BUILD September 2017

40 BUILD / September 2017 , Securing What Matters With nine manufacturing facilities, 30 sales offices and agencies and a local presence in 100 countries worldwide, Betafence’s global operations is based on a simple yet significant approach: securing what matters. Following Betafence’s success inwinning the Best Global Fencing and Security Company 2017 accolade, we interviewed Betafence’s UK Sales Manager, Joe Cowling to find out more about the company’s contribution to the safety of society. For more than 135 years, Betafence has developed and manufactured perimeter security solutions that contribute to a safer society. They are a global leader in integrated perimeter security, protection and fencing systems for critical infrastructure and sensitive sites in both the public and industrial sectors. Working in such a competitive industry, the company has several unique factors in its favour. With their extensive perimeter security systems portfolio and integrated security services, they offer clients turnkey total perimeter solutions. Their security systems portfolio covers all facets of perimeter protection: • Perimeter security fencing and barriers: high-security, crash-rated and ballistic- resistant fencing; • Access control solutions: active, crash-rated vehicle barriers, gates and turnstiles, security guard structures; • Perimeter intrusion detection systems: mounted, standalone and buried; microwave and fibre optic; radar, laser and infrared and; • CCTV and lighting: true day/ night and thermal; LED, white light and infrared; fixed, pan tilt zoom. Their turnkey solutions offer many advantages, including: • Cost and time saving; • Streamline procurement process; • Maintain business continuity; • Single contact and supplier; • Preventative maintenance; • Informed decision making and; • Technical support. Sales Manager at Betafence, Joe Cowling reveals with regards to construction, what the Betafence Group offers. He also provides some interesting examples of some of the company’s clients. “Betafence offers the full spectrum of construction services for perimeter security projects – from conception to hand over. We specialise in the design, supply, project management and integration of perimeter security solutions. The company’s services offered include: risk assessments, design and engineering, perimeter security consulting, project management and installation, system integration, training, maintenance and support. Our project management division is ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified. Examples of projects include: “UK National Grid Sites – High security perimeter fencing was supplied, due to varying ground levels and conditions, bespoke designs and shapes of our Double Skin Securifor® panels had to be engineered to suit each bay along the perimeter. This required extensive site analysis and unique manipulation of the production techniques. “Statoil’s Mongstadbase in Norway – To address the specific environmental issue of corrosion, we offered an extensive corrosion testing trial period to establish appropriate product quality. “Tanger Med in Morocco - To address the highly corrosive environment and harsh weather conditions of Tangier, Betafence’s perimeter security solution was specifically designed to resist wind gusts up to 170 km/h and provide a 10-year guarantee against corrosion. “Oil and gas facilities in the Middle East - After in-depth analyses of facilities and risk assessments, we designed a specialised 26m high shield rigid enough to mitigate against rocket-propelled grenade attacks.” Joe then details the company’s overall mission and how they achieve this. CE170033