How long does it take to install a typical 3-barrier array?

While installation time varies according to the specific conditions of each site, a 3-barrier array can generally be installed in 2-3 days. This consists of a half-day for digging, trenching, connecting power and pouring concrete and 24-48 hours for concrete curing.

How long does it take for the barriers to fully deploy?

IPS barriers fully deploy in six seconds in normal operation mode, but they are capable of completely disabling a vehicle after just two seconds. When equipped with the optional emergency operation feature, IPS barriers fully deploy in just under two seconds.

Are the Model 300 and 400 barriers functional after a full-scale vehicle impact?

Both the Model 300 and 400 barriers are designed to function after most impacts under 50 mph. Impacts over 50 mph. may cause some minor damage to the barriers, but repair and/or replacement is simple and involves removing the inner core of the damaged barrier(s) from the ground with a forklift and replacing it with a new one. No digging or excavation work is required.

Where does IPS currently have installations?

IPS has installations around the country in both the government and private sectors. A sales representative would be happy to discuss specific installations in more detail or set-up a site visit once a customer's needs have been adequately identified.

Who is IPS' typical customer?

IPS serves a variety of customers from large government agencies to small commercial enterprises. Recent customers include the United States Department of Defense, NASA and a Fortune 500 utility company.

What material are the barriers made from?

IPS Model 100 delineators are made from a flexible, highly durable polymeric material and are designed to withstand hundreds of vehicle impacts. Model 300 and 400 barriers are constructed from steel. Model 300 barriers are 6.625 in. (168.3 mm) steel tubes. Model 400 barriers are 14 in. (355.6 mm) steel tubes.

What is included in a standard Model 300 or 400 barrier system? What are the optional features?

An IPS Model 300 or 400 barrier system includes the barriers and foundation, a weather-resistant hydraulic circuit and electric motor, a 3-position up-down control switch, integrated sump pump and battery back-up, basic finish aesthetics (e.g., rust-inhibiting paint, reflective tape, etc.), and wire and cabling (up to 25') required to activate the barriers.

Optional features include electronic control panels (e.g., master, slave, etc.), NEMA 4X stainless steel enclosures, emergency operation hydraulic circuits, LED/fiber optic warning signals/signs, safety loop detectors, premium finish aesthetics (e.g., decorative power-coating, stainless steel cladding, etc.), solid state control equipment (e.g., card reader, keypads, etc.), and custom communications equipment (radio, cellular, I/P, etc.). Custom solutions are also available upon request.

Can the Model 300 and 400 barriers operated without power?

IPS Model 300 and 400 barriers come standard with integrated battery back-up that enables the barriers to by cycled up to 65 times following a power loss.

Does IPS have a maintenance program?

IPS has an optional service and maintenance program - 1, 2 or 3 years - that includes complete service and maintenance of the barriers over the life of the program. This program is widely available, but not in all areas. A sales representative would be happy to answer questions about service and maintenance availability in your area.

What is the standard delivery time once an order is placed?

While delivery time varies according to current business conditions and order volume, IPS barrier systems can generally be delivered 6-8 weeks from the time an order is placed.

What is the IPS warranty period? What does the basic warranty cover?

IPS barrier system parts and labor are covered by warranty for 1 year from the date of installation. Extended warranties can be purchased for an additional fee.

What other perimeter security systems can the IPS barriers be integrated with?

IPS' state-of-the-art access control and communication solutions seamlessly integrate with all major perimeter security and facility access control systems. Addiitonally, IPS' flexible control and monitoring systems can be operated through a direct connection, or wirelessly utilizing high-speed ethernet radio or satellite.

Does IPS install its own equipment?

IPS offers customers a complete menu of installation and maintenance services ranging from installation oversight to turnkey installation management and system maintenance, service and support.

What colors do the Model 300 and 400 barriers come in?

IPS barriers come standard in white or yellow paint with white, red, yellow or black horizontal or diagonal stripping (if desired). Additional colors and premium finish aesthetics (e.g., decorative powder-coating, stainless steel cladding, etc.) are available for an additional fee.

What temperatures do the barriers operate in?

IPS barriers come standard with a premium all-weather hydraulic fluid which allows them to operate in temperatures from -20°F to 140°F. An optional hydraulic reservoir tank heater and heated top plates are available to customers in extreme climates for an additional fee.

How does ice/snow affect the operation of the barriers?

IPS barriers are engineered to operate in a wide range of climates. In most cases, ice and snow does not affect operation of the bollards in any way. An optional hydraulic reservoir tank heater and heated top plates are available to customers in extreme climates for an additional fee.

Where is the nearest IPS representative or distributor?

IPS has a nationwide network of distributors and manufacturer's representatives. A sales representative would be happy to answer questions about the nearest representative in your area.


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