|Attendees continue to be intrigued with the Delta HD300, available with its fully electric or hydraulic operation|
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, recently announced that, on March 5, over 100 security professionals, integrators and contractors came together at Delta's Palmdale home office and manufacturing plant to view anti-terrorism barriers, bollards, crash-rated gates and other equipment, including new products. From 9:00 am until closing at 3:00 pm, the event drew a packed house.
Range of Delta Scientific vehicle access control equipment:
"Many of the attendees were unaware of the broad spectrum of vehicle access control equipment that Delta Scientific manufactures," reports Garrett Gustason, senior project manager, Delta Scientific. "As a result, we had increased interest in guard booths, from the standard model to the bullet-proof units. Many were also unaware that we made traffic control equipment, our original products.
"Attendees also told us that they really enjoyed being able to meet Delta management in person, especially our founder and president Harry Dickinson, who is a security industry icon," Gustason says. "Many told us that they found the equipment demonstrations so helpful that they suggested that we hold this event at other venues," Gustason adds. "Based on this recommendation, we are already into planning to take the demonstration on the road to locales such as Seattle, Texas, the Great Lakes and the Southeast."
Attendees continue to be intrigued with the Delta HD300, available with its fully electric or hydraulic operation. Attendees learned about a new version with an emergency manual operation that ensures deployment even with total power loss. The HD300 will stop a 15,000 pound (66.7 Km) vehicle traveling 50 mph (80 kpm). Upon impact, the barrier remains in its foundation and the opening stays blocked, providing a multiple hit capability. In its M50 crash test, the HD300 completely disabled the test vehicle, causing severe damage to the occupant department and power train.
"Attendees also told us that they really enjoyed being able to meet Delta management in person, especially our founder and president Harry Dickinson, who is a security industry icon"
Another popular product highlight was Delta's DSC7000 K12-rated beam barrier, now with an electro-mechanical control unit. This barrier secures wide roadways from attacking vehicles, providing protection between 12-20 feet wide with options to 30 feet (3.7 to 9.2 m). The 725 pound (328 kg) beam of the vertical life barricade stops a 15,000 pound (66.7 kN) vehicle traveling 50 mph (80 kph) dead in its tracks, equivalent to 1.2 million foot-pounds of kinetic energy.
"It was really exciting to introduce attendees to our new products as well as equipment they didn't realise we made. They were also able to see Delta's expanded
R & D department which will be releasing multiple new products in 2015 to fill the gaps in perimeter security and maintain our place as the industry's leader," summarises Gustason. "This event was more successful for the attendees and Delta than any of us could have imagined."
In the United States alone, Delta Scientific secures over 110 Federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI locations. Delta also provides vehicle access control for over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations. Recently, a Delta bullet-proof guard booth in downtown Austin, Texas found itself in a melee when a gunman started shooting up the recently opened federal courthouse, the Mexican consulate and the Austin Police Department headquarters. Although hit repeatedly by gunfire, not one bullet penetrated the booth.