K-Rated Vehicle Restraints in Rochester, MN

High Security

Whether you need Rochester vehicle restraints for your power plant, data center, airport, or other commercial facility, American Fence Company of Minnesota is here to help, with our broad variety of K-rated vehicle restraints.

Multiple Options

Check out our selection of K-rated bollards, barrier arms, cable, rails, wedges, and fences. All of these can be used to help protect your commercial property in Rochester, MN from vehicular damage.

Most Current Technology

American Fence Company of Minnesota not only provides by installs K-rated vehicle restraint systems in Rochester, using the most contemporary and modern technology to help keep your facility and personnel safe on the job.


What is the availability of K-rated vehicle restraint in Rochester, MN?

The high security industry has grown since 9/11, with particular emphasis in gates, security fencing, access control, and fixed barriers. There are an extraordinary number of options available to you, and we can help pick out what’s ideal for your facility.

Vehicle Barriers in Rochester

Vehicle barriers come in two forms: passive and active. Depending on how they’re operated, used, or put together, both of these can be moved or fixed in place. Dual classification applies to certain commercial barriers, when they meed requirements of both categories (such as fixed-active and portable passive). No industry-wide standard terminology applies to vehicle barriers. The following definitions are used.

Passive Barrier Systems

This barrier system is described as “passive” due to lack of moving parts. These systems rely on absorption of energy, transmitting the energy to their foundations. Examples of passive barrier systems in Rochester include: ditches, guard rails, reinforced fences, posts, tires, bollards, and highway medians.

Active Barrier Systems

An active barrier system is classified by the need for personnel or equipment to determine whether a vehicle may enter a facility. Examples include: gates, beams, tire shredders, bollards, and barricades.

Fixed Barrier Systems

Fixed barriers, which can be either passive or active, are ones that have been permanently installed and cannot be disassembled and/or relocated without the use of special heavy equipment. Examples of fixed barrier systems in Rochester include: retracting systems, pits, concrete barriers, steel barriers, and hydraulically operated rotation systems.

Portable Barrier Systems

As the name would suggest, these systems can be easily relocated, though sometimes heavy equipment may be necessary to complete the transfer. Available in both passive or active, these barrier systems include: 55-gallon drums, highway medians, and hydraulically operated sled-type barricade systems.

Hydraulic Pop-Up Barriers

Immovable barriers that typically encompass the length of the drive, hydraulic pop-ups sit at or below ground level. They are designed to rise quickly, so as to divert a potential threat from a vehicle traveling at high speeds. They are moved by hydraulic pistons and can be easily installed on a temporary basis, usually in fifteen minutes or less.

Cable Restraint Systems

Usually, cable restraint systems are ¾” to 1 ¼” diameter cables that are installed at heights intended to stop and capture vehicles. Cable restraint systems may be either certified or uncertified. Those that are certified have a K-raying determining how far vehicles of certain weights and sizes (and traveling at certain speeds) will stop upon hitting the cables. The cables themselves are placed between posts at a certain height and terminated via a deadman system.

Hydraulic Bollards

Hydraulic crash bollards are steel bollards. They can retreat to ground level and rise up within three seconds, in order to stop a fast moving vehicle. Bollards are easy to operate and work in tandem via three button stations or sophisticated security systems. These bollards have been used to protect U.S. embassies and federal facilities across the globe.

Crash Barrier Gates

Crash barrier gates have been specially formulated to halt foot traffic as well as fast moving vehicles. For this reason, these gates are extremely popular security appliances at airports, as they prevent unwanted intrusions upon grounded aircrafts. Crash barrier gates require electrical gate operators to move the gate. Per FAA requirements, the gate moves at a rate of two feet per second.

Barrier Arm Gates

Barrier gate arms function similarly to a parking arm gate in that they feature a large tubular steel boom, rising and lowering. Upon reaching its closed position, the cable assembly contained within the tube automatically loops over a large saddle horn made of steel. Barrier arms gates have been designed to stop vehicular threats moving at fast speeds. They are available for electrical/mechanical/manual operation.

High Security Prison Gates

Rochester prison fencing needs to be especially tall and without gaps, not to mention 100% foolproof. High security prison gates are operated from a remote site. They feature a unique locking column, fully enclosed track, and chain assembles. They cannot be undone by hands on intervention.

Gate Automation

Gate automation in Rochester, today, is associated with a broad variety of access devices, including retina scanners, fingerprint scanners, anti-passback, tailgating, three strikes, personal computers, telephone entry, and more. With all of these security access devices in Rochester, you can determine who can enter your facility and at what times.

Concertina Wire

Employed for security in nuclear power plants and correctional facilities across the nation, concertina wire comes in a variety of types and diameters. It was once used only in prisons, as criminals are unprepared to deal with this, the severe form of what is commonly known as the “razor wire.” As the number one fence contractor in Rochester, we highly encourage that special consideration be given to public safety before the installation of concertina wire.