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Stop Vehicle Attacks and Accidents at Schools with Crash Rated Bollards

Protecting schools and students has become more and more crucial in America. It’s no secret that schools have been a target spot for horrific acts over the last 25+ years and there needs to be some changes to help keep the kids and teachers safe. One of the immediate ways to protect the school zones is to stop potential vehicle attacks and accidents at key access points, gathering points, and walkways, like entrance areas, playgrounds, parking lots, crosswalks, sports stadiums, and bus stops. 

Ideal Shield has a line of Crash Rated Bollards that are designed to stop vehicles in their tracks at the most vulnerable locations. 

C40 Traffic Impact Bollards

Ideal Shield's Crash Tested C40 Bollard

Ideal Shield’s C40 Bollard during independent crash testing. 

Designed to stop a 5,000 lbs. vehicle at 30 mph with less than 24″ of penetration, the C40 Bollard is the most cost-effective American-made impact bollard on the market. The 6″ security bollards have bi-directional stopping capabilities, which means it maintains the ASTM C40 P1 Standard no matter which direction the pipe is hit. The simple installation will mean you can have high security protection at access points quickly and for an affordable cost. 

K4/M30 Crash Rated Bollards

Ideal Shield's K4/M30 Crash Rated Bollards

Ideal Shield’s K4/M30 Crash Rated Bollards.

The next level up for impact bollards, the K4/M30 Crash Rated Bollards are designed to stop 15,000 lbs. vehicles at 30 mph. With that impact rating, these bollards are approved by the U.S. Department of Defense and are listed on the Anti-Ram Vehicle Barrier List. Add in the bi-directional stopping capability and unrestricted spacing limit while maintaining ASTM M30 P1 Certification and these barriers are one of the best bollards for stopping just about any sized vehicle on the market. 

K12/M50 Crash Rated Bollards

Ideal Shield's K12 Bollards during installation.

Ideal Shield’s K12 Bollards during installation.

Ideal Shield’s largest and strongest Bollard option, the K12/M50 Crash Rated Bollards are designed to stop 15,000 lbs. vehicles at 50 mph with 1.2 meter penetration. This means larger trucks, passenger vans, and more. The K12 Bollard meets ASTM F2656-07 M50 Rating and has bi-directional stopping capability and unrestricted spacing limits. While the cost and installation are a bit more, this barrier will ensure protection at just about any access point. 

All three Crash Rated Bollards are available with Ideal Shield’s line of Bollard Covers and can be fabricated to be permanent or removable applications to meet the exact needs of the access point. 

If adding Crash Rated Bollards isn’t in the budget, Ideal Shield is one of the largest suppliers of standard steel pipe bollards as well. Add plated or stick bollards to your access points, bus stop areas, pickup areas, door fronts, and more by contacting our experienced sales team today to get a quick quote.