Securing major events

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With summer fast approaching, the demand for outdoor events is set to increase. Whilst the UK doesn’t always guarantee good weather, there’s always a host of summer events taking place throughout the country.

Although designated venues may have existing security measures in place, outdoor events are a different kettle of fish. Often, multi-use venues are hired to host various events such as music concerts, sports matches and even large-scale festivals.

With many events catering for tens of thousands of people, effective security solutions are essential. Whilst perimeter fencing can help to prevent unauthorised entry to events, pedestrian and vehicle access can also be facilitated via dedicated security options. For example, pedestrian portals and automatic swing gates are ideal ways to ensure speedy entry and exit from venues without compromising security.

Providing site security

Once launched, event venues must be tightly secured. As well as protecting attendees, effective levels of security ensure that equipment and goods aren’t at risk. However, event security doesn’t begin with the launch of the event itself.

Generally, UK major events are planned for months or years, with construction work in the months preceding the event. Whilst the venue is being prepared; site security must be in place.

High-security perimeter fencing, security gates and electric fencing can protect venues and land, whilst integrated security solutions can provide immediate intrusion detection. As well as protecting costly construction equipment, these security measures protect the site itself and ensure that no one has unauthorised access to the intended venue.

While it’s hard to imagine anyone seeking unauthorised access due to nefarious intentions, this is a genuine threat in today’s climate and something all event organisers, sponsors, and venue owners should consider.

By providing effective site security both before and during the event, organisers can ensure that staff, performers and attendees are kept safe at all times.

To find out more about securing UK major events or to arrange a security assessment for your venue, why not get in touch with us 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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