The DSC1200: A Surface-Mounted, Plug-and-Play Barricade Security Solution

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A wide range of facilities faces potential threats from errant drivers, car-crashing thieves, or truck bomb attacks. Delta Scientific barricades are effective at neutralizing these threats, protecting both the facilities and the people that occupy them from serious harm. However, what happens when you need protection quickly, or the site is not conducive to the installation of a traditional barrier? We have you covered in these scenarios as well with surface-mounted barriers such as the DSC1200.

What Are the Benefits of a Surface-Mounted Barricade?

One significant benefit of a surface-mounted barrier is that it can install quickly. Because there is no need to dig a trench, it can be set up in a matter of hours, giving you peace of mind that your facility is protected that much sooner.

Surface-mounted barricades can install in places that other barricades cannot. For example, your facility may be in a developed area where there are utility lines or storm drains under the surface. Digging a trench to install a traditional barricade could disturb these, which could not only negatively impact your facility but your entire neighborhood. A surface-mounted barricade can also be useful if the soil under your facility is corrosive or the water table is high.

How Is a Surface-Mounted Barricade Installed?

As far as the site requirements are concerned, all you need is a flat concrete slab and a source of electrical power. The barricade is then held down with epoxy and bolted into place. This is a far simpler, and therefore more cost-effective, solution than the traditional barricade. Plug the touchscreen control panels into the barricade control circuits and you can raise and lower the barricade and control access to your facility.

Is the DSC1200 a Temporary or Permanent Solution?

Because the DSC1200 is a surface-mounted barricade, it is as easy to take down as it is to install. Therefore, you can use it as a temporary solution if you choose. However, if you wish to make it a permanent solution, it can continue to serve your purpose for many years to come.

What Is the Crash Rating of the DSC1200?

The U.S. Department of State has given the DSC1200 a K4 rating, meaning that it can stop a vehicle weighing up to 15,000 pounds, including the cargo, traveling up to 30 miles per hour. Independent testing by Delta Scientific has shown the DSC1200 to be effective at stopping a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling up to 40 miles per hour. Therefore, we have given the DSC1200 a crash rating of K8, believing it to be effective at stopping a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling between 30 and 40 miles per hour.

What Facilities Could Benefit From the DSC12000?

A smash-and-grab burglary is one in which a driver purposely drives a vehicle into the front of a building to create an opening by which to get inside. Buildings that contain items of value, such as banks, museums, or retail stores, are particularly susceptible to car-crash theft. Transportation hubs, oil refineries, corporate buildings, and government offices may all be vulnerable to a terrorist truck bomb or vehicle attack.

All types of buildings may be vulnerable to errant drivers, people who may not necessarily intend to cause harm but drive where they are not supposed to go due to recklessness or inattention.