"We intend to get these barriers out to public safety officials as soon as possible to help protect public safety by assisting police and military personnel with quick deployment and the power to stop vehicles in protected areas."
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 09, 2018
In April, a man drove a van into a crowd on a sidewalk in Toronto, killing 10 and injuring a dozen more. In March, an angry driver drove a car into a group outside a bar in Texas, killing one and injuring at least three others. In 2017, several high-profile vehicle attacks occurred globally, including two in London. One, on London Bridge, resulted in eight fatalities. Another, on Westminster Bridge, resulted in five deaths. In December 2016, a man drove a truck into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 50 more. In another vehicle attack, likely terror-related, a rented cargo van was used. Eighty-six people were killed. Hundreds more were wounded.
This new and dangerous mass-killing tactic shows no signs of abatement. Indeed, large vehicles may be replacing firearms as a weapon of choice since perpetrators can so quickly and easily gain access to them. Terrorists can rent a large truck quickly and surreptitiously from many places that provide such services. Unlike firearm purchases, these rentals aren't delayed by cooling-off periods or tracked by law enforcement. Instead, the terrorist can rent a vehicle and become familiar with its operation well before the planned attack. Large vehicles can be obtained globally. Even a smaller vehicle, such as a van or passenger car, can cause mass casualties in a crowded area.
Vehicle attacks are particularly insidious because they attempt to deny people the use of open spaces, gathering areas and common markets, such as weekly farmers' markets or specialty markets. Parades are also potential targets.
Currently, there is limited knowledge about how to predict or stop such attacks. Until now, no one in government or the private security sector has taken a leadership role in physical security to address such attacks. Now Security Pro USA has stepped up to provide a product to meet this need.
The company provides a variety of portable vehicle barriers which can be used to secure a perimeter from vehicle attacks. The company's vehicle barriers are available in a variety of sizes to fit the threat level or needs of the security personnel and situation.
Most vehicle barriers have been fixed concrete structures, such as large bollards, or large and unwieldy products that were not portable. Security Pro offers a better option. The company's HERCULES 100 Heavy Weight Modular Vehicle Barrier can be transported easily in a van, station wagon or SUV. When assembled, this barrier can stop vehicles as large as tractor trailers as well as cars, vans and even large trucks.
Security Pro also offers smaller barriers which are equally effective against a variety of vehicle threats. The Samson Modular Barrier for Heavy Weight Vehicles will prevent vehicles as small as a motorcycle or as large as a 12-ton truck from entering a secured perimeter.
“Our barriers represent the top level of both design and workmanship. Our products have been well-tested with a focus on saving lives,” said Security Pro USA CEO Al Evan.
Security Pro recommends the use of barriers for any event where traffic should be limited for security reasons. Examples of such events include open-air shopping experiences, outdoor concerts, fairs, parades and motorcades.
Security Pro vehicle barriers can be disassembled and easily stored in relatively small spaces. Due to their modular nature, these barriers do not have to be deployed in advance, but can be taken to the site and assembled prior to the event, reducing the inconvenience of barricading areas to a relatively short timeframe.
Security Pro barriers are designed for both civilian and governmental use as well as military applications, particularly where checkpoints are used, but permanent structures aren't desirable or have been prohibited by host countries.
"We intend to get these barriers out to public safety officials as soon as possible to help protect public safety by assisting police and military personnel with quick deployment and the power to stop vehicles in protected areas," Evan said.
Vehicle barriers are currently the best solution available to stop these types of attacks.
Visit https://www.securityprousa.com/ or call (800) 264-8273 now for more information.