AMICO ANC Composite Fence a Finalist in the ‘ASTORS’ (See Video)

AMICO Security’s ANC Composite Fence, a total perimeter solution with M5.0 security rating, is one of four AMICO Finalists recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Steel fences must be grounded to avoid danger.

With the population growing up and encroaching on and around substations there is sometimes less area available for grounding.

AMICO Security ANC Fence SystemStep and touch potential issues are planned for – yet conditions can change quickly.

The ANC system was developed to offer a safe, aesthetically pleasing, non-conductive, radar friendly alternative to traditional fencing.

The ANC fence system has been tested and certified to 650KV without current leakage or flashover.

Being 100% non-conductive utilities have found it to be the solution where unforeseen step and touch potential issues may arise.

This next generation ANC Fence System is a uniquely designed, non-metallic fencing system that is non-conductive and radar friendly, making it well suited for the protection of utility substations, airports, and military applications.

(Take a look at AMICO’s Non Conductive Fence solution – Designed to minimize the unplanned occurrences of step and touch potential around power substations. Courtesy of AMICO, a Gibraltar Company, and YouTube)

“The ANC Fence System is made up of proprietary composite blend of non-conductive materials configured to increase the strength to weight ratio and greatly improve the level of security,” said Gary Baltz, director of marketing for AMICO Security.

The ANC fence system uses a unique self-draining diamond design and is a medium security alternative to traditional chain link fence.

Because the system is non-metallic, the ANC Fence System is non-conductive and does not require grounding like a traditional chain link fence, significantly reducing the time and cost of engineering and fence installation.

Furthermore, gates can have a large swing requiring the grounding to extend rather far out from the fence line.

The ANC Fence System has received an M5.0 security rating in compliance with the ASTM F22781-10 standard, used to test the forced entry resistance of security fence systems, an important designation for the military, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, industrial businesses and utilities.

The system was specifically designed as a total perimeter solution to address the perimeter protection needs around power plants and substations, where the metal fencing can conduct electricity and become dangerous to the touch.

AMICO Security ANC Fence SystemThe ANC system is widely used around static synchronous compensators (STATCOMs), switched virtual circuits (SVCs) and reactors due to their high magnetic fields.

The fence system does not interfere with radar signals due to its non-metallic composition.

ANC is growing rapidly in popularity and has many applications and advantages.

  • Savings – can be up to 50% less than the overall installed cost of grounded chain link fence
  • Security – M5 security rating in compliance with the ASTM standards
  • Can be installed to meet any layout
  • Tested to 660KV to be non-conductive
  • 100% non-metallic and corrosion resistant
  • Has been installed up to 20ft high
  • Can be retrofitted to existing metallic posts
  • Pedestrian and vehicle swing and slide gates
  • Capsheets are available to deter climbing
  • Panels are light enough for a 2-man crew

“The unique design and high strength of the ANC Fence System provides a safe, secure, aesthetic opposition to utilities, military bases and airports,” said Baltz.

Gary Baltz, director of marketing for AMICO Security

“Our product provides safety to the public and utility workers against step and touch potential, while at the same time greatly enhancing the security of our power grid and infrastructure.”

“The system is easy to install in both new construction or retrofit situations.”

The ANC Fence System can be assembled up to 20 feet high an integrates with vehicular and pedestrian sliding automatic gate systems, Baltz said.

The fence system is also fire retardant and corrosion resistant.

Laboratory testing of leakage current and flashover voltage shows the ANC Fence System revealed no electrical conductivity for up to 650,00 volts, he noted.

AMICO Security in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program 

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, 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, the AMICO ANC Non-Conductive Fence System is competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Fencing Solutions.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to AMICO Security on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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