First developed in 1998, in Victoriaville, Canada, MegaSecur Inc. is the main manufacturer and distributor of Water-Gate barriers: the fastest and most flexible emergency response equipment for water-based incidents on the market. Our head office is located in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada.
The Water-Gate barrier is designed for a wide‑ranging clientele, including clients in the industrial, commercial, medical, municipal, government, airport, military, and recreational industries. It is also quick and easy to deploy, cost-effective, and can be reused hundreds of times. Nothing else compares!
Water-Gate barriers are used in over 37 countries in the world, including Canada, United-State, France, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Belgium, China, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Panama and other.
Our distribution network gives us proximity to our clients, which offers a customer service that will fit their needs.
The Water-Gate barrier is a turnkey solution, which is designed to provide a rapid, reliable and safe solution in an emergency situation. It is lightweight, eco-friendly and can easily be transported.
So, it is not surprising that many countries around the world use the Water-Gate barriers to control flooding, work in submerged areas, put in water‑intake structures to fight fires, contain pollutants released by toxic spills or drain branches of rivers. On average, the time required to install a medium-sized barrier is less than five minutes.
Water-Gate systems are high-end equipment, manufactured by dedicated and passionate employees. All our products are made from industrial designs, thus guaranteeing their uniformity.
After the manufacturing step, each barrier is individually and strictly inspected before shipment. Your security is our number one priority. We are proud to say we’ve been helping keep people and communities safe both near and far for twenty years now!
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Water-Gate water barriers are made of polymer canvas and designed so that water collects inside the pockets. The barriers automatically open as they fill with water.
The concept is simple: The weight of the water keeps the barrier in place, just as air pressure holds a parachute open.
WATER HOLDING BACK WATER
The Water‑Gate flood dam has four times more ground surface than the water being retained, thus four times more vertical thrust (across the ground) than the horizontal thrust for proper adhesion. For the water to hold back the water on most surfaces such as asphalt or grass, a 2½‑to‑1 ratio is usually sufficient for safe installation. The Water‑Gate™ flood dam’s 4‑to‑1 ratio is therefore much safer and the risk of slippage is unlikely. The wider the barrier, the lower the risk of slippage. The Water‑Gate™ flood dam is 33% safer than required.
Modular and self-locking water dams
Steps to follow
No need to pump water inside.
The Water-Gate water barrier was invented by Daniel Dery on January 1, 1998. An industrial designer by training, Daniel is a visionary who is passionate about innovation and industrial design.
The idea came to him on New Year’s Eve. He was sitting in his living room, eyes glued to the television, watching a rundown of the top stories of 1997. One of the year’s biggest headlines was Manitoba’s Red River flood (one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history). As he watched hundreds of soldiers and civilians filling and stacking an astronomical number of sandbags to block the threatening waters, a light bulb went off. There had to be a better way.
He thought of fastening long plastic tubes together and attaching them to a giant float. The water would flow into the tubes, fill them, and create a flood barrier out of water instead of sand. This would eliminate the need for thousands of sandbags in addition to freeing up valuable time, energy, and resources.
Driven by determination and the desire to create a product with the potential to help thousands of people, Daniel made his first prototype that very day. With the vision of his project growing ever clearer, he put together a makeshift model in his kitchen sink. The tests were conclusive enough for him to carry on his work. Given the magnitude of the project, he decided to devote himself entirely to this new challenge, his ultimate goal being to develop water barriers that would be distributed worldwide to combat one of Earth’s most destructive natural disasters—floods.
Needing a name for his invention, Daniel went the simple route and dubbed his work the Water‑Gate water barrier.
The rigorous resistance tests involved in the FM Approvals certification program make this one of the toughest certifications to obtain. The Water-Gate water barrier has undergone intensive testing to assess deployment speed, resilience, watertightness, and resistance to waves. The WL Series (WL-39… | WL-50… | WL-60…) has been tested and approved by FM Global.
OUR MISSION: Offer superior products and services to our clients by providing a simple and environmentally friendly solution for problems associated with flooding, toxic spills and cofferdams. Serve all our markets in a way that ensures sustainable growth and respect for the environment.
OUR CORPORATE VISION: Be and remain the global leader in environmental security. Our ultimate goal is to actively contribute to the safety and protection of individuals and communities both near and far.
OUR VALUES: At MegaSecur, our top priority is the quality and safety of our products. Our success hinges on client satisfaction—that’s why we’re committed to providing products that meet or even surpass our clients’ needs in terms of durability and efficiency. MegaSecur’s key values include respect, innovation, integrity, and trust.
Sustainable development is at the very heart of our corporate vision. As green companies, MegaSecur and Vitex Industry design all products and operations to have minimal impact on the environment.
Water-Gate barriers are 100 percent recyclable, and we strongly recommend that they be repurposed after their service life (twenty to twenty-five years). Furthermore, during the manufacture of Water-Gate water barriers, all waste and residual materials are donated to a non‑profit organization so that they may be repurposed.
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