Delta Lists Prestigious Users of Anti-Terrorist Vehicle Crash Barriers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PALMDALE, CALIF. – June XX, 2016 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counterterrorist
vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced
that Delta Scientific mobile and fixed certified crash barriers are providing day to day security,
protecting people and property in prominent facilities around the world. That include 160 U.S.
embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries as well as those of the United Kingdom and
other nations. In the United States alone, Delta secures over 110 Federal buildings, including
courthouses and FBI locations.
“Over 85 percent of all U.S. nuclear power plants are protected by Delta vehicle
barricade systems,” attests Greg Hamm, Delta Scientific vice president of sales and marketing.
“Delta Scientific systems protect the U.S. Capitol and other Washington landmark buildings,
high-rise office buildings, Buckingham Palace, corporate facilities, the Singapore parliament,
power and water infrastructure locales, military bases and facilities for all four U.S branches,
petrochemical plants, European castles and the private homes of celebrities and influential
Designed specifically for use by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency
for International Deployment (USAID) and for U.S. Army checkpoints in Iraq for initial fast
deployment, the totally self-contained Delta Scientific MP5000 High Security Mobile Barricade
System is towed into position and controls vehicle access within 15 minutes. Since their
inception, they have been used in high profile events such as the 2012 GOP and Democratic
conventions and the resulting Inauguration. They have also protected world leaders at G20,
Nuclear and NATO Summits. Only last September, they defended the Pope on his visit to the
United States. They are very popular at leading universities during events in which traffic must
temporarily be re-routed.
Penn State University uses seven of these barriers for home football games and special
events. Like similar applications at the University of Michigan, Ohio State and others, PSU is
able to quickly deploy these barriers at strategic sites around the facility. After the event, they
are quickly knocked down and towed to another location.
Besides mobile barriers, Delta is also the world’s largest manufacturer of fixed barriers.
Delta barricades at the United States Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, stopped a bomb-laden
car and SUV from penetrating the entrances to the facility. Delta barricades at the United State
Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, also helped retain the attackers, limiting casualties.
With their historic cultural value and abundant foot and vehicle traffic, security measures
are paramount at the Ronald W. Reagan and George H.W. Bush Presidential Libraries in Simi
Valley, Calif. and College Station, Texas. Delta bollards, which lower for passing, are utilitarian
or elegant, as the application requires at the Library complexes.
Companies such as Chevron, ExxonMobile, Conoco, BP, Shell and others employ Delta
barricades, bollards and crash gates to protect their petrochemical and hydrocarbon refineries,
facilities, distribution centers and storage areas around the world. Leading ports, including the
Port of Sydney Harbour, Pearl Harbor and others employ Delta barricades, bollards and crash
gates to shield passengers, employees, cargo and infrastructure facilities from harm. Public
water supply and control districts, including the Federal Bureau of Reclamation, the Tennessee
Valley Authority and major utilities, employ Delta barricades, bollards and crash gates to guard
dams, canals, treatment plants and other infrastructure facilities.
Transportation hubs including Los Angeles Airport, San Francisco International Airport,
the union Pacific Railroad and other airports and major transportation centers employ Delta
barricades, bollards and crash gates to defend passengers, employees, property and other
transportation infrastructure facilities. Delta bullet resistant level 4 booths are installed for
California’s Ontario Airport. At LAX, crash gates protect the tarmac. To host 3 million cars per
year, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport has 18 Delta parking/cashier booths
handling its parking capacity of 13,000 spaces.
Bollards are the most used vehicle access control system used at colleges. For instance,
Delta fixed post bollards protect the perimeter of buildings at Boston University Medical Center.
At Stanford University, the primary use of permanent pneumatically-operated bollards is to
restrict vehicular traffic from entering the campus via maintenance roads. They are lowered to
allow access to maintenance vehicles and raised immediately. UCLA uses decorative bollards
throughout the campus to restrict vehicle access to student housing areas and other locations
which require temporary removal. Some of the areas block access to dumpsters and roads that
require temporary access during admission periods.
Delta bullet-resistant Level 4 booths currently protect the Pentagon in Washington, DC
as well as California’s Ontario Airport and the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Fifty custom-design bulletresistant
Delta guard booths are now used at the San Ysidro Landed Port of Entry (SYLPOE),
the busiest land port in the world. Located between San Diego in the USA and Tijuana in
Mexico, the port processes an average of 50,000 northbound vehicles per day.
No bullets penetrated a Delta bullet-proof guard booth in a downtown Austin shooting.
Early in the morning, a gunman started shooting up the federal courthouse, the Mexican
consulate and the Austin Police Department headquarters. In the middle of the melee was
standing a Delta bullet-proof guard booth. During the shooting, nobody was injured but the
gunman, who was killed.