Marshalls LP, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, North American subsidy, and a new Finalist in the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce their line of Landscape Protection Products, has been named a Finalist in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards.
Perimeter safety has never been higher on the agenda.
With the threat of terrorism and the incredibly emotive subject of public safety at an all time high there is a real responsibility for both the specifier and end client to fulfill their duty of care towards all to ensure that its environs are protected against potential threat.
Recent terror plots have demonstrated a shift in how terrorist organizations plan and execute attacks.
(Marshalls effective perimeter protection to our landscapes is a key element in the effort to reduce the North America’s vulnerability to vehicle-borne terrorism. Courtesy of Marshalls and YouTube. Posted on Apr 1, 2016.)
Terrorism no longer means large, complex bombs which take months of planning, instead vehicles have become the weapon of choice for terrorists in order to kill, maim and cause panic.
This provides a new challenge for urban designers.
HOSTILE VEHICLE MITIGATION
Towns and cities have begun to fortify spaces by erecting large blocks and barriers, sending a clear message that threats are taken seriously but in doing so breed an environment of fear among the public.
Marshalls range of Landscape Protection products are a vital part of this innovative approach, integrating protective, crash-tested technology into carefully designed landscape furniture.
Rather than erecting concrete barriers or steel barricades to protect the public, Marshalls Landscape Protection products play a key role in ensuring people are safe but not scared, providing the protection the public need while making sure security measures don’t impact the appearance and feel of a landscape.
(Discover more about protective street furniture design. At Marshalls, their aim is to provide products which enhance and protect spaces. The Marshalls collection includes bollards, planters, seating and cycle stands. Courtesy of Marshalls and YouTube. Posted on Mar 14, 2017.)
Marshalls’ range of protective street furniture is designed to promote the safety of shared urban spaces.
Providing functional uses through products such as planters and seating, our protective landscape furniture is made from a number of different materials designed to increase structural support and help provide protection against disruption and attacks.
Marshalls RhinoGuard™ Hostile Vehicle Mitigation products have all been successfully crash tested to PAS68 or IWA 14.1 standard, to ensure they can stop a range of vehicles traveling at specified speeds, allowing businesses and organizations to specify assured levels of protection.
(We follow the manufacturing process of a crash tested, protective street furniture bollard in our North Shields site. Courtesy of Marshalls and YouTube. Posted on Jul 4, 2016.)
The RhinoGuard™ range of products include bollards, seating, planters, litter bins and cycle stands, allowing security measures to be hidden in plain sight.
Furthermore, Marshalls Rhinoguard™ protective bollards are a great addition to security-focused projects.
They, along with a number of our other products come with PAS-rated classification codes as standard, meaning they’ve been rigorously tested to withstand vehicle attacks.
These include the PAS 68 bollards, cycle stands and litter bins, all of which are now the industry standard.
The levels of threat to the urban environment, and people that frequent these outside spaces, has evolved over time, and will continue to do so.
Therefore, it is vital that people responsible for shaping our public realm recognize that there is often no ‘one size fits all’ response to security, and consequently a multi-layered approach to perimeter protection must be considered, to meet both present and future security needs.
Marshalls also helps provide advice on furnishing and developing urban areas in terms of both public safety and aesthetic appeal, choosing from their range of products to find the colors and designs that best suit your requirements.
Marshalls is the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer and has supplied some of the most prestigious landmarks in the UK with hard landscaping solutions since 1880s.
Marshalls strives to improve environments for everyone by using its expertise to create integrated landscapes that promote wellbeing, from using fairly traded stone and providing products that alleviate flood risks, to creating innovative protective landscape furniture.
The show also sees the launch of Marshalls’ new white paper which looks into the changing terror landscape and the war against fear.
The paper researches how current security solutions can have a detrimental effect of the publics wellbeing, with thought-provoking statistics such as only 15% of people saying that concrete anti-terror barriers make them feel safer throughout.
“Marshalls Landscape Protection offers, and shows that antiterror products don’t have to be intrusive, cumbersome, concrete blocks which do more harm to the public psyche than good,” explains Jonathon Berry, Director at Marshalls Landscape products (North America) Inc.
“People should be made to feel safe, not scared, and when people are afraid to enjoy public spaces, then the terrorists have won.”
“We believe our aesthetically led collection of products will go some way in combatting the fear of the UK population by incorporating functional, attractive products into our spaces which have capability to protect them as well.”
Marshalls LP Named a Finalist in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
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The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Marshalls Landscape Protection products is competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Perimeter Protection Solutions.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Leaders in Private Security