PALMDALE, CALIF. – June 21, 2016 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that Delta Scientific mobile and fixed certified crash barriers are providing day to day security, protecting people and property in prominent facilities around the world. That includes 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations. In the United States alone, Delta secures over 110 Federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI locations.
"Over 85 percent of all U.S. nuclear power plants are protected by Delta vehicle barricade systems," attests Greg Hamm, Delta Scientific vice president of sales and marketing. "Delta Scientific systems protect the U.S. Capitol and other Washington landmark buildings, high-rise office buildings, Buckingham Palace, corporate facilities, the Singapore parliament, power and water infrastructure locales, military bases and facilities for all four U.S branches, petrochemical plants, European castles and the private homes of celebrities and influential people."
Designed specifically for use by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Deployment (USAID) and for U.S. Army checkpoints in Iraq for initial fast deployment, the totally self-contained Delta Scientific MP5000 High Security Mobile Barricade System is towed into position and controls vehicle access within 15 minutes. Since their inception, they have been used in high profile events such as the 2012 GOP and Democratic conventions and the resulting Inauguration. They have also protected world leaders at G20, Nuclear and NATO Summits. Only last September, they defended the Pope on his visit to the United States. They are very popular at leading universities during events in which traffic must temporarily be re-routed.
Penn State University uses seven of these barriers for home football games and special events. Like similar applications at the University of Michigan, Ohio State and others, PSU is able to quickly deploy these barriers at strategic sites around the facility. After the event, they are quickly knocked down and towed to another location.
Besides mobile barriers, Delta is also the world's largest manufacturer of fixed barriers. Delta barricades at the United States Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, stopped a bomb-laden car and SUV from penetrating the entrances to the facility. Delta barricades at the United States Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, also helped retain the attackers, limiting casualties.
With their historic cultural value and abundant foot and vehicle traffic, security measures are paramount at the Ronald W. Reagan and George H.W. Bush Presidential Libraries in Simi Valley, Calif. and College Station, Texas. Delta bollards, which lower for passing, are utilitarian or elegant, as the application requires at the Library complexes.
Companies such as Chevron, ExxonMobile, Conoco, BP, Shell and others employ Delta barricades, bollards and crash gates to protect their petrochemical and hydrocarbon refineries, facilities, distribution centers and storage areas around the world. Leading ports, including the Port of Sydney Harbour, Pearl Harbor and others employ Delta barricades, bollards and crash gates to shield passengers, employees, cargo and infrastructure facilities from harm. Public water supply and control districts, including the Federal Bureau of Reclamation, the Tennessee Valley Authority and major utilities, employ Delta barricades, bollards and crash gates to guard dams, canals, treatment plants and other infrastructure facilities.
Transportation hubs including Los Angeles Airport, San Francisco International Airport, the union Pacific Railroad and other airports and major transportation centers employ Delta barricades, bollards and crash gates to defend passengers, employees, property and other transportation infrastructure facilities. Delta bullet resistant level 4 booths are installed for California’s Ontario Airport. At LAX, crash gates protect the tarmac. To host 3 million cars per year, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport has 18 Delta parking/cashier booths handling its parking capacity of 13,000 spaces.
Bollards are the most used vehicle access control system used at colleges. For instance, Delta fixed post bollards protect the perimeter of buildings at Boston University Medical Center. At Stanford University, the primary use of permanent pneumatically-operated bollards is to restrict vehicular traffic from entering the campus via maintenance roads. They are lowered to allow access to maintenance vehicles and raised immediately. UCLA uses decorative bollards throughout the campus to restrict vehicle access to student housing areas and other locations which require temporary removal. Some of the areas block access to dumpsters and roads that require temporary access during admission periods.
Delta bullet-resistant Level 4 booths currently protect the Pentagon in Washington, DC as well as California's Ontario Airport and the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Fifty custom-design bullet-resistant Delta guard booths are now used at the San Ysidro Landed Port of Entry (SYLPOE), the busiest land port in the world. Located between San Diego in the USA and Tijuana in Mexico, the port processes an average of 50,000 northbound vehicles per day.
No bullets penetrated a Delta bullet-proof guard booth in a downtown Austin shooting. Early in the morning, a gunman started shooting up the federal courthouse, the Mexican consulate and the Austin Police Department headquarters. In the middle of the melee was standing a Delta bullet-proof guard booth. During the shooting, nobody was injured but the gunman, who was killed.
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