Utilities Fencing Perimeter Solutions

Specifying the correct security fencing for utilities is a national security issue. Classed as Critical National Infrastructure, utilities sites include water, gas, and electricity; all sites which the country relies on for essential services, without which it would cease to function.

The installation of physical security products such as security fencing, gates and vehicle parking controls to protect sites is an obvious critical requirement. Companies operating in the utilities sector (including production, treatment, processing, distribution, and supply), face the risk of security breaches which could have significant implications on staff and public safety and/or service availability. Therefore, for those responsible for procurement comes the burden to correctly specify those products whose design and manufacture have been proven to deliver the security performance, resilience and longevity required. Equally important is the commitment to ongoing inspection and maintenance of all physical security devices once installed to ensure their continued efficacy.

A well planned, designed, and installed series of fence lines and access solutions will add real value to the protection of a perimeter and can also yield significant savings in the overall cost of site security, by reducing the requirement for more expensive electronic alternatives or manned guarding.

We have worked with one of the UK’s largest water boards for over a decade, supplying and installing fencing, manual and automated gates, and maintenance services. Contact us today to help with your project.

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Installing for performance

Any physical perimeter security product, regardless of its testing to prove its ability to withstand various challenges, is only as good as its installation. It can only deliver to its design specification if regularly inspected, maintained, and repaired. Therefore, buying decisions also need to consider several contributing factors affecting the integrity of these performance-critical products. For example, materials employed in their construction should be both fit for purpose and able to deliver a long service life.

Bearing all these factors in mind, we use only premium quality materials with close attention to detail when manufacturing our fencing to ensure it is robust and withstands the test of time in various conditions. We are so confident in our products that we guarantee them for 25 years.

Fencing for Utilities

View our products below, many of which can be specified as security rated and NPSA certified.

Perimeter security suited to Utilities Sites

At Jacksons Fencing, we specialise in securing the perimeters of CNI sites such as utilities. Security rated fencing such as LPS 1175 and NPSA (CPNI) is required for use in the protection of utilities and infrastructure sites, as it has been tested and certified to withstand and protect against deliberate attempts at forced entry and attacks. The installation of physical security products such as security fencing, gates and vehicle parking controls to protect sites is an obvious critical requirement.

We offer a range of LPS 1175 certified fencing from A1-G1 which has also been approved by Secured by Design, the official UK Police Initiative with a mission to design out crime. Where hostile vehicle mitigation measures which protect against vehicle borne attack are required, PAS 68 and IWA 14 certified crash rated fences, barriers, gates and bollards provide effective vehicle security barriers.

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Case Studies and Blogs


The importance of perimeter security for utilities

To plan an effective perimeter security solution for utilities sites, you first need to consider why it's essential so you can understand the vulnerabilities of the site and how best to protect them.

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An insight into protecting utilities

Download our short insight paper on perimeter protection as a starting point when researching security options for utilities sites.

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Protecting water treatment plants

Access to safe, clean water will always be an essential requirement for households and businesses in the UK, which is why perimeters around water treatment plants need to be safe, secure, and long-lasting.

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Are you looking to specify a security solution for a utilities site? Read our blog for guidance on what to consider when specifying fencing, gates and access control for electricity, gas, water, telecommunications, water or sewerage sites.

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Palisade Fencing Alternatives for Utilities

It's important to note that palisade fencing has long been a choice for various applications, including utilities, due to its low price point and harsh appearance. Appearances, however, can be deceiving, and the attractiveness of Palisade as a secure choice is no longer viable for high-security or at-risk properties due to its inferior construction. This includes visible removable bolts that can be removed to swing pales aside and gain repeated unnoticed access.

Vertical bar fencing, such as our Barbican range, is a better alternative for five main reasons:

  1. Higher Security Standards
  2. Durability of Material Quality
  3. Surveillance Capability
  4. Fewer Security Vulnerabilities
  5. A higher Blend of Positive Aesthetics

Read why we do not manufacture steel palisade fencing with the link below.

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Guide To Securing Critical National Infrastructure

Download our guide for an insight into specifying security fencing and gates for CNI sites.

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