Used by airports, the United States Air Force, and corporations, battery operated barriers can enhance employee safety during emergencies, security operations, temporary security checkpoints, protests, events, for parking and day-to-day tasks by keeping personnel out of harm’s way.
Battery operated barriers are available from Scale Products Company (SPC), which has been in business since the mid-eighties having started out providing custom railroad signals to theme parks like Disney and Six Flags. After 9/11, the need for security gates arose, and SPC claims to be the first to introduce heavy duty, completely autonomous gates, with one of its first orders going to Iraq.
Their portable battery operated barriers work anywhere, anytime and can be deployed in seconds for vehicular and pedestrian control, as well as in hazardous areas where personnel are restricted. The gates can be used in all environments for short or long-term duty, and with an optional solar panel, can be located anywhere without the need of a landline providing hundreds of cycles a day.
The Towable Utility Gate (TUG) can be daisy-chained and towed behind a golf cart or other utility vehicle, while the Heavy Utility Gate (HUG) is designed for placement in areas for long-term use.
Options include radio controls, keypad, automatic exit, and every unit comes standard with a reflective tower, polyurethane coating, and segmented reflective arm.