In recent years, temporary security measures have become more prevalent in response to the changing methodology and growing sophistication of security threats. The Vehicle as a Weapon (VAAW) technique has emerged, with attacks developing from the deployment of Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs) to target people directly with moving vehicles.
Crowds of people, by their nature, are not static. Events which attract large crowds – such as festivals, Christmas markets, parades, sporting events and even protests – are more often than not, temporary. This means that security measures must be as robust and effective as they are flexible, built to suit the area where an event is taking place and the behaviour of those visiting.
Temporary security typically takes the form of surface mounted barriers, either continuous (to block vehicular and pedestrian access) or moveable, to facilitate pedestrian and emergency vehicle access in a controlled fashion. However, just because a barrier is temporary doesn’t mean that its security is weaker than a permanent solution. All HS Security temporary barriers are tested and certified just like their permanent counterparts.
Modular in design, HS Security’s temporary barriers integrate with several barrier types to create a solution that’s tailored to individual sites. And because they’re surface mounted, damage to pavements and roads is minimised and costly, disruptive ground excavation is avoided. Temporary security barriers can be rapidly deployed at short notice and for brief time periods, too if required.
To ensure the public feel at ease and not intimidated by imposing structures, HS Security can apply sponsorship or branding graphics to temporary barriers, matching event aesthetics without compromising on performance.
HS Security has a wide range of temporary security products to suit many applications, and a full-service deployment team to cater event security deployment and manage logistics – including undertaking an initial site survey.
Provide a high-visibility pedestrian access point through temporary security barriers. Ensure that people move quickly and clearly through crowded places while being protected from hostile vehicle threat.
Secure Critical National infrastructure and protect people in crowds. Temporary, surface-mounted and able to be integrated with other access barriers, ensure pedestrian flow is safe, quick and unhindered.
Protect people and assets with certified access control that can be branded or adverted on. Temporary, surface-mounted and able to be integrated with other access barriers for smooth, fast pedestrian flow.
Protect people and assets during temporary events with challenging topography. Overcomes cambers, raised kerbs and central reserves and provides excellent pedestrian and emergency vehicle access via reinforced access points.
Keep assets secure when they undergo construction or change of use. Fixed in concrete block base panels and quick to deploy, isolate pedestrians and vehicles from a perimeter even on short deadlines.
Secure a temporary perimeter with one person and without lifting machinery. Lightweight, rapidly deployed and available in modular units, this system is ideal for short-term and lower-risk events or sites.