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Physical Security Barriers

At Tusco, we are dedicated to keeping people and property safe and secure. Whether it’s physical aspects like a security barrier, vehicle barrier, or security fence, or electronic security like video surveillance, we deliver it all.

When assessing the physical security of your facility or business, we understand how important it is to feel secure. Our physical security specialists will be able to offer you some advice and consultation on what would work best for your individual needs, giving you all the tools you need to safeguard any structure. Whether you need to monitor individuals inside your facility, screen visitors, designate pedestrian walkways, or just monitor the grounds, we have both physical and electronic security features to implement.

Wedge Barriers

A wedge barrier provides unparalleled security against vehicular attacks at sensitive facilities and properties such as military bases, corporate headquarters, water treatment plants, nuclear facilities, and embassies.

Available in various crash ratings and subjected to thorough inspections, these top-of-the-line security products utilize access controls such as keypads, card readers, photo eyes, and loop detectors to admit authorized vehicles in a precisely controlled sequence of operations. Wedge barriers are vehicle security barriers often installed alongside other high-security products such as bollards, security gates, guard booths, and drop arms to provide one of the world’s most formidable vehicular protection systems.

Portable Barriers

The MP5000 Portable Barrier an extremely versatile vehicle barricade.

Available in 12, 16, and 20 foot clear openings, the MP5000 can be towed to any location where vehicle security is required. The entire barrier can be set up in less than fifteen minutes, and it is self-contained and battery-powered. This wedge barrier is an excellent option for areas where high security and traffic control are needed for short periods of time, such as meetings, political rallies, sports games, and many others.


High security bollards are the perfect choice for securing critical facilities without sacrificing aesthetic appeal.

Tusco’s team of certified installers are qualified and experienced in the installation, operation, and maintenance of high security bollards and barriers. Available as stationary, removable, manual, or automatically operated (electromechanically and hydraulically), Tusco regularly installs both crash-rated and non-rated bollards barriers at locations such as data centers, government buildings, high profile sports venues, military bases, and airports.

Through the versatility of their design, high security bollards suit a variety of applications. A shallow mount bollard fencing system can utilize a wide but shallow foundation in areas where underground lines or other conditions prevent deep excavations. Conversely, standard in-ground models offer equal protection in areas where adjacent space is limited. Many of these are available in decorative barrier options that will not only increase a site’s perimeter security, but also its exterior beauty.

Beam Barrier

Beam barriers are available in both crash and non-crash rated models.

Non-rated models are an effective solution for basic vehicular access control for areas like parking decks and parking lots. Crash-rated beam barricades provide high security in tight areas where traditional slide or swing gates might not have adequate room to function. They are also used in areas where pedestrians are allowed to move freely, but limited vehicular access is required. Tusco’s team of certified technicians have installed beam barriers at various government buildings, military bases, and other high-security facilities.

Cable Fencing

Cable fencing is an excellent solution for very large areas that require vehicle security barriers and vehicular crash protection such as air fields and military bases.

Protect people by blocking off a restricted area with cable fencing. Created using high-tensile strength steel cables stretched between posts along the entire barrier and buried below grade into concrete dead-man anchors, cable fencing provides a formidable vehicular access prevention system. Often used in combination with other products, this solution can be installed in tandem with chain link or ornamental fencing for increased security, preventing access from vehicles and pedestrians alike.

Guard Booths

Without a doubt, the presence of a guard greatly bolsters a facility’s protection against unauthorized access. Our prefabricated guard booths allow trained personnel to work on site, controlling traffic flow in real time.

Depending on the application, guard booths come in standard and high security models. Offering additional protection for the workers inside, high security guard booths come in bullet and even blast resistant versions. Tusco’s certified installers and technicians have installed guard booths at various facility types including water treatment plants, airports, and government buildings.

Gates & Turnstiles

Whether they’re in use at your house or at your company grounds, commercial gates help control pedestrian and vehicular access to areas of your site and facility. They are a very simple but effective solution and can be coupled with access control systems to increase the overall security. Turnstiles are a low maintenance, sound solution that can withstand a wide range of outdoor conditions.

Turnstiles and high-security gates are most effective as a deterrent against tailgating and unauthorized entry at any fence line. The versatility of turnstiles allows indoor application as well, expanding your security options. When integrated with access control systems, turnstiles can protect a variety of areas such as parking lots, transit stations, factories, and construction sites.

Closed Security Gate In Front Of Residential Apartments

Commercial Fencing & Security Gates

Schools, apartment complexes, government facilities, and other high-value areas where security is of utmost importance commonly utilize commercial fencing to provide excellent cost-effective site security.

Commercial and industrial grade chain link fencing stands the test of time as a trusted security solution for various types of facilities such as ball parks and airports. These security solutions ensure a perimeter is maintained and secured. Further, our ornamental fencing and gates are a perfect solution for sites where the need for perimeter security need not come at the cost of aesthetic beauty. Crash rated and anti-climb ornamental fencing is also available for sensitive facilities that require very strict control over site access. Tusco has over 43 years of experience installing all types of fencing from numerous manufacturers all across the nation.

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Contact Us For Your Security Barrier Needs

Are you interested in learning more about the security needs of your business? Let us be your first line of defense. Our experts can talk you through the various products and services we offer to keep your assets and people safe. Our equipment provides durable, high quality, weather proof security solutions and safety measures tailored to your specifications. No matter what your needs are, Tusco, Inc. will get you set up with physical security and electronic security strategies that will work for you.

Give our Birmingham, AL office a call now at 205-861-3413 or fill out our online contact form for more info about our fencing and barriers.