Delta Scientific Crash Barriers Used during Pope’s Visit

Delta Scientific Crash Barriers Used during Pope's Visit

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.

About the Author

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.

  • Approaching the Education Market with Milestone Approaching the Education Market with Milestone

    Milestone’s Laurie Dickson addresses Open Architecture, new equipment and the cost of entry and upgrading VMS systems over time. She also talks about how K-12 and Higher Education campuses differ in regard to surveillance system needs. Schools have certain guidelines they must follow to protect student identities, and Laurie addresses this question as well.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - January February 2022

    January / February 2022

    Featuring:

    • A Power User
    • The Benefits of Transformation
    • Cloud Storage Training
    • Popular Access Control
    • Where Solar and Security Meet

    View This Issue

  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Infrastructure Solutions Group
  • Spaces4Learning
  • Campus Security & Life Safety