Police clad Ipswich store with Zaun HiSec Super8 fencing to hide from prying eyes

Suffolk Police have specified sheet cladding over steel mesh fencing at an illicit goods store in Ipswich.

Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun has installed its HiSec Super8 fencing at Landmark House in Ipswich to hide the recovered goods from prying eyes and secure it against potential trespassers and thieves.

The four-storey office block had stood empty since it was built in 2000 by Agilent Technologies next to the A14 until Suffolk Police and Suffolk County Council moved some of their services there to jointly save £1m a year over the 30 year life of the building.

Landmark House has become the new Ipswich police station, home to 850 police and council staff and the stolen goods warehouse, allowing the existing town centre building to be sold, and the council to sell five of its vacated offices.

Zaun installed grey Zintec cladding sheets onto its 2.4 metre high HiSec Super8 mesh for main contractor Wates.

It supplied cantilever bi-folding automatic speed gates with sensors that inform the controls and open the gates quicker as police vehicles accelerate towards the gates when speeding out when called out to an emergency.

Zaun also made a huge double set of gates to secure with privacy sheeting to screen the high value asset compound.

HiSec Super8

Super8 is an even stronger version of the standard HiSec 358, presenting a formidable barrier to anyone trying to gain unauthorized access to high profile and sensitive sites. It features 4mm horizontal wires with 8mm vertical wires in a mesh pattern of 76.2mm x 12.7mm, so is ideal for use with CCTV cameras with excellent through visibility of anyone trying to breach the perimeter.

Super8 comes with either single fix or dual fix full-length clamp bar options for fixing to the posts. The full-length clamp bar gives added security and can be supplied with non-removable external fixings to ensure a fence line with no weaknesses.

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