RDS innovations make it even more flexible

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Two innovations have made the premier rapid-deploy perimeter protection system even quicker to install.

Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun has designed a new QuickFit post system for its multi-award-winning Rapid Deployment System (RDS), first created for political conferences and forms part of the National Barrier Asset.

And they have pre-assembled a ‘plug & play’ variant of perimeter intrusion detection experts Harper Chalice’s FenceSecure to offer a speedily installed temporary HVM and detection fencing system.

RDS has been the firm favourite with police for securing party conferences since it saved up to 90% of police time and proved its rapid-install-with-high-security credentials during a whistle-stop tour from Brighton to Birmingham via Manchester for the three main UK political parties’ autumn conferences in 2012 and at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in May 2013.

The new QuickFit post system, fixed to SecureGuard concrete blocks from Highway Care Security, halves the workforce for installation, with a team of two able to install a 30m run in just half an hour in trials.

Opposing wedge-shaped protrusions on the posts and clamp bar serve as a pincer system to clamp the fence panels to the posts.  They are locked in place with a single bolt fixing per post with the bolt’s head completely encapsulated inside a tube so it cannot be removed.  Zaun’s research and development team has created a video to demonstrate the innovation.

Harper Chalice’s RapidSecure plug & play PID system is the rapidly deployable version of FenceSecure, an approved solution for high security and government applications that have been deployed successfully on many high-profile projects.

RapidSecure takes that same technology and proven performance and can be utilised on a rapidly deployable fence.

It detects intruders cutting and climbing the fence fabric to provide early warning of attempted breach of the perimeter and quick organisation of the relevant response.

When integrated with CCTV, the solution can provide complete protection and monitoring of a secure boundary reducing the need for security patrols and allowing more centralised or focused response teams.

The overall flexibility and simplicity of installation mean that the system can be operational and quickly protect against intrusion.  It also makes for easy moving and redeployment, perfect for temporary construction or road works requiring a high-security solution.

RDS has won several security innovation awards, including the Security Innovation Award and the Counter Terror Expo Excellence Awards for Best Physical Security Innovation. After the Labour autumn conference in 2012, Inspector Steve Worth, Specialist Operations Branch, Conference Planning Unit, Greater Manchester Police, said: “RDS is now firmly the preferred product for the delivery of security operations for party political conferences we police, fully supported by The Home Office.”

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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