AT Brown (Coaches) Ltd is a premier coach company based in Telford, England that has been operated by the same family for over 100 years. After moving to larger premises in the town’s Hortonwood Industrial Estate in 2005, AT Brown began suffering from constant diesel theft. Installing a Gallagher monitored pulse fence stopped the thieves overnight. Despite having installed CCTV cameras and employing mobile patrols, AT Brown owner Ewen MacLeod says the diesel theft problem continued for the first eight years on the new site. “Thieves were coming through the security fence and syphoning fuel out of the coaches. The investment in CCTV cameras and mobile patrols wasn’t paying off.” Perimeter security solution Gallagher Security partnered with SPG Security Systems UK Ltd to provide a perimeter security solution that would let AT Brown get back to running their business. A Gallagher monitored pulse fence was installed around the whole site, including the large double leaf access gates. The monitored pulse fence was easily retrofitted to AT Brown’s existing security fence, making it a cost-effective option that could be quickly installed without any disruption to the business. SPG and Gallagher very quickly got to know what our requirement was and installed it around us" “SPG and Gallagher very quickly got to know what our requirement was and installed it around us,” says Ewen. “There was no impact whatsoever on us running the business.” Gallagher Security strategic business development manager Kevin Godfrey says the monitored pulse fence provided deterrence and detection for the whole site. Building alarm system “It’s a really simple, effective solution that has negated the need for guard patrols and a CCTV system.” The fence can be armed or disarmed with the building alarm or a keypad, and any break-ins are notified on a phone, through the building alarm system. Since the monitored pulse fence was installed in 2013, there have been no further incidents at AT Brown. The fence provides a powerful visual and practical deterrent to would-be thieves, preventing further break-ins and resulting in happy staff, and children getting to school on time in the mornings. “Everyone feels more secure, which is a very important factor,” says Ewen. “Now we can just carry on running our business the way we want to.”
Two of the biggest names in physical perimeter security have come together for the first time to develop a world’s first in temporary protection. CLD Fencing Systems, the UK’s renowned manufacturer and supplier of rigid mesh fencing and security gates, and Gallagher Security, global provider of Perimeter Intrusion Detection systems (PIDs) launched FenceSafe-E at International Security Expo 2018 in London on 28 and 29 November. FenceSafe-E fencing system FenceSafe-E combines the best of the zero-ground strike temporary security fencing system FenceSafe-E combines the best of the zero-ground strike temporary security fencing system. FenceSafe with the full benefits of a Monitored Pulse Fencing (MPF) system. Using pre-assembled modular units and the revolutionary FenceSafe system, the temporary secured perimeter can be rapidly deployed anywhere around the globe. During development trials, fence lines of over 30m with 45-degree corners, ends and 90-degree returns were erected and commissioned with full pulse fencing within 90 minutes. Russell Wells, Sales Director with CLD Fencing Systems, said: “One of the key issues faced with temporary monitored protection occurred on the straining of the wires. By using pre-assembled strained ends and corners we were able to develop a system that can offer the protection of a permanent fencing system with the deterrent of a pulse fence, while having zero ground strike.” Advanced perimeter security solution Kevin Godfrey, Strategic Business Development Manager at Gallagher Security, continued: “We are extremely excited to be working with CLD to offer customers the flexibility to easily install a high security solution on a temporary site and then remove it when it’s no longer needed.” The new FenceSafe-E allows the establishment of a true monitored temporary perimeter that is matched with all the aspects of a rigid mesh fencing system and access control. FenceSafe-E conforms to BS EN 1991 for wind loading, resisting overturn in wind speeds in excess of 100mph. The fencing system itself is manufactured to BS 1722 Part 14 and Part 17. It can be supplied either galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 or polyester powder coated to BS EN 13438. The full range features profiled, twin wire and 358 mesh panel options with temporary sliding and swing gates that all host the Gallagher MPF.
A Shropshire coach company has beaten the fuel thieves who threatened to wreck their business after 100 years of operation by the same family. AT Brown (Coaches) Ltd of Telford installed monitored pulse fencing (MPF) to prevent break-ins, where burglars were syphoning off diesel from coaches. SPG Security Systems UK Ltd from Crewe installed an MPF from manufacturer Gallagher Security, which has literally stopped the criminals in their tracks. AT Brown was started by Alf Brown in 1916 and is now run by Alf’s granddaughter, Nina, and her husband Ewen MacLeod. After 80 years of operating on the busy Trench Road in Telford, the company relocated in August 2005 to larger premises on the town’s Hortonwood Industrial Estate. SPG retrofitted the Gallagher MPF onto the pre-existing security fence, ensuring no disruption to ongoing operations Ensuring smooth operation Mr MacLeod said: “For the first eight years on the new site, thieves were coming through the security fence and syphoning fuel out of coaches, despite having CCTV cameras and mobile patrols.” “The MPF has made everyone feel more secure, which is a very important factor, and now we can just carry on running our business the way we want to.” SPG, who have been installing this type of system for nearly 20 years, retrofitted the Gallagher MPF onto the pre-existing security fence, ensuring no disruption to ongoing operations. Monitored pulse fencing versus CCTV Founder and MD Simon Gleave said: “They’ve not had a single incident since we installed the MPF four years ago, which offers both a visual and practical deterrent. Once you’ve touched it, you don't want to do so again!” The business now runs a fleet of 24 coaches and employs a total of 27, including drivers, office and maintenance staff. Gallagher Security strategic business development manager Kevin Godfrey said, “CCTV can be really useful, but it tends to watch and not detect the crime. Our MPF is really easy to retrofit on to existing fences, so is highly cost-effective and it has negated the need for the patrols and the CCTV.”
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