3 Types Of Security Fencing You Need To Know About

To ensure maximum protection of your unique site, there are several third-party accreditations associated with tested fencing systems, assuring that fencing delivers the performance expected.

Accreditations can show that a product has been proved to meet the requirements of independent regulators.

They imply that the company is making a determined effort to meet the highest industry standards.

To find out more, here are 3 types of security fencing you need to know about…


The Type Of Security Fencing

Security fencing is designed to deter, delay and deny, unauthorised access and threats to a site. It helps form secure perimeters, acting as the first line in defence to protect assets and premises from intruders.

Security fencing also depends on the location on your site. Does your location have a high crime rate? Is it in a remote location? All of these things need to be taken into account because a bigger city school may need higher protection in comparison to a small village school, for example.

The Loss Prevention Standard 1175 (LPS 1175)

In recent years, the LPS 1175 standard published by LPCB has become widely recognised for the specification and assurance of intruder resistant building components and perimeter solutions, including high-security fencing, gates, turnstiles, covers and cages.

For more than a century, the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) has worked with industry and insurers to develop standards that ensure fire protection and security products, and services are successful.

Because it is simple to comprehend and utilise, LPS1175 has grown popular. The most recent version (Issue 8) made the standard even more universal, adopting a matrix-style performance classification system rather than a set of specific ratings.

The advantage of LPS 1175 Issue 8 is that it enables the creation of a layered strategy, with each layer mitigating the appropriate threat level. The security fence is the first line of defence and should serve as a deterrent.


Centre For The Protection Of National Infrastructure (CPNI)

In certain situations, CPNI approved fencing may be favoured, or required, to protect high-value assets – particularly if the facility is storing UK government property.

CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) is the UK government authority for protective security advice to the UK national infrastructure – Products with this accreditation have been tested and approved for use on UK’s critical infrastructure.

When a fencing system is CPNI accredited, it has been independently tested to a strict set of regulations and passed certain essential requirements.

A CPNI PROTECTION Level can be assigned to a fence or any other solution that demonstrates resistance to a forced attack. This is determined by the attacker’s expected skill level and the length of time a product can withstand an attack.

This is based on the notion that the attacker’s goal is to defeat and bypass the product, as opposed to covert attacks that leave no visible evidence of entrance.

Terrorist acts, for example, want attention to boost the profile of their campaign or agenda, which is why CPNI testing reflects this type of security violation.


The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Protection

ASTM is the primary source of fence specifications and standards in the United States. You may recognise this from the force entry accreditations, ASTM also certifies impact tested products.

The ASTM ensures fencing systems have gone through rigorous testing to ensure a secure fencing solution is in place – keeping out intruders.



When it comes to your high-security fencing, using a certified fence offers reassurance that the fence will perform to the level it’s been tested at.

Because of the consistency and detail of their testing, LPS1175 certified fences have become well-known and regarded in terms of accreditations. It can be used on any nature of the site and is being used internationally.

The CPNI works to protect high-secure sites such as UK government property, helping to reduce the vulnerability of the national infrastructure to terrorism and other threats.

The ASTM is used throughout the United States to ensure secure fencing solutions.

We provide a variety of approved security fences at Barkers, guaranteeing that you get exactly what you want.

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