RAPID DEPLOYMENT VSB
Rapid Defender is a temporary vehicle security barrier (VSB) designed to make events safer and protect people from vehicle as a weapon (VAAW) attacks, designed and manufactured by Rosehill, a specialist in innovative recycled rubber perimeter security products and ballistic solutions.
Following a number of high-profile VAAW attacks, the installation of effective protection against vehicle attacks at events and public gatherings has become an essential part of due diligence. To maximise protection and event management efficiency while minimising disruption and labour requirements, Rapid Defender has been designed for purpose. Robust and suitable for rapid deployment, it is effective in preventing VAAW attacks while allowing event-goers to enjoy the atmosphere of the event with a non-invasive protective measure.
Surface-mounted for rapid deployment in practically any location, from the streets surrounding stadiums to uneven festival sites, Rapid Defender requires no foundations so is ready to protect crowds within minutes. The system can be configured with pedestrian and vehicle portals as required, enabling single or multiple access points to be converted into security measures without compromising perimeter security.
It is formed from robust rubber units, each weighing just 49kg. The rubber units are connected by steel rods or threaded bars and assembly requires no special tools or lifting equipment, so a four-person team can erect a barrier across the width of a road in as little as five minutes.
And, because the system is modular, it can be used again and again, reconfigured quickly and easily, and removed just as rapidly, with no damage to the road surface, when the event is over.
Innovatively designed for flexibility and ease of use, Rapid Defender has been deployed to help keep people safer around the world. It can be used as a standalone crowd safety measure or integrated with other temporary or permanent hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) systems, such as our award-winning Surface Guard HVM, as part of a complete solution.