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 of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers following extensive consultation with stakeholders. Single digit performance classifications Zaun Sales and Marketing Director Chris Plimley said: “It’s really important to keep up to date on any new standards as they reflect developments in the techniques being used by terrorists and other criminals. Plus, a number of 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 previous single digit performance classifications (ie 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 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. Achieve security ratings End users and regulators will require individual products to achieve security ratings 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. 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. Layered approach to time delays 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 are producing products consistent with those tested. This gives the customer the guarantee that they are getting a secure and quality product.
Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun Ltd has appointed Mat White from Highway Care Security Solutions. Zaun boasts a long-standing working relationship with White extending back over many years. For the past five years, he has been at Highway Care, initially as project manager on security and major highways contracts, and more recently as commercial manager and director for H2S2, a joint venture business between Highway Care and Hill & Smith business Hardstaff Barriers. White said, “I’m really excited to be joining the Zaun team and can’t wait to get my teeth stuck into my new role, while strengthening long term customer relationships and opening new doors to help create a sustainable future for the business. Zaun is picking up momentum thanks to the high-quality products it manufactures, and the dedicated and enthusiastic team that represent the business.” White project managed the design, program and deployment of security measures utilising the National Barrier Asset (NBA) Deployment of security measures Prior to Highway Care, White spent 12 years at Hardstaff, starting out as a plant operator and quickly progressing through the ranks to site supervisor and then operations manager overseeing highways and security projects. As the UK terrorist threat increased, he project managed the design, program and deployment of security measures utilising the National Barrier Asset (NBA) for high-profile events including the Nuclear Security Summit in Holland, Champions League Final, G8 and NATO conferences. High security environment Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said, “Mat brings a wealth of experience to Zaun in the high security environment, having previously worked alongside us on various high profile critical projects over the years. His product and design experience is exceptional, as is his ability to communicate at all levels from the teams on the ground to the end client means, building confidence that the project gets over the line. I’m delighted to welcome Mat into the team.” White joins four other recent recruits at Zaun. Andy Holloway has joined as internal sales manager, alongside sales estimator father and son Dave and Tommy Calvin together with design and production engineer Shane Rowton. Plimley concluded, “These appointments put the Zaun sales team on a stronger footing than ever and are key to driving forward our plans for continued growth coupled with ever improved customer service.”
Wolverhampton integrated perimeter, security and event overlay fencing specialist Zaun Limited is the latest company to renew its membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative. Perimeter protection solutions Zaun is a private British company, founded in 1996, and with regional offices in France and Dubai. Zaun offers a complete service from initial site survey through to manufacture in the UK and distribution globally to a host of countries. Both their standard and bespoke systems are high quality and are used by corporate, residential and local authority sectors. The UK's largest water and waste company has awarded two multi-million-pound perimeter protection contracts to Zaun The UK's water and waste company has recently awarded two multi-million-pound perimeter protection contracts to Zaun. The first contract is for the design of perimeter protection for seven sites and the second contract is to supply and install around 11km of perimeter protection for four of the seven sites. ArmaWeave woven mesh fencing Zaun will supply its SBD accredited ArmaWeave woven mesh fencing system around the perimeters and various compounds and buildings. ArmaWeave – which is unique to Zaun – is one of Zaun’s most intruder-resistant products and is produced on the world’s largest mesh weaving machine at the company’s West Midlands manufacturing base. Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said, “We are delighted to renew our membership at SBD. They bring a host of expertise and innovation in encouraging manufacturers like us to build high security into our systems by design and we look forward to working with them and their network and community on pushing the need for security to be considered right at the outset of design projects.” Perimeter security products SBD Development Officer Hazel Goss said: "I am pleased that we have renewed contracts with Zaun, who have been SBD members since 2013, and who manufacture amazing perimeter security products. It is a pleasure being their Development Officer and I look forward to working with them going forward.” SBD is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. PCPI is a not-for-profit organisation and Board Members include senior police officers from each of the four Home Nations who control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service. Crime prevention SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%. SBD has many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike. Police accreditation for security products Products must be subject to rigorous testing and additionally be fully certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) before being allowed to carry the SBD logo - this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products in the UK.
One of the high security perimeter protection integrators has struck a partnership agreement to better access growth markets in oil, gas and military in the Middle East. British-headquartered perimeter protection Zaun Group partners with the Rimal Global Group in Oman. Rimal Global group focuses on engineering, procurement, contracting and construction for renewable energy development, oil & gas field development, power generation projects, roads development and promoter of Niche global technologies in Oman and other Gulf countries. Security fencing systems The quality and precision of their products is second to none in the world" Critically, Rimal Global will become an authorised distributor of Zaun’s high-security fencing systems with Security Ratings, in Oman. Gokul Jayanth, Divisional Manager at Rimal Global, said: “We at Rimal Global bring to Oman the world’s leading organisations specialised in various products and technologies and hence have associated with Zaun for high security fencing systems. The quality and precision of their products is second to none in the world.” The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) in the UK maintains a Red Book and its Security Ratings to LPS 1175, through exhaustive assessments by independent testers from the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE). LPS 1175 specifically covers the approval and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers. Secure and quality product 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 and a listing in the LPCB Red Book, 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. Zaun has worked extensively in the Arabian peninsula, with clients including Kuwait Oil Corporation, Petroleum Development Oman and the Abu Dhabi military. Battery power cutting tools Assessors used top end battery power cutting tools including an awesome 750W reciprocating saw Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said: “A customer in the Middle East has asked us to create a fencing system that could defend against forced entry for at least 10 minutes. Just last month, that development fencing system based on our ‘corrugated steel mesh sandwich’ CorruSec resisted serious attempts at forced entry for over 20 minutes in independent tests by BRE assessors. We believe this may be a world record for a fencing system.” The assessors used top end battery power cutting tools including an awesome 750W reciprocating saw with specialist blades used by fire and rescue teams and 18V circular saws, jigsaws and disk grinders, axes including an 850mm felling axe, a hooligan bar, 1.5kg lump hammer and 500mm long bolt cutters.
The UK's largest water and waste company has awarded two multi-million-pound perimeter protection contracts to security fencing systems manufacturer Zaun. Thames Water Utilities extended its Security and Emergency Measures Direction (SEMD) framework agreement with Zaun for the supply and installation of security fencing and gates for a further two years as part of the current Asset Management Programme, AMP6, to enable the award of the latest contracts. Perimeter security and intruder detection Securing the perimeter is a key part of our plan to deliver safe drinking water to our nine million customers" The first contract is for the design of perimeter protection for seven sites that have been awarded through the Costain Atkins and Black & Veatch eight20 joint venture. Thames Water has awarded the second contract to Zaun to supply and install around 11km of perimeter protection for four of the seven sites. Jon Lorimer at Thames Water said: “Securing the perimeter is a key part of our plan to deliver safe drinking water to our nine million customers. Zaun’s expertise and experience in designing and installing unique solutions with ArmaWeave, not least for Thames Water, has enabled us to deliver the securest solution possible.” ArmaWeave mesh fencing system Zaun will supply its ArmaWeave woven mesh fencing system, which will be installed by subsidiary Binns Fencing, around the perimeters and various compounds and buildings. ArmaWeave – which is unique to Zaun, as is the ability to rake it – one of Zaun’s most intruder-resistant products, is produced on the world’s largest mesh weaving machine at the company’s West Midlands manufacturing base. The two contracts to date form a multi-million-pound package. The work is part of the AMP6 programme to bring Thames Water’s estate up to Defra standards and fully prepare for any security eventuality. Integrated perimeter protection systems Thames and eight20 are leading the way in the utilities sector in toughening their security" Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said: “Thames and eight20 are leading the way in the utilities sector in toughening their security so we're delighted to continue to help them upgrade their estate with the very best integrated perimeter protection systems on the market.” Thames Water manages more than 4,500 sites that require security to protect the water supply to over 14 million people. Accidental pollution, the safety hazard of sewage, the potential for theft and even mindless vandalism all mean site safety and security is paramount.
The original rapid-deploy anti-vehicle and electric barrier fencing system – first used in tandem on the London 2012 Olympics – is now even quicker and easier to roll out with a pre-configured ‘ends’ to pulse-protected ‘zones.’ SecureGuard HVM temporary barrier fencing system Three renowned names in perimeter security have collaborated to incorporate the new rapid-deploy electric fence technology into the established SecureGuard HVM temporary barrier fencing system. Electric and electronic fencing expert, Harper Chalice Group Limited has developed RapidPulse, a pre-configured ‘start’ and ‘stop’ to each pulse-monitored ‘zone’, to allow rapid deployment of its PulseSecure system. PulseSecure system Steel fencing manufacturer, Zaun Limited has created special pairs of posts for the anchor point fencing panels Steel fencing manufacturer, Zaun Limited has created special pairs of posts for the anchor point fencing panels, with crossed bracing bars to bear the load of the electric cabling. The system can be supplied with any of Zaun’s existing fencing panels – including HiSec, HiSec Super 6 or ArmaWeave – all deployed super-fast with no foundations on top of SecureGuard HVM barriers from Highway Care Security. “This is set to revolutionise the market for temporary high security utilities, roadworks and construction compounds without the need for any civil or ground works,” says Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley. Perimeter intrusion detection Trial installations have seen Harper Chalice, Highway Care Security and Zaun deploy 30m of HVM barriers and fencing with perimeter intrusion detection in just one hour. The partners first proved the concept at the London 2012 Games, at which they secured various sections of the Olympic Park perimeter with temporary HVM barriers and fencing combined with PulseSecure. RapidPulse perimeter security system The overall system provides a psychological barrier as well as a physical deterrent" The RapidPulse innovation now makes it possible to install perimeters temporarily, break them down, and redeploy them in a fraction of the time, making secure but mobile compounds a reality as works progress during a project. Harper Chalice MD Chris Hackett says: “The overall system provides a psychological barrier as well as a physical deterrent. And it offers a fantastic solution for ongoing security when a breach in a permanent perimeter is required temporarily for repair, maintenance or upgrade, without reducing the overall protection of the site.” The system is fully compliant with BS 1722 Part 14 and Part 17 and can be supplied either galvanised or polyester powder-coated with all components manufactured in the UK. CCTV columns, turnstiles and access portals Each post and panel can also be supplied up to 3.5 metres total in height, while pedestrian and vehicle gates can also be incorporated, as can CCTV columns, turnstiles and access portals. The system is ideal for using around high security temporary utilities and construction sites, to protect road works or at major events that might be at risk of protests, riots or terrorist activity. SecureGuard with RapidPulse for effective intrusion detection SecureGuard with RapidPulse provides protection against vehicle attack, pedestrian intrusion and rock fall and debris dispersion SecureGuard with RapidPulse provides protection against vehicle attack, pedestrian intrusion and rock fall and debris dispersion. SecureGuard was developed specifically for the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland and has since been deployed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the NATO Conference in South Wales and the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague. It forms part of the National Barrier Asset and has been used to secure the main political parties’ party conferences over recent years. Mobile high security solutions SecureGuard is a mobile high security range of products from Highway Care all tested to PAS68:2010 to withstand multiple attacks by a 7.5 tonne truck at speeds of 20, 30 and 50mph without them breaching a security perimeter. Mat White, Highway Care Security sales director, says: “The increased threat of terrorism and high value crime is driving the need to provide high security sites and critical infrastructure with safe and effective physical protection. This provides the ultimate in rapid rollout solutions.”
Pioneering perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun has entered into a previously untapped market for the Wolverhampton-based business by introducing Palisade fencing to its extensive product portfolio. The facility in Wolverhampton now boasts the most modern Palisade rolling line in the UK, which runs 24 hours a day. Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said: “This is a really big leap for us as we’ve not previously ventured into the Palisade market. We believe that adding this to our product range will give the industry the most comprehensive steel product line available from a single manufacturer by having welded, woven and Palisade manufacturing capabilities.” High-security sites Palisade fencing panels have long been a popular choice for securing a whole variety of high-security sites from gas, water and electricity Palisade fencing panels have long been a popular choice for securing a whole variety of high-security sites from gas, water and electricity facilities to industrial and public sector compounds. They provide good levels of security and vandal resistance, are difficult to climb and can be very robust. Zaun’s Palisade panels are 2.75m wide and come in heights from 1.8m to 3.6m as standard, with different pale head styles including single point and triple point, while rounded and notched heads are favoured for schools and playgrounds. The pales, in either D or a more secure W section, are fixed to two horizontal rails running between fence posts at 2.75m centres. On-site modifications The system allows for raking to follow the topography of the site without any compromise in security or system rigidity and with no time consuming or costly on-site modifications. Fence installers can quickly and easily fix rails to posts using custom anti-tamper fixings and follow the most demanding site gradients.Zaun manufactures its Palisade systems to a range of thicknesses from 2mm to 4mm and also supply bolt-down posts for fixing to concrete The systems come with a user-specified finish and are manufactured to the required BS1722 part 12, while the hot dip galvanising conforms to BS EN ISO1461 to give long term weather resistance, prior to polyester powder coating to BS EN 13438:2013. Zaun manufactures its Palisade systems to a range of thicknesses from 2mm to 4mm. It can also supply bolt-down posts for fixing to concrete and matching Palisade gates. Maintaining differing combinations Zaun’s own headquarters in Wolverhampton were secured with Palisade fencing until recently, when they replaced it with their own high-security weldless mesh panels after developing an ingenious method of fixing to steel Palisade fencing posts and rails. So long as the existing Palisade posts were installed to British Standard 1722, they are sufficient to support the ArmaWeave upgrade as the wind loading is almost identical. Plimley concluded: “Our plant now has arguably the best palisade rolling line in the UK. Couple this with us maintaining differing combinations of stock, we should be able to deliver quality product quicker than anyone else in the market.”
A third company has been accredited to install ArmaWeave, an approved high-security perimeter fencing system manufactured by Zaun. ArmaWeave approved installers Expert installers Allen Fencing Limited, part of the Allen Group, have committed to training their site operatives in the installation methods for ArmaWeave developed by Zaun over time to make best use of its unique high-security woven fabric. Impressed with the versatility of the system, Allen Fencing Limited are now installing the Zaun mesh on several security sites. With their new accreditation, Allen Fencing Limited now brings the number of approved installers of ArmaWeave up to three, alongside systems integrator Crime & Fire Defence Systems and premier prison fencing installer Binns Fencing, a Zaun subsidiary. Allens Group Managing Director Paul Cope accepted his firm’s accreditation in front of the ArmaWeave fencing at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017 from Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley, alongside fellow accredited installers Binns Fencing MD Adam Binns and Crime & Fire Defence Systems director Pete Rushforth. Paul Cope said: “We are delighted to have received this accreditation and look forward to working closely with Zaun to install their security products in the future.” ArmaWeave unique properties Zaun established the new scheme after increasing requests from customers to recommend contractors with suitable installation, quality and safety standards. ArmaWeave is produced on the world’s largest steel loom at Zaun’s West Midlands manufacturing base. It has unique properties that give it distinct advantages against more traditional welded mesh systems, such as panels that can be raked to accommodate slopes. Therefore, installers require the necessary skill sets to set this up. The wire of the panels has a tensile strength typically more than double welded panels so special methods are needed for cutting the panels during installation. High-security fencing work Zaun trained Allen Fencing Limited’s installation teams on the properties and tolerances of ArmaWeave and how it is manufactured. The training is for fencers with proven experience in high-security fencing work who are sponsored by a company that can demonstrate its professionalism through membership of a relevant trade organisation and valid UKAS accredited ISO9001 certification. The certificate of training is only valid while the individual is working for the host company. This ensures the trained individuals are working properly under quality management to install the product. With its partners, Zaun hopes to increase the adoption of ArmaWeave as the standard for secure sites of Critical National Infrastructure – such as utilities, data centres and nuclear sites – while ensuring consistent installation quality.
Two names in CCTV, electronic and electrified perimeter security have agreed a formal partnership to promote their integrated solution. SharpView video software Harper Chalice has signed an agreement to become EyeLynx Limited’s first official channel partner, under which EyeLynx has completed a bi-directional integration of Harper Chalice’s electronic and electrified detection systems into its iconic SharpView video recording and management software. Engineers at Harper Chalice, which recently converted to an employee-owned company, have been trained to operate the SharpView system and give training to the end user. Securing London landmarks Harper Chalice MD Chris Hackett said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for us as we embarked on our plan to more than double our turnover in five years. “The partnership will enable us and EyeLynx to offer corporates, governments, and other security-conscious organisations one integrated solution to manage security and safety risks effectively throughout their enterprises.” SharpView has been used to secure some of the most recognisable landmarks of the London cityscape over the past decade, including The Shard, CityPoint and Broadgate Towers. Zaun Group subsidiary EyeLynx and Harper Chalice have collaborated on a number of high-security water installations and other utilities sites over the past two years.
Zaun and Harper Chalice cite their largest ever contracts as the springboard to growth and success Two Midlands security businesses have celebrated their greatest day in history, exactly four years on from the opening of the London 2012 Olympics. On 27 July 2012, Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the 2012 Olympic Games after apparently surviving a death-defying skydive with James Bond actor Daniel Craig as part of Oscar winning director Danny Boyle's Isles of Wonder opening ceremony. Wolverhampton’s Zaun and Coventry-based Harper Chalice cite their largest ever contracts as the springboard to the growth and success they now enjoy. Biggest security operation They helped make the 30th Olympiad the biggest security operation post-war Britain had ever mounted at a cost of £553 million and involving 10,000 police officers, 13,500 armed forces personnel – more than Britain had deployed in Afghanistan at that time – and 70,000 Games Maker volunteers. London 2012 was widely regarded a triumph. It was the first Olympics where every participating country included female athletes; it enjoyed packed stadia and smooth organisation; and the focus on sporting legacy and post-games venue sustainability was seen as a blueprint for future Olympics, including Rio 2016 that opens next week. Olympics legacy 'Legacy' and on-going community benefit was probably the key factor on which London secured the Games back in 2005 in the face of fierce competition from favourite Paris. London delivered that in spades, along with a boost to the economy and a genuine nationwide feel-good factor that arguably helped turn a faltering post-credit crunch recovery into sustained economic growth. The regeneration of east London has been spectacular. Though many argue about whether the 2012 Games sparked a long-term sustained greater participation in sports and improved fitness levels to combat the obesity epidemic. "London's legacy has touched education, commerce, industry, culture, media, tourism, sport and a whole lot more" The world-class sporting facilities are also part of the legacy, but perhaps less obvious are the on-going contracts for British manufacturers and service providers, as enjoyed by Harper Chalice and Zaun, among others. Harper Chalice general manager and director Chris Hackett says: "As part of the pre-award process we had to install our systems alongside our competitors for trial and testing by the Government Security Services. "But the prize for winning was huge – 26 kilometres of PIDs and electric fencing at over 400 zones around the Olympic Park, that has formed the basis of the TriSecure complete perimeter protection system that we now provide today alongside Zaun to high-security utilities sites and others.” Zaun's Games legacy Certainly, Zaun's Games legacy as the principal 2012 Olympics fencer keeps running and running. It has returned to the Olympic Stadium on several occasions, first decommissioning after the 2012 Paralympics, then reconfiguring and removing security fencing for last autumn's Rugby World Cup and most recently to prepare it as the new home of West Ham United Football Club and a national competition centre for UK Athletics. The transformation included installing the largest roof if its kind in the world, a community track, innovative retractable seating, spectator and hospitality facilities and external landscaping. Commercial success But the London legacy is about much more than just sporting venues. Zaun has also provided fencing around the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the transformation of the 275m-long Olympic media complex into iCITY and innovative 'green' acoustic fencing panels for the Chobham Academy on the former Athletes' Village site. Zaun head of sales Chris Plimley concludes: "London's legacy has touched education, commerce, industry, culture, media, tourism, sport and a whole lot more. "We owe a large part of our commercial success to the Games and London showed how they could benefit an entire nation. So I'm amazed more cities aren't getting on the bidding bandwagon once again.” Save