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.
Delta Scientific security products receive crash ratings from many different organizations. These include civilian organizations such as ASTM, military organizations such as the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies such as the Department of State. To determine these ratings, these organizations put our products through rigorous testing under real-world conditions.
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.
Most people have probably seen bollards before but not known what they were called. Some people refer to them by a more generic term, such as “traffic barriers.” A bollard is a vertical post that is short and sturdy used for security to prevent vehicles from crashing into buildings or pedestrian areas. The word appears to derive from “bole,” a Middle English term referring to the trunk of a tree, though today’s bollards are typically made of steel. The first recorded use of “bollard” in English was in the mid-1700s. However, bollards themselves have existed in one form or another since the 1600s.
In the last couple of years, there have been significant online attacks against critical infrastructure in the United States that have led to shortages, price hikes, and other disruptions of everyday life. If bad actors were to launch a physical attack against infrastructure, it could be even more devastating. Delta Scientific offers a range of security products that can protect critical infrastructure facilities.
How would an intruder try to break onto your property? Chances are, a trespasser would try to get in the same way legitimate visitors do, by attempting to use the access points. Because a security system is no stronger than at its weakest point, fortifying the entryways to your property is of crucial importance. A sliding gate for your entryway offers many advantages. Here are some reasons why you should consider a sliding gate in general and one from Delta Scientific in particular.
You may have seen scenes in movies or on television in which the bad guys are trying to get away, and it seems as though they might succeed in making their escape, but then they run over a set of traffic teeth while going the wrong direction. Their vehicle disabled, they cannot go any farther, so the good guys catch up with them and save the day.
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.