A significant upscaling in UK data centre capacity is being secured by one of the most intruder-resistant security perimeter solutions on the market. High security fencing expert Zaun is supplying its 3.6 metre-high ArmaWeave Plus fencing system for a new data centre in the Home Counties. Zaun subsidiary Binns Fencing will install almost 650 metres’ worth of the high-specification fencing.
ArmaWeave’s properties add “substantial resistance” to cutting attacks perpetrated by powered and non-contact tools. The tight mesh pattern provides no climbing aids, again limiting the potential for intrusion.
A further development with a differing mesh pattern allows the mesh to be raked, in turn limiting the need for stepping panels across undulations in ground levels. The mesh still conforms to the high standard but reduces installation costs significantly for the end user when compared with standard welded mesh systems.
In addition, Zaun has supplied 250 metres of enhanced 2.4 metre-high ArmaWeave and just under 100 metres of SR1-rated 358 fencing around an internal compound.
Including security gates and bollards, the total order could reach a value of £700,000.
In the UK, the data centre market has sustained double digit growth since 2012, fuelled by strong demand from the technology, media and telecom industries and a growth in hybrid cloud services.