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Stadiums, Hotels, Public Places

Understanding the threat -Terrorism targets high profile venues

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.

What we can do for you

A target and stated aim of one of the main terrorist groups active today, is an attack designed to cause mass casualty linked with high profile venues.

Large events often create both of these states simultaneously and are therefore under major threat of attack.

Providing protection for people attending these venues can be difficult and is often restricted by balancing the operational needs of the surrounding area with the need for security.

Avon Barrier specialise in achieving the best balanced solutions in protection measures by considering the threat level, protection required and logistical / financial constraints.

Identifying the threat

The creation of solutions always begins with identifying the threats, assessing the risk and vulnerabilities and then prioritising the areas for protection.

Examples of threats:

  • Hostile vehicle attack (with or without Improvised Explosive Device)
  • Suicide bombers (suicide belts)
  • Lone Wolf gunman
  • Mass attack gunmen
  • Small explosive device


Priorities for protection would include:

  • People
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Information
  • Operational processes


Whilst it is unlikely that physical protective measures will completely remove the risk of attack, it is proven that higher profile protection measures will reduce the likelihood and will certainly mitigate the consequence of an attack.

The solution to reducing the risk of attack and the consequences is therefore clear in that physical protection is at least one of the answers and should form part of any proposed threat reduction plan.

We are on-hand to provide advice on what can be done and will help consider not only the layout design and costs but also the operational and logistical impact of the introduction of protection measures (a key element in ensuring the correct solution).

Avon Barrier can provide physical protection measures for the mitigation of hostile attack risks and are constantly enhancing the product range to continue to provide a holistic approach to protection solutions for both today’s and tomorrow’s threats

We are committed to helping you provide protection.


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 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 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 (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 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 stadium, hotel and events 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.

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