Delta Scientific, the manufacturer of counter-terrorism vehicle control systems, has announced that traffic access control professionals can now set up MP5000 portable barriers on concrete, asphalt, compacted soils or vegetation in 15 minutes or less to provide certified M50 stopping power. Original models provide M40 protection while the new models stop 15,000 pound (6,804 kg) medium-duty trucks travelling at speeds of 50 mph (80.4 kph).
“Significantly, we’re releasing the first M50-rated portable barrier system at a time when military-grade portable protection is imperative,” emphasised Keith Bobrosky, Delta Scientific’s senior vice-president. “With over 2,000 working units in the field over the past decade, this portable barrier has proven its capabilities to clients worldwide. Particularly important for Government customers and select commercial clients, security professional can now protect assets that have traditionally required an M50 rating with a portable product.”
The MP5000 is available in 12-, 16- and 20-foot openings. It’s easily towed behind a truck or other vehicle to its location where, as stated, it sets up in less than 15 minutes. Once a given security project is concluded, it’s quickly packed up and towed to its next project.
The MP5000 is self-contained and battery-powered. It has served security purposes at G20 meetings, presidential inaugurations, papal parades, international embassies, municipal parades, stadiums and other civilian locations.