What major events use security fencing?

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Security fencing, such as perimeter fencing and mesh fencing, is not just used in communities and schools. Many of the world’s major sporting and political events use fencing to protect both those inside and outside. To learn more about the fencing that has been used at huge global events, continue reading.

Olympic Games

Olympic Stadiums throughout the years have relied on high-security fencing to ensure that only those with authorised access can get in. At the London 2012 Olympics, speciality fences and gates were designed and installed around the 17km perimeter of the site. The fence was 5m high, with 7m lighting and CCTV columns positioned every 25m. High-security fencing is an essential part of any large stadium as safety is a priority at any large-scale event. It keeps those inside the stadium safe and avoids anyone without a ticket getting in.

World Cup

Whenever the football World Cup occurs every 4 years, stadiums are always prepared with the very best high-security fencing. The FIFA 2014 World Cup was no different. This is because, with any major sporting events, there is always a high risk of security threats. This can include hooliganism, small crimes and even terrorism. Each team that comes to the stadium must be protected and training grounds must be surrounded by fencing that is at least 2m high. Cladding must also be in place to prevent spying or climbing.

NATO summit

The NATO summit is an important political meeting that happens every year. The nature of this event means that security is key. During the 2014 NATO summit in Cardiff, temporary high-security fencing was installed at Newport’s Celtic Manor. This meant that world leaders were protected from any external threats. 13km high fencing was used across key sites in the city to ensure the safety of delegates. Once the event was over, the fencing was dismantled in less than a week.

Zaun has experience with providing fencing for major events, having installed perimeter fencing at the London Olympic Stadium in 2012 and at the NATO summit in 2014. We also provide perimeter and high-security fencing for a range of other purposes, including schools, outdoor pitches and zoos. To learn more about services, get in touch 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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