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Solutions for a Safer World
For more than a quarter of a century, Heald has been providing some of the world's most high profile sites with advanced protection against hostile vehicle attacks.
We are world class innovators in the field of perimeter security technology and the largest manufacturer of quality security equipment in the UK.
Our bollards, roadblockers and barriers play a leading role in the defence of vulnerable properties from terrorists, criminals and vandals.
Clients include military sites, presidential buildings, palaces, embassies, border controls, airports, oil refineries, stadia, banks, shopping centres, government buildings and many more.
We constantly push the boundaries with groundbreaking new designs, tested to the latest British and US security standards, and are renowned for our exemplary in-house manufacturing.
Award winning products such as the HT2-Matador surface mounted sliding automatic bollard system, and the shallow mount HT1-Raptor have revolutionised the world of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM).
The HT1-Commander is still the world's only roadblocker PAS68 tested to stop dead a 30 tonne truck travelling at 80 kph (50mph).
In crash tests, all of our automated roadblockers and bollards continue to function after impact thus ensuring ongoing protection, even before any repairs to sacrificial parts, thanks to Heald's world-leading design and manufacturing.
Our turnkey service includes site survey, design, manufacture, installation and maintenance, with each bespoke system tailored to meet the specific needs of the client and location.
Our emphasis is on quality, reliability and longevity. We have units still in the field after more than 20 years, with more constantly being installed worldwide.
This is reflected in our impressive array of accreditations. Our full range of anti-terrorist security barriers also hold the Secured By Design licence of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
This year is turning out to be a very successful year for Heald, as we have been nominated for a number of awards including the European CEO Awards and the IFSEC Security & Fire Excellence Awards, and have also launched the new unique HT1-Evolution High Security Rising Bollard.