Creating an effective security strategy is key for any type
of location, from schools to data centres, infrastructure projects to housing
The right combination of security products and solutions can
make all the difference – but how can you make sure you’re making the right
Checking the certifications of a product is a great start,
and in the case of security solutions, you should look out for LPS 1175 and
Secured by Design.
LPS 1175 gives an indication of the level of resistance a
product has against a potential intruder who is attempting to breach a
building’s defences. With security ratings from SR1 (low risk) to SR8 (extreme
risk), LPS 1175 is a good measure of how long a product can withstand attack –
and by what methods.
If you’re exploring your security options, think about the
type of site you need to protect and what kind of threats it may face, as this
will help you to select products with an appropriate level of security rating.
For instance, if you need to secure a data centre or utility site, you may decide
to choose an SR4 or SR5 rated product as this will provide a relatively strong
level of resistance against attack.
Secured by Design, an official police security initiative,
is another certification to consider. If a product is Secured by Design, it
means it has passed police-recognised standards that test a product’s effectiveness
in preventing or reducing crime.
Jacksons Fencing is a member of Secured by Design and many
of our fencing and gates are LPS 1175 certified, providing you with peace of
mind. For more information about how our security rated products can secure
your site, click here.