Marshalls Landscape Protection secures synagogue

Responding to the growing threat of vehicle-ramming attacks, Hostile Vehicle Mitigation specialist, Marshalls Landscape Protection has had a range of its industry-leading security bollard systems installed at a synagogue in Queens, New York.

In recent years, the number of attacks on religious buildings and structures has risen dramatically.

In response to this elevated threat, religious establishments are investing more thought and consideration into various levels of building protection.

In this effort, protective solutions, such as the ones supplied by Marshalls Landscape Protection make it easier to select appropriate products and physical measures that blend in seamlessly to the landscape, keeping their communities safe, not scared.

Selected to improve security at the synagogue site in Queens, the Marshalls Landscape Protection team specified and installed its RhinoGuard 25/40 Protective Bollard system with stainless steel sleeves, alongside its Rhino RT SS5 Heavy Duty Telescopic Bollard system. Together, the range of solutions ensures better security for worshipers at the synagogue, providing protection to the most vulnerable parts of the building.

Able to withstand the force of a 2.5 tonne vehicle travelling at 40mph, the RhinoGuard® 25/40 Protective Bollard system provides an excellent option for protecting sensitive public spaces, such as religious buildings. The solution, which is Made in Britain, has been successfully crash-tested in accordance with the BSI PAS 68 standard, rendering test vehicles immobile on collision.

Similarly, the Rhino RT SS5 Heavy Duty Telescopic Bollard combines strength, security and ease of use, benefitting from a reinforced internal sleeve for added fortitude. The high-performing solution, is being used to prevent cars accessing the rear car park.

Speaking on the project, Jonathon Berry, International Sales Manager at Marshalls Landscape Protection (North America) commented: “Sites of religious worship are increasingly looking to incorporate defence mechanisms into their spaces. As a company, Marshalls Landscape Protection is determined to assist in this effort, working tirelessly to help our customers select the most appropriate protection solutions for their needs.

“Our team was approached by staff at the synagogue to provide advice on this specification. We assisted the site’s team in completing a form for a $50,000 Homeland Security Grant Aid. Next, we visited the site, surveyed and assessed the threat. We were then in a position to recommend the proportionate product choice, which would meet the relevant performance and budgetary requirements.

“Finally, our team used its technical expertise to co-ordinate the logistics and delivery of goods on the project. We co-ordinated the delivery and installation to reduce the impact and inconvenience to the community as much as possible. To this end, we worked to ensure our work was sensitive to any religious holidays.”

All in all, the installation of the new solution was completed in just a day. Marshalls’ project design team, alongside the synagogue’s committee are committed to working together on further perimeter protection measures to the building and neighbouring places of worship. Moving forward, both groups will work to continually improve the security of the area to ensure the protection of the community for the long term.


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