The recent horrific vehicle attacks on crowds across the world showed how people in public spaces are vulnerable, which is why Securiscape is now leading the way by supplying a revolutionary new product that offers superb temporary protection for outdoor events.
Called the SecuriPod, the product is the result of intense R&D into finding a solution which not only keeps vehicles at bay but which also ensures that attending a public event continues to be a convenient and a pleasant experience.
Launched last year, the SecuriPod was designed to stop vehicles without resorting to laying out a row of heavy concrete blocks or stopping pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair and mobility scooter users and families with pushchairs from gaining easy access to events such as street carnivals and winter festivals.
The concept originally consisted of a series of galvanised steel pods but this year it was further refined and altered, with the pods changing shape to become cubes measuring 790mm high.
Unlike permanent hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) products, the cubes do not use surface-mounted bolts or concrete, meaning they do not damage or disturb the road or pavement, and nor do they simply operate through weight alone – which would make them expensive to deliver and install.
Instead, they contain a series of secret angled steel fins which become embedded into a vehicle on impact.
This prevents the vehicle from breaking free, while the weight of the pod, plus its innovative Claw System, stops it from moving any further forward or backwards, preventing further damage and loss of life.
There is quite simply nothing like them on the market and in tests they have been able to bring an 18-tonne truck to a controlled and complete halt, earning them the industry standard IWA-14 rating.
Mark Stone, managing director of Securiscape, said: “Our SecuriPods are a truly innovative and fully tested solution to the problem of protecting pedestrians attending events in locations where there are no permanent defences present.
“They can be installed and removed in seconds, there is no damage or disruption to the road surface and they can be branded so that they can become part of the event itself.”
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