Hostile Vehicle Mitigation, also referred to as HVM, are a group of products which have been specifically designed to withstand a variety of vehicle attacks.
Temporary Vertical Concrete Barriers (TVCB) are large blocks of concrete that are often used as temporary safety barriers. They have many uses, such as:
TVCBs are often seen on motorways, and can also be used on a more permanent basis.
Automatic bollards can be used to help protect commercial and residential premises, and typically used in locations where a gate or barrier system is impractical or environmentally preferred. The bollards can be controlled remotely to ensure full control.
Mount blockers are blockers that can be raised from the ground quickly for security purposes but quickly lowered to allow access to authorised vehicles. They’re designed safely to ensure that arm and leg injury by moving parts is not possible. Typically, mount blockers are seen at vehicle access points at high security premises such as: royal palaces, power stations, government locations and airports etc.
The inclusion of a method of HVM, such as those already discussed, can help to make sites safer and less likely to be attacked via a vehicle-borne threat. Here are some other options that can be incorporated into the design of a robust HVM strategy:
For more information on these types of HVM and further methods of HVM, here’s a useful website. To speak to Obexion about your security needs and other emerging trends in security, please call: 0845 050 8705.