AutoGate Introduces The Shield Anti-Terrorism Gate

April 19, 2006
Gate is K8 rated for anti-terrorism at elevated threat level facilities

On March 28, 2006, AutoGate a leader in Vertical Pivot Lift Gate Operators since 1987 successfully tested “The Shield” at Calspan in Buffalo, N.Y. It withstood a direct impact from a 15,000lb (6804kg) vehicle traveling at 40mph (64.4km), achieving K8 certification by the Department of State (DOS).

The Shield is AutoGate’s newest and most exciting product yet. This Anti-Ram Barrier was designed to protect and defend against potential terrorist acts where perimeter security is crucial. The Shield will also serve as a fully operational standard entry gate system while still providing perimeter protection security.

Don Rodwancy, vice president of Autogate and lead designer of the product states; “The Shield resembles and operates like our standard gate product, but with the added protection of an anti-ram barrier. We are proud and excited to offer a product that is essential for so many facilities that require anti-terrorism protection both in America and abroad.”

For more information contact AutoGate at 800-944-4283 or visit to view a video clip of the crash test.