Heald secures Central London locations to enhance public safety

Leading manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation systems, Heald, has installed and secured a number of high-footfall Central London locations, including the renowned Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and The Strand.

Alongside vehicle-borne attacks remaining a dominant threat to busy locations, the plans to implement higher levels of public safety in these central spaces were chosen due to concerns surrounding high footfall and the tourist-heavy nature of the locations.

Installations commenced in the location of Pall Mall East Trafalgar Square, where Heald provided two Electro-Mechanical Matador 4’s. This was shortly followed by the second location of Charing Cross Eastern Side. Heald also installed two Electro-Mechanical Matador 4’s at one of London’s busiest locations, Leicester Square.

Following the central installations, Heald also provided bespoke Matador systems to The Strand’s East and West sides.

Debbie Heald MBE, managing director at Heald Ltd, comments: “Due to the high levels of footfall London attracts and recent hostile vehicle incidents, the correct level of public protection must be in place to mitigate the risk of an unanticipated vehicle attack. Implementing high-quality security systems such as crash-tested hostile vehicle mitigation bollards will provide a visual deterrent to mitigate the chances of a vehicle-borne attack, providing peace of mind to members of the public.

“Heald’s Matador is crash tested to IWA-14 and PAS 68 standards, as well as holding a CPNI Vehicle Attack Delay Standard (VADS) rating. By carrying out PAS 68, ATSM and IWA-approved crash tests, our customers can be assured that they are receiving dependable and extremely robust security solutions.”

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