AST Digital Magazine July/August 2016 - Page 55

Volume 6 Anti-Terrorist Barriers Protect Against Vehicle Threats at RNC & DNC Conventions July-Aug 2016 Edition visit to the United States.” The totally self-contained MP5000s tow into position to control vehicle access within 15 minutes. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once positioned, the mobile barricades will unpack themselves by using hydraulics to raise and lower the barriers off their wheels. DC-powered pumps will then raise or lower the barriers. The MP5000 is designed as a towable, rapid deployment vehicle barricade. Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that Delta MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers were ordered by the Secret Service for the upcoming Democratic Convention running July 2528 in Philadelphia. As at the GOP Convention this past week, the certified crash vehicles protected attendees from terrorist vehicle attacks and errant driver mistakes. Provided through Global Access Control Systems (Pittsburgh), these mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers carry a K8 rating (M40 ASTM rating), stopping 7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicles traveling 40 mph (64 kph). (See the Delta MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barrierin action, courtesy of DaveB4444 and YouTube) Delta always keeps an inventory of the MP5000s for purchase and quick delivery at their manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif. In many cases, they are needed for events that come up quickly, such as politician or celebrity visits and other unexpected incidents. Greg Hamm, Delta Scientific vice president of sales and marketing “The fact that these barriers were ordered well in advance of the tragedy in Nice is indicative of the great foresight and planning that is undertaken by the United States Secret Service,” avows Greg Hamm, Delta Scientific vice president of sales and marketing. “Not only are these portable barriers being used at this year’s conventions, they were at both political conventions in 2012 in Tampa and Charlotte as well as at the following Inauguration. Last September, here in Philadelphia, they protected the Pope on his Delta Scientific Corporation is the leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment with over 260,000 square feet of production facilities in Palmdale, Calif. Delta’s three product lines consist of high-security vehicle barricade systems, parking control equipment and guard booths. Delta Scientific has been engineering and manufacturing vehicle access control equipment since 1974 and sells its products worldwide. 55