When to choose permanent fencing over temporary fencing

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Temporary security fencing is ideal for most events. It can be set up at the start of your event and easily dismantled when it’s over. However, it isn’t suitable for every conceivable event. In some cases, it is better to invest in more long-term security solutions, regardless of how brief the event itself might be. If you are trying to decide whether to use temporary or permanent fencing for your event, we can help. We’ve come up with a list of criteria that should encourage you to opt for a more long-term solution. If your event fits all or most of these criteria, you should invest in permanent perimeter fencing.

1. Land ownership

Obviously, you can’t leave security fencing on somebody else’s land. However, if you own the land where your event is taking place, you have the option to leave your security fencing up permanently. If you do feel that you need tough, permanent security fencing, setting it up on your own land means you won’t have to worry about how to dismantle it after the event is over. You should factor this into your final decision.

2. Event regularity

Do you hold the same event regularly (for example, on an annual basis)? If so, you may wish to consider choosing a long-term fencing solution. Why should you go to the trouble of setting up new temporary fencing every time you host the event when you could secure the event site permanently instead? You should also think about this if you use the site to host multiple events throughout the year.

3. Significant security requirements

If your event is very high profile, you may feel that you need a particularly resilient and advanced security system. Temporary fencing is secure enough for most ordinary events, but some events (for example, those featuring political speakers or a large number of well-known celebrities) may require even greater levels of security. It’s generally easier to equip alarms, CCTV, electrified fencing options and other advanced security measures to permanent fencing than temporary fencing. This may affect your decision on which type of fencing to use.

Whether you decide to use temporary fencing or permanent perimeter fencing, we at Zaun can provide you with the perfect security solution. Take a look at our range of products 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.  It manufactures to ISO 9001 standards. 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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