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As Shallow As They Come


The Bollard People, ATG Access, the UK manufacturer of high security and counter-terrorist bollard systems used extensively in the UK and internationally, has announced the latest addition to its SP range of anti-terror bollards, a unique, revolutionary shallow foundation bollard.

According to ATG Access they will protect approaches to buildings, drop-off and passenger loading areas at airports, ports, shop fronts, sports arenas, office buildings and other locations where vehicle bombers have no obstacles to stop them.

With a foundation of only 20cm (8 inches) deep versus a typical 1.5 m (5 feet), ATG’s shallow mount bollard removes the major concern of underground services for planners and specifiers and can be installed on pavements, on top of bridges or in locations where other ordinary products may be impossible to install.

Engineering spokesman for ATG Access David Sutton said “The future of high security lies in shallow foundation products, in modern city centres the need for ultra strong products which are buried to a minimal depth is phenomenal and our SP range is streets ahead of the competition, we are extremely proud to have engineered a product that can perform to this level in such a shallow foundation”.

The bollards were tested in accordance with the PAS68 standard. They were succesfully impacted with a 7.5 tonne (15,000lb) truck travelling at 40mph (65kph). You can view the footage of many of ATG’s impact tests online at www.atgaccess.com.

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