Bollards can be an effective vehicle barrier, as evidenced in this crash test performed for Delta Scientific.
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that its barriers and bollards have been recently deployed at British embassies in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Colombia, the Czech Republic and Kosovo. Delta Scientific also supplies barriers, bollards and other counter-terrorist barricade systems to additional British embassies as well as over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries.
"Delta Scientific bollards and barriers are increasingly relied upon worldwide to protect personnel and property at high-profile locations such as embassies, which are often targeted by terrorists," says Scott Altizer, high security systems applications engineer at Delta Scientific. "That's because our barriers and bollards are designed to take an extraordinary hit and still stop an attacking vehicle in its tracks."
Delta bollards meet or exceed U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense certification standards. Delta's permanent vehicle barricades range from surface-mounted and shallow-foundation solutions to cable beam barricades and raising steps for parking lots. They include both high security and very high security models, and can stop a vehicle weighing up to 7.5 tons going up to 50 miles per hour.
Delta's portable crash-rated barriers and barricades were first used successfully to protect NATO troops in Kosovo and elsewhere. These quick deployment, modular, portable solutions can be rapidly set up on existing concrete or asphalt roads, level compacted soils and other hard surfaces. Even without excavation or sub-surface preparation, they can thwart a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling up to 30 mph.
Delta's portable barriers are used around the world. The Department of State uses them to protect embassies in locations where permanent barricades are not feasible because of infrastructure concerns, such as pipes and electrical lines close to the street surface.
In the United States alone, over 110 Federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI locations, use Delta's anti-terrorist systems.
"With so much at stake in today's security climate, we are pleased to be able to help protect British Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff and facilities," Altizer adds.