Security rated fencing explained

When creating a perimeter security strategy it is important to identify the requirements of your site. If there is a need for security, whether at a low or high risk site, Security Rated Fencing should be considered. Security Rated Fencing is integral to any effective perimeter security strategy with proven strength and resistance against a range of threats and suitability for a range of applications.

Ratings and Certifications

The LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) has been setting standards for and approving security products, working closely with governments, security agencies, police services and more to test and certify fencing systems.

The LPS 1175 certification was introduced by the LPCB to help ensure buyers knew the exact strength and security level of fencing. To gain the rating, a fence is subject to a number of tests to gauge its ability to withstand an attack; the fence must be able to prevent a person (represented by an elliptical test block) from breaching its fabric and structure within a given timeframe.

The LPCB’s ratings aren’t just essential for ensuring safety and security; they also benefit manufacturers by allowing them to positively distinguish their products with the label of a recognised - and increasingly insisted upon - standard. Plus, it helps specifiers and designers save time with confusing compliance claims, as the LPCB badge shows their products meet the given standard.

Security Ratings Explained

The LPS 1175 certification ranges from SR1 to SR8 for fencing, with SR1 proven against the minimum level of resistance and SR5 currently being the highest available for fencing. The standards are as follows:

SR1: An opportunist attack by bodily physical force and by stealth using Category A hand tools for a maximum of 10 minutes.

SR2: A more determined opportunist attack employing heavier hand tools from Category A and Category B for 15 minutes.

SR3: Deliberate forced entry of protected premises using tools from Category A, Category B and Category C which includes battery powered tools for a maximum test time of 20 minutes.

SR4: Experienced attempts at forced entry for 30 minutes with higher level tools, including those in Category A, Category B, Category C and Category D plus heavy tools including felling axe, sledgehammer, steel wedges, drill, disc grinder, jigsaw, etc.

SR5: A serious attempt at forced entry for 30 minutes with top end battery power cutting tools used by fire and rescue teams plus tools from Category A, Category B, Category C and Category D.

Our Approach

At Jacksons, we take our fencing solutions and your security, seriously, which is why we have developed LPS 1175 certified fencing and gates. We have a range of perimeter solutions from SR1, including Vertical Bar Railing and Welded Mesh systems, to our top-of-the-range Trident 5 Vertical Railing & Mesh Combination which achieves the LCPB SR 5 rating.

For more information about our security ratings and standards click here.

Related products

Jacksons Security has a range of products relating to this article, all complete with our 25 year service life guarantee. If you cannot find the item you are looking for, please do not hesitate to call our friendly sales team.

Related Content

Case Studies

Related Case Studies

We have completed a large number of projects in various sectors, from housing, retail, leisure and education, to hospitals and healthcare, transport, utilities, and high security CPNI sites. Discover more through our portfolio of case studies.


Related Content

We have an extensive library of blogs covering a wide selection of topics, whether you need a helpful guide for recognising accreditations, an understanding of different processes such as galvanisation, or specialist advice on securing a rural site against crime.

Contact Us

Need Help?

From design and manufacturing to supply and installation, we can help you with your project. If you'd like to discuss anything in this article or need information or guidance, please feel free to contact us at any stage to discuss your requirements.