either mount to the surface of the roadway or can be lowered into position with a trailer (often referred to as a mobile wedge barrier).  Surface mounted wedge barriers are very effective for stopping gate runners and locking down entry/exit points against terrorist attacks. Mobile wedge barriers set on the surface of the roadway are quick to install. Mobile surface mount wedge barriers are often used in parking structure ramps or areas with sub-surface drainage problems where an inground barrier would be problematic. 

These surface mount barricades are lowered to allow passage of authorized vehicles and are available in widths up to 20 feet. Ideal for providing high security vehicle access control for airports, corporate offices, banks, city and federal government offices, museums, oil refineries, factories and railway stations where vehicle access control is paramount. 

Customers seeking repairs to existing surface mount wedge barriers can contact K12 Defense Solutions for options, including upgrades to electric actuators and/or removal of hydraulic components prone to costly breakdowns. Call (480) 898-1272 for more information.

Surface Mount Bollards

Q: What is a surface mount bollard? 

A: Surface mount bollards are pipes with a base plate that are mounted to the roadway asphalt or concrete surface. Typically used in parking lots and building entrances, these bollards are not designed to stop vehicles or avoid ant-ram incidents. Surface mount bollards are used for architectural purposes or to act as a visual (not physical) deterrent for vehicles. 

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SURFACE MOUNT BOLLARDS
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Facility or property managers requiring a more robust barrier, designed to physically stop a vehicle from breaching unauthorized areas, should consider a crash rated fixed bollard or MinuteMan retractable bollard barrier system.

Removable Bollard Barriers

Q: What is a removable bollard barrier? 

A: A removable bollard barrier is a post, typically made of steel, that can be removed for traffic ingress and egress. Crash rated removable bollard barriers are very heavy and typically require a forklift for removal.

More convenient removable bollard configurations are available that retract into the ground. These barriers thus avoid the need for electricity, hydraulics or machinery. The MinuteMan manually retractable bollard barrier system is a patented retractable barrier that requires no electricity or machinery for deployment. Available in a variety of configurations, MinuteMan Bollards are deployable in seconds with the push of a finger.

1200-MRB Manually Retractable Bollards

The Minuteman 2-bollard array is a unique, patented, vehicular barrier system that is precisely counterbalanced and fully deployable in less than a minute with the push of a finger. Each bollard weighs over 350 lbs and can be moved into the up or down position in seconds without the assistance of forklifts or machinery. Bollards are positioned 4 feet apart (on center) and 34.5” above grade (with sleeve). This flush, in-ground, rebar reinforced barrier system, is hot dipped galvanized and 100% manually deployable – No tripping hazards, no holes to cover, no power or controls required. Includes pre-fabricated and threaded rebar kit for use at time of installation. Optional sump pump and decorate sleeves available upon request. With a robust locking mechanism, bollards are always secure in the up or down position. Sealed bearings and effective drainage, assure minimal maintenance.

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MinuteMan In-Ground Retractable Bollards
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Enforcer Anti-Ram Mobile Barrier

The Enforcer Anti-Ram Mobile Barrier (1350RVB) is a 10 foot Jersey style barrier made of reinforced steel and is 100% manually deployable with retractable wheels (no forklift or machinery required). Once in place, wheels can be raised within seconds, to secure barrier @ desired location. With its adjustable drop deck (tilt) trailer and 3 degree slope, barriers can be easily loaded and unloaded by one or two people. 

The Enforcer rolling vehicular barrier is the most affordable (per linear foot) anti-ram defender on the market. As a result, it’s ideal for events and road closures. Designed for emergency response and access control – providing crash barrier protection for people, construction zones and facilities. Barriers can be locked together in long sections, or separated to create walkways and drive paths for pedestrians. 

Each trailer can hold up to 6 Enforcer barriers, providing 60 feet of rapidly deployable continuous protection. The 1350RVB barrier weighs approximately 1350 lbs each. Enforcer can be moved by one person, including opening and closing of lanes or repositioning on the roadway. Each barrier is 37″ tall and 10′ long.

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The Enforcer Anti-Ram Mobile Barrier / 1350 Pounds of Reinforced American Steel. Trailer package includes 26' drop deck trailer and six (6) Enforcer Mobile Crash Barriers. Rapid Deployment - Effortless Setup! Call (480) 898-1272.

MinuteMan Bollard System

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MinuteMan Bollard System – Imagine the ability to fully deploy and take down a set of crash bollards in under 60 seconds. That’s exactly what you get with the MinuteMan 2-bollard array – Anti-Ram vehicular crash barrier protection at the push of a finger! Manually retractable bollards in under a minute.

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1200-MRB Manually Retractable Bollards

The Minuteman 2-bollard array is a unique, patented, vehicular barrier system that is precisely counterbalanced and fully deployable in less than a minute with the push of a finger. Each bollard weighs over 350 lbs and can be moved into the up or down position in seconds without the assistance of forklifts or machinery. Bollards are positioned 4 feet apart (on center) and 34.5” above grade (with sleeve). This flush, in-ground, rebar reinforced barrier system, is hot dipped galvanized and 100% manually deployable – No tripping hazards, no holes to cover, no power or controls required. Includes pre-fabricated and threaded rebar kit for use at time of installation. Optional sump pump and decorate sleeves available upon request. With a robust locking mechanism, bollards are always secure in the up or down position. Sealed bearings and effective drainage, assure minimal maintenance.

CONTACT K12-DEFENSE FOR SPECS & PRICING ON THIS PATENTED ANTI-RAM, CRASH BARRIER SYSTEM. CALL (480)898-1272 TODAY!

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What is a Fixed Bollard Barrier?

 

Q: What is a fixed bollard barrier?

A: Bollards that don’t need to be removed are called fixed bollard barriers. These bollard barriers are surface mounted to the roadway. More substantial fixed bollard barriers are cemented into the ground, often with a rebar cage, providing additional strength in the event of a vehicle ramming incident or motorist accident. Many retailers across the country such as Walmart and Home Depot use fixed bollard barriers in parking lots, building entrances and other high traffic areas, to protect customers and maintain security at building entrances and loading docks. Fixed bollard barriers are typically made of steel and carry varying levels of crash ratings, with some being used solely for architectural look or roadway deterrents. 

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In Ground Fixed Bollards
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Surface Mount Fixed Bollards

K12 Defense manufactures a bollard system array that is fixed in the ground and can be moved into the up or down position in under a minute. The Minuteman 2-bollard array is a unique, patented, vehicular barrier system that is precisely counterbalanced and fully deployable in less than a minute with the push of a finger. Each bollard weighs over 350 lbs and can be moved into the up or down position in seconds without the assistance of forklifts or machinery. Bollards are positioned 4 feet apart (on center) and 34.5” above grade (with sleeve). This flush, in-ground, rebar reinforced barrier system, is hot dipped galvanized and 100% manually deployable – No tripping hazards, no holes to cover, no power or controls required. Includes pre-fabricated and threaded rebar kit for use at time of installation. Optional sump pump and decorate sleeves available upon request. With a robust locking mechanism, bollards are always secure in the up or down position. Sealed bearings and effective drainage, assure minimal maintenance.

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The MinuteMan 2-Bollard array. Bollards are positioned 4 feet apart (on center) leaving approximately a 12 foot clear opening.
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MInuteMan Bollard System

Contact K12 Defense for more information on the MinuteMan, In-Ground, Manually Deployable Bollard System @ (480) 898-1272

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Tire Spike Barrier

 

Q: What is a vehicle spike or tire spike barrier?

A: A vehicle tire spike barrier uses teeth to deter gate runners and unauthorized traffic from entering or exiting a facility. Often called tire shredders or tiger teeth barriers, these vehicle spike barriers can be either surface mounted (which avoids trenching and disturbing utilities), or flush mount (below ground) which creates a smoother driving surface for better traffic flow. Manual, one-way spike systems utilize a spring loaded surface mechanism to deter vehicles from driving the wrong way or entering unauthorized areas. More sophisticated systems are mounted in the ground and require electric or hydraulic activation. Customers seeking a robust tire spike barrier can contact K12 Defense for pricing and availability. K12 Defense is also certified to repair and install a wide range of configurations and models from many manufacturers. 

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Tire Shredder / Tire Spikes

Tire Spike Barriers are popular at rental car facilities, airports, parking garages and other locations where limiting vehicular access to parking lots and parking structures is critical. Contact K12 Defense for spike repair, maintenance or install.

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After a vehicle’s tires have passed over the barrier, the teeth automatically raise back up to their default position. This prevents drivers from backing up or unauthorized vehicles from entering protected areas. Tire shredders or “tire spike barriers” are some of the most effective deterrents against unlawful entry into areas of high concern.   

Drop Arm Barriers

Q: What are drop arm barriers?

A: Drop arm barriers are for above ground protection with an arm that lifts from horizontal to vertical. Drop arm barriers also provide a solution where there is a limited amount of space on either side of the roadway. In some configurations, arm barriers can swing horizontally to open and close off roadways. Drop arm or swing barriers can also be purchased in a variety of lengths, helping to avoid digging into the roadway and disturbing underground utilities. K12 Defense manufactures and has been installing drop-arm barriers across the globe for military, government and private industry to protect roadways and increase perimeter security.

 

Those desiring to move away from a hydraulic barriers configuration can have their barrier(s) converted to electric with a  K12 Defense electro-mechanical retrofit, which will leave the barrier crash rating intact and remove the mess and hassle of dealing with hydraulic leaks and breaks. Call (480) 898-1272 for more info.are

Arm barriers typically use a beam extending across the road. Usually the beam/arm swings vertically to allow the vehicle to pass. In certain configurations, horizontal swinging barriers and telescoping beams are also available. See examples below for details:
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Drop Arm Beam Gate
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AutoGate Drop Beam

Drop arm and drop beam barriers are common methods of protection at military and government facilities. K12 Defense has been installing drop and beam barriers across the globe for over 20 years. Contact a drop arm specialist today @ 480-898-1272. Hydraulic, electric and manual options available.

What is a Crash Beam Barrier?

Q: What is a crash beam barrier? 

A: Crash Beam Barriers use vertical or horizontal actuation to move a beam into place for stopping traffic and gate runners at government facilities, military bases, airports, public and private entities and many automotive sales facilities such as Hertz Rental Car and Carmax.  Most beams move up and down, but alternative options move horizontal such as a gate or fence. Beam barriers in many instances are very similar to drop arm barriers. Beam barriers are most often used for controlling traffic and protecting vulnerable roadways. Crash rated beam barriers are available in hydraulic, electric, and manually operated configurations depending on the volume of traffic encountered.  Crash rated beam barriers carry ratings from M30 to M50 (K4 to K12) with penetration levels up to 3 feet or less. 


Multiple configurations include vertical and horizontal actuation with lengths from 10’ to 30’ are very common among a wide variety of models and manufacturers. Adjustable speed options are also utilized with the ability to provide an Emergency Fast Operation (EFO) of less than 2 seconds if required. K12 Defense Solutions provide standard and customized solutions for customers requiring crash beam barrier protection. K12 Defense can also convert existing hydraulic beam barriers over to electric with an electro-mechanical retrofit. 

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Example: Crash Beam Barrier
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Rising Beam Barrier

Contact K12 Defense for questions regarding crash beam barriers. We install, repair, maintain and can even upgrade hydraulic beam barriers to electric.

call: (480) 898-1272

email: info@k12defense.com

What is a Wedge Barrier?

Q: What is a Wedge Barrier? 

A: A wedge barrier is a type of active vehicle barrier that sits in a flush position with the surface of the ground. Most wedge barriers are surface mounted or buried in the roadway. Recently, some manufacturers have developed a mobile wedge barrier that can be towed to specific locations for rapid deployment.  When the wedge is in the up position, wedge barriers lock in position forming a wedge shape to block oncoming traffic. Wedge barriers are very effective for stopping gate runners and locking down entry/exit points against terrorist attacks. K12 Defense Consultants has developed an electro-mechanical retrofit that replaces all hydraulics in existing barriers that are prone to leaks and breaks. Many military installations and government buildings are moving away from hydraulic barriers and upgrading their barriers to electric. No more hydraulic line breaks, spills or mess from oil spills. 

TIRED OF BROKEN HYDRAULIC LINES?

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Upgrade Hydrualic to Electric
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Is Your Wedge Barrier Needing Repair?

You’re not alone! Hydraulic systems are prone to leaks, breaks, ruptures and are costly to maintain and repair. But you don’t have to remain stuck with your hydraulic headache. Ditch the oil and upgrade your barrier system to electric. The K12 Defense spring assisted SAUs incorporate brushless servo motor technology and have built-in absolute encoders along with mechanical fail safe brakes. The servo drives that operate the SAUs can control acceleration and deceleration while moving the barrier plate, arm or bollard very accurately from the down position to the up position and back again, resulting in very smooth, controlled movements. The fail safe mechanical brakes hold the barrier in position when it is not moving, even when electrical power is off.

M50 WEDGE BARRIER EXAMPLE

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CALL (480) 898-1272

Contact K12 Defense to inquire about a hydraulic barrier overhaul. Convert to electric – and say goodbye to hydraulic leaks and breakdowns. Call (480) 898-1272.
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