Smith & Wesson Holding, Universal Safety Response (USR), a Smith & Wesson company and a turnkey provider of perimeter security solutions, completed the design and installation of the company's barrier system at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's John F. Kennedy International Airport, security division.
The installation represents a pilot project for which USR was selected to design, engineer, and install a portion of the airport's perimeter access control point. The project was completed for a Guard Post on the premises of the aviation center. The Port Authority's customized security solution includes USR's premier product for reduced-risk vehicle barriers, the perimeter system. The system is expected to perform 2,000 to 3,000 cycles per day and is expected to operate in all weather conditions.
In addition to the system, USR also provided a tailored perimeter security package for the aviation center, which included custom operator panels and custom signal lights for the system and for two existing barriers located at the Guard Post. The turnkey solution will assist in detecting, delaying and deterring potential threats and risks to the facility and its personnel.
Wesley Foss, Executive VP for USR, said, "Airport security represents one of our key focus areas, along with military bases and government and corporate facilities. As our company has grown, we have built relationships with aviation centers across the U.S., and we are especially proud to add the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to our growing list of customers. The specific requirements of the application, and the critical nature of security at this facility, allowed us the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities as a provider of perimeter security solutions."