US – Delta Scientific, a leading US-based manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems announced that, between its May 5 DC area events and May 18 Fort Worth, Texas events, over 100 security professionals, integrators and contractors came together to view anti-terrorism barriers, bollards, crash-rated gates and other equipment, including new products.
They also witnessed live reliability testing and undertook maintenance training. For the third year in a row, attendees were especially excited over the networking opportunities.
“Last year, attendees at our Palmdale, California event asked us to broaden our equipment demonstration to more cities so, besides returning to DC as we did two years ago, we also added Fort Worth to our 2016 schedule,” said Keith Bobrosky, Delta Scientific sales manager.
Among the product highlights was the HD300 barrier which is available with either a fully electric or hydraulic control unit. It will stop a 15,000 pound (66.7 Km) vehicle traveling 50 mph (80 kph) and recently met the criteria of the United States Department of State for continuous operations of 1 million cycles. Upon impact, the barrier remains in its foundation and the opening stays blocked, providing a multiple hit capability.
Attendees were also interested in the recently introduced HD2055 electric finger wedge barrier which includes high strength coating by Line-X and touch-screen controls. It decisively stopped a 15,000 pound (6,803 kg) test vehicle traveling at 51 mph (82 kph) in a recent crash test conducted by an independent testing laboratory. Not only did the HD2055 barricades stop the vehicle but they contained the test load representing the bombs strapped to the truck bed. The crash test result showed a less than zero penetration.
In the United States alone, Delta Scientific secures over 110 Federal buildings, including the Pentagon, U.S. Supreme Court, Federal courthouses and FBI locations. Delta also provides vehicle access control for over 200 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries, including State Department headquarters, as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations. In addition, Delta Scientific vehicle access control equipment protects high profile corporate headquarters, logistic sites that store and ship vital materials, transportation hubs and even the private residences of powerful, influential people.