3 effective tips for water works site security


There is no doubt that waterworks sites play a key role in society. Not only do they store and clean water, but they also distribute it to the public once ready. As such, these sites play an essential role in how we all live. It goes without saying that the security of any waterworks is critical. Fully securing any site will stop the water supply from being tainted or the water supply from being disrupted. But how can you secure your own waterworks to keep them safe?

Security fencing

The first and best way to keep a waterworks site secure is via robust perimeter fencing. Welded and woven mesh fencing is a choice that many sites make to help. Not only is it tough to breach and cost-effective, but it is also very durable as well. In addition, erecting security fencing at your site will help to provide a physical and psychological barrier to keep intruders out.


Along with fencing, another great tip for site security is installing a CCTV system. This will work with your other security measures to provide a joined-up approach to securing your grounds. CCTV will also give you hard evidence of any intruders who try to get inside to pass it onto the authorities. It will also give your on-site security team a visual method of staying on top of your perimeter. Just remember to position your cameras in the right locations and at the right angles to give the best coverage.

The strict visitor control procedure

A lapse in security can often be due to a failure in visitor control processes. If someone is allowed in who should not be there, you are always running the risk of them causing trouble from inside your waterworks. This could be damaging equipment or interfering with the water supply itself. So make sure that any visitors are properly checked out and have a legitimate reason to be allowed entry. It is also key to have visitor badges for them to wear so everyone knows their purpose and to have them sign in & out.

Top-class security fencing from Zaun

If you need the best perimeter fencing for your waterworks site, get in touch with Zaun today. Our range of effective mesh fencing is of superb value and will help keep your site secure.

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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