Temporary Event Security
Often the barriers used to secure temporary events depend on complex, logistical requirements involving multiple transporting vehicles for both the temporary barriers and the substance to fill the barriers. Road closures are also more often than not enforced earlier than necessary due to the barriers logistical implications and cranes are needed to put the barriers into position.
The market required a more flexible, temporary high-security solution to be deployed faster and more easily. In response, ATG has designed a small range of effective temporary security barriers. These products can be installed quickly, are easy to transport and implement due to being lightweight in comparison to traditional measures.
Impact tested solutions
These temporary solutions can be stored for future events after initial use providing that the barriers have not been impacted. Impact tested barriers can be used when a temporary event brings a high threat of terrorism which does not normally exist in the region or country in question.
For instance, temporary high-security measures were used to secure many of the remote Olympic 2012 sites across the UK. Barriers are also deployed to protect buildings being used in political conferences and royal visits. Temporary security measures can be static or dynamic.
Crowded Places / Music Venues
The majority of counter-terror focus in the built environment is on crowded places. The Home Office defines a crowded place as ‘a location or environment to which members of the public have access that may be considered potentially liable to a terrorist attack by virtue of its crowd density.’
What is a crowded place?
Crowded places include music venues, transport hubs, sports stadia, pubs/club bars, shopping centres, high streets, visitor attractions, cinemas and theatres. Crowded places can also include the public realm such as parks and squares.
Security threats will depend on how often the area being considered has a high population of visitors. If the visitor number is only high at certain points in the year to coincide with a planned event such as a festival or Christmas market then temporary measures may be all that is required.
If a venue or area is consistently seeing high foot flow traffic, then more permanent and comprehensive measures may need to be considered to protect the site in the long term.