South Staffs protects water intake with cutting edge systems

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WTW Fencing HiSec Super SR2 South Staffs Water

South Staffs Water (SSW) has improved the security at one of its main reservoirs as part of AMP6, the latest Asset Management Programme in the water industry, using state of the art detection, alarms and fencing systems.

SSW appointed electronic and electrified perimeter security system experts Harper Chalice to secure the pier that allows engineers to access the reservoir intake.

Harper Chalice worked with steel fencing manufacturer Zaun for its HiSec Super10 fencing system – believed to be the first single mesh to be certified to Security Rating 2.

Designers, engineers and installers from Harper Chalice and Zaun worked alongside SSW’s main contractor, Integrated Water Services, to deliver the complete solution.

Zaun designed bespoke raked panels on the approach to prevent intruders from using the bridge handrails as climbing aids to scale the fencing, along with a special design for Binns Fencing to install the panels from the inside at the water’s edge.

The fencing was further protected with Harper Chalice’s FenceSecure Perimeter Intrusion Detection system (PIDs), a CPNI approved PID system to protect government-specified sites of Critical National Infrastructure.

The 100% British solution was integrated into existing on-site security management systems and Galaxy alarms.

SSW resilience manager Kate Wilkes said: “We have used Harper Chalice PIDs on several sites across our estate, and they have performed really well with low false alarm rates. In addition, this solution provides exceptional security for the reservoir intake.

South Staffs Water was formed in 1853 and now supplies high-quality drinking water to 1.6 million people, predominantly in the Black Country and Staffordshire. Since 2013 and a merger with Cambridge Water in East Anglia.

Super10 was certified to LPS 1175 SR2 (certificate number 1164a/01) by the Loss Prevention Certification Board and entered into Issue 7 of the Red Book.

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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