Sadly, the threat of vehicle-borne attacks due to terrorism or vandalism is always present. While vehicle security barriers cannot prevent attacks from happening, they can help to protect and control the outcome. Hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) measures are becoming an increasingly important part of any physical security strategy.
One of the main requirements of HVM systems is to prevent unauthorised vehicles from getting close to or entering a site, public space, or building, and protecting pedestrians. HVM measures can be applied to a wide range of applications including but not limited to: public spaces, stadiums and venues, utility sites, and shopping centres.
At Jacksons we have a range of PAS 68 and IWA 14 rated barriers, fencing, gates, and bollards designed specifically to mitigate vehicle-borne attacks. Capable of halting an HGV, our hostile vehicle mitigation products and vehicle security barriers provide an unobtrusive security solution.
Understanding crash fencing and gate standards
Our hostile vehicle mitigation products are either rated to PAS 68 or IWA 14.
The PAS 68 standard is probably the most detailed standard and identifies the type of attack, details of the vehicle, the force of the attack, speed and weight, the angle of attack and the penetration along with the dispersal of major debris from the attack.
As an example, the classification for a bi-folding speed gate (40mph) is PAS 68:2010 V/7500[N2]/64/90:0.8/0.0
Similar to PAS 68, the IWA 14 rating starts with the type of test that was conducted, which, in this case, was a vehicle test. This means that an actual vehicle was crashed into the bollard to certify the product.
IWA 14-1 differs from PAS 68 in that vehicle tests are the only method used, while PAS 68 also allows for simulated and pendulum tests.
As an example, the classification for our road blocker is IWA 14-1:2013 V/7200[N2A]/80/90:06
The method of testing - V (vehicle), type of vehicle with the category in brackets, the weight of the vehicle -7200kg, the impact speed - 80km/h, the angle of attack - 90 degrees, the penetration - 0.6m.
Download our short PDF guide for a more detailed overview of the standards.Crash Fencing Standards
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