Vehicle incursion prevention a key focus of 2017
Vehicle access prevention plays a critical role in counter terror strategy and ensuring public safety. Regrettably, this came into sharp focus last year following a wake of terrorist attacks on the continent.
The move towards vehicles, which were used to devastating effect in Nice and in Berlin, not to target buildings or infrastructure – but crowds of people – is an acute challenge.
Stopping any possibility of this occurring in the UK, is a huge priority for the government, councils and indeed everybody charged with continually improving public safety.
As such, vehicle incursion protection to bolster the security of public spaces is in sharp focus for 2017.
Stopping vehicle access
PAS 68 counter terror blocks and indeed PAS 68 bollards are typically the constituent parts of a hostile vehicle mitigation system. They can be used to stop vehicle access to public areas and reduce the risk of terrorists harming people, infrastructure or buildings.
Properly accredited PAS 68 counter terror blocks can stop a 7.5 tonne vehicle travelling at up to 40mph with devastating effect. To further the protection, couple them with PAS 68 bollards and it is possible to discreetly, definitively protect public areas.
As such our key piece of advice for those charged with procurement of perimeter security products, is to look for the PAS 68 certification.
PAS 68 products can be used for:
• Counter terror security
• Stopping vehicles reaching pedestrians
• Hostile vehicle mitigation
• Stopping vehicles harming the general public
• Preventing terrorist lorry attacks
Free perimeter security advice
For the team at Concrete Barriers HQ – playing a central role in the improvement of public security is essential.
Indeed, last year, we spent a lot of time consulting with architects, town planners and contractors to advise them on how best to bolster safety on UK streets.
We are experts in the manufacture and installation of counter terror security systems. For more information you can call the team on 01623 513 355.