Lightweight barrier gives crowds rapid defence from vehicle attacks
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 leading global 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.
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.
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 333mm-wide units are connected by 20mm diameter steel 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 integrated with other temporary or permanent HVM systems to create a stronger physical barrier as part of an 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.
Rosehill Security announces channel partner and distribution agreement with Ezi Security Systems for Australasia and Asia
Rosehill Security, a leading global manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, today announced a channel partner and distribution agreement for Australasia and Asia with Ezi Security Systems, for the company’s innovative range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) and perimeter security products.
In response to the growing worldwide trend of hostile vehicle attacks, Ezi Security Systems’ customers across government and private industry are looking for solutions to protect crowded spaces and infrastructure. With its rigorous focus on meeting the security requirements of its customers, Ezi Security Systems has added Rosehill Security’s Impakt Defender vehicle security barrier (VSB) to its high security product range.
Manufactured from 100% recycled rubber, bonded with polyurethane for strength, the Impakt Defender has been specifically designed and developed to protect against vehicle borne attacks. Requiring no foundations, the IWA14 rated vehicle security barrier is quick and easy to install, yet provides excellent impact resistance and is capable of bringing to a stop a heavy vehicle travelling at 48km/hr. Its tough construction enables it to be installed almost anywhere, removed and used again and again.
“Our clients entrust us to protect their most precious assets, their personnel and physical infrastructure. One of the biggest challenges they are facing is the risk posed by hostile vehicles. Ensuring we provide them with appropriate security solutions is of paramount importance to us. Our partnership with Rosehill Security means we can provide our customers with a proven, quality solution for their security needs,” said Rod Acland, Business Development Manager at Ezi Security Systems.
“The security of public spaces and keeping the public safe at events remains a high priority for security specialists across government and business. Since its launch last year the Impakt Defender has gone from strength to strength, being used at a range of events and prestigious locations in the UK to protect the public and physical infrastructure from vehicle borne attacks. We are delighted to partner with Ezi Security Systems to give their customers across the Asia-Pacific region access to a proven and innovative hostile vehicle mitigation solution,” commented Alex Celik, Managing Director of Rosehill Security.