High security industrial site fencing


When private sector companies work in partnership with the military or similar organisations to deliver potentially dangerous components, it’s almost inevitable that industrial site fencing will be required. This is because not only do such components frequently utilise cutting-edge, innovative, yet risky technology; they are also a potential target for sabotage or industrial espionage. That’s why high-security perimeter fencing is a key part of any set of security measures employed by private sector companies who work in partnership with sensitive clients.

What are the advantages of secure industrial site fencing?

Obviously, a key benefit of robust fencing is that it both deters and prevents unauthorised entry. Not only are criminals less likely to be able to actually breach the perimeter fence, even the appearance of a high, solid fence, especially if it has additional security features such as electrification, can be enough to put off entry attempts.

Particularly when hazardous materials or processes occur on-site, an entry-proof perimeter fence lessens the danger of unauthorised persons injuring themselves or inadvertently hurting others through their activities. If an industry uses hazardous chemicals and/or high-risk procedures, attention to security is absolutely vital.

Such is the case for Rolls Royce. After a decade of supplying nuclear power plants with several different classes of UK naval submarines, Rolls Royce secured a further deal in 2012 to provide reactor cores to various naval vessels. In addition, because of the high-risk nature of their activities, they have recently commissioned four-metre high, electrified fencing to be constructed around the perimeter of their site.

A security that’s military-grade

Because Rolls Royce is creating a military plant, the production plant must be protected by a military-grade level of security. In addition, with sabotage and other security breaches a constant threat, it’s important that perimeter fencing and other security measures provide a secure environment.

Secure fencing may also improve worker well-being: working in a potentially dangerous environment can be stressful, particularly if there is a threat of sabotage, theft or tampering.

Good-quality industrial fencing has far more benefits than simply security: ask us about the added value the right type of fencing can bring.

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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