high security prison fencing installation

folder_openPrisons & Mental Health Units

Unsurprisingly, prisons require a high level of security, and any security measures must be designed and installed carefully. While it’s obviously necessary to have effective perimeter fencing in place, various other security features should be used on-site.

As well as using high-security perimeter fencing, officials should also consider the use of fence toppings. These can stop people from escaping the prison grounds with various options available, but they can also prevent unauthorised site access.

Whilst it may seem unlikely for people to break into a prison, it’s not uncommon for unauthorised personnel to try and gain access to the grounds. In addition to this, unauthorised or contraband items are sometimes thrown over perimeter fencing so that inmates have access to items such as mobile phones, electronics or potentially dangerous weapons.

By using fence toppings, such as concertina razor wire, cranked toppings or an FST system, officials can prevent unauthorised entries and exits and reduce the number of unauthorised products that are transported into the prison grounds.

Protecting visitors and staff

In addition to ensuring the prisoner’s welfare, officials must also take the safety of workers and visitors into account. With family and friends able to visit prisoners regularly and maintenance workers often attending to issues around the site, there are normally a significant number of visitors on-site at any one time.

It’s essential, therefore, that security measures are used to protect them from potential violence or any unwanted issues. Perhaps one of the most important security issues is how site visitors gain entry to the prison. Whilst efficiency is important; it’s also vital that the visitor’s entry and exit procedure cannot be abused by inmates.

High-level security gates can be used to manage both vehicle and visitor access to the site, for example. Approved for use by the Ministry of Justice, HiSec Prison fencing can be used alongside various locking systems and is available in single and double leaf options.

Using the ‘358’ welded mesh configuration, HiSec Prison fencing is a popular choice for any high-security institution. Looking for NOMS approved fencing for your prison? 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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