Securing political party conferences

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Whilst disturbances at political party conferences are not uncommon, the increasing dissatisfaction of the electorate has resulted in more lively disruptions in recent years. Although most protesters want to increase awareness of their cause, there is always the risk that someone might attempt to harm a high-profile political figure or that rioting will break out.

To avoid these types of security threats, conference venues must be secured properly and effectively. Perimeter fencing, for example, provides a high-security solution to a potential threat.

Whilst additional security staff may be on duty during the conference; the venue must be secured well in advance. Using perimeter fencing can ensure that no unauthorised personnel can access the venue in the days or weeks preceding the event.

Ensuring political events take place safely

While political party conferences may not occur regularly, there are plenty of other political events that require effective security. For example, recent years, the Scottish Independence and Brexit campaigns and regular local and general elections have resulted in a surge of events and rallies.

Increasing threats, however, have resulted in discord at some events, and the personal safety of politicians has been threatened on numerous occasions. As with any large event, it’s vital that all attendees can participate in the event without fearing for their personal safety.

By installing perimeter fencing, venue managers can ensure that people who have not been vetted before the event are admitted. This can help to minimise the risk of disruptions but will also increase the safety of authorised attendees.

Preventing unauthorised access with perimeter fencing

Furthermore, using high-security perimeter fencing reduces the number of entry and exit points. At larger events, with hundreds or thousands of attendees, this can be extremely beneficial to security.

If attendees need to be searched or screened before being admitted, perimeter fencing can ensure that everyone goes through this process before entering the venue. As well, should someone try to enter with prohibited items or weapons, they can be apprehended before committing an offence of any kind.

To find out more about effective security at political events, why not 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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