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People were running for safety in shock after a sport-utility vehicle drove through a suburban Chicago Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois last Friday afternoon.

As one of the largest shopping centres in the US, and the largest in Illinois, it first opened in 1971 and according to the Daily Herald, an average of 27 million people go through the complex each year.

Police received a call about the incident saying that a black vehicle drove through a mall entrance at Sears, which occurred around 2:22pm at the Woodfield Mall. The car drove through the centre court and the shopping centres main area. The mall re-opened a day later and nobody was injured. 

At Australian Bollards, we can assist in protecting your properties, with bollards that are designed to protect your shopfronts, ATMS and banks. We offer engineered products and services that protects HVM (Hostile Vehicle Mitigation), and provides a solution for VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device) and ram-raiding attacks.

In situations like this, which can be prevented, the Centurion Shallow and Surface Mounted Sliding Bollard System is a ground-breaking solution in providing shopfront protection, especially at shopping centres, in public areas. The bollard consists of sliding bollards edged by fixed bollards.

The Centurion complimentary serves as a protective barrier against VBIED and HVM, protecting while allowing passage for vehicles in emergency situations. It contains infra-red sensors which are placed on either side of the system, with a built-in drive unit and control log. This allows full access control from distance and up-close providing A.I Solution.  

It is important that people are aware that ram raids, can happen anywhere, at any time, Australia being included.

Like this incident, A Melbourne West shopping centre was broken into early yesterday morning, after a bulldozer was used to try and break into the Coles in Taylor’s Hill.

The heavy machinery drove through the supermarket doors on Gourlay Road at 4:50am, with a clear view from staff already inside the store. The two masked offenders shattered glass windows, toppled the cash machines and ripped electrical wires from the roof as they repeatedly rammed the building. However, the offenders fled the scene empty-handed.

The Centurion Bollard is a surface mounted system and the base of the bollard can have a steel cover or can be made to blend in with the existing pavement. This system is rated to stop a 7.2 tonne truck moving at 48kph.

This system can also be used for council and government organisations, events, apartment buildings, sport stadiums, airports, loading docks and high-security areas.

The Centurion complies with the PAS 68 and IWA 14.1 industry standards.

For more information on Centurion Bollards, call us on +613 9459 3488 or visit our website for more information.

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