What is perimeter fencing?


Perimeter fencing is used worldwide in a broad number of applications and is a cornerstone on which many businesses, organisations, and properties base their security. But what actually is fencing?

Perimeter fencing explained

Perimeter fencing is any fencing structure that extends around a given perimeter. A perimeter is a path that generally defines the outer limits of a certain property or piece of land. You will have noticed fencing around all manner of businesses and organisations, such as schools, prisons, hospitals, sporting grounds, factories, and other businesses. You may even see it around certain homes.

What is fencing used for?

Perimeter fencing generally exists to define the outline of a piece of land associated with the property – it gives an unambiguous indication of what is public land and private property. As an extension of this, fencing exists to provide security by preventing trespassing.

What is fencing made out of?

Fencing can be made out of all manner of materials – the most common type of material, however, is mesh. Mesh fencing is popular because it provides strength and durability but is much lighter and easier to work with than most other fence types. This means it’s easier and more affordable to install a perimeter fence where the perimeter may track through awkward terrain.

How does perimeter fencing help with security?

Perimeter fencing acts as a physical deterrent by making it much harder to gain access to a piece of private land – it’s difficult to climb over and is usually interspersed with lockable access gates or a defined access point. It also provides a psychological deterrent; any business willing to invest money into fencing will also have invested in other security measures. fencing is also often used with other security measures, such as spotlights, alarms, and CCTV camera systems.

A perimeter fence is an affordable yet highly effective way of improving the overall security of your business, organisation, or property. Whatever your requirements, there’s a fencing solution out there that can be tailored to your needs and your budget – contact Zaun today for more information.

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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