More Security building security products are designed to protect citizens, diplomats and military personnel in government, commercial and military facilities around the world. Tested and certified by the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Bureau, our products have been designed and engineered to unparalleled levels of security and precision with cutting-edge laser technology, automated milling and the strictest of quality controls. More Security can provide state-of-the-art solutions for all of your force protection needs. More Security provides a complete line of vehicle barriers, as well as forced entry/ballistic resistant and blast mitigation doors, louvers, security stations and windows for governmental, commercial and architectural applications. The entire product line is manufactured in accordance with Department of State standard SD-STD-02.01 (K rated) and ASTM F2656-07 P1 (M rated) series standards for vehicle crash barriers. These test standards further rates the anti-ram barriers within three categories: K12, K8 and K4 which are equal to ASTM M50, M40, and M30, respectively. The entire line of forced entry/ballistic resistant and blast resistant (FE/BR) doors and windows are Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Department of State (DOS), and/or National Institute of Justice (NIJ) certified and approved.
How does the U.S. Government Certify a Barrier?
A: Vehicle barrier certification is the responsibility of the U.S. Department of State. They have to protect U.S. installations around the world. Many of those facilities — embassies, consulates, and so on — are old buildings in dense urban areas. Sometimes the adjacent streets are only yards from the buildings or the grounds. This proximity of the traffic means the agency needs barriers that can immediately stop an attacking vehicle, not merely slow down or partially disable it. As a result, the department assumed the responsibility to develop standards for crash testing and certifying vehicular barriers.
The standards are based on the mass and the speed of the attacking vehicle (kinetic energy), and how far past the point of impact any significant piece of the vehicle traveled. They required a supplier to conduct a full-scale crash test at a State Department certified facility. Certification confirms the utility of vehicle barriers for Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP).
If a vehicle barrier stops a 15,000-pound truck traveling at a certain speed, AND the front edge of the truck’s cargo bed does not penetrate more than one meter beyond the pre-impact inside edge of the barrier, then it is given a rating below:
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How does the U.S. Government Test FEBR Products?
Forced entry testing is conducted on assemblies including, but not necessarily limited to doors, windows, and wall panels of any type; louvers; escape hatches; and protective window grilles. All forced entry testing, regardless of the type of assembly or level of protection, shall consist of a concentrated assault test of edges and other critical locations. Test times are 5, 15, and 60 minutes respectively.