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    http://www.securityinfowatch.com/vid...552E9072934B1U

    One aspect not mentioned is "disguising" the barriers. After a mentally ill person rammed their car through one of the local television stations, large concrete planters with flowers showed up at the entrances of more than one station. This is an option for businesses that need to present a soft or welcoming image to visitors while still gaining some protection. As shown, there are also pop-up bollards and barriers, triggered by a sensor that reads the vehicle's speed. While obviously expensive, they are another option.

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    Thought I'd revive this one after the most recent attack. The article hits the nail on the head - in addition to not impeding day to day access, no one wants their tourist attraction to look like a fortified bunker. Europe has multiple problems - porous borders, illegal immigration and an inability to integrate poor, migrants populations into their societies. If they won't deal with those issues, they better start thinking about security, and budget accordingly.

    There are ways to beef up security without "ruining" people's good time. For special events, you can put up portable concrete barriers - not attractive, and not as effective as permanent ones, but something is better than nothing. You can also control traffic access by putting tiger teeth on exits, although all they will do is slow a vehicle, and add some problems when people accidentally go the wrong way.

    Trees are fine, but you also have view and concealment issues that have to be looked at.

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/...le-attack.html
    Last edited by Condo Guard; 08-22-2017, 12:51 PM.

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      Originally posted by Condo Guard View Post
      Thought I'd revive this one after the most recent attack. The article hits the nail on the head - in addition to not impeding day to day access, no one wants their tourist attraction to look like a fortified bunker. Europe has multiple problems - porous borders, illegal immigration and an inability to integrate poor, migrants populations into their societies. If they won't deal with those issues, they better start thinking about security, and budget accordingly.

      There are ways to beef up security without "ruining" people's good time. For special events, you can put up portable concrete barriers - not attractive, and not as effective as permanent ones, but something is better than nothing. You can also control traffic access by putting tiger teeth on exits, although all they will do is slow a vehicle, and add some problems when people accidentally go the wrong way.

      Trees are fine, but you also have view and concealment issues that have to be looked at.

      http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/...le-attack.html
      I think it depends on the layout-you can install concrete "decorative flower pots" in a way that most people wouldn't realize what their real purpose it. Of course, if these "flower pots" are blocking off a lane of traffic in front of your building, it becomes a little more obvious.

      Obviously, you can't install protective barriers around every building or prevent vehicle attacks at every public gathering, but with intel and common sense you can recognize the ones that'll be more likely targets and plan appropriately.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Condo Guard View Post
        Thought I'd revive this one after the most recent attack. The article hits the nail on the head - in addition to not impeding day to day access, no one wants their tourist attraction to look like a fortified bunker. Europe has multiple problems - porous borders, illegal immigration and an inability to integrate poor, migrants populations into their societies. If they won't deal with those issues, they better start thinking about security, and budget accordingly.

        There are ways to beef up security without "ruining" people's good time. For special events, you can put up portable concrete barriers - not attractive, and not as effective as permanent ones, but something is better than nothing. You can also control traffic access by putting tiger teeth on exits, although all they will do is slow a vehicle, and add some problems when people accidentally go the wrong way.

        Trees are fine, but you also have view and concealment issues that have to be looked at.

        http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/...le-attack.html
        Just make portable concrete barriers that are also stylish faux marble benches and even tables. Either with or w/out back rests. That and nice 3-4' diameter planters on feet so a forklift can move them.

        Also those water fillable traffic barriers. Put those on top of the concrete benches and install taps so everyone can have fresh water to drink, wash hands, cool off, etc.

        I'm sure with a bit of thought the temp barriers could be arrayed to:

        1)block even big trucks

        2)provide possible cover for Good Guys, while also much less attractive cover for Bad Guys.

        3)the fact they are gonna be TEMP, and could and would change daily over the course of 3 day festival would make any Bad Guy planning tricky.

        I once picked up a couple very nice (IMO) free faux stone tables off Craigslist. They might not have been quite beefy enough to stop a truck singlehandly but they were close. LOL. Must have been fairly cheap to produce, too. I think the top was about 200lbs and base about 150lbs, and only about 56" diameter.

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