Doug Bedell — May 29, 2019, 9:50 am

Slowing Down Vehicles at Parking Areas Helps Security


SecurityInfowatch.com provides pointers on providing adequate security for vehicle parking areas.

“When planning security features for a new or existing parking lot or garage,” the post reads, “the first consideration is the level of security required for that particular facility. A parking garage for a foreign embassy or federal courthouse will require far more serious security measures than a parking lot for a mall. Other primary factors to consider include the frequency of vehicles moving in and out and whether there will be vehicle inspections performed or a fully automated system at the entrance.

“Because of the relationship of velocity to the total kinetic energy, every effort must be made by the security engineer to force a vehicle to slow down before it reaches the barricade.

“Straight lines make for faster and easier approaches for vehicles, so it’s best to create curves on access roads to your facility as a natural impediment to speeding cars or trucks.”

The pertinent pointers continue in a lengthy post.

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