How to secure a gated community without isolating it

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Are you responsible for protecting a private community that is separate from the locale that surrounds it? Residential arrangements of this type are often referred to as ‘gated communities’ because the residents usually feel the need to be protected by barriers and gates. Whether you live on the site yourself or not, arranging the security for a private or gated community is a major responsibility. Several options will allow you to secure the community’s perimeter, and you must pick the right one. But, first, you need to choose a security solution to protect your community’s residents without causing any negative social or psychological side effects.

Many gated communities use brick-and-mortar perimeter walls to secure themselves. This is a valid option, and it offers the maximum level of protection for residents. However, surrounding your community with opaque, impenetrable walls can sometimes do more harm than good. Being cut off from the outside world can be psychologically detrimental and can lead to insular and fearful attitudes. If you have ever read J.G. Ballard’s satirical sci-fi novel High-Rise (or seen the recent film adaptation), you will understand how socially destructive isolation can be in the long run. As such, we at Zaun recommend that you choose a security option that doesn’t isolate your community.

We offer various incredibly resilient security fencing options that can protect your community without cutting it off from its surroundings. If your private community is situated in a high-risk locale, we suggested choosing this option. You can browse different types of security fencing on the products section of our website or contact us directly if you need advice.

However, if your private community is located in a lower-risk area, you may wish to opt for a more picturesque fencing option. Here at Zaun, we offer several fencing solutions that combine resilience and security with visual appeal. They may not offer the same level of protection as our highest-grade security fences, but they should be more than sufficient for gated communities in low-risk areas. What’s more, they will help cultivate a friendly and welcoming feel within your community.

Whatever type of security fencing you choose to use, Zaun can provide it. Take a look at our range of products and then let us know how we can help you.

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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