Anti-terrorism crash barriers have prevented numerous attacks involving airports, military bases and oil refineries in the last few years. In addition, these crash barriers have stopped non-terroristic attacks, such as those from disgruntled employees and drunk drivers. Unlike guard rails, anti-terrorism crash barriers are specially designed to withstand head on collisions. They are capable of stopping just about any type of vehicle, including large trucks.
Find the Right Crash Barrier to Fit Your Needs
Anti-terrorism barriers work by absorbing the kinetic energy transferred by a moving vehicle, reducing its impact and effectively bringing it to a halt. There are a variety of different types of anti-terrorism crash barriers available, from hydraulic rising bollards to wedge barriers – each with their own unique advantages. Access Control Systems recently installed wedge barriers at LP Field and also at an army base in Huntsville, AL. These types of barriers are commonly found around the world and are highly effective at blocking unauthorized vehicles from entering.
How Do They Work?
Anti-terrorism crash barriers like the ones used by LP Field are placed in the ground and can be lowered and raised at the click of a button. Once raised, they provide an unstoppable barrier. As an an unapproved vehicle speeds in, it shatters into pieces, while the barrier remains completely intact.