Zaun uplifts SR range to latest BRE standard

High-security perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun has uplifted all of its Security Ratings (SR) range to the latest certifications from the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE).

BRE has revised its SRs to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 as certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and listed in their Red Book.

The latest revision of LPS1175 to issue 8.0 sets out the requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB certification and listing intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers following extensive consultation with stakeholders.

Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said: “It’s essential to keep up to date on any new standards as they reflect developments in the techniques being used by terrorists and other criminals.  Plus, several major tenders emerging this year will insist upon issue 8 certifications.”

Zaun received its new certifications from BRE at the International Security Expo, where its products were submitted to live attack by testers in the LPCB Live Test Lab & Zone.

Issue 8.0 has adapted the previously single-digit performance classifications (i.e. SR 1 to SR8) to one formed of two elements that classify performance in terms of:

  • Threat level (first element) – letter (A to H) corresponding with the tool kit used to evaluate the product’s intruder resistance and the number of attackers involved.
  • Delay (second element) – numeric value (1, 3, 5, 10, 15 or 20) corresponding with the minimum delay in minutes provided by the product when placed in a locked condition.

The LPCB says that although the new two-part classifications cover 48 combinations of threat and delay, it is considered unlikely that most specifiers, end-users and regulators will require individual products to achieve security ratings contained within the black boxes (see table).

New SR ratings from LPCB covering Zaun's issue 8 SR range

Instead, they are more likely to achieve an extended delay by deploying a series of products in a layered approach, a strategy that is supported by the classification system introduced within this standard.

For example, it is considered a 10-minute delay against a level ‘F’ threat is more likely to be achieved by deploying two layers formed of products that achieve an ‘F5’ security rating instead of a single layer formed of products that achieve an ‘F10’ security rating.

Plimley said: “I really like this layered approach to time delays as it better reflects realistic solutions to the real-life threats critical national infrastructure faces, and it is consistent with the ‘onion skin’ principle of successive rings of security the closer an intruder gets to the most sensitive assets.”

Issue 8.0 products approved by LPCB are rigorously tested for resistance to deliberate attack and play an important role in protecting people and property against physical attack, burglary, vandalism and terrorism.

To maintain accreditation, manufacturers must regularly demonstrate to independent auditors that they produce products consistent with those tested.  This gives the customer the guarantee that they are getting a secure and quality product.

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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