Security fencing is even more important than you might realise


Did you know that security fencing is much more important than the majority of people think? Of course, most people realise that security fencing is a vital component of security operations around the world. However, most people don’t realise that our society literally couldn’t function properly without highly secure fencing and barriers. That may sound like an overstatement, but it’s absolutely true! Perimeter fencing protects so much of our civilisation’s vital infrastructure that it is impossible to imagine what life might be like without it. In fact, we’ve created a list of three areas where barriers and fencing are indispensable and are used to protect our society.

1. Airports and other public transport hubs

Airports, railways stations and other public transport hubs are obvious targets for terrorist attacks and criminal activity. After all, citizens need to be able to move freely for our global society to function. Any attack on transport infrastructure would therefore be very damaging. Luckily, however, security barriers and fencing help to prevent unauthorised individuals from entering public transport hubs and from accessing areas where they could do serious damage. In other words, our transport system is what makes our globalised civilisation possible and security fencing is what makes our transport system possible.

2. Military operations

It is a sad reality that most nation’s need to maintain military forces to protect themselves. So, naturally, these military forces need to have secure areas to train and carry out operations. Perimeter fencing plays a crucial role in defining and protecting these areas. Thus, the security of our nation’s armed forces depends partly on security fencing.

3. Private enterprise

Businesses that buy and sell physical goods are a crucial pillar of our economic system. Security fences are used to protect the premises that these businesses use. This enables them to supply the products we all need without worrying about theft or property damage. Ergo, security fencing helps to ensure the viability of a large part of our economy.

The truth is that security barriers and fencing are essential in countless areas of society: the three examples we have listed here are merely the most obvious and important. If your organisation requires high-quality security fencing, contact us: we understand how vital it is.

Looking for fencing for your site? Contact Zaun 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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