Protective Barriers Australia are producing a range of articles that seek to build knowledge and answer common questions asked by businesses, event managers, risk or security practitioners and local governments seeking to implement forms of hostile vehicle mitigation into a variety of contexts. These articles will seek to dispel common misconceptions apparent within existing industry practice, and instead reinforce the core science behind the topic of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation.
“Concrete and water filled plastic road safety barriers are used on the road all the time and are crash tested, so they are must be an effective protection for hostile vehicle protection, right?” Wrong. [...]
The Trend Towards Attacks in Crowded Places Safety in our communities has never been more important with an unfortunate trend over recent times towards terrorist attacks in crowded public places. First marked on a [...]
Why international crash ratings are crucial for Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Hostile Vehicle Mitigation has become a critical Physical Security control to protect people, places and assets from the risks associated with Hostile Vehicle Attacks [...]
Hostile Vehicle Attacks The recent spate of Hostile Vehicle Attacks (HVA’s) has resulted in an increase in the available Vehicle Security Barriers (VSB’s) being pitched to the market as viable solutions to help mitigate [...]
A History of Hostile Vehicle Attacks Over the last ten years we have seen over 40 acts of terror that have involved the use of vehicles as a means to cause harm against pedestrians [...]
Separating pedestrians from vehiclesHostile Vehicle Mitigation (or HVM) has a simple enough goal, it involves separating pedestrians from vehicles through the use of clearly defined and fit for purpose barriers. It is important that these [...]