Fence toppings may not be the foundation of most security systems, but they are often essential, nonetheless. They increase the height of security fencing and make it more difficult to climb, thereby deterring or stopping many would-be intruders. However, not all fence toppings are the same. As we’ve mentioned in previous blog entries, some are understated and stylish: they simply create an overhang that makes a fence harder to scale. Others are more imposing and incorporate spikes or barbs that can actually harm intruders.

There are three factors you should take into consideration when deciding whether it’s time to replace or change for new fence toppings.

1. Your brand

It’s important that your business’s site or premises reflects your brand. If you are currently using very imposing toppings but you are trying to build an approachable, friendly brand, for example, it may be time to change them. Conversely, if you are cultivating a brand identity that evokes seriousness and efficiency, you may wish to choose more forbidding and stern-looking fence toppings.

2. Your security requirements

It’s worth asking yourself if your current fence is a good fit for your changing security needs. If your business has been targeted by criminals several times and you have fairly mild, understated-looking fence toppings, you may wish to invest in harsher toppings that can act as more effective deterrents and actually harm intruders who try to get past them. In contrast, if your business has never been the target of criminal activity but you’re using spiked or barbed fence toppings, you may not need them. They could be replaced with toppings that reflect your brand more effectively.

3. Wear-and-tear

Like any other security measure, maintanance is key, if not properly maintained, they will probably need to be replaced eventually, items such as litter, carrier bags etc, can often get caught in the toppings and if not removed may cause a security issue for you and create a vulneability in the fenceline. If your security enhancements are in a state of disrepair, you should replace them immediately.

Here at Zaun, we offer a wide variety of fence toppings to compliment our perimeter fencing solutions. If you do decide you need new fence toppings, start browsing our products 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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