Safety is a big concern for many companies who store assets in public areas. Machinery and equipment are usually highly valuable and therefore, a target for thievery or vandalism. Storage facilities are also often required in more remote areas, making it impossible for cameras or employees to keep a watchful eye on anything inside.
For many companies, anti-vandal housings and enclosures are a long-term, cost-effective solution with unique benefits.
Below we look at 3 of the biggest benefits anti-vandal units can offer your business.
Protection from opportunists and well-seasoned vandals
The biggest benefit of anti-vandal enclosures and housings is that they are specifically built to withstand break-in attempts. Whether this is through the use of tools or brute force, stringent tests are carried out to ensure that GRP housings are vandal proof.
Anti-vandal enclosures are typically rated in two ways, firstly by their ability to keep out liquids and secondly, their ability to withstand vandal and thievery attempts. The ratings range from SR1 to SR5, with the former offering the minimum form of protection and the latter providing heavy duty protection.
SR1 protection typically shields housings from opportunist attacks, such as those using knives or pliers to try and gain entry. SR5 protection is used to prevent highly skilled vandalism and thievery attempts from high-end machinery and tools, such as those used by fire or rescue services. Most companies will find that units with a security rating of SR2 or SR3 are adequate enough protection from vandalism in any area.
This is a highly useful benefit of all GRP anti-vandal enclosures and proves exactly why they are so popular with businesses.
Low maintenance units
Another great benefit of anti-vandal housing and enclosures is their low maintenance status. This is mostly thanks to glass reinforced plastic (GRP), which makes for an excellent enclosure material. Despite its lightweight feel, it’s incredibly strong and resilient, making it the perfect material for remote, outdoor use.
Chemicals, bad weather, and vandals will all have a hard time damaging GRP, meaning that companies don’t have to shell out on continuous repairs throughout the year. This is particularly useful for companies looking for a low-cost solution, as well as those wanting to store equipment or machinery in harsh or remote areas of the country.
Built to withstand stringent tests
As mentioned above, all anti-vandal enclosures are subjected to industry standard testing to ensure they stand up to varying degrees of vandalism. However, Kingsley’s units have an added benefit – fire protection testing.
Whilst it’s not required by law, Kingsley Plastics’ enclosures and housings are subjected to and have passed one-hour fire tests. This ensures that the structural integrity of a units’ load-bearing walls is kept intact, meaning that your assets are safe from both machine force and dangerous fires. With the latest up-to-date specifications, Kingsley’s anti-vandal units are some of the best in the industry.
For more information on anti-vandal housings and enclosures, get in touch with Kingsley Plastics today and start protecting your most valuable assets.