CLD Fencing - Protecting the American Retail Sector

Secured by Design (SBD) member company CLD Fencing Systems, the United Kingdom’s largest manufacturer and supplier of permanent and temporary rigid mesh fencing systems and security gates, are busy protecting the American retail sector – which includes the first deployment of the SBD accredited FenceSafe SR1.

Where difference of opinion exists so often does the ability for civil unrest to raise its head. Often this conflict breaks out into civil unrest with a small percentage of the population using the opportunity to loot stores, causing not only millions of dollars of damage to the stores but also the loss of stock and closure of the business and associated lost income.

Whilst so far the US Presidential Elections haven’t been subject to wide spread civil unrest, a number of companies across New York City and Washington D.C have looked to protect their property and staff in the event that it does turn.

Due to the nature of civil unrest and the ability of it to erupt with very little notice, these companies wanted to plan and deploy a different range of solutions. Many of New York’s high-end Fifth Avenue stores opted to board up the store and any access routes, however, one iconic store on Fifth Avenue decided to opt for a solution never seen before in the USA – the deployment of almost 1000ft of FenceSafe SR1 overnight around the store, courtesy of the JGW Group, the USA arm of CLD Fencing Systems.

NYC installation

Being the first time the temporary security system, with a guaranteed delay against manual forced attack, was seen it generated both local and national coverage. The system is the only LPS 1175 Security Tested and Rated temporary fencing system in the world. Designed to give a minimum delay against attack with tools such as wire cutters, screwdrivers and hammers it is free standing so does not require any damage to the ground.

Stewart Plant, Director of Marketing at CLD Fencing, said: “Whilst the results of the Presidential Election remain to be seen, one thing is for certain; FenceSafe SR1 will continue to protect the American Retail Sector for as long as it is needed”.

SBD Development Officer Hazel Goss said: “This is such fantastic news and what an amazing product, it is lovely to see that our member companies get recognition not just in the UK but far and wide and hopefully lots more orders to come for this product”.

As the United Kingdom’s largest manufacturer and supplier of Rigid Mesh Fencing Systems and Security Gates, CLD Fencing Systems has lead the market for over 50 years. The company work with Architects, Main Contractors, Local Authorities, Fencing Contractors and Government organisations including MoD, Royal Air Force and leading security consultants.

CLD Fencing is run from its 4.5 hectare site in Sandbach, Cheshire and also has offices in London, Sydney and Dubai as well as distributors worldwide. In 2017 CLD Fencing became the first UK company to export rigid mesh fencing systems to China for a number of specialist sports projects.

CLD Fencing has fifteen perimeter security systems that meet Police Preferred Specification. You can find out more about the company and their products here: