Affinity Water relies on Zaun’s Super10 for first single mesh SR2 fence order

ZaunFenceSecurity fencing manufacturer Zaun has taken its first order for its HiSec Super10 system – believed to be the first single mesh to be certified to Security Rating 2.

Zaun will supply and install approaching 100m of the SR2-rated HiSec Super10 along with a series of Super10 gates for security systems integrator Reliance High-Tech for Affinity Water.

The £50,000 contract is Zaun’s first since Super10 was certified to LPS 1175 SR2 (certificate number 1164a/01) by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and entered into Issue 7 of the Red Book. Read more

Rooftop MUGA for space age Salford MediaCityUK school

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The sleek black and space-grey exterior of the four-storey school nestles proudly in the MediaCityUK skyline of futuristic and sustainable buildings.

Students get hands-on experience in specialisms from TV and film to radio and audio, graphics and design to interactive media and gaming from classrooms overlooking the BBC, ITV and the criss-crossed building of the University of Salford’s arts and media departments. Read more

Two more heavyweights join Zaun

ZaunNew beesZaun has made two more senior appointments as the pace of change under sole executive director Alastair Henman gathers pace.

Accomplished engineer Roberto Garziera becomes production and factory manager while mesh industry veteran Paul Fidgett joins as internal sales manager.

Co-founder and director Alastair Henman said: ‘Both of these appointments add significantly to our management team, bringing new knowledge, Read more

Zaun exports British security to French prison

ZaunFranceprisonBritish high security fencing manufacturer Zaun has exported its expertise across the Channel to secure a prison in the north of France.

Zaun supplied almost 1000m of its original HiSec security fencing with the popular ‘358’ welded mesh configuration to repel would-be intruders and keep residents secure within. The system attributes make it an excellent solution for high security applications, reflecting in its use by the Home Read more

Zaun helps secure Glasgow Games

zaunfencing1Commonwealth Games delivery partners looked to the largest supplier of perimeter fencing protection to the London 2012 Olympics to secure Glasgow 2014.

They handed almost £4 million of contracts to integrated high-security perimeter event overlay specialist Zaun to design, manufacture, install and decommission a broad range of temporary high-security fencing systems across the Glasgow 2014 sites, including Tier One venues. Read more

Shireland Hall gives new security an A star

ZaunFencingA city primary academy has ensured the safety and security of pupils and staff with the very latest in school perimeter security.

Shireland Hall Primary Academy in Smethwick, Sandwell, just three miles from Birmingham city centre, has specified 250 metres of 2.1m high HiSec V-Beam around the perimeter of the school on the corner of Montague Road and Edith Road.

Zaun added one of the V-Beams to the top of the panels to add rigidity to the perimeter fence and ensure panels do not bow, following discussions with the architect and Birmingham fencing contractor Park Lane Fencing. Read more

QS takes key commercial manager role at Zaun

ZaunDavidHoneywellZaun has appointed a new commercial manager with quantity surveying expertise to a key new role on major bids and contracts.
David Honeywell comes from a construction background and will help with commercial aspects of major bids, final account negotiations, contract administration and review. He is also charged with tightening up costing models for standard products, getting best value from Zaun’s supply chain and ensuring accurate rates are used in estimating.
David has over 25 years’ experience of residential and corporate property repairs, refurbishment, maintenance, partnering, resource planning and project management in both the private and Read more

Mayflex Appointed Distributor for Digital Barriers Video Analytics

digitalbarriersmayflexOctober 2014, Mayflex, the cabling infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions distributor, has signed an agreement to distribute Digital Barriers’ intelligent video analytics application for reliable zone-based intrusion detection – SafeZone-edge. It is the first edge-based product to combine the performance of server-based intelligent video analysis (IVA) with the simplicity of video motion detection (VMD).

With UK Government certification (i-LIDS® scheme), SafeZone-edge is designed to protect secure facilities and reliably monitor remote sites, with Read more

Zaun buys CCTV expert

ZaunFencing manufacturer Zaun has acquired EyeLynx Limited, a specialist developer and manufacturer of video and electronic security solutions.  The acquisition enables Zaun to offer complete perimeter security solutions to customers.

The founders of EyeLynx, Jay M Patel and Francisco Feijoo, have delivered comprehensive solutions using their SharpView software and have collaborated with Zaun for more than two years, making the purchase the natural next step forward for both companies. Read more

Procter Automatic Security Gates launches new specification checking service for architects and specifiers

Security Gates Procter gate hazardsProcter Automatic Security Gates, a UK leader in the design, manufacture and installation of automatic swing, sliding, telescopic and bi-folding gates, is launching a free specification checking service for architects and specifiers. This service will help to ensure that new powered gates comply with all current safety standards and Read more

Zaun beefs up contractor sales and customer support

Zaun ltdZaun has appointed two newcomers to its sales and customer support function as the perimeter fencing systems manufacturer beefs up its commitment to serving the contractor and installer community.

Palm Timana fills a new role sales estimator and Vicky Cooper takes over as sales and customer support administrator.

Palm has worked in the private sector in manned guarding, CCTV and access control, has enjoyed stints in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Wales, and spent almost five years at The Home Office, Read more

Innovative super-light security fence to debut at Birmingham Tory conference

Zaun super light security fenceA temporary high-security fence will be installed for the first time in Birmingham this month for the Conservative Party Autumn Conference.

Zaun Ltd, which has supplied temporary high-security fencing to the main parties’ autumn conferences for a number of years, has developed a light version of its multi-award winning Rapid Deployable System (RDS).

Zaun will also supply two special CCTV bases – one with a narrow-view camera and the other with a wide-view – to try to reduce further the number of officers needed to police events of this nature.

RDS saves up to 90% of police time, causing The Home Office to buy 5,500 metres of it, including access portals, turnstiles and gates, to add to the Read more

Zaun’s ‘ring of steel’ takes centre stage at NATO Summit

UnknownThe UK’s largest ever police operation has passed off without major incident after parts of South Wales were locked down inside a ‘ring of steel’, reportedly the world’s biggest ever installation of temporary high security fencing.

Up to 9,000 police were deployed for the two-day NATO Conference at Newport’s Celtic Manor and key sites in Cardiff, surrounded by miles of steel fencing. UK security expert Zaun manufactured and installed the 13 kilometres of high security fencing around Read more


thGate Safe takes its campaigning overseas next week when the founder of the charity, Richard Jackson, delivers a presentation on  automatic gate safety at Perimeter Protection 2014, in Germany.

Now in its third year, the Perimeter Protection 2014 trade fair which takes place 14-16th January in Nuremburg, is the only specialist exhibition for perimeter protection, fencing systems and building security.  The event welcomed 2,154 visitors in 2012 and Gate Safe will be contributing to the Perimeter Protection Specialist Forum, Read more