Delta Scientific, the manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that, on March 7, over 70 leading security specialists met at Delta Scientific headquarters to discuss the state of the vehicle access control market in North America. These security specialists came together to view anti-terrorism portable systems, barriers, bollards, crash-rated gates and other solutions and how each product fits in a comprehensive vehicle a...
Southwest Microwave is pleased to announce the appointment of John Gilbert as Eastern Regional Manager – USA, serving clients in states east of the Mississippi River. Vast experience John joins Southwest Microwave after a successful 17-year career at EV Group, a producer of industry-leading equipment for the semiconductor industry, where he successfully increased market penetration in the Eastern US and contributed to significant revenue growth for the company. John served in vari...
Public spaces in cities and suburbs are important places for community development and promoting outdoor recreation. These areas may include main streets, parks, promenades, band shells and fields. Such locations are often utilized by public event planners for community activities, including summer festivals, wintertime ice skating rink installations, music concerts and art fairs. As the year drew to a close, holiday and Christmas markets as well as major New Year’s Eve events, presented...
Security is arguably at the heart of the United States partial government shutdown: President Trump’s demand for $5.6 billion to start building a wall along the southern border with Mexico is the major bone of contention as gridlock in Washington prevents passage of a spending bill to keep the government in full operation. The partial government shutdown has affected security in other ways, too, and some of the impact could continue long after the impasse is settled. Some 800,000 federal...
Delta Scientific, global manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems, announced its new DSC1500 portable beam barricade that sets up quickly and temporarily to block vehicles. The new portable barricade secures locations during short-term events and anywhere a beam barricade is needed for interim security. With a clear opening of 16 feet (4.8 m), the DSC1500 is M30 certified, able to stop a 15,000-pound (66.7 kN) vehicle going 30 mph (48 kph). DSC1500 Portable Beam Barricade "Man...
As we approach National Safe Schools Week (October 21-27), it is appropriate for a conversation to begin regarding establishing standards for K12 school security. Currently no standards exist for assisting schools navigate the complexity of understanding what they need, how much it will cost and how they will secure their learning environments. Security Industry Experts The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) is one of the organizations at the forefront of establishing security standards...
Aeroturn LLC, major turnstile manufacturer that offers 100% Made in The USA turnstiles, has announced that the company had a 100% customer retention rate for over 15 years. Aeroturn has seen a steady growth path over the years due to its unwavering dedication to delivering cutting-edge, highly secure turnstile solutions. With an engineering team that is second to none and the ability to test, deliver, and install the world’s only zero-maintenance standard and customized turnstiles; Aeroturn has turned the industry upside down. Superior Perimeter Protection The company designs, manufacturers, tests, delivers, and installs the world’s most reliable turnstiles in the industry and will be exhibiting at the ASIS NYC Security Conference & Expo on May 16th and 17th at the Jacob Javits Center. Attendees can visit the Aeroturn booth #506 to see live demonstrations of its unique turnstiles and see first-hand why Aeroturn turnstiles are the only choice for perimeter protection. The company’s continued success is due to a strong customer-centric philosophy that puts manufacturing a quality product first and foremost. “Aeroturn believes in investing its resources internally and has built the best engineering team in the industry,” states Michael Stoll, VP Technical Sales & Marketing. “As a testament to our superior engineering, our mean time between failures (MTBF) for all lanes deployed is ten (10) years.” High-Performance Turnstiles The company employs a team of engineers that work directly with architects, systems integrators, building owners, end users, and construction companies to deliver cutting edge turnstile solutions that can’t be beat in the industry. Aeroturn’s customer first philosophy is the driving force behind its success. Customers can rely on Aeroturn to deliver the very best in turnstile solutions now and in the future.
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that Keith Bobrosky, who has been a project manager with the company for eleven years, has been awarded with a new title, senior vice president. Delta East Coast Sales Team Bobrosky started with Delta Scientific as a barrier applications engineer, tasked with completing the installation of dozens of systems for the U.S. Air Force. Soon thereafter, he began managing Delta's East Coast sales team and directing barrier programs for the FBI, CarMax and the State Department's Overseas Building Operations. In 2016, Bobrosky was promoted to vice president of sales, taking a more active role in production management, helping Delta Scientific exceed clients' ever increasingly strict deadlines. "I look forward to continued efforts promoting the Delta brand and legendary name by furthering our clients' requirements for secure perimeter safety and eliminating the concerns for vehicles used as weapons", emphasizes Bobrosky. "I plan on cultivating opportunities with our clients and showing the industry just how customer driven Delta is." Mechanical Knowledge Bobrosky graduated with honors from California State University, Northridge in 2007 with a business degree in marketing. Prior to Delta Scientific, Bobrosky comes from a strong sales and customer service background, helping operate a heavy equipment logistics firm. When Bobrosky is not spending time camping with his wife and two daughters, he enjoys weightlifting, woodworking, and mountain biking with friends and co-workers. Keith Bobrosky is a Los Angeles native and grew up in rural Palmdale, California. He was actively involved in the community through 4-H in his youth and developed his mechanical knowledge from motorsports fabrication with his father.
For medium and large scale enterprises, security strategies involve the deployment of a large number of cameras. These cameras are continuously monitored, and the streams are recorded for future reference. The device in which these recordings are recorded and stored is known as Network Video Recorder. Among the various challenges that an organization faces, managing various other security systems at a time is one. There are systems like POS, Access Control, Fire Alarm etc., which need to be managed regularly. Hence, the overall management becomes inconvenient for the organization. The complexity increases when multiple locations are incorporated. Therefore, the need of a device which can centrally manage all the systems is inevitable. To Fulfill All The Above Requirements, Matrix NVRs Are Equipped With Following Features: Cascading: This is one of the most unique features any NVR can offer. It terminates the requirement of a server to operate CMS (Centralised Management System), saving a whole lot of money. With this feature, each Network Video Recorder can manage several others. For example, if an enterprise is spread across multiple locations, each NVR at every location can communicate with those present at other outlets. Among this, one of the NVRs can act as the master and control 19 others. Moreover, there can be multiple master NVRs monitoring different sets of other slave NVRs. For live monitoring of every camera at each location, the output of master NVR can be connected directly to a screen, completely bypassing the need of a server. Integration: Managing diverse security systems is daunting and tedious. Integration of NVRs with other systems in an organization can boost the overall productivity as well as reliability. For example, NVRs can be integrated with Fire Alarm Panel, Access Control solutions, POS, Boom Barrier or any third party system as well, using the auxiliary input/output port. Integration with POS enables the IP camera facilitated at the exit to assess the crowd in a supermarket and open billing counters accordingly for smooth outflow of the customers. Likewise, input from fire alarm panel to the device can prompt cameras to start recording the happenings in area of interest, making rescue operations quick. E-Map: In today’s Network Video Surveillance, maintaining coherency is a big challenge. Most of the enterprises are spread across various locations. To centrally monitor each camera, a tool is required where all these systems can be mapped. E-map is one such facility. Matrix NVRs have the option of multiplayer E-mapping, in which by mapping cameras, one can monitor all the cameras in real-time through a single window. This feature also has the flexibility of getting integrated with other third party sensors. Virtual camera icons are positioned on the JPEG map of the corresponding location and are linked with the actual cameras present on that location. During an incident/mishap or if a camera stops working due to some reason, these icons start blinking, making it straightforward to track the path of the camera. The above three features, if put together, save plenty of time and efforts while centrally managing the entire Video Surveillance system as well as other security systems. While these are just some of the functions of Matrix NVRs, the whole product is a perfect package of modern technology and innovations put to good use.
Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that its new patent pending crash rated TB100 portable bollard system will let law enforcement and other security providers promptly block access to temporary venues where vehicles can be used as weapons against large numbers of pedestrians. Individual portable bollards provide vehicle barricades in applications such as heavily traveled narrow walkways and roadways or any area that a vehicle can get through. They can also be used as substitutes until permanent bollard systems get installed. TB100 Portable Bollards Up to five TB100 portable bollards can be linked together with a cable system and be placed on a road's surface to create immediate protection for a span of 20 feet (6 m). No other installation procedures, excavations or sub-surface preparations are required. Certified testing demonstrates that a TB100 portable bollard system will stop and disable a 15,000 pound (6,804 kg) vehicle traveling at 30 mph (48.3 kph), resulting in an ASTM M30, P3 rating. A single TB100 bollard absorbs 400,000 foot pounds of kinetic energy. The barriers can protect people at public events such as parades, festivals and sporting weekends "This is a remarkable result for a light-weight portable bollard system that requires no excavation or attachment to the roadway," emphasizes David Dickinson, senior vice president of Delta Scientific. "It can be placed on any stable surface such as concrete, asphalt, compacted soil or vegetation to quickly protect people and property against aggravated automobile or truck assault." Public Event Safety According to Dickinson, the TB100 temporary bollards can be used to close off streets, entrances or wide expanses such as access to pedestrian areas or even airport runways. They can be installed in conjunction with Delta's popular MP5000 portable barricade to fill in any gaps to protect people and critical infrastructures at public events such as parades, festivals, sporting weekends and any place that vehicles could attack transitory events. The combination of the portable barriers with the new portable bollards provides fast controlled vehicle access without the time and labor of installation. "From a purchasing standpoint, it can be easier to buy portable bollards and barricades than permanent solutions," adds Dickinson. "The latter are oftentimes placed into an organization's real assets budget because they are permanently installed into the ground, becoming part of the property. Such budgets can often create complex purchasing scenarios for law enforcement or public safety departments. However, purchasing portable bollards and barricades is no different than buying protective vests for personnel or new sets of wrenches for the maintenance department."
A British-designed road block system, which can withstand the force of a 5,500lbs vehicle traveling at 30mph, is headed to the United States in response to last week’s New York City terrorist attack in Manhattan. ATG Access Surface Guard Surface Guard has been developed by ATG Access, an innovator of bollard and vehicle barrier systems. Surface Guard is the first system of its kind designed to protect pedestrians from targeted vehicle attacks, and meets the latest international standards, along with a full suite of independent testing. With the holiday season approaching and more events likely taking place, hundreds of Surface Guard units will be dispatched to the US by the end of November to deter possible attackers from targeting crowded locations. Unlike many traditional barriers, no heavy machinery is required to install the Surface Guard system. Four men can close off a roadway in under an hour. Designed to allow pedestrians and cyclists to flow freely through the system, Surface Guard has also been developed to allow emergency vehicles to pass through access points if necessary. Success Stories Surface Guard has already successfully protected cycle lanes and roads at Europe’s largest fireworks display in Stockton-on-Tees on Bonfire Night 2017, and received positive reviews from security forces and the general public in the UK, after multiple deployments in crowded places. Later this month, the Surface Guard system will be demonstrated at the US’s largest annual security convention ISC East, in New York City. ATG’s American partner, Ameristar Security Products, will be exhibiting and showcasing the product. Stopping Terrorism Now Gary Hart, Ameristar Perimeter Security Director of Vehicle Barriers, notes: “We’ve seen first-hand the devastating trail of destruction and loss these attacks leave behind, but they keep happening time and time again. In the wake of the Manhattan attack, there have been calls to install old style physical protections around pedestrian areas and crowded places, but installing these types of permanent bollards and barriers will take several weeks or months to deploy. “There is no need for municipalities to wait and leave popular, crowded areas unprotected. We can’t wait for another attack to happen. We have to put a stop to them now, and ATG Access’ Surface Guard can do just that.”
Boon Edam Inc., a provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, and ARCOM, the leader in building specifications, are pleased to announce that Boon Edam’s product data and customized specifications for the Americas are available through ARCOM’s software platforms to architects, engineers, and design professionals. Customized Versions Of Industry-trusted Solutions ARCOM and Boon Edam have worked together to create customized versions of industry-trusted, MasterSpec® sections to accurately specify Boon Edam’s unique products. Along with these specification sections, Boon Edam’s product catalogues and data sheets are easily accessible to specifiers when working on their projects. The following products will be available on September 1st on the ARCOM platform: BoonAssist TQ and BoonAssist Crystal (all glass) manual revolving doors with power assist, speed control, and automatic positioning TQA, Tournex and Duotour automatic revolving doors Tourlock 180+90 security revolving door (with bullet resistant glass package option) Circlelock security mantrap portal (with bullet resistant glass package option) The last two doors are high security door products that work in conjunction with access control systems to prevent tailgating and/or piggybacking into secure areas of buildings. Complete And Sound Building Specifications “Boon Edam is pleased to make its product data available to the extensive ARCOM community”, said Tracie Thomas, Boon Edam Marketing Manager. “We were also attracted to ARCOM’s huge benefit of a single platform where hundreds of manufacturers participate by offering 3rd-party, vetted specifications consistent to one standard. Designers can pull together a complete and sound building specification very quickly, and we wanted to be a part of that. We are excited to participate in this innovative platform and look forward to helping designers with any questions concerning the best fit for a particular building or application, which is our specialty.” ARCOM and Boon Edam are confident this relationship will benefit all design professionals as they specify and select products.
Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion stadium, home to the NFL Atlanta Falcons football team and MLS Atlanta United soccer club and site of the recent NCAA national college football championship, is protecting fans, personnel and athletes from terrorists and errant drivers from using vehicles as weapons. While the threat of terrorists planning to attack soft targets, such as stadiums increases, stadium security professionals, such as those at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, must look for the weak points throughout their facilities to determine where fanatics are most likely assailing. Taking their cue from hard target attacks, they and other stadium management understand that the use of vehicles, either to carry the people that will carry out the attack or act as the bomb itself, is a very real threat. New System, Safer Pedestrians Installed by Tusco, using Delta Scientific perimeter protection products, the new access system includes four DSC501 barriers, five DSC720 bollards, 39 DSC2000 barriers and 59 DSC680 fixed bollards. “We are very experienced with installing Delta equipment,” relates Brent Martina, President of Tusco. “Mercedes-Benz Stadium was very particular about their security needs and protocols and requested a customized sequence of operations for their security equipment. While the threat of terrorists planning to attack soft targets increases, stadium security professionals must look for the weak points throughout their facilities “Delta Scientific’s products and experienced engineers made them the obvious choice in meeting both the high quality and technical standards required to integrate with the stadium’s sophisticated security system. It was crucial to have a reliable team in place as we received a very compressed schedule to get everything complete by the first football game and, therefore, had no room for errors.” Because of long, straight approaches to some access points, stadiums oftentimes need to deploy high performance barriers. DSC501 barriers were used at main entrances where players and VIPs, among others, enter with their cars. Preventing Attacks Before They Happen The DSC501 is the only K54-certified retractable vehicle barricade in the world. Set in a foundation only 18 inches deep, it will survive and operate after a 5.4-million-foot pound impact. That’s equivalent to a 65,000-pound truck hitting it at 50 mph. Stopping the truck or car dead in its tracks, the DSC501 protects against a “second hit” risk from a second vehicle. The stadium preferred installing these barricades in a more industrial look, wanting them to be “seen.” Five retractable DSC720 bollards were used at the pedestrian entry areas. This is Delta’s highest crash rated bollard, stopping a 15,000-pound vehicle at 50 mph. The bollard will stop and destroy much larger vehicles than those tested at very high velocities. The DSC720 is 35 inches tall and 15 inches wide. At Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the bollards feature brushed stainless-steel sleeves. Oftentimes, the ground below the access points are filled with cables, wires, pipes and other infrastructure products. As a result, typical, below ground installed traffic bollards, barriers and barricades cannot be used because these infrastructure products are too close to the surface. The solution is to use surface-mounted and shallow foundation barricades and barriers. This isn’t the only stadium using Delta equipment to protect staff and attendees from vehicle harm - Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco is a well-known user Delivery Entrances Are Weaknesses At the same time, for some reason, delivery entrances never seem to be as secured as the main entrances to the stadium. With delivery vehicles coming and going, delivery entrances need a solution that lets delivery vehicles enter and exit but stop unauthorized vehicles from entering at all. At the loading docks, 39 of Delta’s fastest, smallest and shallowest foundation barricades were implemented. Chosen especially for high speed applications and ease of installation, the cost effective DSC2000 barrier is K12 crash-certified with no penetration, meaning it will stop a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling 50 mph dead in its tracks. The ten-inch shallow foundation also reduces installation complexity, time, materials and corresponding costs. Lastly, 50 DSC680 shallow foundation fixed bollards with stainless steel sleeves protect pedestrian areas. They secure any unprotected locations where vehicle bombers and errant drivers have no obstacles. Versus cement barriers such as posts and pots, many organisations prefer fixed-post bollards for several reasons. Terrorists typically don't go where they see barricades, so placing them wherever possible attacks can happen reduces security risks dramatically That’s because, when hit, cement posts and pots can explode, literally spreading shrapnel throughout the crowd, potentially creating numerous injuries. Shallow foundation bollards can be installed within sidewalks or on top of concrete deck truss bridges as well as conform to the inclines and turns of a locale. They also meet the 1-meter clearance regulations mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The fixed bollard, which does not go up and down, provides a significant blocking device solution that continues to challenge security directors faced with threats such as stopping a vehicle from ploughing into the stadium’s inner perimeter. They let a facility manager meet a long-standing challenge - how to easily install bollards on shallow substrates, including those that are not level or have turns. No longer do locations, such as curves on hills, the upper levels of parking structures and other unprotected locales have to rely on unsightly ‘make-do’ solutions to stop car bombers or wayward drivers. One Of The World's Most Secure “Delayed by roof issues, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium challenged us with a condensed schedule to provide one of the world’s most secure vehicle access systems,” avows Martina. “I’m proud to say that our team completed the work on time and walked away from the project with another pleased client.” This isn’t the only stadium using Delta equipment to protect staff and attendees from vehicle harm. Among many, Penn State and Purdue as well as Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco (49ers) are well-known users. Unfortunately, most procurement offices won't allow vendors to announce their purchases. This is too bad since terrorists typically won't go where they know barricades are deployed, reducing security risks dramatically. Leading universities, including six of the Associated Press (AP) top-10 rated 2018 pre-season football schools, also stayed one step ahead of terrorists and errant drivers this year on their campuses by identifying vulnerable areas and securing them within minutes with Delta MP5000 temporary, portable barriers. These mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers carry a K8 rating (M40 ASTM rating), stopping 7.5-ton vehicles traveling 40 mph. Terrorists typically don't go where they see barricades, so placing them wherever possible attacks can happen reduces security risks dramatically. Today, there is little excuse for a major stadium to suffer an attack which uses a vehicle to break through the perimeter. Whatever the weakness a terrorist thinks can be exploited, there is a type of bollard, barricade or barrier to stop him, yet let authorized people through.
With the changing “lone wolf” style of terrorism, there will be a trend toward many more installations of vehicle access control systems and smaller numbers of units. Where a university, military base or airport might have 20-plus systems scattered among its grounds, there will be a growing number of smaller applications needing one, two or three systems. These will include customers such as primary and secondary education facilities; pedestrian locations such as shopping malls, concert grounds and fairs; hospitals and other venues where pedestrians come together both daily or temporarily. Defending Against Vehicle Attack The MidEast is a particular hotbed for increased security measures for explosive-laden vehicles. Many soft targets in the MidEast have also been adding anti-terrorist, crash-resistant barriers, barricades and bollards. This has been also true in Europe while Southeast Asia is coming on strong. With so many more such systems being ordered, buyers will need to become more aware of their supplier's customer service and technical support. The market could be faced with an upcoming slew of cut-throat, unscrupulous operators providing cheap equipment and dangerous installations that take advantage of buyers who don't understand what is truly needed to defend against vehicle attack. Importance Of Certified Vehicle Barriers This time last year, we projected that the use of vehicles as weapons to mow down pedestrians, such as occurred in Nice (France), would probably impact greater sales of Delta portable crash-rated barricades. Although it was announced by ISIS that their followers should undertake more of these attacks, we don't think anyone anticipated the numbers of such atrocities we would see, the latest (as of this writing) the assault on the bike path in New York City. The largest customers around the world have been law enforcement agencies and municipalities. Security specialists needto be aware of vehicle threats wherever people are gathered Last year, we also warned that many organizations, in order to save money, were purchasing non-certified (non-rated) vehicles access control systems with less structural safety than those provided by certified manufacturers. The reality is that somebody is going to have to be hurt or killed before some buyers understand that a barrier, barricade or bollard is not a commodity type of product. Security Specialists Must Be Aware With the economy being better, there has been a resulting increase in sales of products for general parking and similar applications. But, as terrorist attacks have gone from large planned scenarios to smaller lone-wolf assaults, such as the bike path incident in New York, there is an increasing need for more protection from vehicle harm in more places. Basically, security specialists need to be aware of vehicle threats wherever people are gathered, from a parade route to a fair, sporting event, shopping mall – anywhere scores of people are clustered. One of the interesting statistics we ran across this year was that, in the United States, six of the top 10 rated college football teams use Delta temporary barricades to protect fans at their stadiums on game days. During 2017, Delta has been developing new products to take on the increased protection of vehicle checkpoints between the United States and Mexico. Over the years, Delta has implemented vehicle crossing protection at many of the most secure sites including El Paso, San Ysidro, Calexico, Otay Mesa and Tornhill-Guadalupe.
On 19th December, 2016, the news exploded with information about a vehicle attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed at least 12 people and injured more than 50 others. Less than a month before, the US State Department had warned about such attacks in public places throughout Europe, saying that extremist groups including the Islamic State and Al Qaeda were planning to focus on such locales during the Holiday Season. Two Types Of Vehicle Access Point To stop these attacks, security professionals need to be cognizant of two different types of vehicle access point for such incidents to occur. The first would be in a location where the primary use is pedestrian but, frequently, vehicles need to pass through. An example could be a square in which the maintenance truck comes through to clean the square periodically. Other areas could be those locations with restricted parking. At a hospital, it may the entrance to the emergency unit. Such access points are well served by bollards, some moveable that go up and down to let vehicles through and others fixed or stationary. The other access points are those that are temporary. At a stadium, traffic may need rerouting for sporting weekends. A hospital might be having an open house. In either case, sections normally open to traffic will be closed to create pedestrian paths and gathering points. However, these areas still have a need for delivery trucks and certain other authorized vehicles to enter. These locations are best protected with crash-rated portable barriers that erect in 15 minutes and are then removed once the event is over. Bollards: The Most Used Permanent Solutions Bollards are aesthetically pleasing and let pedestrians move between them in non-roadway applications. Bollard systems operate individually or in groups. They are used for intermediate level security applications. Individual bollards are up to 32 cm in diameter, up to 88.9 cm high and are usually mounted on 0.9-1.5 m centers. They are tested to stop and destroy an attacking vehicle weighing 4536 kg moving at 104 kph or a 9072 kg vehicle moving at 74 kph. Typically kept in the "up" position to stop traffic, moveable bollards can lower to allow vehicles through. Terrorists typically don't go where they see barricades, so placing them wherever possible attacks can happen reduces security risks dramatically Ranging from faceted, fluted, tapered, rings and ripples, colors, pillars, to shields, emblems and logos, bollards look nice and are versatile. Buyers can specify ornamental steel trim attached directly to the bollard, or select cast aluminum sleeves, which slip right over the crash tube. Bollards can be galvanized for corrosion resistance, fitted with an internal warning light for increased visibility and engineered to suit high traffic volume. If damaged, simply slip off the old and slip on the new. Fixed post bollards are available to secure the sides of roadways with the same crash rating and appearance as their moveable cousins. Versus cement barriers such as posts and pots, many entertainment locations prefer fixed post bollards for several reasons. First of all, when hit, cement posts and pots can explode, literally spreading shrapnel throughout the crowd, potentially creating numerous injuries. Shallow foundation bollards can be installed within sidewalks or on top of concrete deck truss bridges, as well as conform to the inclines and turns of a locale. Temporary Barriers By their very nature, terrorist attacks are unpredictable and predicated on surprise. Staying one step ahead by identifying vulnerable areas and securing them is critical to staving off vehicular attacks. That means being able to deploy security equipment in tough conditions, at a moment's notice. Such equipment has existed for several years in the forms of portable temporary barriers. Terrorists typically don't go where they see barricades, so placing them wherever possible attacks can happen reduces security risks dramatically. Temporary barriers are often used to protect facilities while permanent ones are being built. Plus they've even been effective for the long-term where physical conditions preclude permanent solutions. Staying one step ahead by identifying vulnerable areas and securing them is criticalto staving off vehicular attacks Their most common use, though, is for when vehicle access is required temporarily. Parking for a soccer game, a grand opening and open houses are temporary events needing only a temporary solution. These barriers can be deployed quickly and effectively, even in places where it's impossible to excavate for a permanent foundation. Mobile Deployable Vehicle Crash Barriers Moveable self-contained barricades can be towed into position to control vehicle access within 15 minutes. These mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers carry a M40 rating, stopping 13,608 kg vehicles traveling 64 kph. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once towed into position, the portable barricade uses DC-powered hydraulic pumps to unpack and raise and lower itself off its wheels. There is no hand cranking. Wheels are stored along the sides and the vehicle ramps fold out, completing the implementation. To move the barrier from that spot to another, the procedures are just reversed. Protecting people from vehicle attack is no small responsibility; it's becoming mandatory. Knowing that you've got the right equipment in place to secure the event from vehicle threat and prevent what is becoming all too common human tragedy brings a peace of mind that no amount of money can buy. Carefully researching available options and consulting with experts will ultimately lead to the right solution in helping you protect your campus from vehicle-based terrorism.
Sports fans and festival goers will enjoy greater peace of mind from vehicle as a weapon (VAAW) attacks with the arrival of a new lightweight rapid-deploy vehicle security barrier (VSB). The Rapid Defender temporary VSB was deployed in minutes to protect spectators and competitors from VAAW threat at the London Marathon and at football stadia and events the length and breadth of the country. Rosehill Security, a manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, has created the innovative hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barrier, made up of robust units of recycled rubber weighing just 49kg each. More than 150 people have died in 18 months of VAAW in cities from London to Manhattan and Melbourne – and just last week, Toronto Fast Deployment StadiumTM – a specialist event services supplier of traffic management, stewarding, security and training services to the events industry that protects crowds at Premier League and EFL clubs, festivals and city-wide events – is extolling its benefits. Founder, owner and MD David McAtamney says: “We want to change the face of crowd safety through HVM barriers. The Rapid Defender makes this a reality because of its speed of deployment – our teams installed 13m of the barrier in just five minutes at the London Marathon!” More than 150 people have died in 18 months of VAAW in cities from London to Manhattan and Melbourne – and just last week, Toronto. Rosehill Security has designed the Rapid Defender specifically to provide protection for crowds of people from such attacks. Integration For Enhanced Security Sales manager Dalton Marshall says: “It is surface-mounted with no foundations and weighs less than a third of comparable concrete barriers, so can be deployed in minutes almost anywhere, from the streets surrounding stadia to uneven festival sites.” The Perimeter Security Suppliers Association has launched a new online source of help and information on HVM – the HVMHubThe 333mm-wide units are connected by 20mm diameter steel cables or rods, creating an HVM barrier of any length. Four men can manually install a barrier across the width of a road in less than five minutes with no special tools or lifting equipment. It can then be removed and reused. The Rapid Defender can be anchored or integrated with other temporary or permanent HVM systems to create a stronger physical barrier as part of a holistic HVM solution. The Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA), to which Rosehill Security belongs, has just launched a new online source of help and information on HVM – the HVMHub – in conjunction with the Home Office’s Joint Security and Resilience Centre.
Delta Scientific, manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that Delta's innovative MP5000 portable barrier systems were selected to protect people attending the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games held from 4-15 April on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, included 4,400 athletes from 70 Commonwealth nations throughout the world, competing in 19 championship sports. It was the largest sporting event in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Organizers required a vehicle access system that could be rapidly deployed and would create secure vehicle check points that carried crash-certification. It was important for the Games' operations that access for emergency and authorized vehicles was maintained through the duration of the event" Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Security focus had begun years prior to the games. The focus went beyond hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) measures to include various other identified security risks. Perimeter security measures were aligned with the recently implemented Australia and New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC) strategy for the protection of places of mass gatherings. A core element of this strategy was the effective and practical implementation of HVM measures at key locations. As the Australian partner of Delta Scientific, Knight Brothers Pty Ltd secured the contract for the vehicle barrier systems in late 2017 and liaised closely with organizers to ensure that specific security measures could be achieved through implementing Delta's unique barrier systems. "Barriers protected major event venues including the main games stadium, Gold Coast Convention Centre, the Athletes Village and critical street closures throughout the Gold Coast area," reports Matthew Knight, director of Knight Brothers. "It was important for the Games' operations that access for emergency and authorized vehicles was maintained through the duration of the event.” Delta MP5000 Portable Barriers "The primary use of the 20-foot (6m) Delta portable barriers was in public areas where ground fixation or in-situ HVM measures were not practical or achievable," Matthew Knight adds. "Barriers were deployed in a variety of configurations in order to meet security and access needs. This included direct access points as well as heightened temporary security check points with stringent vehicle inspections undertaken by Australian Defense Force personnel. Secure access points at other locations were operated by contracted security personnel." Knight Brothers worked closely with Delta Scientific to adapt certain elements of the barrier systems to meet the needs of the Commonwealth Games Delta's MP5000 portable barricades can be installed in 15 minutes or less to protect streets, entrances or wide expanses such as access to pedestrian areas. They protect people and critical infrastructures at public events and places of mass gathering, such as the Commonwealth Games. These mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers carry a recognized K8 rating (M40 ASTM rating). They lower to let vehicles through but, when raised, they will stop a 6800 kg vehicle traveling 64 km/h. At the Games, stand-alone battery operated hydraulic systems with supplementary solar power charging and remote-control operation activated the barriers and allowed a high rate of vehicle throughput in meeting specific operational requirements. Knight Brothers worked closely with Delta Scientific to adapt certain elements of the barrier systems to meet the needs of the Commonwealth Games. This included the ability to externally power the system through Australian compliant methods such as mains power or solar power arrays. Barrier Deployment "Training of barrier deployment and operation were conducted directly to Commonwealth Games security staff during barrier delivery and commissioning. This ensured seamless integration of the systems across the various deployment locations," reports Daniel Knight, director of Knight Brothers. "We were very proud to be a part of this prestigious sporting event and to provide the first known deployment of portable active vehicle barriers systems on Australian soil. With the continued support of industry leading Delta Scientific, we look forward to expanding our offering to Australian event and venue organizers, to enable them to meet their ever-increasing requirements of temporary HVM measures," Daniel Knight adds.
An £8.7m visitor centre to open up access to one of the East End’s ‘open-air lungs’ has been completed at a strategic 500-acre Thames Water site. The Walthamstow Wetlands project allows visitors to enjoy and learn about the Walthamstow Reservoirs’ distinctive built and natural heritage, which is unique in London. Because the area includes water treatment stations and other operational sites, it needed protection to separate public areas from CNI zones, for which Thames Water has ordered security fencing through Binns Fencing. Binns have installed ArmaWeave, HiSec and Axiom steel mesh from parent company Zaun around strategic Thames Water assets, while Duo fencing, sliding gates and railings have been included at all main entrances. Oak Habitat gates and post and wire fencing provide a more natural boundary to non-secure areas. The principal contractor of the project was London-based construction company Rooff, a family-run business with a track record stretching back 100 years. The area’s distinctive nature stems from the site’s importance as a historic operational landscape that supplies drinking water to London, and its rich biodiversity, which is of international importance for water birds.The concept is to create a ‘green core’ of naturalized landscape at the heart of the reservoir complex Safe Naturalized Landscape The concept is to create a ‘green core’ of naturalized landscape at the heart of the reservoir complex with a generous pathway through the centre of the site and connecting to the strategic pedestrian and cycle route through the middle of the Lee Valley. The project was designed by architect Witherford Watson Mann and landscape architects KLA, with engineers P3r and TALL, consultants Studio Dekka and collaborating organization Counterculture also involved. The reservoirs’ importance as a potential nature reserve was recognized as early as 1945 by Professor Patrick Abercrombie, who said, “A series of great reservoirs [is] acquiring a charm of [its] own as trees grow round them and on their little islands – they are becoming nature reserves for large numbers of birds and the resort of privileged fisherman.” “These areas are a great open-air lung to the crowded East End – their preservation is essential...Every piece of open land should be welded into a great regional reservation.”
Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that a YouTube video from Bay Area TV station KBCW demonstrates how Delta's portable vehicle barriers protected last weekend's Fremont Street Festival which had an attendance projected at up to 300,000 people. The 2 1/2 minute video demonstrates how the barriers work, provides a background of why they are needed by showing the tragedies at London and Nice when terrorists mowed down pedestrians and interviews several Fremont people involved with the festival. Mobile Deployable Vehicle Crash Barriers "We don't want people to worry about their safety," expresses Lt. Matt Snelson of the Fremont Police Department. Ed Fonseca, president of Fun & Game Rentals, who is in charge of many of the festival rides, relates that, in the past, festival operatives had to park their own cars in the entrances to help guard festival attendees. With the portable barricades, the entrances are closed to traffic but can be lowered to let authorized law enforcement and delivery vehicles through. The 12 totally self-contained MP5000's were towed to the 12 entrances into the festival to control vehicle access within 15 minutes apiece. No excavation or sub-surface preparation was required. Once positioned, the mobile barricades unpacked themselves by using hydraulics to raise and lower the barriers off their wheels. DC-powered pumps then raised the barriers to keep vehicles out or lowered the barrier to let vehicles through. The mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers can stop a 7.5 tonne (6400 Kg) vehicle traveling 40 mph (64 kph). The video can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW3Vw8ySt-w.
Delta’s DSC 600 Shallow Foundation Bollards will stop and destroy a 6804 kg truck traveling 80km per hour Vehicle attack is a harsh reality in our modern society and large public gatherings, such as sports events, are considered to be potential terrorist targets. A baseball stadium, its fans and the American pastime are all at risk. In fact, way back in March 2005, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identified a dozen possible strikes it viewed most devastating, including a truck bombing of a sports arena. In creating new stadiums or refurbishing present sites, sports organizations are making security a prime requisite. Multi-level Security Approach On a recent project to secure a new urban Major League baseball stadium, a multi-level approach was used to protect against car- and truck-bomb attacks, as well as guarding against errant drivers. Vehicle access control devises included crash-rated shallow foundation bollards, surface mount barricades and gates. However, the security solutions implemented were only half the story. Since stadium construction works on a fast and rigid schedule, the other half was completing the project within a very short time frame. Opening day was set a year in advance with tens of thousands of fans planning to show up on that special day. Satisfying all of the stakeholders, including owners, city planning, police commissioners, architects, security engineers, construction management and contractors took time and patience. When all was said and done, there was little time left for manufacturing and installation. Assuring Truck- And Car-bombers Strike Out A stadium penetrated at any point by a car bomber can create a tragedy. Thus, the first line of defense was to encircle the entire stadium to make sure that terrorists or errant drivers could not get to the stadium facility itself. At the same time, though, there had to be the consideration that the bollards were being installed in an urban area with a series of infrastructure networks below ground. As there would be no need for them to ever be lowered to let any vehicle through, shallow foundation fixed bollards were efficient for such a job. The modules also meet the 1-meter clearance regulations mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Vehicle entrances to the stadium were controlled and protected using Delta DSC1200 surface-mounted vehicle barricades With a foundation only 35 cm. deep, Delta’s DSC 600 Shallow Foundation Bollards were selected and installed. These 2-bollard modules, which can be arrayed in whatever length is required, will stop and destroy a 6804 kg. truck traveling 80 km. per hour. Their shallow foundation obviates the concerns of interference with buried water, gas and fuel pipes, storm drains, power lines and fiber optic communication lines. They also reduced installation complexity, time, materials and corresponding costs by eliminating the major installation problems of traditional barriers caused by rough surfaces and turns. Since conventional barriers require surface areas to be completely leveled on curves, setbacks often end up too close to the facility. By simply staggering the DSC600 bollard modules, installers were able to provide protection to shallow underpinnings locales with uneven approaches and those with curves. They blend into curves, rough terrain or inclines easily and setbacks can be as short as two feet, providing a much greater safety cushion for the facility. Delta Vehicle Entrance Bollards Traditional bollards also have foundations that are five or more feet in depth and are encircled with a web of steel rebar. Since the DSC600 bollards are supplied with their own “rebar” attached, installation is faster. In some places, it was more appropriate to use Delta DSC650 shallow foundation bollard arrays, a downscaled version of the DSC600 arrays that will stop 2268 kg vehicles going 80 kph. Their foundation is only 30.5 cm. deep. They are also supplied with steel reinforcing mesh welded in place so that no additional rebar is needed. Circling the ballpark were twenty-three variations of these bollard modules, to accommodate corners, height, lift out features and crash rating requirements. Vehicle entrances to the stadium were controlled and protected using Delta DSC1200 surface-mounted surface mount vehicle barricades while others used low profile SC3000 cantilevered gates. Electro-mechanical Barricades The surface-mounted electro-mechanical high security barricades, which will stop a 6804 kg. vehicle going 64.4 kph, are kept in an upright position and lowered to let a vehicle through. They needed no foundation except a cement slab. Simply bolting the barricades to a slab instead of having to dig a trench reduced installation complexity, time, materials and corresponding costs. With no drainage or underground utilities issues, installation was much faster, as the schedule dictated. With no drainage or underground utilities issues, installation was much faster, as the schedule dictated In addition, the ballpark selected the electro-mechanical version barricades. The units simply plug into a120v/15A wall socket. With no hydraulics involved, installation was easier and faster. Plus, the electro-mechanical barricades provide a greener solution. Three entrances are protected by SC3000 crash-rated cantilevered sliding gates. They will stop a 6804 kg. vehicle going 61kph. The vehicle stopping structure of the gate is the lower section and, at this ballpark, sliding gates with a low height was aesthetically pleasing to the facility while still providing protection. Definitely A Crash Project With the tight construction schedule, everything had to be planned almost to the minute. Engineering, planning, manufacturing and delivery of 18 truckloads of bollards, barriers and gates had to be completed within eight weeks of order to assure the contractor delivered a secure stadium for Opening Day. The delivery sequence was planned right down to how each truck was loaded. As each two-bollard module was lifted off the truck, it was set in place with a cement truck following directly behind. The project was wrapped up with just-in-time delivery of decorative fiberglass covers custom-made for the project’s bollards. The delivery truck pulled up, the covers were dropped onto each bollard and a crew followed along with security bolts. The next day, the fans arrived.
At present, the United States Border Patrol operates 71 traffic checkpoints, including 33 permanent sites along the border Delta Scientific, the manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announces that not only is it developing new products to take on the increased protection of vehicle checkpoints between the United States and Mexico as part of the Trump Administration's plan to better secure the border but it is also designing new manufacturing flexibilities into its planning cycles. The projects will require growing numbers of hydraulic barricades, bollards, traffic control barriers, portable barricades, beam barriers, sliding gates and guard booths. Upgrading Mexican Border Vehicle Checkpoints "While the projects have not yet been funded, plans are already being created to upgrade vehicle checkpoints along the 1250 miles of the U.S./Mexican border," reports Greg Hamm, vice president of sales and marketing for Delta Scientific. "Once building commences, the government wants all checkpoints operational in less than three years." At present, the United States Border Patrol operates 71 traffic checkpoints, including 33 permanent sites along the border. Over the years, Delta has implemented vehicle crossing protection at many of the most secure sites including El Paso, San Ysidro, Calexico, Otay Mesa and Tornhill-Guadalupe. Over the years, Delta has implemented vehicle crossing protection at many of the most secure sites including El Paso San Ysidro Project The most recent Delta project at San Ysidro provides a glimpse into what future point of entry checkpoints will entail. Located between San Diego and Tijuana, it is the busiest land port in the world, processing an average of 50,000 northbound vehicles per day and features 50 custom-designed bullet-resistant guard booths, K4 rated swing gates, barriers and bollards. In addition to the booths, products in the $5 million project also included beam barricades that are counter-balanced, hinged semaphore type gates consisting of a crash beam, support and pivot assembly, steel foundation implants, cast-in-place concrete buttresses, and locking and anchoring mechanisms. The crash beam incorporates a high strength wire rope that is firmly attached to both buttresses when the crash beam is in the down position. In a collision, the energy of the impact is transmitted through the crash beam to the buttress and the foundation.
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When a big security breach occurs, the phones start ringing at security companies, or so the expectation goes. The nature of security is that it takes a security breach, or even a high-profile tragedy, to convince managers of the need for security technology. When a school shooting occurs, schools take note. When terrorism strikes a soft target, other vulnerable institutions notice. Same for hospitals and airports and even nightclubs. When an event occurs, it gets attention that could translate into business for security companies of various types. But should security companies seek to capitalize on these opportunities? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Is it fair game for manufacturers or marketers to leverage recent violent incidents or terrorist attacks to promote sales of security systems or products?
Sometimes you see it coming and want to scream out: “Don’t do that.” We all make mistakes, but it’s hard to sit and watch others as they go down the wrong path. It’s especially difficult when the errant party is a customer, and when their wrong move might somehow end up reflecting badly on you as a technology or security systems provider. Much better to anticipate the problem by expecting the possible mistake before it happens. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Round Table: What is the biggest mistake you see your customers make when it comes to buying or installing security or surveillance systems?
There’s almost no such thing as a local business anymore. Even the smallest of entrepreneurs find they have immediate access to a global marketplace via the Internet, and larger companies continue to find new ways to maximize their successes throughout the world. We asked our panelists this week to comment on how they see globalization impacting the physical security market. Their broad-ranging responses emphazis the opportunities and challenges of succeeding the global marketplace.