RHINO-STOP® Elite Guardrail


Featuring a sturdy design that has been meticulously crafted to withstand the toughest impacts, Rhino-Stop® Elite guardrail combines architectural excellence and superior design to create a hard-wearing carpark barrier system that can effectively absorb up to 40 KN of impact load.

Safe Direction’s Rhino-Stop® Elite is the hardiest carpark barrier available industry-wide, offering SUV impact protection amongst its many other features.

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How Rhino-Stop® Elite Works

The defining features of Rhino-Stop® guardrail posts are the long cuts in the base plate which essentially break the plate into three fingers connected by a common stem.

The fingers allow the mounting of the post to occur in an upright fashion by enabling a separation from the anchor(s).

The Rhino-Stop® Elite carpark barrier system incorporates a unique patented yielding base plate that minimises the peak loads transferred to post anchors.

These base plates effectively absorb the kinetic energy of an impacting vehicle, reducing the forces transferred through the anchor bolts to prevent concrete substrate damage.

Upon impact from a vehicle or heavy load, a plastic hinge forms at the location where the fingers can be found on the post.

Once the post is mounted, a backward rotation is set into motion, as the load capacity of the plastic hinge is designed to be less than the pull-out capacity of the anchor bolt.

The deflection of the system allows for greater load transfer to adjacent posts, thereby sharing the impact load from the vehicle – providing the highest level of protection from high speed impacts.

Features and Benefits

  • Rhino-Stop® Elite is an attractive, fully modular, free-standing carpark barrier system which is especially designed to provide protection against impacts from heavier vehicles with a higher centre of gravity.
  • Manufactured in accordance with the Australian Building code, Rhino-Stop® Elite has a standard post spacing of 2.3m, with an installed system height of 1100mm and the option of a 1300mm sight rail attachment.
  • Rhino-Stop® Elite is quick and easy to assemble due to its simplistic design which requires only 2 anchor bolts per post (with a minimum embedment depth 100mm) and lower bolt forces.
  • The absorbing patented yielding base plate design of the Rhino-Stop® Elite carpark barrier facilitates high cross ventilation and the controlled absorption of vehicle impact energy, preventing damage to the concrete substrate and preserving the system’s durability.
  • Rhino-Stop® Elite comes with hot dip galvanised components (with the option of a powder-coated finish) reinforcing its stability and enhancing the aesthetic appeal.
  • The versatile nature of our Rhino-Stop® Elite carpark barrier system makes customised solutions possible for non-standard applications, if required.

Safe Direction believe in strict quality control. All our products are designed, manufactured and assessed in accordance with Australian and New Zealand industry standards.

Rhino-Stop® Elite has undergone rigorous crash testing and has demonstrated compliance with AS/NZS 2890.1 and AS/NZS 1170.1, as well as the anti-climb requirements specified within the Australian Building Code.

For more information regarding our Rhino-Stop® Elite carpark barrier system, contact Safe Directions today on 1300 063 220.