Optex to demonstrate enhanced perimeter security and boundary protection at INTERSEC

(Intersec Dubai, 20th-22nd January, stand SA D34) OPTEX, the leading sensor manufacturer, will demonstrate its recently enhanced long-range RLS-3060 LiDAR series live on its stand, as well as showcase its new 180-degree outdoor sensor ideal for boundary protection.

“OPTEX’s LiDARs have been successfully deployed in the Middle East region for years, for a number of applications ranging from perimeter security to roof and asset protection. At this year’s Intersec we are looking forward to showing the new functionalities of our long-range REDSCAN series which will make it more flexible and compelling for perimeter security,” says Gaurav Mahajan, Divisional Manager for OPTEX in Middle East.

The long-range RLS-3060L has a detection range of up to 30 metres, and now features four detection areas that can be independently adjusted via an analogue connection, and up to eight areas that can be adjusted via an IP connection. The inclusion of Area Allocation and Masking functions enable these detection zones to be precisely defined.

The advanced RLS-3060-SH model has been designed for harsher environments and extends the detection area to 50m radius in horizontal mode. When in vertical detection mode, it can detect a standing or squatting person over 100m away.

The event is also the opportunity for OPTEX to showcase its new 180-degree outdoor sensor, ideal to protect the boundary of residential and commercial premises. The new WXI 12m 180-degree outdoor PIR has left and right alarm outputs that trigger alarm signals from both sides individually, making it ideal for PTZ activation, direction, recognition and changing detection pattern by day and night. The WX Infinity series features advanced Super Multidimensional Analysis (SMDA) logic to differentiate between human beings and animals, advanced temperature compensation, an area masking shutter, and a single or dual pulse count. The new series is available as both hard wired and battery-operated models.

“With the launch of our new 180-degree PIR, we are complementing our boundary protection range,” says Masaya Kida, Managing Director of OPTEX EMEA. “We are now able to offer single sided and double sided curtain PIRs, 90-degree volumetric and 180-degree volumetric sensors, covering all areas around the building.”

Also, on the stand OPTEX’s sister company Fiber Sensys will be showcasing its compact radar range which offers object tracking and object categorising that differentiates between vehicles, people and drones. It complements its fibre optic perimeter fence detection system by offering protection for wide open areas.

Masaya says the company is looking forward to exhibiting again at Intersec and having the opportunity to present its range of perimeter protection sensors: “A delegation from OPTEX EMEA will be attending the show including technical engineers, marketing specialists, Middle East and Africa sales managers, and our Strategic Alliance Manager.

“This gives visitors to Intersec a great opportunity to connect with the OPTEX team and discuss their projects.”


Hadley Group is bringing its Fencing Solutions to FENCEX 2018

Hadley Group, a global manufacturer of cold rollformed sections and profiles, will be showcasing their innovative range of fully engineered fencing solutions at FENCEX 2018. Find them at Stand 2 on Wednesday 17th October at the NEAC at Stoneleigh Exhibition Park in Warwickshire.

Hadley Group’s cold rolled steel fencing systems provide an optimum strength-to-weight ratio ensuring maximum durability, easier handling and faster installation. Designed and manufactured by the market-leading, globally active in-house cold rollform profile design team, Hadley Group’s alternative fencing solutions will be showcased at the exhibition in October.

On display will be the manufacturers’ unique UltraFence system, the first complete cold rolled engineered palisade fencing system where every component has been specifically designed to optimise strength-to-weight ratio. Lighter, stronger and more economical than industry alternatives, the product is also generally quicker to install. The system is made up of three main components; UltraPost, UltraRail and UltraPale™ to ensure an attractive, robust perimeter fencing solution.

Hadley Group’s versatile railing system, UltraBar™, will also be presented at FENCEX, a system that has been designed for easy erection with pre-assembled panels that simply bolt into place. Featuring Hadley Group’s patented raking joint system, UltraBar™ gives the installer the angle desired instantly and effortlessly. Aesthetically pleasing, traditionally styled and cost effective, the railings are ideal for parks and outdoor recreational facilities.

Finally, Hadley Group will also be showcasing its UltraSecure™ system. The revolutionary fencing system features steel slats fixed between each pale to offer heightened levels of defence, providing an extremely strong and secure perimeter. The security system is available in two forms; solid for applications requiring total privacy, or perforated where good surveillance of the premises is required.

All of Hadley Group’s fencing systems are worldwide patent protected and compliant with British Standards.

Adam Lyness, Sales Manager at Hadley Group will be on the stand to offer practical insight and product advice throughout the day. Adam said: “FENCEX is a unique exhibition where we can really demonstrate our wide range of fencing systems. We can provide fencing solutions for any environment, whether that is for a playground or properties that need high security. With over 50 years of experience, innovation and expertise, we are looking forward to helping visitors to learn more about us and what Hadley Group’s fencing solutions can do for them.”

The only UK exhibition dedicated to perimeter security, fencing and access control, FENCEX is staged once every two years attracting trade delegates from both Europe and all over the UK. A must-attend event for contractors, specifiers, security procurement experts, local authority officers, architects, leisure facility managers, highway specialists and statutory bodies, the exhibition will present all of the latest products and services in the field.

Optex To Launch New Vehicle Sensors At Intertraffic

(STAND  07.102B.OPTEX, the leading manufacturer of detection solutions, is to launch a new series of highly reliable and very easy to install vehicle sensors in Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Intertraffic – the world’s leading trade show for traffic solutions – held between 20th and 23rd March in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The ViiK vehicle sensor series will comprise two models: the OVS-01GT, designed for gate, barrier or industrial door activation and the OVS-01CC as a moving vehicle counter. Both sensors are centred around Frequency-Modulated-Continuous-Wave (FMCW) technology.

The above ground ViiK vehicle detectors are an ideal solution for sites where ground loops cannot be installed, such as where the road surface is damaged or unsealed, paved with cobblestones, or above drains or pipes.

The ViiK OVS-01GT model, which combines Microwave with Ultrasonic technology to sense both a vehicle’s movement and presence, is especially suited to sites where induction loops may have previously been considered, but the customer does not want disruptive ground works.

The OVS-01GT detects the presence of small or large stationary or moving vehicles within 5.5 meters while ignoring human traffic. It is easy to install; unlike ground loops, no civil works are required as the device is mounted at circa 500mm from the ground. The OVS-01GT connects to an automatic gate, barrier or industrial door operator, and includes menu programming, five sensitivity settings and five human cancelling selections, all with one-button calibration. It suits simple gate activation applications as well as being part of state of the art parking systems.

The OVS-01CC can detect and count small or large moving vehicles up to 60km/h in single lane applications. The vehicle counter can similarly be mounted quickly and easily on a pole or wall at 90 degrees. Its detection area (up to eight metres) can be customised with eight range settings, five sensitivity settings and one-touch calibration. Perfectly suited for counting cars in open retail parks, or monitoring traffic in high streets.

Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA, says that after having successfully launched the new range of vehicle detectors and counters in Japan and in North America, we are delighted to introduce the ViiK range to the EMEA market at Intertraffic: “It gives users a viable choice over ‘traditional’ ground loop sensors; both models are highly reliable and very easy to install. By choosing an OPTEX detector, you are losing none of the performance, but gaining all of the benefits by not having to dig up the roads or disrupt traffic.

“Step by our booth at Intertraffic to learn more about the vehicle sensor applications and to get acquainted with these new sensors in the Optex sensor product range.”




Wetlands project opens up East London ‘open-air lung’

An £8.7m visitor centre to open up access to one of the East End’s ‘open-air lungs’ has been completed at a strategic 500-acre Thames Water site.

The Walthamstow Wetlands project allows visitors to enjoy and learn about the Walthamstow Reservoirs’ distinctive built and natural heritage, which is unique in London.

Because the area includes water treatment stations and other operational sites it needed protection to separate public areas from CNI zones, for which Thames Water has ordered security fencing through Binns Fencing. Read more

JB Corrie accreditation means four approved to install ArmaWeave

A fourth company has been accredited to install ArmaWeave, an approved high-security perimeter fencing system manufactured by Zaun.

Specialist fencing installers JB Corrie has committed to training its 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, Corries are now installing the Zaun mesh on several security sites.

With their new accreditation, JB Corrie now brings the number of approved installers of ArmaWeave to four, alongside expert installers Allen Fencing Limited, systems integrator Crime & Fire Defence Systems and premier prison fencing installer Binns Fencing, a Zaun subsidiary.

Corries Contracts Director Norton Welch 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.”

The company – which has been going more than one hundred years and is now in the ownership of the fourth generation Corrie family – installs integrated perimeter protection systems for high security applications and boasts military bases, utilities, power stations and airports among its clients.

Zaun established the installer 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.

Zaun trained JB Corrie’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.


New Security Barrier Launch from Hesco

TERRABLOCK is the latest product range to be launched from Hesco, who have been providing innovative security solutions since 1991 to some of the most hostile parts of the world. TERRABLOCK has been designed for use on both corporate and civilian areas, as well as for use in remote parts of the world, and has been in the making for five years.

Created so that it has little to no impact on the surrounding environment, it provides peace of mind to the public that their safety is being secured by a world-leading security provider that has a wealth of experiencing in deterring hostile threats.

As terrorist threats undertake new methods, TERRABLOCK security barrier has been created in response to the heightened state of security the world is currently facing, in order to prevent hostile vehicles from entering public spaces or causing damage and harm.

The London Olympics in 2012, was the first time that Hesco deployed security barriers, with TERRABLOCK developed as a response to the increased security threats and challenges that the world is facing at present.

Engineered and tested so that the security barriers meet the minimum PAS68 security requirement for vehicle mitigation barriers in the United Kingdom, the range consists of five products – XL, XR, XT, XV and XS. Each comes with their own specialism, with the XR providing defence against a 15,000lbs truck travelling at 50mps when tested, as it stopped the vehicle from impacting the surrounding area. While the XT can be built upon to include additional perimeter protection with CCTV, detection systems and surface mounted poles. The XL has been built so that it can be deployed in city landscapes in event venues and as sport stadiums, and the XR adheres to police requirements and is able to withstand a vehicle travelling at 30mph. Previously, the XS has been used in remote oil and gas locations around the world, who require a high level of security.

Built on an energy displacement system, TERRABLOCK is a patented design which minimises the effect of an impact. Using mesh panels, alongside a series of pins and coils to form the security barrier, the solution is anti-climb, providing surface mounted protection also.

Rapidly deployable, and delivered as a flatpack, TERRABLOCK can be implemented promptly and effortlessly as it doesn’t require concrete foundations – using earth from the surrounding vicinity where possible, or a ballast bag.

At present, TERRABLOCK security barrier has been used to protect the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, as well as at oil and gas infrastructures around the world, yet is a solution which can be used in a range of environments where high levels of security need to be in place and maintained. As the crash-rated barrier can be branded so that it remains inconspicuous and in-line with an organisations branding, it’s built so that it provides security which is both innovative and fits in seamlessly with existing architecture and infrastructure.

Enabling organisations and public bodies to protect the public with a highly-regarded security solution which has been certified to reduce the impact of hostile vehicles, TERRABLOCK security barrier is an innovative solution which can be deployed across a variety of environments.



Siddiqui heads over fence to Zaun in Middle East

Zaun Middle East high security fencing manufacturer Zaun has poached a Middle East fencing expert from regional rival Betafence.

Aamir Siddiqui has joined Zaun as Head of Sales for Middle East and North Africa, alongside Jeremy Knight, who continues as Head of Operations for the region.

It is quite a coup for Zaun, which has been steadily progressing its strategic move into the Middle East.

It recently announced a massive Middle Eastern contract that will see the British manufacturer ship a staggering 200 40ft containers of HiSec Plus, a new flat-panelmesh security fence Zaun has designed for the purpose as a variant of its original ‘358’ welded mesh configuration, HiSec.

Designers have added an extra wire every 250mm on the inside to enhance security and eradicated the V-panel to remove a potential climbing aid.

Siddiqui started his career in the region in 1999 with Chainlink Industries Kuwait, representing Betafence, who coaxed him across to work for the export director in 2004.

Zaun first set up an office in the UAE in the Emirates Tower in Dubai in 2012.

It has delivered prestigious pilot contracts with Petroleum Development Oman worth almost £1.5 million, electric fencing at a military base in Abu Dhabi and is receiving enquiries from Iran, Iraq, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said:  ‘We are gaining real credibility in the Middle East, which this latest appointment will only enhance.  It is great to welcome Aamir to drive our sales pipeline in the region.’


Zaun joins RIBA-approved CPD network

Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun Limited will be educating architects on integrated perimeter systems after becoming a RIBA-approved CPD provider.

Zaun will be delivering the RIBA-assessed seminar Perimeter and Integrated Systems, The Trusted Advisor and giving factory and demo area visits at its Wolverhampton head office to help architects fulfil their annual CPD requirements.

Zaun joins the RIBA CPD Providers Network, which consists of over 500 manufacturers and suppliers who provide RIBA-approved CPD to architects and other specifiers.

The network partners deliver free RIBA-assessed CPD face-to-face in architects’ practices or on factory tours, at RIBA CPD roadshows or online.

CPD is mandatory for RIBA Chartered Architects, and having RIBA approved CPD material available as seminar presentations, articles, videos, factory tours and in other formats is a good way to open doors to start building key relationships.

Approved seminars are worth double points to RIBA Chartered Architects.

The Zaun seminar, which can be booked by clicking here, fits within RIBA’s core curriculum subject Designing and Building It: Design, Construction, Technology and Engineering at a general awareness knowledge level.

Zaun must keep the seminar material up-to-date and advise RIBA when it changes any content to conform to current legislation, guidelines or user needs.

The RIBA promotes the material on the riba.com website, through its assessed material list and via monthly CPD Showcase e-marketing campaigns.

In an Architects Journal survey of the top 120 architectural practices, 84% said they use RIBA-approved CPD and 66% of respondents had attended a face-to-face seminar with a RIBA CPD Providers Network member.


Diabetes UK honour Lewis family on back of charity golf and ball

Zaun_Michael_Lewis_Charity_Golf_DayA Walsall family has been honoured with a national fundraising award after a golf day and charity ball took their funds raised over the £50,000 mark.

Diabetes UK awarded the Lewis family both their regional and national Inspire Awards for their amazing work to raise funds for research to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes after their son Michael died in October 2015 from complications related to the illness.

Mother and father Cheryl and Tim Lewis and their other son, Nathan, are passionate about raising funds and awareness so set up the Michael Lewis Foundation in March 2016. Read more

UK’s biggest prison on verge of full capacity

UKbiggest_prisionThe biggest prison in the UK should reach full capacity soon – with construction work on track to end next month to allow the opening of the third and final wing.

The first prisoners were moved to HMP Berwyn in Wrexham on 28 February into Bala wing, the first of three, all designed ultimately to house 702 prisoners. Read more

Zaun becomes corporate partner of The Security Institute

Zaun_Security_InstituteThe Security Institute has welcomed Zaun Limited as a corporate partner.

Security Institute chairman Garry Evanson officially presented Zaun with its certificate of membership at the Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017 at London’s Kensington Olympia to signify the commitment Zaun has to the Institute and the security industry as a whole.

He said: “Corporate partnership is a growing initiative for security businesses to join our drive to promote the highest possible standards of integrity and professional competence in the industry.  We are delighted to welcome Zaun as a corporate partner.” Read more

Harper Chalice Launch TriSecure Perimeter Detection System

Harper_Chalace_TriSecure_Perimiter_DetectionHarper Chalice have successfully launched their new TriSecure Perimeter Detection system into the high security market. As a leading supplier of other tested and approved perimeter solutions Harper Chalice have used their market knowledge and customer feedback to design a unique solution.

TriSecure is a combination system that utilises both the CPNI-approved microphonic detection system, FenceSecure and CPNI-approved electric pulse fence system PulseSecure to create a single hybrid combining the best of both. Read more

Cova Security Gates wins Manufacturing Business of the Year 2017 and celebrates three decades of success

Cova_SecurityCova Security Gates, the leading manufacturer of quality perimeter security equipment, has been awarded Manufacturing Business of the Year 2017 at the prestigious Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. Being recognised for its continued innovation and commitment to customer service in this way comes at a significant time for Cova, with the company celebrating its 30th year in business. Read more

Hostile vehicle mitigation specialist secures Greek cultural centre

Heald perimeter protectionAward-winning hostile vehicle specialist security manufacturer, Heald Ltd, has completed the installation of its revolutionary surface mount sliding bollard solution, the HT2-Matador 3, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens.

In 2016, Heald were approached by Caramondani Bros Public Company Ltd, who required a surface-mount perimeter security solution to meet both the protection and architectural needs of their newest development project, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC). Read more