Palisade Fencing… A product seen by many Security consultants, Designers and Architects as an ineffective and dated security solution is making a comeback thanks to the innovative thinking taking place at Scotland’s last remaining high security fencing manufacturer.
The team at Lochrin Bain, PSSA’s newest member have taken the traditional manufacturing process and design to new levels, upgrading it for 21st century threats. By adding a unique, patented V slot and counter bore design, faith is being restored in a product first manufactured by Bain’s over 100 years ago. The company founded in 1859 introduced its second generation of security palisade back in the early 1990’s after having issues with the security offered by generic front fix palisade.
This Classic™ design allowed pales to pass through horizontal rails rather than the traditional method of riveting to the front face. This unique ‘rivetless’ design made a massive impact to sites that required a higher level of security, most notably across the UK’s expanding rail network, with thousands of metres being installed across the UK annually.
The next stage for the company was to gain accreditation for its designs, and while working in conjunction with the Home Office, the High Security Combi™ system was developed, eventually becoming the first palisade design to achieve CPNI rating. Fast forward to 2017 and Lochrin Bain continue to invest in a modernisation programme which keeps them at the forefront of securing CNI sites for various clients Nationwide.
With this continued growth, and the countries ever increasing security requirements in mind, the Management team lead by Gary MacGregor, and Stephen Russell took the decision to become actively involved with a trade association that share similar values and goals. After attending PSSA’s High Security conference back in December, and meeting with existing members as well as talking to the PSSA team, the decision was made to start 2017 in a positive manner by signing up.