PSSA member Rosehill Security, a leading global manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, has today announced an agreement with Westminster International Ltd to distribute its innovative range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers and perimeter security products across the Middle East & North African region.
Westminster International has added Rosehill Security’s range of perimeter security solutions to its product portfolio, focused especially on Rosehill’s Impakt and Rapid Defender to help protect crowded public spaces and entertainment, sporting and political venues in light of the growing threat of vehicle-borne attacks worldwide.
Westminster is a broadly based British security and defence organisation that operates worldwide in 50 countries through an international network of agents and regional offices providing solutions to almost any fire, safety, security and defence requirement. Its extensive range covers all forms of anti-terrorism, risk reduction, defence & homeland security that includes facilities and utilities security products, police equipment and access control.
Chairman Sir Tony Baldry said: “For 20 years, everyone at Westminster has been passionate about offering the best solutions to solve the world’s security issues, so Rosehill Security’s perimeter security products are an excellent addition to our product range. Above all else, if it means that we can protect more people from vehicle as a weapon attacks on a larger scale across the Middle East and Northern Africa, then this agreement will prove invaluable.”
Manufactured from 100% recycled rubber, bonded with polyurethane for strength, Rosehill Security’s robust Rapid and Impakt Defenders require no foundations and can be installed almost anywhere, removed and reused as required.
Made up of units weighing 49kg each, the Rapid Defender temporary VSB has been specifically designed to be manually installed in minutes to protect people at events from vehicle as a weapon attacks. Requiring no special tools or lifting equipment, a four-man team can manually install a 15m barrier in under five minutes.
The much larger, IWA 14-rated Impakt Defender has been designed for temporary, semi-permanent and permanent applications, providing the flexibility to protect both entrance areas and site perimeters against hostile vehicle attack. Each 430kg solid rubber unit is connected by steel securing cables or rods to create a barrier capable of stopping heavy vehicles travelling at 48kph.
Engineered using the same manufacturing process, Rosehill Security’s interlocking, T-shape Ballistic Blocks are used to construct temporary or permanent sangars and customised, heavy-duty perimeter structures, providing ballistic protection to BS EN 1522/23. These structures can be combined with the Rapid and Impakt Defenders to create a holistic solution as part of a wider HVM strategy.
Dalton Marshall, Sales Manager at Rosehill Security, said: “Since our launch, we have worked tirelessly to design and manufacture an innovative and effective range of HVM and perimeter security solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients worldwide. The speed and ease with which our products can be deployed makes them an ideal addition to Westminster’s offering. so we are delighted to partner with them and provide their clients access to our proven product range.”
Westminster International is part of the Westminster Group that includes Longmoor Security, whose operators have served with the British Army’s Royal Military Police, UK Special Forces and the UK Police Force and have protected high profile international personalities and organisations such as the BBC.