Rising Kerb Vehicle Road Blocker

Vehicle Road Blocker Rising Kerb

The rising kerb road blocker is the ultimate in preventing access into your site. It provides high security coupled with a very visible deterrent and can be installed in a variety of different applications for use in manned or unmanned sites.

The kerbs are robust and manufactured from thick welded galvanised steel sections, with a range of kerbs that can withstand the impact of a large truck been driven into it.

EDS are able to supply and install crash rated rising road blockers in accordance with PAS68 & PAS69.

The rising kerb road blockers come in a range of widths, designs, and specifications, and with many different control mechanisms. Where the width of your site exceeds the standard sizes of kerbs, two units can be installed adjacent to each other, with linked controls to operate simultaneously. Several methods of safety are incorporated into the system as standard.

• High Security
• Fast Operation Around 4-6 Seconds
• Integrate into Any Access Control System
• Very Visible Deterrent
• Can Withstand The Impact of a Truck
• Designed with Security Built-In

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Control System Dual Attack Faces Vehicle Recognition Integration Crash Rating Surface Mounted
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State of the Art Control System

A state of the art control system monitors the kerb for precise location and has numerous advanced safety features built in. The control system ensures the kerb operates at optimum levels and rises and falls with smooth operation.

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Anti-Terrorist Ram Raid Kerb with Dual Attack Faces

The kerb system can be manufactured and installed with dual attack faces to prevent jumping the kerb from either side.

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City Centre Road Blockers – Automatic Vehicle Recognition and Remote Operation

The rising road blocker kerb is operated from either a vehicle sensing device or a remote command centre located within the city centre.

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Integration Into Other Systems

The kerb system can be linked to any number of remote systems to control its operations, such as:

  • ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition system, where a vehicle’s registration plate is taken and checked against a database. Once verified the barrier arm raises to allow access.
  • Vehicle Tags – Where a tag is attached to specific vehicles, allowing access to only authorised vehicle only.
  • Radio Transmitters – Any number of hand held radio remote controls can be linked to the system.
  • Access Control System – Proximity card, photo ID, biometric iris or fingerprint reading technologies can be incorporated into the system.
  • Tokens – Standard issue tokens or high security tokens can be incorporated into the system.
  • Traffic Light Signalling – Traffic light signalling is incorporated into the system to show red or green lights to the driver.
  • Emergency Back Up – An emergency back up lowering facility is operational during any power failure and is fitted as standard, ensuring that the kerb can be lowered in the event of a power failure. Alternatively a UPS power system can be installed to keep the unit operational in a power outage.
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Rising Kerb Road Blocker – PAS68 & PAS69 DOS K4, K8, K12, Crash Rating

About PAS68, PAS69, DOS K4, K8, K12, Crash Ratings:
The American Department of State (DOS) has a continuing requirement to provide vehicle barriers to US Diplomatic and Consular Missions overseas that have been certified to a specific level of anti-ram protection. Prior to DOS certification, vehicle barriers must be tested by an independent crash test facility to meet DOS standards. K indicates vehicle speed during crash test and L indicates maximum allowed penetration of the barrier by the vehicle. Any combination of the above may be tested. The test specifies perpendicular barrier impact by a 15,000 lb (6810kg) vehicle.

Certification is based on the following speed (K) and penetration (L) ratings:
K12 = 50 mph (80 kph).
K8 = 40 mph (65 (kph).
K4 = 30 mph (48 kph).
L3 = 3ft. (915 mm) or less.
L2 = 3 ft. to 20 ft (915 mm to 6.1 m).
L1 = 20 ft. to 50 ft. (6.1 m to 15.3 m).

PAS 68 has been prepared to address the needs of organisations who wish to have assurance that vehicle security barriers will provide the level of impact resistance that they seek. Many systems are available that are either promoted as or considered suitable for use as vehicle security barriers. As their characteristics differ in both function and form, a comparative means of assessing their performance is required.

PAS 68:2007 specifies a classification system for the performance of vehicle security barriers and their supporting foundations when subjected to a single horizontal impact. In the standards three alternative assessment methods of determining the performance classification of vehicle security barriers are given. Firstly, the vehicle impact method. Secondly, the pendulum method, which is only suitable for testing bollards at lower energy levels. Thirdly, the design method. This PAS identifies impact test tolerances and vehicle performance criteria that need to be met in order to conform to it. Design guidance is provided in PAS 69:2006.

PAS 69 provides guidance on the selection, installation and use of vehicle security barriers to ensure that they are selected and placed as effectively as possible. PAS 69 is intended to be used by designers, planners, architects, security managers and facilities managers within the public and private sectors. PAS 69 complements the PAS 68:2007 specification for vehicle security barriers, which describes methods for the classification of various barrier types in terms of their ability to resist dynamic impacts by vehicles.

PAS 69 highlights the issues to be addressed when considering the use of traffic calming and vehicle restraint systems as part of an overall security regime. The topics considered are by no means exhaustive, and the user is encouraged to consider additional questions and responses to cater for specific issues. Vehicle security barriers should not be considered in isolation but as part of an integrated security solution which may include adjacent perimeter protection, CCTV, alarm monitoring and guard force activity.

Surface mounted rising kerb blocker at a security checkpoint

EDSUK Surface Mounted Rising Kerb Road Blockers

EDSUK surface mounted rising kerb road blockers are designed for temporary installation or where services below the location of the surface mounted rising kerb road blockers prevent a full depth rising kerb road blocker from being installed. The EDSUK surface mounted rising kerb road blockers offer fast deployment and a high level of protection for use in multiple applications.

The EDSUK surface mounted rising kerb road blockers are designed to be easily transportable and offer fast deployment in most terrains, with the hydraulic control system which is attached to the ramp with a separate controller that is simply plugged into the kerb for quick and easy operation, with push-button control as standard.

The EDSUK surface mounted rising kerb road blocker is constructed at 2 metre wide and several can be placed together to provide a 4 metre wide lane, which is enough for most applications.

Service, Maintenance & Repairs

EDS can maintain any type of existing system, providing on-site and workshop repairs to any make of systems. With a large stockholding of spare parts we can turn around repairs rapidly.

Routine Maintenance

Regular maintenance is fundamental to ensure your systems operate as effectively as when they were first installed, we are able to provide competitive quotation for maintenance of new and any type of existing system.

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