The post COVID 19 security challenges of Britain

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Across the UK, the ‘Lockdown’ laws rules introduced to deal with COVID are slowly being eased. As a result, the rail network can once more be accessed by people outside of key industries, and many shops will reopen their doors. As a business owner, you may be wondering how your security requirements will change once the current crisis is over and what you can do to prepare. Here at Zaun, we pride ourselves on our expertise in all aspects of security. We want to provide you with the best advice possible on preparing for the challenges you’ll face post-COVID so that you can keep your business secure in a changing world.

1. The value of temporary fencing

While we can make educated predictions, nobody knows for certain what the post-COVID 19 security landscape will look like. However, everyone agrees that we’re living through a paradigm shift that may permanently change security needs. As Amanda Finch puts it, writing for the website SC Media, “organisations shouldn’t see the current situation as an aberration followed by normal service. It’s the first step in a long-term transformation” (SC Magazine). One way to make sure you’re ready for this long-term transformation is to invest in temporary fencing. Temporary security fencing allows you to be flexible in your security approach as it can be deployed quickly and redeployed as needed. Whatever challenges you face, having a moveable, highly adaptable security system in place will help you meet them as they arise.

2. The importance of post-COVID 19 security deterrents

It’s important not to underestimate the damage done to the economy by the global COVID outbreak. With British high-streets going into Lockdown and travel grinding to a halt for many people, the flow of capital became decidedly sluggish. As a result, it will take time for the economy to recover, which means that post-COVID, there’s likely to be a period of increased poverty and unemployment. Historically, these conditions have usually signalled a rise in petty crime. That’s why I recommend investing in deterrents that will keep low-level thieves and vandals away from your premises, such as detection technologies like PIDs and electric fencing along with fence toppings, which complement the fence line.

3. The protective power of gates

While COVID-related laws are being eased, it’s unlikely that the disease will dissipate completely for a long time. So as British businesses reopen, it will be more vital than ever to keep unauthorised personnel out of your premises during business hours. After all, it would help if you kept your employees safe from infection. Security gates or turnstiles that require passcodes, fobs or keys are ideal for this purpose. They can help ensure that nobody gets into your site or premises without proper authorisation but won’t interfere with the movement of your workers.

Here at Zaun, we offer a wide range of security products, including temporary security fencing, fence toppings, CCTV systems and security gates. You can find all of our products here: Our Products. So visit our product pages today to start preparing for the post-COVID world.

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.  It manufactures to ISO 9001 standards. 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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