Security and perimeter barriers are engineered to protect people and other high-value targets from vehicles by separating pedestrians, buildings and restricted entry facilities with structures that can withstand forced entry and vehicle impacts up to certain speeds. Southwest Research Institute is ISO 17025-accredited through A2LA to perform certification tests on security and perimeter barriers engineered to U.S. standards. Our security barrier testing facility is located at our 1,200-acre headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.
ASTM F2656 & SD-STD-02.01 (Perimeter Barriers & Gates)
The U.S. State Department recognizes SwRI as an organization qualified to perform the ASTM F2656 and SD-STD-02.01 testing on perimeter barriers and gates in accordance with their certification standards. This is a test we have been performing since the 1980s, when SwRI helped to develop criterion for the U.S. State Department in response to the bombings of the U.S. Army Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Those standards evolved into the current test standard used by the U.S. State Department to evaluate anti-terrorist barriers.
ASTM F3016 (Protection Barriers)
Our accreditation includes testing of barriers, bollards, curbs and other devices installed near storefronts, walkways, government buildings and restricted entry facilities to protect pedestrians and structures.
ASTM F2781 (Security Fence Systems)
Our accreditation includes testing of security fence systems for forced entry, ballistic penetration, and low impact resistance.