Press Release May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that its DSC550 barrier which will stop a 15,000 pound (66.7 Km) vehicle traveling 50 mph (80 kph) has just met the criteria of the United States Department of State for continuous operations of 1 million cycles. The Open Frame DSC550 was tested from September 2021 through April 2022, outside, exposed to full sunlight and the effects of climatic conditions. Cycle rate on the barrier was three per minute.

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

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.

Physical Security of Nuclear Sites

The first Nuclear Security Summit was held in 2010 with the goal of securing all vulnerable nuclear material worldwide within four years. Since that time, countries that store nuclear materials have made great progress, but the challenge of securing them has proven difficult to overcome despite three subsequent Nuclear Security Summits at two-year intervals. Securing nuclear weapons and materials is a top priority for the United States, and Delta Scientific products may have a role to play in safeguarding the facilities where the materials are stored.

Evolving Security Challenges in Washington, D.C.

Thirty years ago, security at government buildings and historic sites in Washington, D.C., was much less stringent than it is today. Ordinary citizens were free to walk into the Capitol building and gather in large groups for pictures on the front steps without surveillance by security guards. However, due to evolving security threats against the nation’s capital, this is no longer possible.

Our Fastest, Smallest, Shallowest Barricade: DSC2000

As terrorists become more emboldened and the threat of vehicle attacks increases, a crash-rated barricade becomes more necessary, especially for government buildings and other sensitive facilities. However, there are difficulties involved in transporting and installing many barricades. For one thing, if the facility is in a remote location, transporting the heavy equipment to the site can be a challenge. Conversely, if the facility is in a well-established and developed area, it is difficult to install the barricade without disturbing underground utilities and other buried elements.

The Art of Separation

Ensuring public safety should always be the driving force of security. Protecting both people and property from an attack can take more than rudimentary safeguards like fencing and traffic barriers. Mass demonstrations such as protests can put security teams at odds with these goals, but when intensive measures are taken, the response can project a tone of intimidation instead of protection. With the right tools and excellent preparation, any location can be ready to both safeguard people and property while also maintaining an air of professional authority.