How to stop the vehicle terror threat

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The threat of terrorism is more real than ever. We have seen recently a series of high-profile attacks using vehicles. This has meant an increased need for security measures (Hostile Vehicle Mitigation) to help protect citizens from such heinous crimes. Here, we look at the best ways to combat the vehicle terror threat.

Temporary concrete barriers

If you identify an immediate threat, then temporary barriers might be the first step. You can then work out what type of permanent solution you want to install. Concrete barriers will give you that security you need straight away.


Bollards have been stopping cars for a long time. You either have the option of having a permanent bollard or an automatic bollard, depending on your needs. Bollards allow pedestrians to pass, and the automatic solution will let cars go through when they need to.


Blockers are triangle-shaped barriers that come out from the road. It gives you full control of your passes and is a great vehicle deterrent. They have proven highly effective and are a great solution for creating minimal disruption to ordinary road users.


As with bollards, barriers have been used to stop cars for a very long time. There are many solutions available and will allow you to only let through the vehicles that you want. They have an immense amount of impact resistance and will help to stop any car.


Gates will be your ideal solution for when you need to let vehicles through perimeter fencing. You don’t want a weak point, and a heavy-duty gate will give you the protection you need. Poor gating would leave you vulnerable.

High-quality fencing

There is no point in getting blockers, barriers or gates if a vehicle can easily get around it by going through a weak fence. You also want to ensure that your fencing is up to a standard not to let you down.

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation

You need to make sure that you’re using the right Hostile Vehicle Mitigation features. If you need to combat a vehicle terror threat, contact Zaun today to see how we can give you the peace of mind you need.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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