Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
January 30, 2019

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‘Secure by default’ in the age of converged security

CLD Fencing Systems’ latest temporary fencing is first to boast police-preferred specification

CLD Fencing Systems has launched the first temporary fencing system that meets the police-preferred specification (PPS) standard.

FenceSafe SR1 becomes the 13th perimeter security system developed by the specialist in rigid mesh fencing and security gates to make the grade.

PPS was developed by the Secured by Design (SBD) initiative, which helps a range of stakeholders – like specifiers, architects and manufacturers – ‘design out crime’ at the design and planning stage of construction projects and security products.

The SBD logo is hard won: products must be subjected to vigorous testing and auditing by an accredited third-party organisation.

In another world first, FenceSafe SR1 is also accredited as an LPS 1175 security-rated temporary fencing system. This guarantees a minimum delay against physical attack, by a range of tools, of at least 60 seconds.


Standing 2.4 metres tall, the system can be installed without foundations, courtesy of CLD Fencing Systems’ patented cantilever FenceSafe base, which conforms to BS EN 1991 for wind loading. As such, it can be rapidly deployed, yet, as its various accreditations attest, is effectively as secure as a permanent fence.

Anti-climb panels – 76.2mm x 12.5mm mesh apertures – can be fitted to deter scaling. The company’s SafeTFix hidden fixing system, meanwhile, negates the need for external fixings to the attack face.

FenceSafe SR1 is manufactured to ISO 9001:2015 and conforms to BS 1722 part 14 for open mesh steel panel fences.

A 15 year manufacturers’ guarantee against defects completes the package.

“All aspects of the building project can now be protected by Secured by Design systems.” Stewart Plant, director of marketing at CLD Fencing

Said Stewart Plant, director of marketing at CLD Fencing: “It’s now possible for all aspects of the building project to be protected by Secured by Design systems. House builders in particular can now have a guaranteed minimum delay on their temporary perimeter to help reduce the risk of burglary on site.

“It doesn’t just stop with house builders; all manner of applications can now achieve a security-rated fencing system that can be moved and reinstalled rapidly through the process of the project.”

CLD Fencing designs, manufactures and supplies rigid mesh fencing systems and security gates to critical infrastructure like airports, energy/utilities and oil and gas as well as schools, sports stadia and data centres.

“CLD Fencing have been the first company to produce temporary fencing that is Secured by Design-accredited,” said SBD development officer Hazel Goss.

“This will be much welcomed by companies out there that need this type of security fencing to protect property and equipment. These are exciting times and I look forward to 2019 to see what other crime reducing products CLD develop.”

SBD has partnered with the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service as well as local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers.

It also collaborates with standards and certification bodies to ensure publicly available standards meet the needs of both the police and general public.

One million homes have already been built to SBD standards with reductions in crime achieved of up to 87%.

CLD Fencing Systems’ products will be subjected to physical attack – by a range of hand tools – live at IFSEC International 2019, in the Attack Testing Zone. CLD Fencing Systems (stand IF1050) and Secure By Design (stand IF746a) will both also have exhibition stands within the IFSEC venue, ExCeL London. IFSEC International is Europe’s leading integrated security event, taking place 18-20 June 2019. Book your free ticket now.

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