Throughout Europe, vehicular terrorist attacks have become increasingly commonplace, and that has led UK-based engineering firm ATG Access to respond with a new design concept. The team has developed a system called Surface Guard, which allows people and light vehicles (like bicycles or police horses) to pass through while preventing vehicles from passing into heavily crowded areas.
The Surface Guard consists of a reinforced-metal barrier that gets placed across the width of a roadway. ATG Access designed it to be modular and lightweight enough to be quickly set up and removed, allowing event organizers to protect pedestrian-heavy areas for the duration of the event while still opening up the space to vehicle traffic before and after the event itself.
The system is currently being used around Premier League stadiums like Burnley and Manchester United, with other clubs expected to adopt it in the near future.
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ATG Access has Designed Barriers to Prevent Vehicular Terrorist Attacks
- By: Joey HaarFeb 27, 2018