Ameristar Surface Guard Selected for Rapid Deploy Vehicle Barrier (Videos)

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Fourth Street Live! in Louisville, recently deployed Surface Guard to protect 7,000 concert attendees from potential vehicle threats, for a city street transformed into an entertainment district accessible only to pedestrians.

Across the United States and Europe we have witnessed  an increasing number of large outdoor events, targeted for senseless acts of violence at an alarming rate.

Ameristar Perimeter Security, a new Finalist in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, with multiple product nominations to cover a range of applications, in a variety of categories, has introduced the Surface Guard™ to address vehicle-ramming attacks.

Ameristar’s Surface Guard™ vehicle barrier solution, is a system designed specifically for temporary event protection to safeguard mass gatherings.

Surface Guard barricades protect event goers from accidental or targeted vehicular attacks and allow for pedestrian traffic to flow seamlessly through the barricade wedges.

(See the Surface Guard 20 Minute Set-Up. Courtesy of Ameristar Perimeter Security, an ASSA ABLOY brand, and YouTube. Posted on Jul 18, 2018.)

Easily deploy the entire Surface Guard barrier system across a single lane of traffic in 20 minutes and provide anti-crash security at any event.

Supplied in single units, each section is lightweight and compact for ease of transport, storage and deployment to provide anti-crash security at any event.

Nathan Wells, PSP, Business Development Manager for Public Spaces
Nathan Wells, PSP, Business Development Manager for Public Spaces

Using a 4-man crew, installation can be achieved across a two-lane roadway within 40 minutes.

“The Surface Guard vehicle barrier is designed for temporary event security,” explains Nathan Wells, PSP, Business Development Manager for Public Spaces.

“The system deploys quickly across a roadway in areas that need to protect against vehicles yet still allow pedestrian traffic.”

Surface Guard Rapid Deploy Temporary Vehicle Barrier Features Include:

  • IWA14 Crash Test Certified to a 5,500 pound vehicle traveling at 30 mph
  • IWA14 Crash Test Certified to a 15,500 pound vehicle traveling at 20 mph
  • Mounts on top of roadway for easy deployment and removal
  • Ideal for temporary event protection
  • Small storage footprint
  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • Allows for pedestrian traffic flow

(See the Surface Guard Vehicle Barrier Crash Testing. Courtesy of Ameristar Perimeter Security, an ASSA ABLOY brand, and YouTube. Posted on Jul 18, 2018.)

No Muss, No Fuss

Ameristar Perimeter Security’s Surface Guard™ temporary barrier solution was developed for quick deployment – the components are compact, stackable, and lightweight for easy transporting and storage.

The Surface Guard™ barrier system is:

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  • Lightweight
  • Robust
  • Easy to install
  • Compact for storing
  • Simple to transport

Bells And Whistles

Designed with freedom of movement in mind, the Surface Guard™ barrier system protects the public without impeding quality of life.

This pedestrian protection barrier has the ability to traverse curbs and traffic islands as well as uneven roadways for complete roadway protection.

Further customization includes additions such as people counting devices, LED lighting and custom labeling used for public information, advertising, or branding.

The Surface Guard™ barrier system is the perfect solution for pedestrian protection within public spaces, rapid deployment makes it ready to provide protection with freedom of movement to any event or public space with risk areas.

This modular system incorporates a number of innovative features allowing Surface Guard to be delivered to the site using lightweight vehicles.

Fourth Street Live! recently deployed the Surface Guard barriers at a concert with approximately 7,000 attendees, and they were extremely happy with the performance of the Surface Guard.

“Surface Guard allows us to deploy when needed and store when we don’t,” said Rick Jaso II, CFM Director of Facilities at Fourth Street Live!.

“We like the fact that within an hour and a half we can provide peace of mind for individuals that attend events here at Fourth Street Live!”

“We want to make guests feel safe when they come down to attend concerts, as well as other large events.”

Another unique feature is how the Surface Guard can easily be deployed across traffic islands, curbs and gutters.

Designed for freedom of movement the Surface Guard vehicle barrier solution protects pedestrians all while maintaining a high quality of life for the area in which it is deployed.

To further enhance the system the Surface Guard barrier graphics can be fitted for branding or public message.

Ameristar Perimeter Security a Finalist in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

2017 ASTORSThe 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Ameristar is competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Pedestrian Entrance Control, Fencing, Perimeter/Barrier/Bollard, and Mass Notification Solutions.

To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:


  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Leaders in Private Security

The highlight of the 2018 AST Homeland Security Awards Season will be the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners on November 14, 2018 at ISC East 2018 at the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

Good luck to Ameristar on becoming a Winner of the 2018 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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Exclusive luncheon and networking opportunity at ISC East 2018.
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