The importance of secure bike storage in schools

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People are increasingly being encouraged to take up cycling, as a way to improve their health and also as an alternative form of transport. However, as more people start to purchase bikes, there is a greater need for secure storage to avoid theft. The growing value of secure bike storage emulates the continuing rise in bike ownership in the UK.

Anyone who has bought a bike recently will know that it can be costly, especially as they become increasingly sophisticated. In addition, young people often find themselves, victims of bike theft, as they tend to use their bikes quite often, including to travel to school. Therefore the importance of keeping bikes safe for both pupils and staff in schools and other educational institutions is becoming increasingly paramount.

According to Thames Valley Police, hundreds of thousands of bikes are stolen each year, including school premises. Unfortunately, traditional methods of securing bikes, such as bike locks, can be inadequate for preventing theft. Fortunately, we provide excellent value for customers and offer the ideal solution for any area where bicycles are likely to be left unsupervised.

The benefits of secure bike storage in schools include creating peace of mind for both pupils and parents. Having secure bike lockers on the premises will also add to overall school security. However, the lockers provided within schools need to be robust and affordable due to the number required on the premises.

Schools and other educational establishments can purchase individual bike lockers, which encourages pupils to be responsible for their own bicycles. Zaun Bike Lockers use a simple yet strong locking system to ensure the security of the bike. This allows for ease of use and greater accessibility for students and staff in schools.

The benefit of individual bike lockers means that the bicycle is completely secure and cannot be tampered with, providing pupils with a sense of security regarding their personal belongings. Secure bike lockers can also benefit pupils by making them aware of the importance of securing their personal items.

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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