The DROP ARM GATE (DAG) combines the utility of a traditional traffic control gate with the security of a crash rated barrier. The DAG can secure multiple lanes of traffic or wide checkpoints, up to 24 feet.


The unique, fully-vertical position (90° up) allows for unobstructed use of the roadway, safe positioning of the arm, and minimal setback from the roadway opening. The DAG includes a positive locking device for securing the arm in the down position. The DAG’s passive safety latching mechanism engages on vehicle impact.


The DAG with a standard foundation can be installed across existing roadways with only minimal excavation and primary excavation is outside the roadway opening, easily avoiding underground utilities and other obstructions. The DAG with a concrete mount allows for installation with no excavation required. The DAG is available in manual and operated models. The operated DAG is entirely electro-mechanical, making it ideal for sites where hydraulic fluids are prohibited. Counterweights can be adjusted in manual operation to require minimal force for raising and lowering.


Boasting a duty cycle of 120 cycles per hour, the electro-mechanical DAG allows for fast processing of vehicles at controlled access points. It features a warning horn, flashing light, edge sensor, and photoelectric sensor in accordance with UL 325 standards. Operated models include control panel, controls, and electro-mechanical operator; and is preconfigured for easy integration of additional access control and safety devices as well as integration of barrier command and control from multiple control locations.

Drop Arm Gate
Drop Arm Gate
Drop Arm Gate
Drop Arm Gate
Drop Arm Gate
Drop Arm Gate
Drop Arm Gate


  • Compact Footprints with Clearance Constraints where vertical clearance is available but lateral, forward and rear clearances are limited

  • Footprints with Underground Obstructions minimal excavation of roadway; foundation excavation outside of roadway

  • Busy Vehicle Entrances or Sally-Ports with Medium to High Traffic Volume up to 120 duty cycles per hour; low noise thresholds


  • Crash rated for M30, M40, M50, and 20,000 lbs at 50 mph

  • Additional crash ratings available (including ratings above 20,000 lbs at 50 mph)

  • All steel construction

  • Electro-mechanical or manual operation

  • Minimal roadway excavation and minimum excavation outside roadway opening

  • Roadway openings up to 24 feet

  • 38” beam height

  • 10 second operating speed from full 90º vertical position to horizontal

  • Double-sided protection

  • Compact footprint (extended lateral clearances not required)

  • Multiple foundation/mounting configurations to fit any installation site

  • Powder Coat finish standard; other finishes available


Electro-Mechanical Units Only

The Innovo Drop Arm Gate with a standard foundation works well as a permanent security solution for your property. The standard foundation requires minimum excavation for maximum security pay off. 




The concrete mount option allows your Innovo Drop Arm Gate to install with maximum ease. The concrete mount requires no excavation, increasing flexibility with location and installation options. Additionally, the concrete mount is a great choice for temporary installations, providing a cost effective alternative with many variations available.