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Historic Buildings, Museums, Art Galleries, Palaces

Understanding the threat

Buildings that are of special architectural and historic interest are deemed to be 'iconic buildings' and span the centuries from ancient monuments, to the most awe inspiring structures of today. When in the public domain they are home to some of the world's greatest museums and art galleries and attract visitors in large numbers to share in their cultural interests making them an attractive target for terrorism.

Protection of our iconic buildings

Some of the world’s most iconic buildings are home to valuable art collections and historic artifacts and form the basis of a nation’s culture and history.

Palaces are the homes of both past and present monarchs and their courts and where history has been made. Palaces have witnessed many of the defining moments of our nation’s history.

These iconic buildings whether in the public domain or private residents form part of a nation’s identity and where these buildings are in the public realm or tourist attractions, they become iconic symbols that are attractive to terrorist activities.

Identifying the threat

By identifying the threats that your venue may be exposed to, highlights your vulnerabilities and helps to prioritise the measures to be put in place for protection and whilst it is impossible to absolutely eliminate the threat, measures can be put in place to reduce the risk or limit the damage caused by an attack.

Priorities for protection

  • People
  • Physical assets
  • Information
  • Processes

Reducing the risk

Physical security is high on the priority list when implementing counter terrorism measures.

Robust access control systems give clear boundaries between private and public areas. Screening, searching and regular patrolling of the venue is a good deterrent.

Vehicles should be deterred from the main event area.  A vehicle laden with an explosive will have the most devastating effect if detonated alongside a building or driven into a crowded venue.


Our products include static, fixed or removable bollards, retractable bollards, sliding gates, turnstiles, rising arm barriers & road blockers with a variety of security levels from controlling access to parking spaces to protecting iconic buildings from a vehicle borne terrorist attack.

Project Management

Dependent on client requirements we can design unique solutions for our customers, to meet their specific needs. Our business model enables us to focus on our three core service offerings: concept, delivery & support.


Our customer support team provide a range of preventative maintenance packages to suit the specific requirements of our customers. Regular maintenance helps ensure smooth system operation and equipment longevity.


IWA 14-1, PAS 68 & ASTM 2656 are the industry testing standards that set out the criteria for physically impact testing our Vehicle Security Barriers and provide our clients with the assurance that they will provide the highest levels of physical protection against a potentially hostile vehicular attack.


Our installation teams are available to provide a comprehensive service to install, connect , test and commission your vehicle control system. If you would prefer to carry out the civil foundation work yourselves then we can oversee and advise contractors to ensure that the ground works are completed to specification.


Our design and development team are specialists in vehicle control systems. They have developed our range of PAS 68, IWA 14-1 & ASTM impact rated hostile vehicle mitigation solutions.

Our approach

We provide a high level of technical support expertise for our international clients both pre-sales and after sales.

Pre sales consultancy services will assist with successful project delivery including, design, specification compliance, risk assessment & project management. Our international after-sales support team provide a range of services including installation, commissioning and operation of our vehicle access control systems.

With telephone based support, on-site technical assistance and a range of aftersales preventative maintenance packages that are tailored to suit your requirement. Bespoke training days are also available to our clients for more information, please contact us.

Our Expertise

We have considerable experience in providing perimeter protection and vehicle control solutions for iconic buildings, art galleries and museums and have installed hundreds of systems throughout the world. We can assist you in the design and specification of your physical security at any stage including from concept or upgrading your current facility's security. Please contact us for assistance.

Stadiums, Hotels, Public Places

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Airports, Ports, Rail

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