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SBD member company Betafence strive for installation proficiency across industry

Secured by Design (SBD) member company and worldwide leader of fencing and perimeter security systems, Betafence, are seeking to raise awareness of the importance of quality in the installation of fencing, as well as in its manufacture.

Recently Betafence found a large number of issues in a major boundary fence which they were asked to assess, leaving the fencing insecure, unstable and not fit for purpose. Issues included:

• Post foundations not meeting minimum requirements
• Insecure posts & foundations, extended posts not used when needed
• Fence line not straight nor following boundary
• Panels not secured properly
• Inappropriate ground clearance
• Unsuitable screws used to secure fencing and inappropriate nuts used in fixings, which are both easier to remove and corrode quickly
• Incorrect clearance between gates and not properly aligned

As well as having a range of fencing accredited by SBD, the national police crime prevention initiative, Betafence are looking to ensure that any project that they undertake benefits from the very best in physical perimeter protection by offering a 10 year BEKassure installation guarantee with their fencing systems, when installed by one of their approved PRO-net contractors.

“Lots of fencing companies talk about quality but we guarantee it”, said Joea Cowling, Betafence, UK & ROI Sales Manager.  The BEKassure guarantee is the only independently inspected installation guarantee on the market and is proving a popular choice for many specifiers. Not only is the guarantee free to customers but it ensures installations are 100% perfect before the guarantee is issued, providing installation excellence and peace of mind for customers.

“The BEKassure guarantee has been available for over 20 years and with over 7,000 installations to date – Betafence upholds the principles of best practice on all installations”.

Betafence, part of the Praesidiad Group, is a market leader in the production and installation of perimeter protection, enjoying an international presence and managing large projects worldwide.

Betafence provide products and solutions to protect critical infrastructure and sensitive sites in the public and industrial sectors, as well as in the residential market and have vast experience in designing and manufacturing individual fencing systems.

Betafence SBD accredited products:

Physical Perimeter Security
• Bekasecure Securifor 358 SR - SR1
• Bekasecure Securifor 2D SR - SR1
• Bekasecure Securifor 4D SR - SR1
• Securifor "Double Skinned" SR - SR 2
• Securifor 2D SR - SR1
• Securifor 358 SR - SR1
• Securifor 4D SR - SR1

Tel: 0114 256 7800

Secured by Design
SBD is a police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives.

SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.

SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike. Products must be subjected to vigorous testing and auditing by an accredited third party organisation before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security related products in the UK.