Delta Scientific, the specialist manufacturer of vehicle control systems for countering terrorism, has unveiled its new DSC1500 portable beam barricade that sets up quickly and temporarily to block vehicles. The portable barricade secures locations during short-term events and anywhere a beam barricade is needed for interim security. With a clear opening of 16 feet (4.8 metres), the DSC1500 is M30 certified and able to stop a 15,000 pound (66.7 kN) vehicle travelling at 30 mph (48 kph).
“Many organisations require easy to install, temporary drop-arm barriers that can be put in place within ten minutes to transitorily close down a roadway to one or two lanes or block parking exits to deter thefts,” emphasised Greg Hamm, Delta Scientific’s vice-president of marketing. “Previous beam barriers had to be filled with sand, gravel or cement to be operable. To remove the DSC1500 from its temporary site, it’s simply re-packed in ten minutes.”
The DSC1500 tows into position to control vehicle access. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once positioned, the mobile barricades unpack themselves using manual hydraulics to raise and lower the barriers off their wheels. A self-deploying trailer with an integrated lifting device facilitates rapid installation. The process is simply reversed when the event is over or the time comes to deploy the beam barrier at another location.
“From a purchasing standpoint, it can be easier to buy portable beam barricades than permanent solutions,” added Hamm. “The latter are often placed into an organisation’s real assets budget because they’re permanently installed into the ground, thus becoming part of the property. Such budgets can often create complex purchasing scenarios for law enforcement or Security Departments. However, purchasing portable beam barricades is no different than buying protective vests for personnel or a new sets of wrenches for the Maintenance Department.”
For one time uses, a lease plan has been created whereby organisations can simply lease the portable barriers, use them, pack them up and return them.