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This Revolutionary New Technology Seeks To Protect People From Motorised Terror Attacks

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How do you stop a speeding truck? One British company has provided an antidote.

In a new video, a lorry can be seen being destroyed by an anti-terrorism bollard.

Watch was the 7.2 tonne vehicle is smashed apart as it collides with the bollard.

Image: Heald Ltd

The test is designed to demonstrate how the new equipment, made in Yorkshire, could prevent terror attacks in the form of charging vehicles.

It comes after the Nice and Berlin attacks of last year, and our own in London last month in which Khalid Masood sped a car at pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four, before getting out and stabbing PC Keith Palmer to death.

Image: Heald Ltd

These HT2-Matador 3 sliding bollards were made by Heald Ltd, a family-owned security technology business.

The lorry seen in the video is travelling at around 40mph when it collides with one of the bollards, which are also movable.

Heald Ltd has already been contracted to install barriers outside a new £580 million cultural venue in Athens, Greece.

Video: Heald Ltd

The newly protected National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera was visited by former President Barack Obama last November.

Heald’s managing director Debbie Heald said: “We were proud to be chosen to assist in the security of this prestigious site.

“Our offering of shallow and surface mount technology is unique, giving the customer ease of installation and peace of mind when it comes to security and product longevity.

Images: Heald Ltd

“We are pleased to have once again proven the quality of our product.”

Heald Ltd was founded in 1986. It is the largest manufacturer of surface security equipment in the UK. Approximately 80 per cent of its products and services are exported internationally.

Image: Heald Ltd

It’s a sad state of affairs that we may be forced to line our own prestigious sites with these bollards one day. You can’t help but feel that, despite the invention being in everyone’s best interest, it should have never have had to be thought of in the first place.

Featured Image Credit: Heald Ltd

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