Choosing the right kind of mesh security fencing


Choosing the right type of perimeter fencing for any kind of organisation or event can be difficult, as there are so many available options. Very often, it’s a case of identifying any potential threats or risks, then moving on to select the best kind of fencing to solve any issues.

Any kind of mesh security fencing needs to be robust enough to provide solutions for likely security issues, so it’s important for buyers to carry out research prior to making any kind of purchase decision.

Choosing the right mesh security fencing

Buyers within this sector are recommended to opt for fencing that has been rigorously tested and achieved accreditation at the kind of level you require. Secured by Design accreditation offers minimal security functionality, while enhanced security fencing solutions may be certified to LPS 1175 Issue 7 and offer security rated between levels 1 and 8. These certifications offer buyers confidence that fencing has been tested to withstand a variety of attacks.

SR8 rated fencing provides the highest level of protection and is geared to high-security areas where intruders may attempt to gain entry with a variety of tools, including power tools.

SR1 and SR2 fencing, on the other hand, is designed to resist opportunistic attempts at forcing an entry and these fences provide the minimum levels of resistance required to slow down intruders until security or police arrive at locations.

The entire range of LPS 1175 certified fences are used to secure a variety of different premises, from airports to new building developments. All of the testing and certification of these fences is carried out by the Loss Prevention Board, working closely with government bodies, police, risk insurers, architects and insurance providers. The required standards and testing requirements are continually monitored to ensure approved fencing maintains its performance against terrorist and criminal activities.

Zaun is specialist manufacturers of security fencing and also provide a design and fit service. A wide variety of our durable fencing solutions are certified to LPS 1175 standards. These range from our CorruSec Premier SR4 rated fencing to our SR1 rated gates. Get in touch to find out more about our products and discuss your own security needs in detail.

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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