06th May 2014
Zaun achieved security ratings to LPS 1175 for a number of its perimeter systems from the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). Tested by the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE).
The perimeter systems manufacturer’s HiSec Super10 fencing system. Believed to be the first single mesh to be certified to Security Rating 2. Entered into the Red Book for LPS 1175: Issue 7.
Further Zaun security systems have achieved Security Ratings including their Duo8 system. When installed into the ground or on base plates and with standard clamp bars. Zaun’s HiSec 358 system also achieved the same accreditation with either over-lapped mesh and clamp bar or a wide clamp bar with two-column fixings.
A variety of 31 installations of the three products achieved an SR rating. At heights of 2, 2.4 and 3 metres and at gradients up to 12 degrees. All available with matching SR rated gates.
To maintain accreditation and a listing in the LPCB Red Book (www.redbooklive.com). Manufacturers must regularly demonstrate to independent auditors that they are producing products consistent with those tested. This gives the customer the guarantee that they are getting a secure and quality product.
Products approved by LPCB, rigorously tested for resistance to deliberate attack and play an important role in protecting people and property against physical attack, burglary, vandalism and terrorism.
LPS 1175 specifically covers the approval and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers.
BRE Physical Security Certification Scheme Manager Richard Flint, who presented Zaun with its accreditation certificates, said:
“The threat to organisations from commercial crime and terrorism is diverse in both geography and levels of skill involved; it is persistent and requires appropriate measures to deter criminals and terrorists.
“Early detection backed up by effective physical security that provides a suitable delay while the response arrives reduces the likelihood of criminal acts being committed. This is supported by research and initiatives and in the UK. LPCB works closely with security equipment specifiers, insurers, government, police, and end users to develop methods that the quality of product performance and product reliability assessed.“
Zaun co-founder and director Alastair Henman said it was a fantastic achievement to achieve the certifications, especially the SR2 rating with a single layer fencing system for vulnerable, sensitive and high-profile sites.
“Other mesh panels that have achieved SR2 have had to employ double layers of mesh with extra reinforcment. The single layer Super10 gives better through-visibility for security patrols and CCTV, is kinder on the eye yet is as simple to install. We are also constantly looking to increase our range of approved systems from those already entered into the Red Book. But the systems we already have approved provide our customers with effective and appropriate solutions for a range of differing perimeter security requirements.“
Zaun manufactures all these systems in-house at its West Midlands HQ. Where the product testing and factory controls rigorously set the product apart from ‘re-sold’ fencing. That’s why Henman is confident of maintaining the rating when the LPCB conducts its regular independent audits.
“We produce our own mesh, a claim many infer but do not do. Our doors are always open to the LPCB and potential customers who would like to see for themselves where the product is made and how its quality is assured.
“And I urge all specifiers and end users to insist not just on certified product but also that they are installed to the approved drawings.“
As well as the LPS rating, the Zaun systems also meet Secured by Design criteria. Licensed by the UK Association of Chief Police Officers to celebrate security products which ’design out crime’.