Barrier Renovation

Want to extend the life of your barrier system? We have the perfect solution for you!

S.M.A.R.T. is an innovative middleware system that improves the security, safety and system integrity of your vehicle barriers. It is the only system of its kind designed to reduce maintenance and repair costs while improving the functionality of your systems.

Concentric Security designed S.M.A.R.T. to efficiently and effectively meet common operational requirements while reducing the costs associated with risk management strategies. These strategies (cost centers) include visual site inspections, preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance and emergency repair.

S.M.A.R.T. blends software and hardware elements that deliver:

  • Security Integrity
  • Safety Integrity
  • Systems Integrity

S.M.A.R.T. Solves Your Barrier Issues:

Security Integrity

  • Challenge: Vehicle stopped too long at barrier compromising its ability to deploy
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. sends an alarm notification to security personnel
  • Challenge: Barrier open too long
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. monitors barriers/loop detectors and notifies security personnel that a barrier/lane has been open too long without vehicle traffic. This indicates either a security gap or equipment failure
  • Challenge: Free exit failure/barrier did not return to secure position following automatic operation
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. alarms indicating an ‘unsecure position’ and security vulnerability
  • Challenge: Barrier failed to return to the ‘secure’ position following ‘close’ command
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. alerts security personnel indicating either system failure or operator error
  • Challenge: Accident investigation and/or need for further security officer operator training
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. maintains detailed historical data logs that tracks operation of the barriers. This ‘chain-of-evidence’ capability is key for accident cause/effect and operator refresher training

Safety Integrity

  • Challenge: Barrier ‘drifts’ from unsecure position potentially causing traffic accidents
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. monitors barrier position against operator commands and initiates an ‘Auto-Reverse’ command to a safe/open position and alarms condition for operator/maintenance action
  • Challenge: Smaller vehicles lost within safety loops or loop failure causing traffic accident
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. monitors vehicle progress through lane and delays close command for a few seconds after the loop has been cleared
  • Challenge: Maintenance technicians at risk of barriers being inadvertently operated by security
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. has a maintenance activation button which locks out other functions to keep the system “safe” while maintenance is being performed
  • Challenge: Barrier failed to open upon command creating the potential for vehicular impact
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. monitors barrier position and alarms to address system failure or operator error
  • Challenge: No way to determine cause of a vehicle accident
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. is equipped with a data-logging feature that maintains a history (date/time-stamped) of the system inputs/outputs necessary to perform forensic analysis. This ‘chain of evidence’ feature helps determine the cause of an accident or system failure

Systems Integrity

  • Challenge: Inability to determine if a loop detector is working
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. is programmed to provide visual indication that a vehicle has been detected by an inductance loop. This real-time feedback confirms detection
  • Challenge: Inability to determine when a vehicle barrier isn’t functioning properly
  • Solution: S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics and predictive analytics monitor a number of system elements that provide vital information on the ‘health’ of the barrier. Maintenance personnel can proactively address issues and save the owner costs

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concentric staff spotlight

Integrity is our paramount value, customer success our highest aim, and people are our greatest asset.

John Bray
  • Vice President at Concentric Security
  • General Manager for Blue Ember