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Shopping Malls

Understanding the threat

Crowded places are a likely target for a planned terrorist attack, they offer an opportunity for mass fatalities, casualties and high profile global press coverage.

The threat to crowded places

Crowded shopping centres and malls are designed to be welcoming and easy to navigate, with many wide entrances and exits for ease of access for the general public, incorporating localised convenient car parking and goods/services areas for retailers stock replenishment.

These elements can provide an opportunity for an act of hostile intent by a vehicle.

Risk Management

Identifying the threats and protecting your vulnerabilities forms part of your security risk assessment, followed by identifying the measures that will contribute to reducing the risk and finally reviewing and rehearsing your security and contingency plans,  all of these measures contribute toward a risk management cycle.

At risk from a vehicle bomb

The first basic principle is to keep all vehicles at a safe distance, at least 30 metres. The implementation of effective physical vehicle access controls, in the form of impact tested bollards and vehicle security barriers particularly at goods entrances and service yards and pedestrian entrances is recommended. Do not allow unchecked vehicles to park in underground service areas directly below public areas where there will be large numbers of people and where there is a risk of structural collapse.


Our products include road blockers, sliding gates, bollards, rising arm barriers & turnstiles with a variety of security levels from controlling access to parking spaces to protecting critical infrastructure 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 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 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 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.

Certification & Testing

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 approach (Support)

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 and online 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 high security vehicle control solutions for the retail and shopping centre sector 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

Sports, recreation, business and entertainment venues are places where large numbers of people gather to share cultural interests making them an attractive target for terrorism.

Airports, Ports, Rail

Ensuring the security of the movement of people and goods across the globe is vital to the infrastructures of world economies.

Traffic Management & Parking

Controlling the flow of vehicles into a parking or restricted area can be achieved using a vehicle control barrier, our automated parking barriers can form part of your vehicle access control system. A range of parking & security control products including automated and manual solutions can assist with traffic management.

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Vehicle Control Solutions for Shopping Malls & Retail

Avon Manual Barrier

Avon EB500 Parking Barrier

Private: Avon Scimitar S40 Static Bollard

Avon TG1000 Groundtrack Automatic Sliding Gate

Avon EB950CR Armstrong Barrier

Avon RB780CR Chieftain Road Blocker

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