The risk of shopping centres being targeted by an act of terrorism is very real. Due to high volumes of people being in a concentrated area at any one time, all vehicle approaches must be considered and secured. Pedestrian areas must also be segregated to avoid any accidental collisions outside a busy shopping centre.
Traffic calming measures can be used in conjunction with perimeter security and access control measures. To successfully mitigate against a planned attack. Access in and out of car parks needs to be planned as well as access for vehicles into service areas which could, if not considered cause a vulnerability in your sites defence.
Aesthetics of security measures chosen should be considered and be in keeping with the overall environmental design. If security measures are being retrofitted around existing infrastructure, solutions can be selected to be installed quickly and efficiently to minimise any disruption to the daily running of the centre.
ATG Access specialises in bespoke, engineered security solutions. Many clients have an explicit aesthetic requirement for a site or a specific site constraint. ATG is used to resolving these challenges.