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Prison Fencing: Key Features & Reasons For Upgrading

2022-09-06T12:55:25-04:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Company News|

Prisons and correctional facilities require some of the highest levels of security, an evolving challenge that demands a dynamic approach to perimeter security and an up-to-date prison fencing system. Upgraded designs and solutions for these high-threat properties have become more important than ever. Here, we’re taking a closer look at some of the most essential features for an effective prison security fencing system, and why it’s critical to upgrade any current fencing solution that doesn’t meet the mark. Major Security Challenges Facing Prisons Given the prevalent dangers posed both within and outside the perimeter of a prison or correctional facility, security must focus on preventing escapes and deterring the exchange of contraband—typically across a large-scale property.  So let’s start there: with the sheer size of a prison or correctional facility’s grounds. Because of how extensive these properties are, securing and monitoring the entire area requires a fencing solution that [...]

Why Is It Important To Hire A Certified Security Fence Company?

2022-08-23T16:13:30-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Company News|

Designing and installing security fencing that can effectively protect and meet the individual needs of a property is a critical effort. Given the vital security outcomes you seek, as well as the substantial investment involved, you want to ensure you’re hiring a security fence company that has deep experience, nuanced expertise and wide-ranging knowledge and skills. One of the ways to investigate a company’s qualifications is by reviewing their certifications.  Truthfully, not every security fence company out there has the breadth of certifications to illustrate their competency in various areas of security fencing implementation. At Rutkoski Fencing, Inc (RFI)., we take training and qualifications very seriously, as illustrated by our list of achieved certifications for both individual employees and the company at large. Continuously expanding our expertise with professional certifications is just another way we never stop improving, growing and connecting. Check out our following list of fence- and [...]

Different Types Of Athletic Field Fencing

2022-08-09T15:49:42-04:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Company News|

Athletic field fencing can serve a variety of functions, from controlling crowds and supporting security efforts to delineating separate sporting fields, creating distinct areas (like dugouts and spectator sections), and ensuring the safety of players and fans alike. Therefore, the right fencing design and solution for your application will depend on a number of factors related to the sport(s) and needs at hand. Let’s take a look at what types of athletic field fencing are most common, as well as some other important considerations for this kind of fencing installation. Common Types of Athletic Field Fencing The most widely used type of fencing for athletic fields is chain link, given its versatility, durability and economical cost. Surprisingly difficult to scale or break through, chain link fencing also provides a certain level of visibility that’s crucial in an athletic setting, particularly those that entertain spectators. A low-maintenance solution, chain link [...]

Anti-Climb Fence Features: Considerations For High-Risk Facilities

2022-07-20T13:37:21-04:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: Company News|

The requirements for securing an organization’s physical space varies widely based on a collection of risk factors. For certain types of properties, there’s a very high risk of security threat, necessitating a more dynamic approach to defense elements like perimeter fencing. These can include places such as prisons, at-risk youth centers, airports and government buildings, to name a few. At such high-risk facilities, it’s vital to apply specially designed perimeter fencing with anti-climb characteristics.  An anti-climb security fence is implemented based on some specific features that make it difficult-to-impossible for someone to scale. Let’s take a closer look at what these anti-climb fencing components entail. A Focus on Height Specifications One of the primary ways a fence prevents scalability is through its vertical size. Quite simply, the greater the height of a security fence, the more challenging it will be for trespassers to breach.  While standard fencing solutions may [...]

Applying High-Security Fencing For Crypto Mining Facilities

2022-07-06T11:29:07-04:00July 5th, 2022|Categories: Company News|

As cryptocurrency ownership rates accelerate around the globe, the mining of bitcoin becomes a more necessary and valuable enterprise. The emergence of crypto mining farms is increasingly prevalent, with many taking up residence in formerly used warehouses and industrial facilities.  Because these buildings house computers designed to run as quickly as possible 24 hours a day—and often require electrical substations to power the operation—they face some pretty unique security risks. That means ensuring a high level of security is paramount, which starts with securing the physical perimeter via a specialized fencing system. Risks & Vulnerabilities for Crypto Mining Facilities Crypto mining farms typically encompass large areas of property with structures designed to meet the specific needs of operating high-performance computers around the clock. This often equates to a series of metal buildings with proper heat ventilation and access to immense amounts of power.  To generate the megawatts of electricity [...]

Why Sound Walls Are Important For Facility Security & Community Safety

2021-11-22T12:29:35-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Company News|

Traffic noise has long been a concern for federal, state, and local entities, prompting the first sound barrier to be constructed in 1963. Over time, there’s been significant advancements in the concept, design and implementation of sound walls. And while highway sound management is a leading application for concrete walls, there are also a number of reasons why this type of fencing is important and highly beneficial for both facility security and community safety. Today’s precast concrete walls are highly impenetrable, making them one of the most heavy-duty security fencing systems available. These structures are nearly impossible to scale and can withstand winds of hurricane proportions. Their sound reduction capabilities make them ideal solutions for highway needs, and their strength and security features render them ideal choices for applications in government and municipal properties, critical infrastructure and the commercial landscape. Dynamics of Precast Concrete The installation of precast concrete [...]

Water Treatment Plants: Relying On Fencing For Optimal Security

2021-11-08T12:22:02-05:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: Company News|

There are approximately 153,000 public drinking water systems and more than 16,000 publicly owned wastewater treatment systems in the United States. According to our nation’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, more than 80 percent of the U.S. population receives their potable water from these drinking water systems, and about 75 percent of the U.S. population has its sanitary sewerage treated by these wastewater systems. Given this sector’s impact on public health and human activity, it is necessary to think about the numerous security threats capable of endangering water treatment sites and facilities. Ensuring a safe and continuous supply of water is vital to so many aspects of life. And while this utility is easy to take for granted, securing it should never be an afterthought. Beginning with a highly secure fencing system, it’s essential to prioritize the protection of our nation’s water supply. The Threat Landscape Earlier this year, [...]

How Are Municipalities Using Funds From the American Rescue Plan Act?

2021-09-22T09:59:16-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Company News|

With federal funds flowing into PA municipalities, there’s been much consideration over how these entities can leverage allocated money to improve various aspects of life for Pennsylvanians. From public health initiatives and assistance for essential workers to critical efforts to improve and modernize infrastructure, there’s no shortage of ways to put these funds to good use.  Disbursement of Federal Funds Over the summer, State Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced that the first payments under the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program have been sent to qualifying Pennsylvania municipalities. PA counties, cities, boroughs and townships are eligible for $6.15 billion from the program. “It’s a top priority at Treasury,” Garrity said, “to make sure these payments get into the hands of local leaders quickly and efficiently so they can be used to help address the effects of the pandemic.” Pennsylvania has more than 2,500 municipalities [...]

Perimeter Security Tips For Airports, Prisons & Industrial Parks

2021-09-07T10:00:06-04:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Company News|

Security is a continually evolving challenge for entities in both the commercial and government sectors, and dynamic defense plans have become more important than ever. This is especially true for high-threat properties and facilities like airports, prisons and industrial parks. In a multi-faceted effort to protect people and assets, perimeter security is one of the most critical aspects of mitigating risks for these types of locations. Here, we’re providing some valuable tips on addressing the unique perimeter security challenges of airports, prisons and industrial parks.  Examining the Specific Security Challenges What makes an airport such a difficult property to safeguard? What specialized care must be taken to ensure tight security at a prison or correctional facility? Why are industrial parks such high-risk targets for security threats? These are the questions that must be answered before designing a perimeter security approach that meets the needs of any of these entities. [...]

Who Built Pennsylvania’s Highway and Turnpike Fencing?

2021-08-04T15:54:45-04:00August 4th, 2021|Categories: Company News|

In the late 1700s, Pennsylvanians traveled by horse and carriage over log-surfaced roads and muddy terrain. Decades later, they had the means to traverse the state via railroads and canals. It wasn’t until the early 1900s that plans emerged to convert an abandoned railway route into a motorway. More than a century since, travelers find themselves with the accessibility to motor along Pennsylvania’s many interconnected roadways, including state highways and the PA turnpike. As they do so, they are accustomed to seeing the expanse of fencing structures built along many of these paths to enhance safety, reduce noise and generally mitigate other potential risks.  PennDOT's purpose is to establish a transportation system that is as effective and efficient as possible for the public, and the mission of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce. In [...]

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