Critical National Infrastructure Security Solutions

Critical national infrastructure covers key assets such as energy, government and health, needed for a country to function on a day-to-day basis.

It is integral these sectors are properly protected as their loss or compromise in the event of an attack could result in a major impact on the delivery of essential services and national security.

Hospitals

Hospitals are critical national infrastructure. In the midst of a terrorist attack, it is vital that they remain secure and operational at all times.
Hospitals

Hospitals

Vehicle-borne threats

Vehicle-borne threats range from vandalism to sophisticated, targeted attacks. The aim of installing physical security measures to protect a building is to reduce the number of causalities should an incident ever occur.

Perimeter protection

It is very difficult to completely prevent an isolated vehicle bomb attack. By creating a secure perimeter away from the main building you can create stand-off which reduces the effect of a blast to infrastructure quite considerably. This then reduces the number of potential causalities.

Site aesthetics

Security measures do not have to be unattractive or create an unwelcoming atmosphere. The aesthetics of security measures can be designed to fit into the existing built environment. Products can be incorporated into other necessary street furniture items such as stair handrails, lighting columns and even benches.

Power Stations

Power station infrastructure around the world is crucial to the distribution and creation of power and fundamental to the world's economy.
Power Stations

Power Stations

Remote sites

Normally built on Greenfield sites, power stations tend to be placed in remote locations. This provides a security designer with a number of objectives which differ from traditional urban security. Remote sites normally have greater flexibility with the distances which can be achieved between the sites perimeter and the infrastructure itself.

Creating standoff

Creating substantial standoff reduces the impact of a blast in an attack scenario. This also enables security solutions to be more cost-effective. Products may not necessarily have to provide the maximum protection to dead stop a vehicle due to the distances between the perimeter and the building.

Functionality over aesthetics

Security products can be installed at the perimeter to slow a hostile vehicle. A final denial barrier can then be utilised to dead stop the vehicle completely. Due to the nature of traditional oil and gas plants, product functionality and reliability normally supersedes the need for high aesthetics.

Traditional depth products

Installing traditional depth products is also normally not a problem due to the absence of dense underground service networks which may be encountered in city centre installations.

Embassies

International embassies represent political interests and subsequently are a prime target for acts of terrorism.
Embassies

Embassies

Protecting personnel and visitors

Government security officers have a responsibility to ensure that their personnel and visitors are safe within the confines of a Government Embassy.

Preventing unauthorised vehicles

Physical security measures such as high-security road blockers or bollards can be installed to secure entrances and prevent unauthorised vehicles from entering an Embassies perimeter. They can also be utilised in conjunction with additional security measures to keep a vehicle in an authorised zone whilst it is further scanned or searched.

Choosing the right security measures

An Embassies perimeter can be secured using a variety of high-security measures. The pedestrian permeable option being crash tested bollards. Using bollards as an alternative to fencing ensures that a building remains approachable and welcoming to visitors and VIP guests.

Data Centres

Data centres house a huge amount of critical data. If a security breach was to occur, it would cost millions of pounds as well as compromising highly sensitive information.
Data Centres

Data Centres

Restricting access

Data centres contain vast amounts of critical, sensitive and valuable data. Considered to be critical national infrastructure, data centre sites must be protected against the possibility of a hostile vehicle attack. Access in and out of sites must be restricted to be able to successfully police visitors and deliveries.

Integration with existing security systems

Security objectives can be achieved using a number of methods from, crash-tested bollards to road blockers and vehicle barriers. These can also be integrated into existing security measures such as vehicle scanning, existing CCTV systems and ANPR cameras.

Remote sites

Normally data centres are located within remote sites, which have multiple vehicle access points as a result. Security objectives need to be carefully evaluated to ensure the most effective security solution is installed.

Hospitals

Vehicle-borne threats

Vehicle-borne threats range from vandalism to sophisticated, targeted attacks. The aim of installing physical security measures to protect a building is to reduce the number of causalities should an incident ever occur.

Perimeter protection

It is very difficult to completely prevent an isolated vehicle bomb attack. By creating a secure perimeter away from the main building you can create stand-off which reduces the effect of a blast to infrastructure quite considerably. This then reduces the number of potential causalities.

Site aesthetics

Security measures do not have to be unattractive or create an unwelcoming atmosphere. The aesthetics of security measures can be designed to fit into the existing built environment. Products can be incorporated into other necessary street furniture items such as stair handrails, lighting columns and even benches.

Power Stations

Remote sites

Normally built on Greenfield sites, power stations tend to be placed in remote locations. This provides a security designer with a number of objectives which differ from traditional urban security. Remote sites normally have greater flexibility with the distances which can be achieved between the sites perimeter and the infrastructure itself.

Creating standoff

Creating substantial standoff reduces the impact of a blast in an attack scenario. This also enables security solutions to be more cost-effective. Products may not necessarily have to provide the maximum protection to dead stop a vehicle due to the distances between the perimeter and the building.

Functionality over aesthetics

Security products can be installed at the perimeter to slow a hostile vehicle. A final denial barrier can then be utilised to dead stop the vehicle completely. Due to the nature of traditional oil and gas plants, product functionality and reliability normally supersedes the need for high aesthetics.

Traditional depth products

Installing traditional depth products is also normally not a problem due to the absence of dense underground service networks which may be encountered in city centre installations.

Embassies

Protecting personnel and visitors

Government security officers have a responsibility to ensure that their personnel and visitors are safe within the confines of a Government Embassy.

Preventing unauthorised vehicles

Physical security measures such as high-security road blockers or bollards can be installed to secure entrances and prevent unauthorised vehicles from entering an Embassies perimeter. They can also be utilised in conjunction with additional security measures to keep a vehicle in an authorised zone whilst it is further scanned or searched.

Choosing the right security measures

An Embassies perimeter can be secured using a variety of high-security measures. The pedestrian permeable option being crash tested bollards. Using bollards as an alternative to fencing ensures that a building remains approachable and welcoming to visitors and VIP guests.

Data Centres

Restricting access

Data centres contain vast amounts of critical, sensitive and valuable data. Considered to be critical national infrastructure, data centre sites must be protected against the possibility of a hostile vehicle attack. Access in and out of sites must be restricted to be able to successfully police visitors and deliveries.

Integration with existing security systems

Security objectives can be achieved using a number of methods from, crash-tested bollards to road blockers and vehicle barriers. These can also be integrated into existing security measures such as vehicle scanning, existing CCTV systems and ANPR cameras.

Remote sites

Normally data centres are located within remote sites, which have multiple vehicle access points as a result. Security objectives need to be carefully evaluated to ensure the most effective security solution is installed.

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