Safetyflex Barriers, a Coventry, U.K. manufacturer of anti-terrorism bollards has completed work to secure two popular locations in the U.S. Safetyflex Barriers has installed its barriers at the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. and the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta — the site of the 1996 summer Olympics.
The projects involved installing hundreds of Safetyflex Truckstopper bollards across the two sites, both popular tourist destinations, to prevent unauthorized vehicle access and the threat of any vehicle terrorist attack.
The Truckstopper bollards can stop vehicle attacks of up to 80mph in their tracks and have recently been installed in London’s Oxford Street as well as at Brisbane tourist hotspots the ‘Brisbane G20’ sign and the Wheel of Brisbane.
“The popularity of our bollards is growing and we are increasing our global presence all of the time,” said Marcus Gerrard, director at Safetyflex Barriers. “We are very proud to have secured two world famous locations in the U.S., both of which are frequented by tourists all year round. … We are looking to increase our presence around the globe this year as we become a key part of security plans against terrorism in major cities.”
Safetyflex’s Truckstopper bollard is known for its aesthetically pleasing, slim line oval appearance and shallow foundation size of 20cm, meaning that it can be set up without the need to re-divert utilities, making it highly cost-effective.