Delta Scientific Crash Barriers Used during Pope's Visit
- By Matt Holden
- Oct 08, 2015
Delta Scientific’s 12- and 16-foot MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers were used while Pope Francis visited the United States, according to a report. The barriers helped police and security personnel block off the road in order to deter vehicle bomb attacks and bad drivers in D.C., Philadelphia and New York.
The barriers were provided by Global Access Control Systems. Once the barriers were put in place, hydraulics were used to raise and lower the barriers to the appropriate position.
"At almost every major event, from political conventions to G-20 and NATO meetings, Delta's portable MP5000 barriers are protecting participants from harm," said Greg Hamm, Delta Scientific vice president of sales and marketing. "During the Papal visit engagements, which were witnessed by millions, not one vehicle got into position to cause harm."
A standard system includes a battery-operated power unit, which is replenished from either a solar array or local low voltage source.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.