Worlds First, Worlds Best
Every now and then the security industry throws out a story with a jaw dropping wow factor, keep reading because this story is it for 2009.
Granted, reading it here won’t be the same as when you witness the video footage, but when you do, remember you read it here first.
You know those crash tests we all stop and watch at IFSEC and other shows, the footage of trucks crashing into security bollards designed to stop terrorist attack? Well if you are at IFSEC this year make a point of taking a walk over to Stand C40 where ATG Access will be showing their latest and most spectacular crash test. Even if you are not at IFSEC then take a look at the video because if you are interested in physical security then you are going to want to see this.
One single ATG Access SP1200 Automatic Rising Bollard has stopped a fully laden 30 tonne truck travelling at 50mph, yes that was 30 tonne at 50mph. There is nothing to compare this test to, a testing site representative who witnessed the test said “at this time this is the highest energy level ever tested to in the world, this product has performed to a level which surpasses our own original specifications.”
When the truck struck the bollard the energy produced was around 7400 kJ just for illustration this is roughly equivalent to the energy of a 1.5 tonne car travelling at over 220mph.
Words are sometimes not enough to illustrate a point, just take a look.
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