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- Women in Security
A UK gas distributor has appointed a turnkey security systems integrator and their security fencing supplier to a framework agreement. Crime & Fire Defence Systems and Zaun are completing the first 15 sites around the country.
The gas distributor reports that it has saved hundreds of thousands of pounds with the new agreement, as well as seeing dedicated account management, certified perimeter protection designers, engineers and technicians, access to new products and management reporting linked to a service level agreement.
Crime & Fire has worked with the gas distributor for many years on the firm’s security. It includes the integration of on-site physical security, access control, CCTV cameras, electronics, reporting systems and networks that enable remote monitoring from a central control station.
The perimeter of the site consists of Zaun’s ArmaWeave fencing, either buried into a concrete cill or a pea-shingle base for smaller sites. Fitted beside electric fencing are bespoke Zaun gates and locking, all installed by Crime & Fire.
Crime & Fire MD and founder Chris Laughton said: “The opportunities in gas distribution and across the utilities sector are immense as the need to protect our critical national infrastructure becomes ever more important.”
Zaun says that its ArmaWeave fencing can be combined with other intruder systems, electronics and access control. The manufacturers say that the fencing adds substantial resistance to cutting attacks with hand, powered and non-contact tools. The tight mesh pattern provides no climbing aids, again limiting potential for intrusion. The mesh pattern allows the fence to be raked, limiting the need for stepping panels across undulations in ground levels. The mesh reduces installation costs it is claimed compared with standard welded mesh systems.