Integrating security measures with architectural features


Here at Zaun, we pride ourselves on designing and installing security solutions that integrate seamlessly into the architecture of our clients’ sites and premises. As a result, many security features can be installed in a way that takes advantage of a premises’ existing layout or structure. We want to help you understand how this works. In this blog entry, we’ll look at several key security measures that can be integrated with pre-existing architectural features. We’ll also explain how this can make your overall security solution more efficient or effective.

Security fencing

As we’ve discussed in prior entries, security fencing is the cornerstone of most good security systems. We can surround a site or premises with a perimeter composed of security fencing if necessary, but this isn’t always required. If one or more sides of your premises are built against high walls or are blocked by other buildings, these sides are already inaccessible to prospective intruders.

We can treat the walls or buildings that your premises are built against as part of your perimeter and then use security fencing to fill in the gaps in this perimeter. It’s tough for intruders to break through walls or buildings, so perimeters incorporating these pre-existing architectural features are very tough. What’s more, you can save money on fencing.

CCTV cameras

CCTV cameras are most effective when their field of view is maximised. As a result, these cameras are generally mounted in high positions on the site’s buildings. However, their effectiveness can be further increased by taking advantage of other architectural features. For example, if you have any tall structures on your site (such as towers, masts or even decorative columns), CCTV cameras can be mounted on these.

From a position on top of a tall, narrow structure, a camera may be able to get a panoramic view of your entire site. Cameras can also be hung from overhangs on your buildings to give them the clearest view of the ground below. This is particularly useful if you have an overhang above your building’s main entrance.

Not every security solution uses pre-existing architectural features. However, we at Zaun believe it’s worth taking advantage of them whenever possible.

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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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