Cova were approached by Sky News to provide insight and industry knowledge into the developments of ‘Anti-Terror’ HVM (hostile vehicle mitigation) products available on the market following the rise in vehicle attacks last year.
Specifically Sky News wanted to understand from Cova the surge in demand for full depth road blockers and shallow depth road blockers for permanent protection to property and people, and also to understand what ‘temporary solutions’ are currently being used to protect crowded places, specifically high profile stadium events.
The rise in enquiries for Stadium protection from vehicle attack has increased significantly in the last year following our advertising campaign with fcbusiness magazine, the football industry business magazine for the UK & Republic of Ireland. You can read more on this article on our NEWS page.
When talking to our colleagues and competitors across the industry we’ll all agree that there has been a rise in demand for HVM counter terror products, both in the UK and Internationally. There are now a large number of international sucessful of fire, safety and security exhibitions such as Intersec Dubai, which have raised the profile as to what breath of static and automated, temporary and permanent products are available to prevent vehicle attacks.
On Sunday 25th February throughout the day on loop, Sky News ran a feature in on their Sky TV News Channel which they announced that the ‘
During this Sky News feature an extract of our crash tested PAS 68 Full Depth Road Blocker – CSG 10506 was broadcast – in which it demonstrates a 7.5 tonne loaded lorry impacting our blocker at 50mph.
We’ve edited the broadcast accordingly for our website. Credit: Sky News
The full 3 minute, 12 seconds feature can be seen here. Cova are 2 minutes 4 seconds in.