Delta Bollards Protect Against Terrorists at Singapore Parliament House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VALENCIA, CALIF. – March 17, 2004 – The government of Singapore recently installed Delta Scientific’s anti-terrorist DSC720 vehicle barricades to protect the Singapore Parliament House. The stately new Parliament House building opened in 1999 and includes three new blocks of land and a restored colonial building.
“Delta Scientific is not only the prime security barrier supplier to the United States government, but also to U.S. allies,” says Scott Altizer, high security systems applications engineer at Delta Scientific. “The DSC720 bollards installed at the Singapore Parliament House meet the U.S. State Department’s highest level of anti-terrorist vehicle barricade, and have the highest rating the government has ever given a bollard system.”
The Delta DSC720 decorative bollards protect facilities from terrorists or others driving errant vehicles weighing up to 15,000 pounds and traveling at 50 mph. They are typically kept in an upright position to protect against unauthorized entry but lowered to let approved vehicles pass through. The bollards are available in hydraulic, pneumatic, manual operation or fixed-post models.
After crash tests, the DSC720 received the U.S. State Department’s K12/L2 certification, which is widely employed by federal buildings, military bases and embassies.
“It is very rewarding to have our bollards provide the level of crash protection normally associated with a barricade, which is a continuous barrier,” explains Altizer. “To obtain this certification, each bollard in the series must stand up to enormous impact.”
The 35-inch (89 cm) DSC720 high security bollard system can be customized with a variety of decorative castings to match any architectural design. Ornamental trim can be placed around the perimeter of the crash tube. Customers can also order the DSC720 with steel trim directly attached to the tube or in the form of an aluminum cast sleeve.
As a result, the DSC720 bollards can be faceted, fluted, or tapered, feature rings or ripple effects, or be made to look like pillars. Using the cast sleeve, project architects are virtually unlimited in styles and aesthetics. Cast sleeves can also incorporate corporate logos or patterns of architectural style for a specific building.
As with other Delta barrier systems, the DSC720 can be galvanized for corrosion resistance, fitted with an internal warning light for increased visibility and engineered to suit high volume traffic conditions.
In the United States alone, over 110 Federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI locations, use Delta’s anti-terrorist systems. Delta Scientific also supplies barriers, bollards and other counter-terrorist barricade systems to over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries.