Vehicle Barrier Bar (VBB®)

Prevent vehicular threats with an active barrier bar proven to stop a 15,000 lb truck traveling at 50 mph

Vehicle Barrier Bar

Ameristar's vehicle barrier bar (VBB®) expands across the entire roadway deterring both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Vehicle barrier systems, such as this K12 certified crash bar, provide a solution to prevent vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices from penetrating a secure perimeter.


  • Expands across complete roadway
  • Rapid deployment rate between 3 and 5 seconds
  • Enclosed design, ideal for cold climates
  • Flush with roadway when granting access
  • Deters vehicle and pedestrian traffic

About VBB® Vehicle Barrier Bar

The VBB® utilizes a hydraulically actuated, reinforced horizontal bar and is recessed below the roadway surface to grant vehicle access. To secure the perimeter, the reinforced bar is raised from the cavity to the deployed position, approximately 30" above the roadway surface. When the VBB® is deployed, resistance to vehicle intrusion is provided by the reinforced bar, which has a rapid rate of deployment between 3 and 5 seconds. If needed, the deployment rate can be increased to 1 second with the addition of the optional Emergency Fast Operation (EFO) control.

K12 Crash Test Certified

The VBB is K12 certified by the U.S. Department of State, meaning it's capable of stopping a 15,000 lb medium-duty truck traveling at 50 mph.

The reinforced bar is flanked on each side by its concealed actuators, which makes it easier to install. The unique, enclosed design of the VBB makes it a great fit for cold weather climates.


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  • Standard Widths

    You have the choice of the following standard widths:

    • 12' opening
    • 16' opening
    • 20' opening
    • 24' opening

    *Available in a variety of sizes up to 24' (2' increments)

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  • Optional Add-Ons


    • Main operator control panel
    • Remote operator control panel
    • Barrier-up position sensor
    • 5 HP Hydraulic Power Unit
    • Hydraulic oil heater/cooler
    • Emergency Fast Operate (EFO)
    • Dual channel vehicle detector module
    • Traffic signal lights
    • Custom painted finish
    • Battery backup
    • Touch screen controls
    • Radio controls
    • Wrong way and over speed detection
    • Integrated traffic arm or sliding gate
    • PC Based Controls

    Electrical Power Voltage Options:

    • 120 VAC / 60HZ / Single Phase
    • 208-240 VAC / 60HZ / 3 Phase
    • 415-480 VAC / 60HZ / 3 Phase
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  • Standard Product Features

    Standard Features:

    • Barrier-down position sensor
    • Black paint finish
    • Weather proof HPU enclosure
    • HMI PLC & programming
    • 2 HP Hydraulic Power Unit
    • 208-240 VAC / 60HZ / 3 Phase
    • Manual hand pump
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