A UK company is helping a local council to understand the threats, vulnerabilities and risks in public spaces with a trial of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) solutions in Edinburgh.
Crowdguard tested IWA-14-1 certified HVM systems to demonstrate the variety in the marketplace to meet differing environments and levels of risk.
The company is working with the City of Edinburgh Council.
Crowdguard Founder and Director, Deborah Ainscough, Managing Director, Iain Moran, and Operations manager, Mike Cunliffe, travelled to the city to meet with a range of representatives from local authorities, Government bodies, event management companies and other agencies to discuss the importance of risk assessment and selecting the right HVM solution for the location and the safety requirement.
The trial includes its own ATG Surface Guard, and both The Claw and the rapid deployment RB50 HVM system from Highway Care.
Also presented to delegates were the Unafor Core to delegates and Rosehill Impakt Defender and Rapid Defender systems.
A spokesman said: “We have been able to showcase the versatility, speed of deployment and aesthetics that can be delivered with the right choice of HVM systems, alongside the goal of achieving improved safety for people and the protection of events, high streets and the public realm.”