Zaun partners with Rimal Global Group to access growth markets in Middle East

One of the world’s premier high-security perimeter protection integrators has struck a partnership agreement to better access growth markets in the oil, gas and military sectors across the Middle East. British-headquartered perimeter security specialist the Zaun Group has partnered with the Rimal Global Group in Oman.

Rimal Global Group focuses on engineering, procurement, contracting and construction for renewable energy development, oil and gas field development, power generation projects and roads development and is a keen promoter of niche global technologies in Oman as well as other Gulf countries.

Rimal Global Group will now become an authorised distributor of Zaun’s high-security fencing systems (complete with Security Ratings) in Oman. Gokul Jayanth, divisional manager at Rimal Global Group, said: “We at Rimal Global Group bring to Oman the world’s leading organisations who specialise in various products and technologies. That’s why we’ve associated ourselves with Zaun for the delivery of high-security fencing systems. The quality and precision of the company’s products is second to none.”

Products approved by the LPCB

The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) here in the UK maintains a Red Book and its Security Ratings to LPS 1175 through exhaustive assessments by independent testers from the Building Research Establishment (BRE). LPS 1175 specifically covers the approval and listing of intruder-resistant building components, strong points, security enclosures and free-standing barriers.

Products approved by the LPCB are rigorously tested for resistance to deliberate attack and play an important role in protecting people and property against physical attack, burglary, vandalism and terrorism.

To maintain accreditation and a listing in the LPCB Red Book (www.redbooklive.com), manufacturers must regularly demonstrate to independent auditors that they’re producing products meeting the required standards and test results. This gives the end user customer the guarantee that they’re receiving a secure and quality product.

Experience in the Arabian peninsula 

Zaun has worked extensively in the Arabian peninsula, with the company’s clients including the Kuwait Oil Corporation, Petroleum Development Oman and the Abu Dhabi military.

Zaun’s sales and marketing director Chris Plimley informed Risk Xtra: “A customer in the Middle East has asked us to create a fencing system that could defend against forced entry for at least ten minutes. Just last month, that development fencing system based on our ‘corrugated steel mesh sandwich’ CorruSec resisted serious attempts at forced entry for over 20 minutes in independent tests conducted by BRE assessors. We believe this may be a world record for such a fencing system.”

The assessors used top-end battery-powered cutting tools including an awesome 750 W reciprocating saw with specialist blades (as used by Fire and Rescue Services teams) and 18 V circular saws, jigsaws and disk grinders, axes (including an 850 mm felling axe), a hooligan bar, a 1.5 kg lump hammer and 500 mm-long bolt cutters.

About the Author
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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