How can fences help save public spaces?

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The true mark of quality for any highly-frequented space is how well maintained it is. But when managing sites that range over a wide area or are difficult to police, balancing security, maintenance and aesthetics can be a challenge.

So, here are some reasons why wire or custom security fencing can be a powerful value add when it comes to keeping sites secure and visitors safe in your public space. These include:

The protection of your property

If your site is suffering repeated security breaches, stepping up your perimeter security can produce significant savings in on-site maintenance. If this is a concern, spending a little more on a railing solution can prevent damage to key equipment such as exercise machines, flowerbeds, or on-site artworks and seating.

The prevention of vandalism

If the site is being visited by individuals of all ages and communities, having evident graffiti can be a huge problem. Wire fences can prevent intrusion on areas where graffiti or defacement is a risk, and the nature of the barrier prevents it from being written on, allowing you to keep your site pristine for longer.

Easy and inexpensive maintenance

Depending on the risk factor involved with space, a wire fence is easy to fix, inexpensive to maintain, and difficult to circumvent. If intrusion rather than deterrence is essential, your security can be increased in various ways, from non-intrusive cladding to fence toppers that balance durability and sustainability.

Keeping your desired aesthetic

Choosing non-intrusive security elements can help keep your site safe while still allowing visitors to enjoy their visit. In finding this balance, wire perimeter fencing can be the perfect halfway house, providing clear sightlines and resilience to cutting and blunt force damage.

If the ‘look’ of your site is still a concern, installing a bespoke fence can combine elegance and security – letting you fully customise the design by your area and nearby community. These can blend into the site’s background and easily provide a sense of security rather than becoming an eyesore, with transitional panels allowing you to help your design fit any dimensions required.

Looking for public space fencing? 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.  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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