Delta’s Portable Barriers Protect Department of Commerce’ Hoover Building


VALENCIA, CALIF. – June 12, 2002 – In order to quickly protect its employees, visitors and property, the U.S. Department of Commerce has implemented Delta’s IP500 barrier to protect entrances of the 3-block, 8-acre Herbert C. Hoover Building from vehicle assault. Able to be deployed in high traffic locations for full manual or automatic operation in less than two hours, Delta Scientific’s quick deployment modular Series IP500 Barrier provides security against vehicle-based terrorism or thefts for locations such as the entrances to large office facilities, government agencies and military bases.

“Since the government is being proactive in protecting the people and assets of the nation, the ability to quickly install temporary, portable barriers to quickly block entrances to federal buildings is a critical program of all United States Cabinet departments, including Commerce,” explains David Dickinson, Delta Scientific senior vice president. “With this barrier, they can protect the Hoover Building’s personnel, visitors and property within a couple of hours.”

The IP500 quick deployment barrier can be rapidly set-up on existing concrete or asphalt roads, level compacted soils and other hard surfaces. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. The drop arm crash beam is raised or lowered into position either hydraulically or manually.

The drop arm crash beam is mounted within multiple inertial pods. They can be set on paved roads and driveways, undisturbed soil or any combination. No excavation or foundation is required. The unfilled pods weigh less than 700 pounds (318 kg) and can be filled with concrete, sand, gravel or other available media either at the site or from a remote location. Pods can be moved using a small forklift, pallet jack, crane or handcart. The portable system can be operated using any Delta hydraulic, pneumatic or manual system including fully automatic access or remote control by hardwire or RF links.

Delta Scientific has also supplied barriers, bollards and other counter-terrorist barricade systems to over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries. In the United States alone, Delta has secured over 110 Federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI locations, since the Oklahoma City bombing (April 19, 1995). Over 85 percent of all U.S. nuclear power plants are protected by Delta vehicle barricade systems.

Delta Scientific Corporation is the leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment with over 90,000 square feet of production facility. Delta’s three-product line consists of high-security vehicle barricade systems, parking control equipment and guard booths. Delta Scientific has been engineering and manufacturing vehicle access control equipment since 1974 and sells its products worldwide.

Corporate headquarters, sales and technical service are located at 24901 West Avenue Stanford, Valencia, Calif. 91355. Phone is (661) 257-1800. Website is