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15 Apr 2024

Independent and Comprehensive Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Solutions

Crowdguard Stand: E100
Independent and Comprehensive Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Solutions

In today's world, ensuring the safety and security of public gatherings and events is paramount. As referenced by the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA), Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) involves the integrated deployment of security processes, procedures, and physical obstructions to counter vehicle-borne threats. Thus, venues and event organisers may consider implementing measures as part of a comprehensive counter-terrorism plan, aligning with the guidelines provided by NPSA, to mitigate potential risks effectively.

Crowdguard understands and supports venues and event organisers by providing meticulous and all-encompassing solutions for Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM)

At the heart of Crowdguard's approach lies a fundamental understanding: HVM is not a mere checkbox to be ticked off on a safety checklist. Rather, it entails a meticulous series of measures and processes designed to safeguard crowds, facilitate seamless flow, and ensure emergency access if required.

What sets Crowdguard apart is our commitment to conducting a thorough assessment of each venue and event. Unlike one-size-fits-all solutions, Crowdguard takes the time to understand the specific risks and vulnerabilities inherent to each location. This personalised approach allows us to tailor HVM strategies that align with operational requirements while prioritising crowd safety.

Central to Crowdguard's methodology is the recognition that HVM is just one facet of a comprehensive counter-terrorism plan. While physical barriers may deter vehicle attacks, they alone cannot guarantee complete protection. In the event of an incident, swift and coordinated response is crucial.

This is where Crowdguard's partnership with RAPAID comes into play. Through this collaboration, Crowdguard ensures that not only are venues equipped with the necessary physical defenses, but also that personnel are trained and equipped to respond effectively to emergencies. From bleeding control kits to protocols for reporting suspicious activity, Crowdguard ensures that every aspect of emergency preparedness is addressed.

Crucially, Crowdguard's independence in the market empowers them to prioritise sourcing the most suitable solutions for each scenario without any allegiance to specific manufacturers or products. By adhering to the principle of 'round pegs in round holes,' Crowdguard ensures that solutions are meticulously tailored to match the unique requirements of every venue or event. This approach affords them the flexibility to select the optimal barriers, whether temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent, without any bias or limitations.

In essence, Crowdguard's approach to HVM goes beyond mere installation; it encompasses a holistic understanding of risks, a tailored strategy, and comprehensive preparedness.

Furthermore, Crowdguard operates on a client-centric approach, where we respond directly to the needs and requirements of those seeking our services. We never dictate the necessity of an assessment or the installation of specific equipment. Instead, we understand that every client who seeks our expertise does so because they have recognised a genuine need for enhanced security measures. At Crowdguard, we prioritise understanding and education whilst addressing these needs, ensuring that our recommendations are tailored to the specific requirements of our clients. We aim to provide reassurance and practical solutions, avoiding the promotion of unnecessary fear or imposition of measures that may not be warranted.

By partnering with Crowdguard, venues and event organisers gain a supportive ally dedicated to safeguarding public safety and security. In a world of evolving threats, Crowdguard serves as a steadfast companion, offering expertise and commitment to protecting crowds and bolstering the resilience of public spaces.

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