Assessing your security solution


The start of a brand-new year is ideal for checking that your current security solution is still viable and reliable. You already know what your secure course, your system will have to deal with in the coming year. In fact, in our last blog entry, we discussed the threats that it might have to deal with in 2017. But is your security system ready for those threats? In today’s blog, we’d like to give you some simple advice on how to judge your security system’s viability. We hope this will help you decided between keeping your current system, updating it or replacing it.

1. Checking for fencing damage

As we’ve pointed out before, perimeter fencing is the most basic and important component of any security system. If you want to judge the state of your current security solution accurately, the first thing you should check is the integrity of your fencing. You should look for gaps, fractures and signs of rusting in each panel of security fencing. It is also advisable to test the strength of your fencing by putting pressure on it. Does it move too much when pushed? Can you damage it yourself without using heavy equipment? If so, you may wish to consider updating and replacing your fencing.

2. Testing electronic components

Alarms, electrified fencing, CCTV cameras and other electronic deterrents are only effective if they are fully operational. Take the time to test each electronic component of your security system in turn. We recommend that you check that each alarm goes off when it is triggered. Furthermore, you should check that each CCTV camera records images of good quality in real-time. Also, make sure that any stretches of electrified fencing you have can be activated with ease. Finally, be. Comparing your security solution to your needs

If your business has changed or grown, your current security solution may no longer be adequate. Similarly, if the threat landscape has changed in a way that affects you, you may need to improve your security system. Think carefully about the types of intruders and criminals who are likely to target your site or premises and be honest with yourself about whether your current security solution could stop them.

If you need to update or replace your security solution, we at Zaun are here to help. We offer perimeter fencing, electronic security devices and comprehensive security solutions. Contact Zaun to find out more.

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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