|Terrorism: A clear and present danger |
|The importance of transport hubs within the UK network makes them a prime target for terrorists.|
The Director General of the Security Service suggests that terrorism has yet to reach its peak and is the most immediate and acute peacetime threat to life and critical infrastructure in the 98-year history of the Service.
Transportation security staff strive to thwart potential attacks at stations and terminals on a daily basis. Unfortunately, vigilance is not always enough. In this climate, the protection of building occupants from the effects of a blast continues to be the focus of international research and development.
Our challenge was to design a blast resistant, automatic sliding door system capable of withstanding the overpressures presented by a Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED). The primary aim being to protect occupants; both from high-velocity shards of glass and from doors being projected into an occupied area. A secondary, though important, aim was to ensure the security integrity of the doors was not unduly compromised, post-attack.
In achieving both aims, our Dor-O-Matic 'Bomb Blast' specification - which exceeds the GSA (C), ISO EXV 45 and ISO EXV 25 standards - allows project designers the freedom to incorporate independently tested and certified defences, without aesthetic compromise.
Not to forget the role to be played by our Martin Roberts performance steel doorsets.
We are able to provide both anti-ballistic and multi-level LPCB / SEAP certified security solutions; each level having unique, targeted properties to form a formidable barrier and further enhance safety and security.
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of our Bomb Blast tests.