How perimeter fencing protects utility security


Ensuring the safety and security of our utilities is critical to ensuring that day-to-day life is not disturbed. Utility stations are a vital aspect of national infrastructure, and any security breaches could cause massive destruction and service outage.

The importance of utility sites and critical national infrastructure (CNI) to the economy, and the widespread damage a security breach could cause, means it is essential to offer utility sites the highest levels of protection from threats, ranging from opportunistic theft or vandalism to acts of terrorism.

As we are so reliant on utilities such as electricity, we must have effective means of protecting these facilities. There are many ways to ensure the safety and security of these important locations, with trusted perimeter fencing often acting as the first line of defence from potential threats.

Multi-layered security

Utility sites are best secured using a multi-layered system, working from the outside-in with secure perimeter fencing. This works as a deterrent and a barrier that gives on-site security a chance to respond to any threats appropriately.

There are a lot of implementations of perimeter fencing available. Still, we advise going with fencing put through rigorous testing to meet industry standards such as LPS1175, CPNI Approved and PAS 68.

Another consideration for utility sites is finding perimeter fencing that includes a quality guarantee of sorts. This will ensure that the fencing is built to superior quality and is less likely to be compromised due to design flaws.

Maintaining current security measures.

A good perimeter fence is only as useful as its last inspection. Regular maintenance of these fences will ensure that any damage or issues found along the perimeter can be addressed quickly. This will keep the site secure and help protect against more sustained, worrying damage down the road.

Utility stations need to be constantly secure, and perimeter fencing can help with that. The caveat is that it requires the right type of fencing and regular upkeep to keep it in excellent working condition. If you’re interested in perimeter fencing and would like to know more, please contact our team at 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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