Barrier for hotels and soft targets

March 2010 Access Control & Identity Management

Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the US and internationally, has announced a less costly, counter balanced electro-mechanical version of its DSC2000 crash-rated, anti-terrorist vehicle control barricade system to help protect soft targets, such as hotels.

The new DSC2000EM3 provides a fast 1,5-second emergency response time and normal operating speed of 5 to 12 seconds. Each module is individually counter balanced and can be raised manually with one hand. The barricade’s power unit simply plugs into a wall socket.

“In a presentation at the Overseas Advisory Council of the US State Department, which included representatives from major hotel chains, the DSC2000EM3 was proposed as a vehicle control solution for soft targets throughout the world that can be susceptible to car and truck bombings,” reports David Dickinson, Delta Scientific senior vice president. “These locales need the protection of a barricade like our DSC2000, but without the cost of its more complex hydraulic and pneumatic operation. Hotels and other soft targets can now use the electro-mechanical DSC2000EM3 and still be assured that their barricade will pop up to protect them in 1,5 seconds.”

The DSC2000 is K12 crash certified with no penetration, meaning it will stop a 6803 kg vehicle travelling 80 kph dead in its tracks. Set in a foundation only 25 cm deep versus the standard 45 cm on most shallow foundation barriers, the Delta DSC2000 survived and operated after a crash test. The DSC 2000 has also been tested to the United Kingdom BSI Standard PAS:68 2007 crash test with a 7,5 Tonne EU truck at 80 kph.

Because each module weighs only 500 kg and is easy to install, the DSC2000 barricade is suited to remote locations and developing country installations. Multiple modules can be deployed in configurations to guard wide roadways to narrow driveways. Designed for heavy use, the DSC2000 produces more than 100 000 cycles per month with axle loading greater than 9979 kg. With the hydraulic option, the operator can hit the emergency fast button and an array of three or more DSC 2000 barricades will pop up in less than 0,4 seconds. These barricades can be operated as a single barricade in a narrow road or an array of 10 or more.

The DSC2000 barricade with the electro-mechanical option (DSC2000EM3) is now available. More information is available at or

For more information contact David Dickinson, Delta Scientific Corporation (UK), +44 118 948 1133,,

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