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ExMesh Takes Step Forward

Last updated: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - Save & Share

The Expanded Metal Company has strengthened its offering to the security and construction sector after achieving new certification for its ExMesh™ Securilath™ product range.

Securilath™ is now the only security mesh range to be certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) when applied to metal stud, timber stud and block walls.
The enhancements were made in response to the increasing use of metal stud wall systems in the construction industry and will help contractors and end-users to meet insurance and security requirements.

Securilath™ was originally developed by The Expanded Metal Company in the 1990s as a discreet method to target harden critical areas. It significantly delays determined intruders from creating an aperture large enough to gain entry to a building and can be situated within internal and external walls, ceilings, roofs and windows.

It can be easily fitted during construction or retro-fit and is used by worldwide financial institutions and retailers and at many high-risk sites.

Products in the Securilath™ range have long held LPCB certification when applied to timber stud. However, after extensive testing, ExMesh™ Securilath™ MD1 now holds LPCB Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) Security Rating (SR) 1 certification for metal stud, Securilath™ HD1 holds LPCB LPS SR1, SR2 and SR3 certification for metal stud and Securilath™ HDR holds LPCB LPS SR3 certification when applied to block wall.

Securilath™’s LPCB ratings are achieved when installing the mesh on timber stud, metal stud or block wall in accordance with fitting instructions.
The company’s ExMesh™ range offers a portfolio of fencing systems and security products which are designed to protect people, property and infrastructure from a broad array of threats.

ExMesh™ products are developed and manufactured at The Expanded Metal Company’s 25,000 sqm site in Hartlepool, which is a long-established global centre for expanded metal expertise. The Expanded Metal Company, which has operated for more than 125 years, was the first UK fencing manufacturer to be awarded ‘Secured by Design’ status.

The ExMesh™ range includes LPCB LPS 1175 SR2 and SR3 rated fencing systems, anti-climb measures, cages, ExMesh™ Fastrack, a fence system developed for the rail industry, and ExMesh™ Electra, designed for the electric and telecoms industries.

Philip Astley, (pictured above) managing director at The Expanded Metal Company said: “By achieving this enhanced certification across our Securilath™ range, The Expanded Metal Company can provide additional peace of mind to contractors and end users who wish to apply a security mesh to metal studs and block walls, and further options to specifiers who wish to specify LPCB approved security laths in new projects.

“As the originator of the Securilath™ concept, it’s exciting to see the product range continue to develop in this way. We pride ourselves on working closely with industry and offering enhanced certification for the Securilath™ range demonstrates our commitment to addressing security challenges.”

Paul Green (pictured right) who heads the perimeter security operations said: “It is great that we have a system such as Securilath in our product portfolio. The Expanded Metal Company has enjoyed a long-established reputation in the security industry for high quality perimeter fence and gate systems and this product together with our rigid and modular cage offerings demonstrate the true versatility of expanded metal. Our fabrication facility goes from strength to strength and with further planned investment we look forward to introducing more innovative products to the market.”


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