Government introduced to new proposed model for prison perimeter security delivery

Binns Fencing believes the UK Government could make significant savings by adopting the company’s proposed new model for delivering perimeter security. The leading fencing contractor for the Ministry of Justice, Binns Fencing is this week unveiling its proposed model – as well as its Centre of Excellence for Prisons – at the UK Government’s global security event Security & Policing 2017, which runs from 7-9 March at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The three-day event, first established over 30 years ago, is the premier platform for UK suppliers to showcase the very latest equipment, training and support available to police services, Government departments, organisations and agencies from both the UK and overseas.

On Stand F54, Binns Fencing is exhibiting prison-standard 358 fencing topped with its Flexible Security Topping, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS) from Harper Chalice and drone detection systems developed by Eclipse Digital Solutions.

Binns Fencing is proposing a new model of perimeter security and PIDS procurement and delivery, whereby it provides a single point of contact for the complete perimeter security package, in turn realising greater opportunities for innovation, reducing complexity and, indeed, the requirement for end users to manage multiple contractors.

The Hertfordshire-based company firmly believes such an arrangement could offer significant cost savings on PIDS cable installation and contract and project management costs.

For its part, the Government is yet to announce its latest prison build and refurbishment programme, but as the Security & Policing event runs, the first prisoners will be moved into HMP Berwyn, the new ‘super prison’ at Wrexham, which will eventually house up to 2,100 inmates and cost a cool £250 million to construct.

Delivering best value

Binns Fencing’s managing director Adam Binns explained: “We’ve devised this model in consultation with the Government, main contractors and suppliers to deliver best value and a greater potential to innovate with a single point of contact throughout procurement, delivery and installation. The model will afford trusted advice on design, manufacturing and installation from exclusively British companies with British products encompassing CCTV, intruder detection, video management and access control through to physical security fencing, gates and hostile vehicle mitigation.”

Security & Policing provides a platform for professionals from the UK and across the world to engage with the very highest level of security expertise and the latest technology. The exhibition affords the level of industry engagement needed to enable the UK Government to procure and deliver on its national security priorities.

Security Minister Ben Wallace MP stated: “The first duty of Government is to protect its citizens. The environment facilitated at Security & Policing 2017 affords UK industry and security professionals a unique opportunity to gain access to the best in new technologies. In an ever-faster moving world, our security challenges can only be overcome by Government and law enforcement agencies embracing technical innovation.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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