ATG Access announces new partnership to deploy innovative security at UK events

Surface Guard installed on Blackpool Promenade

Haydock’s ATG Access, the world’s leading innovator of road blockers, bollards and vehicle barrier systems, has announced a new partnership with Altrincham-based event protection business Crowdguard.

As part of the partnership, Crowdguard will be deploying Surface Guard, ATG’s latest pioneering, hostile vehicle mitigation solution, to secure temporary or semi-permanent events across the UK.

Designed in response to the recent surge in vehicular attacks across Europe, a Surface Guard barrier can withstand the impact of a 7,200kg vehicle travelling at 32kph and has been tested in accordance to the IWA 14 crash test standard. The barrier’s lightweight and modular design means that it can be deployed quickly and efficiently by four men in under an hour, minimising disruption to event operation and the surrounding area.

Crowdguard, which is affiliated with Ainscough Industrial Services that has over 40 years’ experience within the machinery installation and equipment moving industry, will ensure that Surface Guard is deployed to the safest of standards. With a national distribution network across the UK, Crowdguard’s professionally trained personnel are dedicated to installing the barriers quickly and efficiently, ensuring minimum disruption to the community and peace of mind for the event organiser.

Gavin Hepburn, CEO at ATG Access, said: “With events and crowded spaces continuing to require protection, due to the terror threat remaining ‘severe’ in the UK, working collaboratively with businesses such as Crowdguard will ensure that we can continue to keep the general public safe when they’re attending events with their friends and families.

“We now have four official deployment partners in the UK, which cover various sectors and locations, so we can provide leading security solutions to projects of any size.”

Deborah Ainscough, founder and operations director at Crowdguard, said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement to distribute ATG’s market leading Surface Guard product on a national basis. We look forward to working with businesses, events, councils, the police and other relevant stakeholders to provide the highest standards of protection for the public.”

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