Barkers Fencing were approached by a major customer on behalf of one of their clients to develop a perimeter fence that looks like the typical installed palisade fence, meets the latest CPNI specifications and would address the more stringent operational requirements of the installation that was to be protected.
The Stronguard™ fence already had the CPNI Base and Enhanced accreditation, not to mention two PAS 68 certifications (RCS 25 PAS 68: 2010: 2500 (N1G)/48/90 0.0 & RCS 75 PAS68: 2010: 7500 (N2)/48/90 0.3) In order to meet with the end user requirements Barkers would have to design and re-engineer the fabric of the Stronguard™ system whist maintaining the visual appearance.
After several engineering changes, and whilst undergoing their own development and testing program, Barkers reached a design that they believed matched the end users requirements. Once the design of the system had been achieved, and the requirements of the client had been satisfied, Barkers put the product forward for test byCAST and CPNI, ultimately gaining and achieving their end goal and being accredited with CPNI HIGH classification.
The client then analyzed the information gained from the attack tests, applied it to their operational requirement and successfully completed an installation of several hundred metres. Throughout the installation there were tough, arduous conditions and varying ground conditions. Due to the complex nature of this particular installation, Barkers Fencing worked closely with the client and the end user, overcame site obstacles, and completed minor changes within the boundaries of the design, to enable the system to be completed safely, on time, to a high level of quality and within budget. The site has been provided with a high security fence, successfully installed and fully operational, which has readily addressed a significant potential vulnerability to an enhanced threat assumption.