Critical elements of a superior airport security fence

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In a world inundated with increased terrorism threats, maintaining high levels of security in airports is of paramount importance. Airport security is crucial because all areas within the facility could be targeted.

Excellent fencing solutions are essential to prevent unauthorised entry, vandalism and terrorist attacks. A robust perimeter fence around the airport will give it and all its installations the first layer of protection, thereby protecting all customers, staff, visitors, and properties.

As a result, having an insightful security fence design for an airport is critical for implementing all security protocols. Airport security can either be a flight or fight scenario. If any delays occur in an airport because of a security breach, visitors and staff will be at risk, and the facility will incur huge losses and dent its image globally.

However, in designing security fencing, the final product shouldn’t appear like a detention centre. As much as the fencing has to be functional, it also needs to have some aesthetic qualities because it’s the first place most tourists land when visiting a country. And, first impressions mean a lot, especially for tourists.

So, effective airport fencing should incorporate the following key elements to give the barrier both functional and aesthetic appeal:

  • hinder unauthorised access through cutting, ramming, or climbing over or under
  • Provide an eye-catching appearance and augments to the visual appeal of the airport grounds
  • Create room for the safe and effective movements of huge crowds, especially during emergency evacuation situations
  • Direct visitors efficiently within the facility to their destination
  • Form a barrier to protect visitors from accidentally entering into hazardous zones within the facility.
  • It is cost-effective and can endure the toughest weather conditions that may try to bring it down.

Fortunately, though airport fencing is a massive project, it is possible to design perimeter fences to the highest standards that meet an airport’s functional and aesthetic goals. Thus, an airport fence can meet all the criteria of a high-security zone while remaining attractive if the correct design specifications are incorporated.

Looking for an airport security fence? Contact Zaun today!

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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