Townscape Products has launched a range of temporary, deployable security barriers to help UK event and festival organisers protect crowds of people from the threat of vehicle terrorism.

The new VAW range from Townscape is a purpose built perimeter security system, designed for temporary use and engineered specifically for the event sector.

Townscape offers the VAW range with an advisory service to assess the specific needs of events in terms of location, access points, the perimeter and expected attendance numbers.

Jonathan Goss, managing director at Townscape Products, said: “Following a spate of horrific UK terror attacks targeting major events as well as public crowds using speeding vehicles – there is a concern that the general public may be more hesitant about going along to popular events they would ordinarily attend without a second thought.

“Our new VAW range has been created to act as a visible deterrent that stops would-be terror attacks from happening. Temporary concrete blocks and barriers that fortify the perimeter of event spaces deter terrorists and make the public feel safe and confident in their attendance.”

The 2.2 tonne CT Sentry Block from Townscape Products is a temporary, rapidly deployable version of the highly successful PAS 68 rated Townscape counter terror block.

The counter terror blocks are daisy chained together with 1200mm pedestrian crossing points between blocks. The system can also incorporate secure vehicle access points as required.

Goss concludes: “Nothing is of more paramount importance than public safety and in the current climate perimeter security can provide the public with the peace of mind required to attend an event with confidence.

“Our VAW offering enables organisers to boost security at short-term pop-up events such as festivals, fairs, fetes, concerts and carnivals with temporary perimeter security. The service is also ideal for protecting music festivals, food festivals and indeed craft ale festivals against the treat of vehicle borne terrorism.

“The system can be delivered at late notice and one of our representatives will oversee the whole process until the product is removed – leaving organisers free to focus on putting on a good show.”