Product / system manufacture
Barbican fencing, Barbican gates, Traffic arm barrier, EuroGuard fencing
This project required an effective ring of security to be created around the premises of a new business to protect the valuable assets of Dawsongroup, a specialist rental business.
The site was also in clear need of an access control system, consistent with the highly professional, reputable positioning of the company.
The first priority was to replace the existing temporary boundary fencing with a permanent system. Barbican square pale security railings were selected, featuring the ultra secure welded pale-through-rail construction which renders it virtually impossible to force / remove the palings and force an entry.
Once the perimeter was secured, attention was focused on addressing the complex issues in relation to delivering the best method of access control into and out of the site. The nature of the rental business dictated a regular flow of traffic, but there was a clear need to maintain a high level of security even when vehicles were being moved on and off the premises. An 8m-wide automated sliding Barbican gate provides a commanding presence, supplemented by a 7m Barbican manual swing gate.
When both gate operations are combined, the extensive 15m-wide access required by car loaders is created. However, on a daily basis, the automated Barbican gate is used to determine when the site is ‘open for business’, with a 6m automatic barrier and an intercom system ensuring only authorized personnel are able to enter the premises.
As founders of the Gate Safe charity which promotes improved standards in automated gate safety, Jacksons was ideally placed to ensure the Class 3 automatic gate and automatic barrier were both fully compliant with the Machinery Directive and with any supporting guidance in relation to best practice for automated installations.