Heald Ltd, the UK’s renowned designer and manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation security products has announced the launch of a Bridge Bollard System in response to recent vehicle attacks on several iconic bridges. A vital transport route, bridges are notoriously difficult to secure from the evolving threat of vehicle attacks via existing security products due to the need to either be installed by digging into foundations or by bolting to the ground which can affect the structural integrity of the bridge. Addressing the installation challenges faced on bridges, in particular, Heald set out to develop a product which took into account the level of security required while ensuring the structural integrity of the location to be secured. Unique interlocking design A game-changer for both UK and international security, Heald’s Bridge Bollard System is the only product of its type to be crash tested to IWA-14 standards against an 18 tonner N3C Vehicle travelling at 30mph at a 30-degree impact angle. Its unique interlocking design provides shared distribution of the load, while patent applied technology offers additional protection by anchoring the bollards into the ground upon impact, preventing the vehicle from penetrating the area the bollards are protecting. The potential for this product is huge for a wide range of uses and we look forward to further developments" The product was crash tested with an array of nine interconnected bollards, with the design allowing for additional bollards to be added to expand the area being protected. While the product has been launched to address the challenges specifically faced in protecting bridges, it is also ideal for any locations where excavation or even bolting to the ground is not possible. Surface mounted non-fixed solution Instead, the product is laid flush with the ground before paving stones or tarmac cover over the base plates. It requires no excavation and can be installed in just 45 minutes, excluding civil works. Commenting on the launch, Managing Director, Debbie Heald MBE said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved this rating for a completely surface mounted non-fixed solution. The potential for this product is huge for a wide range of uses and we look forward to further developments. Heald is again proud to be innovating to help protect our world”. The firm, which invests significantly in research and development, has brought to market several innovative, patent-protected security products including the Matador, the world’s only sliding bollard system which can be found protecting sites such as; Beale Street, Memphis, the French Quarter, New Orleans, Oslo Airport, Norway and many government buildings throughout the UK and Australia.
Hostile vehicle mitigation specialist, Heald has been shortlisted for two awards at the inaugural Counter Terror Business Awards. The Hornsea-based company has secured nominations in two categories- ‘Outstanding Contribution to Counter Terrorism’ and ‘Perimeter Protection Award’. Heald chosen to secure New Orleans’ historic French Quarter Heald’s inclusion on the shortlist for these awards comes after they were recently appointed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security to secure the historic French Quarter of the city and protect the popular pedestrianized zone from potential attacks by hostile vehicles. The Counter Terror Business Awards are being held to recognise the efforts of both public and private sector organisations who have made significant contributions to counter terror strategy in the UK and overseas. On their shortlisting for the prestigious awards, Managing Director of Heald, Debbie Heald stated, “We’re delighted to have been recognised by the Counter Terror Business Awards as one of the leading organisations in the fight against hostile vehicle crime and terrorism. We are very much looking forward to the event and wish the best of luck to all of the other shortlisted companies and individuals.” Awards to be presented at SCTX Expo 2018 The awards will be presented during the Security & Counter Terror Expo, which takes place at the Olympia exhibition center in London, from March 6th to 7th, 2018. The awards will be presented by former Defence Secretary, Retired Honorable Sir Michael Fallon, and other attendees include Julian King, European Commissioner, Security, and Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police Service, and National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing.
East Yorkshire firm Heald Ltd recently proudly announces the launch of its innovative new HT1-Evolution high security rising bollard. The unique design of the Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) bollard means it can be installed at a depth only slightly greater than the height of the actual bollard itself with no loss of protection. The one metre rising bollard requires an excavation depth of just 1.1 metres but is strong enough to stop a 7.2 tonne truck travelling at 64 kph (40 mph) That was what the HT1-Evolution achieved in the stringent new IWA crash test and it was fully operational afterwards. Unusually there is no central cylinder inside the rising bollard, contributing to its strength and durability. It is raised and lowered by incredibly strong belts, powered by an electro-mechanical motor or by hand-wind or battery drill. The HT1-Evolution is available with stylish stainless steel covers, in a range of colours, to blend in with any environment, making it an ideal choice for locations where high security is needed but a low profile solution preferred. The sleek design features no trip or trap hazards, making it extremely safe for members of the public. Available with variety of access control options Easily operated in a variety of methods - manually/battery drill/electro mechanically operated/hydraulically operated. All of these options are available with the new Heald Crash Tested Evolution Bollard Where automatic operation is required the Evolution bollard is available with a variety of access control options, it can also be operated with in an EFO (Emergency Fast Operation) where required. The bollard is also available with a range of sleek covers and can also be supplied with granite or stone inset in the base plate to enable integration with any surroundings. Company Director Debbie Heald commented: “This is another great day for Heald. We have been looking to design a suitable EM bollard for a while now and have come up with a fantastic product for not only Inner City sites but also sites which have limited or no power, the bollard can be operated by a standard battery drill! It is another great innovation from Heald providing a much needed solution for our customers.”
HT1 Raptor combines the high security of a roadblocker with the flexibility of a shallow mounted bollard East Yorkshire firm Heald Ltd has been awarded the UK, European and US patents for its HT1-Raptor anti-terrorist security barrier. The innovative system combines the high security of a roadblocker with the flexibility of a shallow mounted bollard. Installation at high-security sites Crash tests for Hornsea-based Heald Ltd’s range of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) security barriers are so spectacular that videos go viral on YouTube. Tested to both PAS68 and ASTM standards, the HT1-Raptor not only halted a 7.5 tonne truck travelling at 80 kph (50mph) but continued to function afterwards. It is the best performing bollard in the world for halting a vehicle quickly with minimal downforce, protecting underground services and structures. The Raptor can operate as a standalone unit or in a group to secure an opening of virtually any size. It requires an excavation depth of only 500 mm, making for an extremely fast and easy installation. Integrating well with modern architecture while maintaining an imposing presence, it is ideal for sites where high security is essential but where contemporary style and design are also important. Company director Debbie Heald commented: “It's been five years of hard work in securing the patent for this innovative product, the brainchild of our award winning designer Rod Heald, however we've managed it! “It's a very proud and exciting day for the company. We have recently been awarded three new high profile oversees contracts for the Raptor, this patent will help future-proof our efforts in securing projects in new and exciting markets.”
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