Posts Tagged ‘crash tested’

Amp Up Security With K-Rated Barriers

Friday, February 25th, 2022
Hercules High Security K-Rated Barriers
K-Rated bollards and barriers protect an area from oncoming vehicles that fail to stop.

A k-rating is a crash rating that is assigned by the Department of State to fences and barriers that can stop a 15,000 lb vehicle within a certain distance of impact. K-ratings are given to many different security measures – barriers, barrier arms, and bollards are all subject to the k-rating system. Installing a k-rated barrier is an effective way to manage traffic flow and keep an area secure.


Crash Barriers: What Are K Ratings?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

High Security, K Rating

K Ratings will tell you how strong your high security fence is against the impact of a vehicle.

If you own commercial property, you might be in the market to increase the security of your perimeter. As you begin doing your research on the most effective high security options available to you, you will learn to consider crash rated gates, fences, barriers and bollards. Crash rated material and products are not just common on commercial property, but industrial and government property as well. You may find yourself confused when you encounter a wide array of anti-ram options that include “K Rated” in the description of alongside different numbers. So, what is a K rating and what does all of this mean?


  • A ‘K’ rating is Crash Test Certification issued by the Department of State (DOS) to a barrier, fence, gate or bollard that indicates perpendicular impact by a 15,000 lb. (6810 kg.) vehicle.