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Rosehill Security enters US market in wake of ARX Perimeters distribution deal

Perimeter security solutions developer Rosehill Security has announced a distribution agreement with ARX Perimeters (ARX) that will see its range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers and perimeter security products made available in the US market for the first time.

Specialising in the provision of layered perimeter protection for events and critical infrastructure, Illinois-based ARX will expand its range of mobile perimeter solutions to include Rosehill Security’s Impakt Defender and Rapid Defender vehicle security barriers (VSB), Ballistic Blocks and Anti-Trespass Panels. Under the terms of the agreement, ARX will have exclusive rights within both the direct sales and hire markets.

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“We’re excited to start this arrangement and grow the profile of Rosehill Security in the US together,” explained Ben Shipper, president at ARX. “Everyone at ARX is passionate about offering the best solutions to meet our clients’ needs and Rosehill Security’s perimeter security products are an excellent addition to our current product range. Above all else, if it means that we can protect more people from Vehicle-as-a-Weapon attacks on a larger scale across America, then this agreement will prove invaluable.”

Manufactured from 100% recycled rubber, bonded with polyurethane for strength, Rosehill Security’s surface-mounted Rapid and Impakt Defenders can be installed almost anywhere, from cambered road surfaces surrounding stadiums through to uneven festival sites. Their modular design enables them to be integrated with other mobile perimeter and high-security fencing systems, in turn creating additional layers of protection that can be vital in today’s ever-changing security climate.

Additionally, both VSBs can be deployed with Rosehill Security’s pedestrian and vehicle portals to create single or multiple access points without compromising a given perimeter’s integrity. These portable modular portals are designed with speed of installation in mind, making them ideal for short-term deployment at temporary events.

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“While vehicle borne attacks continue to pose a significant threat across the world, it’s more important than ever to consider HVM measures within physical security planning, and particularly so at events that attract large fluid crowds,” stated Dalton Marshall, sales manager at Rosehill Security. “The speed and ease with which our products can be deployed makes them an ideal addition to ARX’s existing product range. We’re delighted to be partnering with a dynamic company like ARX as we look to establish Rosehill Security and its products in the US.”

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£500,000 loan boosts security barrier production at Rosehill Security

A security products firm based in West Yorkshire has secured a £500,000 loan from Mercia Fund Managers to step up production of its range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers made from recycled rubber.

Rosehill Security, which is based in Sowerby Bridge, has received the funding from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and Mercia’s EV SME Loans Fund.

The division of Rosehill Polymers has developed a range of innovative vehicle security barriers (VSBs) that can be rapidly deployed to protect people and buildings from Vehicle-as-a-Weapon (VAW) attacks.

The barriers have been selected by security forces, event organisers and sports clubs across the globe and have been used in locations ranging from the London Marathon to the Ministry of Finance in Paris.

The investment will be used to scale-up the manufacture of the company’s current product portfolio to meet the growing demand for VSBs and also to develop additional products.

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Rosehill Polymers Group was founded in 1988 and now employs 100 people across six operating divisions producing coatings, adhesives, railway crossings, coloured rubber granules for playgrounds and traffic calming products.

Dr Alexander Celik, managing director of Rosehill Polymers Group, informed Risk Xtra: “The protection against VAW attacks has fast become a high priority across the world. As a result, we’re seeing growing demand for Rosehill Security’s range of HVM and perimeter security solutions products. This investment will allow us to move forward with our plans to increase production capacity, improve efficiencies and continue to develop the product range.”

Jonathan Craig, investment manager at Mercia, added: “Rosehill Polymers Group’s bold approach has paid off, allowing the business to successfully diversify and develop new markets. This funding will allow the business to continue its expansion and step up production to meet growing worldwide demand.”

Mark Wilcockson, senior manager at the British Business Bank, said: “Since its launch in 2017, NPIF’s impact on businesses has been wide-ranging, providing funding to launch new products, employ new staff, enter new markets and acquire new facilities. We’re pleased that NPIF is continuing to unlock the North’s growth potential by supporting small businesses with vital investment.”

The NPIF project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.

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OPTEX to demonstrate enhanced perimeter security and boundary protection solutions at Intersec

OPTEX, the specialist sensor manufacturer, will demonstrate its recently enhanced long-range RLS-3060 LiDAR Series at Intersec, as well as showcasing its new 180-degree outdoor sensor which is ideal for boundary protection applications.

“OPTEX’s LiDARs have been successfully deployed in the Middle East region for years and across a number of applications ranging from perimeter security through to roof and asset protection,” explained Gaurav Mahajan, divisional manager for OPTEX in the Middle East. “At this year’s Intersec, we’re looking forward to showing the new functionalities of our long-range REDSCAN Series products.”

The long-range RLS-3060L has a detection range of up to 30 metres. It now features four detection areas that can be independently adjusted via an analogue connection and up to eight areas that may be adjusted via an IP connection. The inclusion of ‘Area Allocation’ and ‘Masking’ functions enables these detection zones to be precisely defined.

The advanced RLS-3060-SH model has been designed for harsher environments and extends the detection area to a 50-metre radius in horizontal mode. When in vertical detection mode, this model can detect a standing or squatting person over 100 metres away.

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Intersec 2019 is also an opportunity for OPTEX to showcase its new 180-degree outdoor sensor, which is ideal for protecting the boundary of residential and commercial premises. The new WXI 12m 180-degree outdoor PIR has left and right alarm outputs that trigger alarm signals from both sides individually, making it ideal for PTZ activation, direction, recognition and changing detection pattern by day and night.

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The WX Infinity Series features advanced Super Multi-Dimensional Analysis logic to differentiate between human beings and animals, advanced temperature compensation, an area masking shutter and a single or dual pulse count. Models are available as both hard-wired and battery-operated variants.

“With the launch of our new 180-degree PIR, we’re complementing our boundary protection range,” stated Masaya Kida, managing director of OPTEX EMEA. “We’re now able to offer single-sided and double-sided curtain PIRs and 90-degree volumetric and 180-degree volumetric sensors covering all areas around a given building.”

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OPTEX’s sister company Fiber Sensys will be showcasing its compact radar range which offers object tracking and object categorising that differentiates between vehicles, people and drones. This solution complements the firm’s fibre optic perimeter fence detection system by offering protection for wide open areas.

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Fastline and Zaun reap instant rewards from shareholding investment move

“Fantastic synergies” and a fresh driving influence mean that Fastline and Zaun are already reaping the benefits of the recent shareholding investment by Fastline and the appointment of the company’s managing director Mike Fellows to the Zaun Group’s Board of Directors.

Fellows and Zaun’s co-founder and owner Alastair Henman see this as only the start of the creation of a ‘united powerhouse’ for the UK and international fencing market to be achieved through close collaboration, combined sales efforts, joint procurement and the use of space to increase stock and production capacity.

In addition to this, there are clear advantages to be explored in the potential combination of specialist equipment and personnel skill sets. Henman stated: “We see this very much as the whole being greater than a sum of the parts.”

Fastline is currently one of only a handful of companies in the UK with in-house palisade rolling, boasting one of the most modern production lines currently in operation. The facility operates 24 hours per day to deal with an ever-growing demand. Add to that the welded and woven mesh production at Zaun along with laser and robot technology and there’s little that this collaboration cannot achieve.

Fastline is renowned for the quality of its products which encompass a near unlimited catalogue due to the business’ ability to produce standard items and also fabricate to highly bespoke requirements.

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Mike Fellows (left, managing director at Fastline) and Zaun’s co-founder and owner Alastair Henman

Fellows insight and expertise in the field have ensured that growth for Fastline has been constant and shows no sign of waning. In parallel, Zaun’s proven ability to deliver the most technically demanding and high security projects complements Fastline’s penetration of the general and medium security market.

Fastline has already benefited from an increased capacity for railing production and is capitalising on more opportunities by using Zaun’s labour and robotic welding technology. The companies will maintain large combined stock levels of standard perimeter systems going forward to enable “unrivalled” lead times.

Fastline is now actively pushing Zaun’s products to its own extensive customer base, in turn opening up a plethora of new business opportunities. Similarly, Zaun is now much better placed to serve existing and new customers with an expanded range of railings, palisade and associated products.

Henman concluded: “Fastline and Zaun are enjoying the immediate benefits of an intriguing and, I’m sure to some, surprising relationship within the perimeter security industry. Our varied customer base and, as we both agree, quite different modus operandi seem to have ignited the best of both companies. This was a move not expected by any in the industry, but one that undoubtedly all will now be watching with interest.”

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Zaun hosts ‘Made in Britain’ event to promote value of British manufacturing

A 1,000-strong manufacturers’ organisation that actively promotes the value of British manufacturing as a genuine differentiator visited Wolverhampton last week for its first Sales and Marketing Workshop of the new Autumn season.

Pioneering steel fencing systems manufacturer Zaun hosted and presented at the ‘Made in Britain’ Workshop on Wednesday 19 September with a keen focus on marketing, sales, exports and PR. Delegates heard about digital marketing for manufacturers and received a marketing ‘Masterclass’ from Young’s Seafood’s marketing team. They also learned from Zaun about the company’s sales, marketing and export journey and enjoyed a tour around Zaun’s factory.

The ‘Made in Britain’ initiative highlights the community spirit of the British manufacturing industry. Four events in the Spring brought together members to share stories, ideas and advice. Previous events have been hosted by pioneering recycler Axion in Manchester, iconic British car maker Vauxhall, Knowsley cable manufacturer Tratos and global coffee machine manufacturer Fracino in Birmingham.

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John Pearce: CEO of ‘Made in Britain’

‘Made in Britain’ CEO John Pearce observed: “All the greatest British manufacturers have a story to tell, and the Workshops offer them a chance to sell those stories to each other.  British SME manufacturers need each other more than ever to increase the strength of the British-made supply chain. Typically, at each Workshop two or three new trading relationships are born. We’re all united in the use of the official collective mark to point to the quality, innovation and excellence of British manufacturing.”

Zaun’s marketing manager Steve Roberts responded: “As a company, we’re very proactive at trading on our ‘Britishness’ throughout our business. We’ve seen major success through this route, especially so in the Middle East and following on from our bespoke project work for the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

After the Zaun event, the final two ‘Made in Britain’ Workshops of the year will be at ethical luxury brand The Soap Co in London on 10 October followed by the ESSE foundry in Barnoldswick, Lancashire on 14 November.

‘Made in Britain’ events are for members across all of its 50 product sectors.

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Hadley Group brings latest batch of fencing solutions to FENCEX 2018

Hadley Group, a global manufacturer of cold roll-formed sections and profiles, will be showcasing its innovative range of fully-engineered security fencing solutions at FENCEX 2018. End users visiting the event should head for Stand 2 on Wednesday 17 October at the NEAC at Stoneleigh Exhibition Park in Warwickshire.

Hadley Group’s cold-rolled steel fencing systems provide an optimum strength-to-weight ratio ensuring maximum durability, easier handling and faster installation. The systems are designed and manufactured by the company’s own in-house cold roll-form profile design team.

On display at FENCEX will be the manufacturer’s UltraFence system, the first complete cold-rolled engineered palisade fencing system where every component has been specifically designed to optimise strength-to-weight ratio. Lighter, stronger and more economical than alternatives, the product is also generally quicker to install. The system is made up of three main components – UltraPost, UltraRail and UltraPale – to ensure an attractive and robust perimeter fencing solution.

Hadley Group’s railing system, designated UltraBar, will also be presented at FENCEX. It’s a system that has been designed for easy erection with pre-assembled panels that simply bolt into place. Featuring Hadley Group’s patented raking joint system, UltraBar affords the installer the desired angle on an instant and effortless basis.

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Aesthetically pleasing, traditionally styled and cost-effective, the railings are ideal for parks and outdoor recreational facilities.

Finally, Hadley Group will also be showcasing its UltraSecure system. This fencing system features steel slats fixed between each pale to offer heightened levels of defence, thereby providing an extremely strong and secure perimeter. The security system is available in two forms: solid for applications requiring total privacy, or perforated where good surveillance of the premises is required.

All of Hadley Group’s fencing systems are worldwide patent protected and compliant with the relevant British Standards.

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Adam Lyness, sales manager at Hadley Group, will be on the stand to offer practical insight and product advice throughout the day. “FENCEX is a unique exhibition where we can really demonstrate our wide range of fencing systems,” said Lyness in conversation with Risk Xtra. “We can provide fencing solutions for any environment, whether that’s for a playground area or properties that need high security. With over 50 years of experience, innovation and expertise, we’re looking forward to helping visitors learn more about us and what Hadley Group’s fencing solutions can do for them.”

The only UK exhibition dedicated to perimeter security, fencing and access control, FENCEX is staged once every two years and attracts trade delegates from all over the UK and Europe. A must-attend event for contractors, specifiers, security procurement experts, local authority officers, architects, leisure facility managers, highway specialists and statutory bodies alike, the exhibition is designed to present all of the latest products and services in the field.

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OPTEX showcases high security intrusion detection solutions at Security Essen

Next month, the OPTEX EMEA team will be showcasing its range of intrusion detection and perimeter protection sensors on Stand 5B48 in Hall 5 at Security Essen 2018.

The global sensor manufacturer’s stand will include a broad range of applications for its intelligent intrusion sensors and demonstrate how they can further enhance the overall effectiveness and reliability of CCTV and integrated security systems.

OPTEX will be showcasing its multi-layered intrusion detection capabilities for commercial premises and critical infrastructure sites. The company will demonstrate, for example, how a fenced perimeter can be protected using fibre optic sensors from a group company, FiberSensys. Alternatively, ‘virtual’ perimeter walls can be generated by using its REDSCAN laser-scan detectors. The newly-launched RLS-3060SH Version 8 enables detection up to 100 metres in vertical mode.

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To protect the approaches to a building, OPTEX will be demonstrating both its long-range motion sensors. The SIP Series sensors are capable of detecting objects within an area of 100×4 metres or 50×30 metres and provide three independent zones to drive cameras positions. The new version of the RLS-3060 LiDAR has more application-specific modes. There’s now an extended range for a pre-warning zone beyond a 30-metre radius up to 50 metres.

For asset protection, and particularly to protect high-value or potentially hazardous items, the high resolution REDSCAN RLS-2020 can create a virtual shield that will detect something as small as a child’s hand.

“Since the opening of our German office last September, opportunities within the region have been increasing and we look forward to exhibiting at Essen and meeting our customers to discuss potential projects,” observed Masaya Kida, managing director of OPTEX EMEA. “The wider European team will be on the stand, including the sales teams from the Benelux region and Eastern Europe as well as the Nordics. Our EMEA product, technical and marketing managers will also be there.”

Kida added: “Our sensors are part of an overall security solution. We hope to show visitors how our different sensing technologies can be used for a variety of applications. Some sensors, such as our LiDAR products – the REDSCAN series, are highly versatile and reliable, even in the most challenging of outdoor conditions.”

As a business, OPTEX continues to go from strength to strength in Europe as its sensors become integrated with an increasing number of VMS platforms, including Genetec. OPTEX will also be exhibiting on Genetec’s Stand (5G30 in Hall 5).

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