USR's GRAB-300 Vehicle Barriers Successfully Crash Tested to ASTM M50 Standard

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USR, the perimeter security integrator and vehicle barrier manufacturer, meets the new vehicle crash barrier standards from the American Society for Testing and Materials - ASTM. The new ASTM standard will be the benchmark for the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, as well as the private sector security industry.

Universal Safety Response, Inc. (USR) has once again set a new standard for safety and perimeter security by successfully crash testing minimum and maximum-width configurations for its GRAB-300 active vehicle barrier system in accordance with the newest ASTM standards. The GRAB is now the longest active vehicle barrier ever certified, with a protected width ranging from a single lane to over 60 feet.

Meeting the M50 criteria by stopping a 15,000 lb medium duty truck, USR's GRAB-300 continues to revolutionize the perimeter security industry by now offering a shallow-mount foundation for its reduced-risk, multiple lane width net barrier. As the only barrier to have successfully met Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of State, and now American Society for Testing and Materials standards during independent crash testing, it is easy to see why USR's GRAB remains the fastest growing barrier technology in the world.

The GRAB-300 provides our nation's military bases, government offices, financial centers, petro-chemical facilities, airports, ports and other critical facilities with many advantages over other barrier technologies. All electric operation increases reliability and decreases maintenance costs, multiple lane width options provide significant cost savings, and the ability of the GRAB-300 to be reset and re-used within 30 minutes of an impact preserves the security of the facility and the continuity of its operations. Most importantly, the unique energy absorbing technology incorporated in USR's GRAB barriers provide a reduced risk to vehicle occupants, demonstrated in over 70 real-world impacts at speeds of up to 48 mph on GRAB barriers installed around the world without a single significant injury.

Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Universal Safety Response, Inc. is a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer. Providing a complete range of products and services tailored to each client's unique specifications, USR is proud to incorporate its core values of customer service, integrity, innovation and quality into every project. For more information on the GRAB-300, Over Speed and Directional Detection System (ODDS), XMB mobile barrier system, or any other USR product or service, please visit or call USR at 615-224-0400.


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