Ameristar Perimeter Security, Five-Time Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce the Matrix Alpha perimeter enclosure grid has been nominated to compete for Best Critical Power Solution in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
The Matrix Alpha perimeter enclosure grid is a curtain wall fence system designed to expand to the level of site security required.
Engineered for critical infrastructure, the Matrix Alpha system unites strength with versatility to protect any asset required by the user.
Matrix Alpha is a baseline for perimeter security, that, along with the rest of the Matrix system, Alpha was engineered to comply with CIP-014 physical security standards and tested to meet IEEE grounding requirements.
(Learn More. The Matrix security fence is a perimeter enclosure grid designed to expand to the level of site security required. Its framework structure allows the user to define the level of security needed by choosing a suitable mesh option that details the degree of delay and site visibility. Courtesy of Ameristar Perimeter Security and YouTube)
Matrix Alpha is distinguishable by two primary features. First, unlike the other Matrix systems, Alpha is galvanized to protect from the elements.
Secondly, the Matrix Alpha’s curtain wall architecture, allows for variable post spacing yielding reduced installation times.
Alpha’s framework structure enables the user to expand the system to meet site security requirements needed by choosing a preferred height and a suitable mesh option that details the degree of delay and level of visibility.
Alpha is available in three heights (8 foot, 10 foot, and 12 foot) and with five different metal mesh infill options.
In addition to the base system features, Ameristar offers a variety of system enhancements to improve deterrence and increase delay.
Barbed-wire arms and spike deterrent strips can be mounted to the top of the system for increased deterrence.
Furthermore, technology posts up to 20 feet high can be added for mounting cameras, lights and other surveillance equipment.
Meeting IEEE Standards
Ameristar was the first to successfully test steel powder coated fence to IEEE Grounding Standards, a critical feature for power utility substations.
Both of the company’s Matrix and Impasse Systems are the first coated systems designed to minimize the system impedance to comply with IEEE grounding requirements.
No additional grounding material, beyond the structure grounding lug installation, is required to create low resistance and safe fence system.
By way of fence construction the entire fence system is inherently grounded without the need for any additional work.
Grounding location at the post is for taking the fence system to site ground.
This breakthrough allows power utility companies to provide a site with the level of security and safety needed as well as providing an appealing look that will not detract from its surroundings.
However, Matrix Alpha is not premanufactured for grounding connections, giving contractors the option to ground the system where they choose.
Animal Mitigation Shield
Ameristar’s newest addition to system enhancements is the Animal Mitigation Shield, which can be securely mounted to the top of the Matrix and Matrix Alpha systems.
The animal shield provides a positive deterrent from nuisance animals entering into protected areas.
The system can be easily installed along the upper most portion of the fence and gate system and throughout the entire perimeter including all corners and/or changes in fence direction.
Their animal mitigation system has been evaluated and recommended by an accredited herpetologist for mitigating intrusion of nuisance animal’s i.e. snakes, raccoons, squirrels, iguanas, rodents of unusual size, possums, cat species & nutria.
Additionally, the Matrix Alpha perimeter enclosure grid Meets Buy American Act.
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The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!
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Ameristar Perimeter Security’s ornamental welded steel fences are the most popular and widely installed by contractors in the United States, offering innovative fence designs and maintenance free coatings that satisfy consumers requirements for high quality, affordable iron fence.
The company’s fencing solutions have challenged the status quo by setting standards in the fence industry for more durable coatings that yield a longer product life.
Ameristar creates value for the company’s business, industrial and residential customers which exceeds expectations by delivering innovative and unique total perimeter security solutions, in order to save lives, protect property and provide peace of mind for people across the nation.
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