Marshalls Landscape Protection has launched a new range of crash-tested bollards to protect buildings and spaces from criminal ram raids and accidental vehicle collisions.
The RhinoGuard 25/10 and 25/20 protective bollard range is the first suite of products launched by the business crash-tested to Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 170 – the latest accreditation used to deliver a testing standard for vehicles up to 2.5 tonnes travelling at up to 20mph.
It opens up a new range of options to specifiers when choosing security measures in areas at risk of collisions where vehicles tend to travel at slower speeds, such as car parks and shop fronts, but where previously only higher-specified, more expensive solutions existed.
Research from SaferCash, a security body aimed at reducing the number of attacks on cash-in-transit couriers, shows attempts to steal from cash machines rose from 400 in 2014 to 841 last year in the UK.
The products have been designed to be set into reinforced concrete foundations just 200mm deep underground to enable it to absorb energy on impact and increase its resistance to hostile and accidental collisions with vehicles.
The bollards come with a range of sleeve options including brushed stainless steel, mild steel with a polyester powder coat finish and painted Ferrocast. They are also available in different colours to help complement an area’s surroundings.
Jaz Vilkhu, managing director of Marshalls Landscape Protection, said: “Much of the focus of those in charge of protecting the public has been on hostile vehicle attacks carried out by those looking to harm the fabric of society, leaving the issue of criminal ram raids and accidental collisions often overlooked. But as the issue becomes a growing concern, so too does the need for security advisors to put it top of their agenda.
“Our range of PAS170 tested products provide a solution that keeps the public and business assets safe while offering a more cost-effective and proven approach than is currently available in the market.”
Marshalls Landscape Protection is part of the Marshalls Group and works with the public sector and businesses to manufacture and recommend street furniture products with the appropriate safety ratings.
Marshalls Group employs approximately 2,300 people in the UK.
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