Crowdguard enters partnership with Unafor

Crowdguard, specialise in a turnkey solution offering risk assessment, supply, installation, service and maintenance of safety systems for events, venues and public realm locations, is to extend its portfolio to semi-permanent solutions following a new partnership with Unafor.

Crowdguard specialises in pedestrianisation schemes, providing hostile vehicle mitigation systems (HVM), vehicle security barriers (VSB) and perimeter protection to aid security and defend against vehicle as a weapon attacks and errant vehicles.

As an accredited and certified Unafor distributor and installer for the UK and the US, Crowdguard can now offer event organisers, venue operators and local authorities an even wider range of flexible solutions, providing the appropriate solution to mitigate the assessed threat, whilst considering the operational requirements of each event and location.

Deborah Ainscough, Founder and Director of Crowdguard explains: “Our temporary HVM and perimeter protection solutions are ideal for a huge range of environments. However, customers sometimes need the flexibility of a solution that can be deployed and then removed quickly, easily and cost-effectively for events and open spaces whereby the event occurs in the same footprint multiple times a year.

“The Unafor Core has a shallow mount foundation, including a socket and lid, with a deployable post, which locks into position with a one person lift and provides an ideal solution for this type of application. It can also be integrated with various practical and aesthetic features, including planters and street furniture, while offering robust and certified protection, making it ideal for public realm locations.”

Alongside the versatility of the system, Crowdguard expects the variety of integrated streetscape features compatible with the Unafor range to make it a very popular choice for public realm environments, pedestrianisation and outdoor events.

The Unafor steel planter is a robust and minimalistic planter than can easily be adapted to its surroundings and is custom designed to meet the requirements of a specific location, and the Green Screen planter features a lattice for greening. Meanwhile, the Unafor bollard is available in rectangular or rounded standard forms and made and designed to fit the proportions of the local site, while the Unafor bench, provides street furniture to suit the aesthetic of the local area, in galvanized, untreated or corten steel.

“With the integrated shallow mount foundation, click and lock installation and range of streetscape features, the Unafor system allows us to provide flexible, rapid deploy safety protection that looks just like ordinary street furniture,” adds Deborah. “But these are all IWA-14-1 certified protection systems, that also offer an effective defence against terror attacks and errant vehicles, as well as providing an aesthetically pleasing approach to pedestrian safety.”

Wyatt Harding, CEO of Unafor adds: “Event organisers and those responsible for the public realm are increasingly looking for solutions that will allow them to keep people safer without compromising the aesthetic of the location or appearing threatening. We believe the Unafor system provides the ideal response to this need and, with their extensive experience, integrated end-to-end service and national installation capabilities, Crowdguard are an ideal distribution and installation partner for us in the UK as well as in the US.”