There are many excellent reasons to choose Delta Scientific for vehicle access control equipment. After more than 40 years in the business, we have conducted over 50 certified crash tests successfully. We offer over 100 different product designs. However, sometimes it can be difficult for our clients to determine which of our products best meet their unique needs. As part of our comprehensive customer service, we offer lunch and learn meetings with potential clients for informational purposes.
The invention of the automobile made land travel faster and easier. The next step was to make it more organized and efficient, a task that is never completed. Traffic management is the arrangement, control, guidance, and organization of motorized and non-motorized vehicles on the road; those that are stationary as well as those that are moving, as well as pedestrians. Traffic laws and signals bring order to the roads and thus can be seen as the primary rudiments of traffic management. However, traffic management is generally understood as handling traffic flow and volume throughout the day.
The word “embassy” refers both to the officials representing the government in a foreign country and the building in which they operate. While this can be confusing from time to time, the importance of securing both is crucial, both for the safety of the individuals in the embassy and the success of their mission. Delta Scientific recognizes the need to protect those who serve and has provided barriers to many government facilities to protect against vehicle attacks.
All our security barricades, including our portable barriers, receive crash ratings based on testing showing how effective they are at stopping a 15,000-pound vehicle at certain speeds. For example, an M50 crash rating means that the barrier can stop a vehicle traveling 50 miles per hour, an M40 barrier is effective at 40 miles per hour, and so on.
United States military bases, both those on home soil and overseas, face a wide variety of threats. Unconventional operations, such as information warfare and cyber weapons, also include vehicle attacks. Such attacks could also affect civilians living on military installations, such as the families of service members. For decades, Delta Scientific has been at the forefront of physical security for military facilities. In that time, our barriers have never failed to neutralize an attack.
The highest crash-rated bollard that we offer at Delta Scientific is the DSC720. With a crash rating of K-12, its height of 35 inches is sufficient to stop most large vehicles. However, in Europe and the Middle East, truck cabs are taller than in the United States. Because these taller models can be top-heavy, they may tumble over standard bollards and cause damage even after bringing the vehicle to a halt.
Delta Scientific products are thoroughly tested and certified to meet or exceed standards set by ASTM International and the United States Department of Defense. We are confident in the level of protection that our products provide. Nevertheless, we realize that an off-the-shelf solution doesn’t always work for every individual situation, regardless of how effective it may be in general. Every barrier project we do involves our team of engineers, who are happy to address real-world challenges and work with our clients to devise a solution. Here are a few of the ways that you can benefit from taking advantage of custom engineering for your project.
Installing effective security infrastructure on your property involves a thorough risk assessment and deploying a comprehensive solution that takes all possible threats into consideration. For example, if your security solution only addresses the threat of vehicular attack and disregards the risk associated with pedestrian trespassers, you may be leaving yourself unnecessarily vulnerable to breaches by unauthorized personnel on foot.
Designing a secure location can be a challenge, but having to do so in the midst of a bustling metropolis poses even bigger issues. Along with needing to keep the building and its occupants safe from vehicular and personal intrusion, architects will also have to keep the local population in mind. While redesigning and adding to their second corporate headquarters, these are exactly the problems Amazon has to face in Arlington, VA. Fortunately, the company has an excellent model that integrates state-of-the-art security with a park-like landscape.
It has been over 25 years since the attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, one of the most significant terrorist attacks involving a vehicle up to that point. The world seems more dangerous now in many ways. News stories about terrorists weaponizing vehicles by driving them at high speeds into pedestrian areas as outdoor events are becoming more commonplace.