Hostile Vehicle Mitigation

Asset and Property Protection with Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Bollards and Crash-Rated Boom Gates

Bollards, Boom Gates and Anti-Ram Barriers have become essential in providing protection to locations requiring a high-level of security and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM). If you have a sensitive facility that is vulnerable to a vehicle-based attack or near a high traffic area where there is potential for a motorist to lose control, hostile vehicle mitigation is an important consideration.

Australia Security Fencing provides a wide variety of options for a Hostile Vehicle Mitigation set-up. Our HVM solutions are used to protect buildings and facilities across Australia.

HVM Bollards

Like it or not, there are situations that require hostile vehicle mitigation.  The news is full of nasty stories about vehicle aggression used to gain entrance to high-security zones, so it’s necessary to protect ourselves and our assets.  High-security zones such as embassies, arms storage, defense facilities, prisons, and cash handling warehouses require security measures to prevent vehicle breaches.

Embedded HVM Bollards

Embedded Security Bollards

As the name suggests, embedded security bollards are fixed into the ground and are highly impact resistant.  They’re tough, reliable and proven.

Tested to BSI PAS68 and IWA 14-1, our embedded ‘Impeder Bollards’ are the highest security bollard offered in Australia. Available in a variety of performance levels, the Impeder bollard allows you to alleviate the vehicular threat perceived in a specific location. Impeder bollards have a guaranteed level of performance and are ideal across all vulnerable locations.


Retractable HVM Bollards

Retractable Bollards

Taking it up a level, external locking security bollards provide protection that is more secure.  Still a temporary measure, they are perfect for public events or roadwork sites.

Retractable bollards combine both high security and accessibility.  They are ideal for situations that call for both regular vehicle access and strong security measures.

Our high security retractable bollard is a robust and highly secure measure of protection from terrorist attacks or vehicle born attacks. Our PDT1200 retractable bollard can withstand impact from a 7.5T truck travelling at 80km/h. Available as Automatic and Manual-Assisted.


All our bollards are certified to BSI PAS 68 standard and are able stop vehicles that weigh up to 7.5 tonnes and travelling up to 80 km/h. Our Pas68 Bollards provide the highest level of protection from hostile vehicles and are trusted across Australia.

Crash-Rated Gates (Boom & Swing) for Heavy Vehicle Mitigation

We’ve all been had to slow down and get a ticket from the machine to open the boom gate at the airport or shopping centre. They are a proven method of both controlling traffic and preventing unauthorized personnel from entering high security areas.

Crash-rated boom & swing gates are similar but are made to prevent heavy vehicles from pushing past the barrier.   They are a great option for:

  • Government properties
  • Rail infrastructure
  • Industrial properties
  • Warehouse storage
  • Correctional facilities
  • Any facility that contains sensitive or high-risk data, materials, and / or personnel

We have 2 types of HVM Crash-Rated Gates: 

Bristorm HVM rise-gate

Bri-Rise HVM Gate

Tested to ASTM F2656-15; M50 P1, our Bri-Rise HVM Gate will complete any P1 perimeter line to ensure there are no weak entry points accessible to hostile vehicles. It is completely self-balancing with a 5.7m clearance and can be manually lifted with ease with a lifting force of only 10kg required. This allows site operators to have complete control all year round and further reduces the risk of electrical or mechanical failure.


HVM swing gate

Bri-Swing HVM Gate

Tested to IWA 14-1 the Bri-Swing Gate will inhibit vehicular access from a nearby ring-road when locked in a closed position. This will prevent access to a facility by vehicles and / or pedestrians. Large vehicles under 7m can still pass through so day-to-day operations aren’t disrupted.


HVM Fencing & Barriers

If your facility needs a HVM gate, it’s likely you’ll also need something equally heavy-duty to protect the perimeter. The gates will protect the entrance to your facility and a HVM fence system will complete the security perimeter.

Australian Security offers a few options to help create a nearly impenetrable barrier around your facility providing comprehensive hostile vehicle mitigation.

Bristorm Zero HVM fence

Bristorm Zero

Bristorm Zero is the latest high performance Anti-Ram crash-rated security barrier/fence system. Fully tested and rated to ASTM F2656 M50 P1, it offers zero penetration by a hostile vehicle travelling up to 80 km/h.

Consisting of an arrangement of high tensile galvanised steel ropes supported on galvanised steel line posts and secured by anchors posts. The high modulus of elasticity of the steel ropes means that re-tensioning is not required.


Bristorm HVM Beam

Bristorm Beam

Bristorm Beam uses combined technologies of rope and specially developed beam to create a system consisting of shallow end foundations of just 500mm deep and line posts then can be surface or shallow mounted into a 250mm deep ground beam. Ideal for facilities with underground services and if a penetration of less than 1 metre is required to mitigate a 7.5 tonne truck travelling at 50 km/h. With zero major debris and a corrugated beam profile, it can be appropriately installed into heavily built-up locations, ensuring the protection of pedestrians and asset throughout such as:

  • Industrial yards
  • Distribution sites

Bristorm HVM LP IVP fence

Bristorm LP (and IVP)

Bristorm LP and IVP has been developed to protect long perimeter sites from 4×4 vehicle attacks travelling at speeds up to 40 mph. Extremely economical, Bristorm LP is a visually unobtrusive and cost-effective measure ideal for securing a perimeter from hostile vehicle attack.

Tested to BSI PAS 68 Bristorm LP and IVP is an extremely effective Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) solution where long exposed perimeters are surrounded by uneven ground, such as:

  • Airports
  • Military installations
  • Power stations
  • etc…

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