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    HVM Anti-terrorism

    Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM)

    Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) is now a consideration for many industries since Martyn’s Law (The Protect Duty Legislation) is now under consultation, to protect assets, buildings and most importantly, people. The threat of terrorism in the UK remains serious. The current threat level set by the Government is ‘Substantial’, which means that an attack is likely at any time.

    HVM Solutions

    There are numerous HVM solutions available across the market which range from automatic bollards to static columns and barriers. One of the simplest and most effective solutions is to install anti-terrorism bollards. Both fixed and retractable bollards offer continuous protection however the option to retract the bollards can allow easy access for operational vehicles and even emergency vehicles. The bollards can also provide a discrete solution to maintain the aesthetic of the location. 

    HVM Bollards

    BFT Automation anti-terrorism bollards have been developed to some of the highest standards of protection and have been independently crash-rated. Our bollards have a number of independent certifications including IWA14 and PAS68 ratings and have been impact tested at speeds of up to 50mph (80kph).

    PSSA - Perimeter Security Suppliers Association

    BFT Automation is a proud member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA), the trade association for companies involved in the supply and installation of products designed to provide high levels of physical protection and intruder detection. Members include leading manufacturers, testers and installers of products designed to defend against vehicle borne terror attacks.


    What is Martyn’s Law?

    Martyn’s Law, more officially known as the Protect Duty Legislation, is a piece of legislation that is currently under consultation by the UK Government. It aims to provide a consistent and proportionate process for enhancing security in public spaces. 

    Martyn Hett was one of 22 people that were killed at an Ariana Grande concert in a terrorist attack where  over 1000 people were also injured. A year after this tragedy, Martyn’s mother, Figen Murray, attended a concert in Manchester and was shocked  by the lack of security, even after such a catastrophic event.

    Crash-Rated bollards

    Our anti terror bollards are made to exceptional standards and have been independently crash-rated.  BFT has nationwide coverage ensuring our security products are available when and where you need them.

    We stock a wide selection of automated bollards, including our anti-terrorism bollards. We understand the importance of providing protection for a site.

    BFT has two automated bollards which have been independently crash-rated, the XPASS 1200 which was tested as a single bollard at the MIRA testing facility to IWA14-1:2013 Bollard V/7200[N3C]/80/90:4.6. standards and the XPASS 800 which was a twin bollard test by CTS to IWA 14-1:2013 movable bollard V/7200[N2A]/48/90:5.5 and PAS68: 2013 movable bollard V/7500 [N2]/48/90:5.2/-- standards.

    The Protect Duty

    Figen began lobbying for a change in legislation to ensure that security measures were improved at similar venues. The campaign was known as ‘Martyn’s Law’ and legislation is currently expected to be passed by 2023 called ‘The Protect Duty’.

    At BFT Automation, we offer a wide range of anti-terrorism bollards to help you to ensure that your premises is secure. 

    Find out more

    BFT Automation is one of the leading companies in the automation industry. Discover more about us, our products and services.


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