JFK tests new vehicle barrier at guard post

July 29, 2010 -- Universal Safety Response has finished an installation project that adds the company's GRAB vehicle barrier system at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

The installation was part of a pilot project to increase security for the airport's perimeter access, and the system is used at a guard post at JFK airport. The GRAB barrier is a net-style system which stays raised except for approved vehicle entries, and according to USR, the system "is expected to perform 2,000 - 3,000 cycles per day" and will be used in whatever weather the airport is presented with.

USR also did custom work, including custom operator panels and custom signal lights, for the GRAB installation and for two existing barriers used at the airport. USR's Executive Vice President Wesley Foss said aviation was a key focus area for the company, which is owned by Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation.