Testing of Vehicle Security Barriers (VSBs)
Crash standards are the benchmark for hostile vehicle and pedal error protection. Much like the safety hardware on the sides of roadways, perimeter physical security hardware needs to have an assured level of performance and protection.
There are various international testing standards for VSBs (Vehicle Security Barriers). Those most widely referred to are:
- The UK’s British Standards Institution (BSi)
- Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 68
- The US standard ASTM F2656 & ASTM 3016 (formerly the K rating)
- The new International Workshop Agreement IWA 14-1.
We focus on Perimeter Protection with an Assured Level of Performance