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14/03/2012 | APT MAKES HEAVYWEIGHT ADDITION WITH LIGHTWEIGHT BLOCKER

Following a new licensing agreement, the high-end security integrator APT Security Systems has added a range of impact-tested road blockers to


28/02/2011 | APT CONTROLS GROUP EXHIBITS FULL RANGE OF TECHNOLOGY AT PARKEX 2011

(PARKEX 2011) On stand P30, APT Controls Group, the UK's premier provider of parking, traffic and security systems, is to exhibit


13/12/2010 | APT SKIDATA WINS NEW GATWICK NORTH TERMINAL CAR PARK CONTRACT

APT Skidata is to play a key role in the redevelopment of Gatwick Airport's North Terminal, which is set to revamped to include a new 1,200 spa


06/12/2010 | APT EQUIPMENT INSTALLED WITH MINIMUM DISRUPTION AT THE LOWRY OUTLET MALL

Managers at The Lowry Outlet Mall in Salford Quays have praised APT SkiData engineers for carrying out an upgrade to the APT 460 parking system


01/12/2010 | ANOTHER INNOVATION FROM APT

APT Security Systems, the high-end integrator for high-performance physical security systems, has successfully tested its new and innovative mo


16/11/2010 | APT TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES EV CHARGING SOLUTION FOR TRANSPORT SECTOR AT ECO2 TRANSPORT 2010

APT Technologies, a division of APT Controls Group is launching its range of E-Volt electrical charging posts to the transport sector at the EC


08/09/2010 | APT AND CIRCONTROL PUT NEW POWER BEHIND ELECTRICAL VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING SOLUTIONS

APT Controls Group, the vehicle access and traffic systems provider, has signed an exclusive agreement with Circontrol of Spain to bring a new


06/09/2010 | APT CONTROLS APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMAN

APT Controls Group has appointed Stuart Black as Chairman of the Board Of Directors of APT Controls Ltd. He succeeds Andrew Sampson, who contin


14/06/2010 | APT’S COMPLETE RANGE IN CRASH TEST TRIUMPH

Following the launch of its new ‘Complete' bollard range, APT Security Systems, the high-end integrator for high-performance vehicle access sys


13/06/2010 | APT SKIDATA LAUNCHES NEXT GENERATION IN INTEGRATED PARKING MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

APT SkiData has taken its thought-leadership in parking management solutions a step further with the launch of Plato Pay, the next generation i


01/02/2010 | APT SKIDATA EXHIBITS INVESTMENT PROTECTING PARKING TECHNOLOGY AT PARKEX 2010

APT SkiData, the UK's leading parking specialist is set to exhibit its full range of parking solutions at Parkex this year, focusing on the abi


18/12/2009 | APT EXTENDS RANGE OF CRASH-RATED AUTOMATIC BOLLARDS

A new mid-range automatic rising bollard that can withstand the impact of a 7.5 tonne vehicle striking it at 30mph has been launched by APT Sec


14/12/2009 | APT MAKES A STAND FOR STREET FURNITURE!

What is believed to be the first crash-rated cycle stand with anti-terrorism/ram raid properties has been launched by APT Security Systems (par


07/12/2009 | APT TECHNOLOGY GIVEN LUXURY THUMBS UP FROM HARRODS

Harrods, the luxury London store, is controlling traffic to its delivery bays and valet car park using a number of barriers from APT Security S


30/11/2009 | PARKING TECHNOLOGY FROM APT SKIDATA HELPS VIRGIN TRAINS

Future-proof parking technology from APT Skidata is playing a central role in a £90 million investment programme by Virgin Trains to modernise


16/11/2009 | APT ACCESS TECHNOLOGY KEEPS TIGER FANS ROARING

Sophisticated people access control technology, designed and installed by APT Skidata, is helping fans of the Leicester Tigers gain a speedy an


07/10/2009 | FIRST OUTING FOR APT’S NEW ‘FLEXY BOLLARDS’ AT ANDERSON HOUSE

The UK's most advanced Flexible bollards have been installed by APT Security Systems, the high-end integrator for high-performance vehicle acce


30/09/2009 | APT SKIDATA COMPLETES HAT-TRICK OF UPGRADES FOR BAA

APT SkiData has completed final works on the third of three complete system upgrades and expansions at all of BAA's London Airports – Heathrow,


28/09/2009 | APT LAUNCHES NEW ‘CLASSIC’ BARRIER RANGE

A new ‘Classic' range of cost-effective and highly reliable barriers designed for long-term residential and commercial use has been launched by


20/07/2009 | NEW BOLLARD THAT RISES, FLEXES AND GLOWS IN THE DARK!

An innovative bollard that automatically rises, flexes and even glows in the dark has been launched by APT Security Systems, leaders in vehicul


09/06/2009 | SMOOTH ENTRY TO PLEASURE BEACH BLACKPOOL

Britain's number one tourist attraction, Pleasure Beach Blackpool, has enhanced access and security for visitors to the park, thanks to a new e


08/06/2009 | APT SKIDATA TECHNOLOGY GIVES GREATER ACCESS TO THE SPORT OF KINGS

Cheltenham Racecourse is controlling access to its grounds on busy race days and creating a safer environment for visitors through a combinatio


07/05/2009 | APT TAKES EXECUTIVE DECISION ON NEW BARRIER RANGE

A new ‘Executive' range of reliable, fast acting barriers specifically designed for the most prestigious installations has been launched by APT


06/05/2009 | APT SKIDATA LAUNCHES NEW RANGE WITH ‘UNLIMITED’ SCOPE

A range of parking technologies designed to bring a new level of reliability, flexibility and control has been introduced by APT SkiData, the U


09/04/2009 | APT SKIDATA LOOKS TO A MORE MOBILE FUTURE AT PARKEX

APT SkiData, the UK's leading parking specialist, will be exhibiting its full range of parking solutions at Parkex this year, focusing on its s


08/04/2009 | ALL YOU NEED IS APT SKIDATA!

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has extended its contract with the UK's leading parking technology manufacturer, APT SkiData, following the devel


31/03/2009 | APT SHORTLISTED IN IHT AWARDS

APT Security Systems has been announced as a finalist in the annual Institute of Highways and Transportation (IHT) Awards for its perimeter sec


29/03/2009 | APT SHOWS IT CAN BEND WITH THE TIMES

APT Security Systems, the UK's leading traffic management and vehicle access control company, has introduced a new range of innovative rigid bo


10/03/2009 | PARKING IN GLASGOW MADE EASIER WITH APT SKIDATA

Visitors to five Glasgow car parks, managed by City Parking (Glasgow) LLP, are reporting an improved parking experience, thanks to the installa


24/02/2009 | APT SKIDATA COMPLETES INSTALLATION AT WESTFIELD DERBY

Derby city centre has undergone a £340 million redevelopment of its primary shopping district, with the refurbishment of the existing car parks


22/02/2009 | APT EXTENDS BARRIER RANGE WITH ECO ALTERNATIVE

APT Security Systems, the high-end integrator for high-performance vehicle access systems, has launched the Eco Barrier powered by renewable so


30/01/2009 | APT TECHNOLOGY HELPS MAKE PARKING STRESS FREE

APT Skidata's state-of-the-art technology and solutions have been installed in the car park at Bristol's new shopping district. Cabot


02/11/2008 | APT TECHNOLOGIES SHOWS GUNWHARF QUAYS THE LIGHT

APT Technologies, part of the APT Controls group of companies, has provided innovative bay monitoring technology for the busy Gunwharf Quays ca


28/09/2008 | APT SECURITY SYSTEMS PREVENTS NEW COUNCIL BUS LANE FROM MIS-USE

APT Security Systems, the UK's leading provider of traffic management technology, has designed and installed a new system comprising four bi-fo


29/06/2008 | APT WINS PRESTIGIOUS CONTRACT FOR GLASGOW AIRPORT

APT Controls group (the high-end integrator for vehicle access systems) has been awarded a contract with Glasgow International Airport to suppl


06/04/2008 | SOLUTION BY APT SECURITY SYSTEMS PREVENTS FLY TIPPING HEADACHE

Manual telescopic bollards from APT Security Systems have stopped fly tipping and travellers setting up camp and causing disruption at a busine


01/04/2008 | APT CONTROLS CONTINUES TO EXPAND WITH ACQUISITION OF SIGNPOST SOLUTIONS

APT Controls Limited, the UK's premier provider of vehicle access control systems for parking, traffic and security applications, is continuing


23/03/2008 | APT SECURITY SYSTEMS APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER

APT Security Systems, the UK's leading provider of vehicle access control and traffic management part of the Controls Group of companies, has a


23/12/2007 | APT ADDS FINISHING TOUCHES TO IKEA COVENTRY CAR PARK

The APT Group of Companies, the vehicle access, revenue parking and vehicle counting business, has recently completed the installation of a com


24/10/2007 | APT CONTROLS GROUP APPOINTS NEW DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR

The APT Controls Group of companies, the UK's leading provider of parking management solutions, traffic management, vehicle and pedestrian acce


03/09/2007 | APT AND ITS U.S. PARTNER IPS TEST THE MODEL 400 BOLLARD ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC

APT Security Systems (part of the APT Controls group), the high-end integrator for high-performance vehicle access systems, has become the firs


03/09/2007 | APT ENGINEERS PARKING CONTROL SOLUTION FOR MOTT MACDONALD

Fast acting MC Security Barriers from the UK’s leading access control company, APT Controls, are playing a central role in improving security a


03/09/2007 | APT SKIDATA DEMONSTRATES INTEGRATED RANGE OF PARKING SOLUTIONS

(PARKEX 2007) APT SkiData, the UK’s leading parking specialist, will be exhibiting its full range of par


03/09/2007 | APT CONTROLS TREATS TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AT VICTORIA HOSPITAL

Technology from the UK's leading provider of traffic management and vehicle access control technology, APT Controls, has been selected by NHS G


03/09/2007 | APT SKIDATA UPGRADES LONDON STANSTED’S PARKING CAPABILITY

APT SkiData, the UK’s leading parking systems business, has further extended its work for London Stansted by installing the very latest Automat


03/09/2007 | APT SKIDATA PARKING CONTRACT FOR EDGBASTON CRICKET GROUND

APT SkiData, the UK’s leading parking equipment specialist, has installed its parking technology at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Located


03/09/2007 | Drake Circus Shopping Centre chooses APT SkiData Parking Equipment

APT Skidata, one of the UK’s leading parking technology specialists, has won a contract to install parking equipment at the new Drake Circus Sh


03/09/2007 | COVENTRY CITY ‘THINKS PREMIERSHIP’ IN NEW ACCESS SOLUTION

There are signs around the Ricoh Stadium urging staff and players to ‘Think Premiership’, and that is exactly what Ken Sharp, Marketing Directo


31/08/2007 | Belgrade Plaza chooses APT SkiData technology

As part of a £10 million refurbishment project, developers Oakmoor-Deeley and business partner CVOne have enlisted the help of APT SkiData to u


31/08/2007 | APT SKIDATA WINS PARKING CONTRACT FOR WESTFIELD DERBY

Derby is undergoing a £340 million redevelopment and extension of its Eagle Centre, set to completely regenerate the southern part of the city


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APT MAKES HEAVYWEIGHT ADDITION WITH LIGHTWEIGHT BLOCKER

Following a new licensing agreement, the high-end security integrator APT Security Systems has added a range of impact-tested road blockers to its portfolio specifically designed for temporary applications.

APT's team of highly experienced engineers will be responsible for manufacturing the Scorpion road blockers, as they are called, as well as marketing and selling them worldwide.

Whilst the blockers can be used for permanent security, they are ideally suited to events or situations that require additional security to protect against ram raids or terrorist attacks for shorter periods of time. At less than ½ tonne, the Scorpion blockers are extremely lightweight, making transportation easy and installation straightforward.

In a recent test, a Scorpion Mark III blocker within the range was impact tested for 3.5 tonnes at 48kph with zero penetration and qualified for a PAS 68:2010 performance rating of V3500(N1)48/90:0/0. A single blocker, at a width of 1.1 metres and a raised height of 632mm above ground, can protect a clear opening of 3.5 metres with a speed of operation under four seconds.

All the blockers in the Scorpion range are surface mountable and are easily bolted to a simple concrete foundation, and do not require chemical anchors. As Chris Rowlands, Managing Director of APT Security Systems, explains, this means they can be removed leaving only a minor trace: “After their use, the blockers can be removed within just a few hours, leaving little signs of any kind beyond small bolt and ducting holes.

“This is a very attractive proposition for organisers of temporary events, and we are set to see some of them used to secure key locations around special events taking place in 2012.”

The blockers come with a moulded ramp, which acts as a speed hump allowing it to be used as a traffic calming measure. It can be operated by a traditional hydraulic ram for medium to high use and APT is currently developing an electronic ram for low to medium use, which will remove the risk of leakages from hydraulic based systems.

There will be multiple power options from manual operation and battery power to single phase power, rather than three phase power as required by most other high security blockers, bollards, gates and barriers.

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