KARCO Engineering has over 10 years of experience in testing security barriers and is an ISO 17025 Accredited Laboratory for ASTM F2656-07 and DOS Standard SD-STD-02.01.


Beginning February of 2009, the United States Department of State (DOS) announced it will evaluate anti-ram barriers tested under ASTM F2656-07 Standard Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers for the selection and approval for use at DOS facilities. DOS requires that any perimeter barrier or gate, whose purpose is to prevent the intrusion of a bomb laden vehicle, must meet the impact test requirements of ASTM F2656-07, rating M30 P1, M40 P1, and M50 P1. 

Prior to February of 2009, DOS had required security barriers meet the impact requirements of the DOS Standard SD-STD-02.01. 

KARCO's test area is capable of accommodating a variety of installation needs.