The last few months has seen Rosehill Security’s Rapid Defender protecting thousands of sports and music fans from potential vehicle attacks at a series of events across the UK.
Leicester Tigers, the best supported rugby union club in Europe, and Premier League football club Crystal Palace both deployed the Rapid Defender to protect fans as their seasons came to a close. The innovative rapidly deployable vehicle security barrier (VSB) was also installed to protect 40,000 music fans at the BBC Music: The Biggest Weekend, at War Memorial Park in Coventry.
Specifically designed to provide protection for crowds at events from vehicle as a weapon (VAAW) attacks, the Rapid Defender temporary VSB can be quickly deployed almost anywhere, from the streets surrounding sports stadiums to uneven festival sites. Made up of tough rubber units weighing just 49kg each, connected by 20mm diameter steel cables or rods, a 15m long VSB can be deployed in less than five minutes.
Dalton Marshall, Sales Manager at Rosehill Security said: “For sports clubs and event organisers the safety of fans is the number one priority. However, they also need to be able to deploy and remove barriers quickly to minimise disruption. The modular design of the Rapid Defender means it can be manually deployed in a matter of minutes, making it ideal for protecting temporary events. We’re looking forward to helping event organisers protect more temporary events and concerts over the coming months.”