News report from Glasgow, Scotland:
"Some witnesses reported that the driver got jammed between security bollards as he tried to plough into the terminal, which was bustling with families waiting to check in for flights on the first day of school holidays. 'They were obviously trying to get it further inside the airport as the wheels were spinning and smoke was coming from them,' said another witness, Lynsey McBean."
Once again, there is heightened awareness around the world as we are reminded how quickly tragedy can strike. Major disaster was avoided at the Glasgow Airport because officials preemptively installed security bollards that protected the families inside the terminal. By keeping the explosion and fire outside of the building, major damage and loss of life was prevented inside the building.
Please take a moment to consider the risk level of such a vehicle incursion at your facilities. Destruction of property. Business interruption. Possible injuries and fatalities.
While this was a high profile event, every day our mailboxes fill up with news items reporting vehicles impacting buildings, and in 99% of the cases there is no malicious intent at all. We collect representative incidents at our Safety News Page. For a variety of reasons, drivers lose control of their vehicles and hit the nearest object, often with tragic results. That's why we want to remind you to not only consider the security dangers of vehicles used as weapons of choice, but also the everyday occurrences where preventable accidents result in accidental impacts upon customers, employees, pedestrians and property.
Whether you have a high security government installation or are responsible for a shopping mall, farmer's market or other area where pedestrians and property need protection from vehicular impact, we have the right product at a surprisingly affordable cost. As was the case with Glasgow Airport, the time to install bollards and safety barriers is BEFORE an incident occurs, not after. Cal Pipe Security Bollards can provide you with the knowledge and experience you need and a full range of products to prepare for what tomorrow may bring.
For Perimeter Protection (security installations)
See our PDT line of United States Department of State certified bollards in three models, retractable, manually-assisted retractable, and fixed. You can see a video of the actual DOS crash test at CALPIPEBOLLARDS.COM.
For Property Protection (commercial and municipal)
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For Pedestrian Protection (maintaining the 'presumption of safety')
Check our Pedestrian Safety Scale site HERE.