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Delta access control barricades save lives in Peshawar terrorist attack

Published on 12 April, 2010
Physical security barricades from Delta Scientific prevent terrorists from causing large scale damage of life and property
The DSC1100 is a security barricade that uses its mass and structure to stop and destroy the attacking truck

Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that Delta barricades at the United States Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, helped retain the attackers. The Delta DSC1100 prevented the bomber's vehicle from crashing past the pedestrian gates and forced the attacker to detonate the truck bomb far from the building. This saved many lives and the building. 

"If one compares the total destruction of the Marriott Hotel that took 60 lives in Islamabad in September of 2008 to the recent event in Peshawar, it is easy to discern that a large factor in saving lives from vehicle bombers is to successfully stop the attacking vehicle far enough away from the building to avoid the high pressure shock wave of a bomb blast," emphasises David Dickinson, Senior Vice President of Delta Scientific. "In a CNN photo published April 5, the buttress of the DSC1100 barricade is seen with the charred truck frame, wheels and engine parts." 

In the accompanying photo, look to the lower right of the photo. The brown unit with the two fork lift slats is one of the buttresses for the DSC1100. Immediately to the left, in front and to the side of the man in the white shirt, are parts of the vehicle.

Delta's product line encompasses security barricades that can be set up in fifteen minutes

The DSC1100 is a unique barricade that uses its mass and structure to stop and destroy the attacking truck. It is typically deployed as a moderately fast-to-install, permanent installation barricade. A transportable barricade, it has no foundation and can be set up and running in only one day.

The barricade used at Peshawar is one of fifty styles of vehicle barricades that Delta Scientific supplies to embassies, consulates, private corporations, banks and hotels to protect people from truck bomb attacks. The barricades are lowered with hydraulics to allow authorised vehicles in and kept in the up position to stop attacking vehicles.

Delta's product line encompasses barricades that can be set up in fifteen minutes and used at short term events to permanently installed barricades designed to stop a fully loaded dump truck that will continue to operate after the attack. Prior to introducing barricades, Delta Scientific conducts full scale crash tests of the design. 

"The DSC1100 successfully passed two levels of crash tests, and in the real world, did the job," adds Dickinson.

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