Securing Christmas markets – the benefits of HVM products

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Secure Christmas MarketsIt’s the sad truth that Christmas markets around the world have become prime targets for radical attacks. Heavy crowds of people at a Christian event makes them potentially risky places to be. Berlin fell victim to such an attack in 2016 when a truck deliberately drove into the crowds and killed 12 whilst injuring many more. However, some anti-terror products can be used to safeguard Christmas markets, particularly temporary Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) products.

Securing Christmas Markets with HVM products

HVM products are designed to lock down areas that are vulnerable to vehicle attacks. Here are some such products and the benefits of deploying them at local Christmas markets. They are temporary, so all can be transported away after the event is over.

The Multi Fence PAS68

The Multi Fence PAS68 has no foundations or anchors but is fully capable of stopping a 7.5ft high vehicle from travelling at speeds of up to 40mph. Assembly is relatively straightforward, and the whole system can be taken away once the event is over.

RDS PAS 68 fencing

Again, the RDS 68 is fully portable, meaning it can be assembled very quickly when needed and then disassembled when no longer necessary. It meets all official regulations and rigorous testing standards, which means it can stop vehicles weighing between 2.5 and 7.5 tonnes. RDS PAS 68 fencing is great as it can be combined with further perimeter safety monitoring systems like CCTV. Practically speaking, it is great, as pedestrian walkways can easily be included.

Temporary Vertical Concrete Barriers (TVCB) for Securing Christmas Markets

TVCBs are made from high strength concrete and then reinforced with steel. They are commonly used on motorways to deflect strong blows from cars travelling at fast speeds. These could be perfect for protecting a car park and doubles as a great flood defence as well.

Zaun Ltd is a security specialist in vehicle attack prevention, and we can offer venue organisers all of the aforementioned products. Click on the link for each and find out more. To discuss an upcoming Christmas market or another major event, contact us today for more support and guidance.

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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