When installing DefendaStrip®, we would advise you to carefully consider the surface finish you are fitting DefendaStrip® to, as this will determine the best method of fixing. Several options are available depending on application:
Screws – A 4mm exterior quality screw and plug, inserted at regular intervals with particular attention paid to where the strips connect, is suggested. Choose a length appropriate for your application.
Metal banding – Fixing DefendaStrip® to a curved surface? A metal banding system is suitable for this type of application. The bands should be secured where the strips connect and in the middle of the strip where there is a gap designed specifically for metal banding.
Contact adhesive – Strong adhesive can be used, providing it is suitable for use with Polypropylene and applied in accordance with Manufacturers’ recommendations to ensure an adequate level of bonding. Please test a small area of DefendaStrip® with your chosen adhesive before proceeding with the entire installation to confirm a secure fixing. For a successful bond to take place, the surface you are fixing to should be suitable for adhesive, clean and free of any loose debris.
We recommend when fitting DefendaStrip® that warning signs, such as the one below, are displayed clearly, in accordance with any relevant regulations. When deployed on a linear run, signage should be at regular intervals of around 3 metres apart so they are clearly visible. It is generally accepted that any perimeter security measures are best employed at a minimum height of 2 metres, and due care and attention is paid to any local, special conditions or obligations particularly when installing adjacent to a public highway.
Our signage conforms to BS ISO EN 7010: 2011.
DefendaStrip Ltd is a member of Secured by Design, the ﬂagship UK police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high-quality, innovative products and processes. DefendaStrip® is accredited by Secured by Design and meets police-approved standards. Please see www.securedbydesign.com for more information.