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RDS Innovations Add Flexibility

Last updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - Save & Share

Two new innovations have made the premier rapid-deploy perimeter protection system even quicker to install.

Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun Limited has designed a new QuickFit post system for its multi award-winning Rapid Deployment System (RDS), that was first created for political conferences and forms part of the National Barrier Asset.

And they have pre-assembled a ‘plug & play’ variant of perimeter intrusion detection experts Harper Chalice’s FenceSecure to offer a speedily-installed temporary HVM and detection fencing system.

RDS has been the firm favourite with police for securing party conferences since it saved up to 90% of police time and proved its rapid-install-with-high-security credentials during a whistle-stop tour from Brighton to Birmingham via Manchester for the three main UK political parties’ autumn conferences in 2012 and at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in May 2013.

The new QuickFit post system halves the manpower for installation, with a team of two able to install a 30m run in just half an hour in trials.

Opposing wedge-shape protrusions on the posts and clamp bar serve as a pincer system to clamp the fence panels to the posts.  They are locked in place with a single bolt fixing per post with the head of the bolt completely encapsulated inside a tube so it cannot be removed.  Zaun’s research and development team has created a video to demonstrate the innovation.

Harper Chalice’s RapidSecure plug & play PID system is the rapid deployable version of FenceSecure, an approved solution for high security and government applications that has been deployed successfully on many high-profile projects.

RapidSecure takes that same technology and proven performance and allows it to be utilised on a rapid deployable fence.

It detects intruders cutting and climbing the fence fabric to provide early warning of attempted breach of the perimeter and quick organisation of the relevant response.

When integrated with CCTV the solution can provide complete protection and monitoring of a secure boundary reducing the need for security patrols and allowing more centralised or focused response teams.

The overall flexibility and simplicity of installation means that the system can be operational and providing protection against intrusion very quickly.  It also makes for easy moving and redeployment, making it perfect for temporary construction or road works that require a high-security solution.

RDS has won a number of security innovation awards, including the Security Innovation Award and the Counter Terror Expo Excellence Awards for Best Physical Security Innovation.

After the Labour autumn conference in 2012, Inspector Steve Worth, Specialist Operations Branch, Conference Planning Unit, Greater Manchester Police, said: “RDS is now firmly the preferred product for the delivery of security operations for party political conferences we police, fully supported by The Home Office.”

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