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Strategic Partnership with Crowdguard – the first line of defence in temporary event security

Crowdguard was set up by our CEO Matt and wife Deborah Ainscough in response to the increased threat posed by vehicle attacks within the UK and Europe.  Hundreds have been maimed or killed through acts of terrorism across our continent and are headline news, with attacks targeting open spaces and events where crowds gather and where vehicles can be used as weapons against the public.  The UK Government openly recognises such crowded places as ‘soft targets’ and practical measures are needed to ensure public safety.

In the UK, Crowdguard are leading the market with solutions to Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) with effective products delivered from innovative design, quality build and rigorous testing.  The success of the solutions encompasses the product and its deployment, where the quality of installation is essential in the integrity of HVM.  Deployment needs to be efficient, precise, and without disruption.

With our 40 years’ experience and expertise within the equipment moving and handling industry, we were the first choice for Crowdguard to partner up with for the efficient and precise installations of the Surface Guard, with minimal disruption.

This strategic partnership ensures no compromise in the HVM product and its application, ensuring excellence and professional service is delivered in coordination with counter terrorism, policing and event security.

The partnership between Ainscough Industrial Services and Crowdguard aim to set new standards for HVM installation to match those already in place for the HVM product.  The threat to public safety and public freedom is too important for any HVM installation to be an after-thought or a relegated secondary task.

Ainscough Industrial Services offers Crowdguard our national network and transport, thereby ensuring we can deploy HVM efficiently through our highly skilled workforce anywhere within the UK.

That combined capability enables local and short-term events, stadiums, venues, music festivals or any other crowded places to be secured effectively.

Quick Deployment

Closure of roads and access points can be costly and inconvenient. Crowdguard can secure an average road width in just under 30 minutes. Keeping access points operational for longer.

Authorised Access

We can provide authorised vehicle entry points which can be lowered in less than 30 seconds allowing access for emergency vehicles. These access points are reinforced to cope with large, heavy vehicles.

Innovative Design

Using ATG’s pioneering SurfaceGuard, our barriers are modular in design allowing the flexibility to secure any type of road and space. It can be installed over kerbs, central reservations, against walls, around street furniture, trees or steps making it the most versatile solution in temporary security.

Aesthetically Pleasing

SurfaceGuard has been designed to blend in with the environment; with pedestrians being able to physically walk through, they are given free ease of movement without feeling ‘caged ‘in.

Lightweight and Robust

Surface Guard is light and easily stacked and moved enabling quick and efficient deployment with no need for heavy machinery.


Surface Guard has been tested in accordance with the IWA 14 impact test standard and successfully arrested a 2,500kg vehicle travelling at 30mph and a 7,200kg vehicle travelling at 32kph.


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