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
1. Modular Anti-terror Barriers - Creating modular and lightweight barriers that can be quickly set up and removed could provide opportunities for fast and efficient protection for pedestrian-heavy areas.
2. Vehicular Terrorist Attack Prevention Systems - Designing systems that allow people and light vehicles to pass through while preventing vehicles from passing into heavily crowded areas can mitigate the risks of vehicular terrorist attacks.
3. Crowd Management Systems - Developing a crowd management system that can be used for major events could provide efficient and effective means to manage crowds and provide safety to the public.
1. Event Management - Event management companies can invest in the latest modular anti-terror barriers and crowd management systems to provide safety for people attending events.
2. Sports Stadiums - Sports stadiums can adopt Surface Guard or similar systems to provide the necessary protection from vehicular terrorist attacks.
3. City Infrastructure - City officials and engineers can look to investing in modular barriers and crowd management systems to provide protection from vehicular terrorist attacks in crowded city areas.