ATG Access worked with the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong to successfully host a seminar focusing on counter terrorism topics within today’s physical security industry.
Standing alongside Boon Edam, UK Trade and Investment and Arup; 40 security professionals from the South East Asian market attended to hear the seminar presentations.
Robert Ball, ATG Access’s Engineering and Innovation Director spoke to the security audience about Hostile Vehicle Mitigation, design strategy and international standards. The presentation centered around the right approach to product specification in order to protect Critical National Infrastructure and the emerging and global impact test standard, IWA 14.
Boon Edam covered a very relevant topic – “looking at current and future pedestrian security access” to ensure that perimeter security lines are designed with consideration to pedestrians. It is vital that street furniture schemes are designed to avoid a fortress mentality and to be ‘barely noticeable.’
Finally a VIP speaker from Arup pointed out that ‘it’s not all about the bollards.’ This very much falls in line with ATG Access’s main message – perimeter security can and should be much more than a long line of bollards. Consideration should be made to the whole area needing to be protected. Bollards can be integrated within street furniture items such as planters, lighting columns and even bus shelters to avoid street clutter. Other high security access control measures are also available such as road blockers, gates and barriers.
The event was a great success and the reaction received from both attendees and speakers was very positive. This continues to build on ATG Access’s strong presence in the South East Asian market and the work the company has already completed in setting up a manufacturing facility to serve the region.