Security Ratings Explained
Security Ratings

Hafren Security Ratings

Security Level 1

Entry Level
Fasteners offer protection from vandalism and opportunistic crime. Drivers can be purchased by the general public.

Security Level 2

Enhanced Security
Fasteners are less Common and less Recognizable. Driver Tooling is non-standard and Harder for the general public to buy.

Security Level 3

Medium Security
Rarer (less well-known) products. Supply of driver tooling is controlled, less readily available to buy, enhancing the security of the assembly.

Security Level 4

High Security
Either 1-way permanent fixing, or rare Hafren patented high security products requiring specialist tooling to remove (only available from Hafren approved distributors).

Security Level 5

Maximum Security
Highest security available. Products are either 1-way permanent fixings, or require bespoke exclusive, custom made driver tools to remove.

Horror Playground

How to protect playground equipment from vandalism

Playgrounds are a fantastic way for kids to play, learn and exercise. Given its important role to childhood development, playground equipment benefits our communities for generations to come, and thus, this investment must be protected.

Horror playground part 1a

Public playground equipment is anything but inexpensive, averaging a cost of anywhere between £5,000 to £100,000, depending on the quality of the equipment. The safety of high-quality playground equipment also plays a large role when it comes to its price.

Damage sustained from things like vandalism or misuse can easily render playground equipment unusable and remove children’s opportunities to play. What’s more, vandalised equipment compromises the safety of children and has the ability to harm them.

Horror playground part 2

For example: in the pictures we see a rope climbing frame which has been tampered with removing the bottom of one of the rope climbing clamps, exposing a very sharp screw. An accident waiting to happen!!!

Fortunately, there is a solution that can help protect valuable equipment. Security fasteners are an inexpensive way to help protect valuable equipment from theft, vandalism, and tampering.

Security fasteners come in two forms, 1-way permanent, or 2-way removable. Permanent security fasteners are a 1-way fixing that create a permanent tamper proof mechanical fixing. Benefits of this type of fasteners is that they are extremely difficult to remove, resisting all but the most persistent attacks. However, the permanent nature of the fastener does mean that they cannot be removed for maintenance, or for authorised access.

Removable 2-way security fasteners are highly tamper-resistant. This type of security fastener relies on specialised drives and tooling which prevent removal by standard tooling. They are less secure than permanent fasteners, but afford the option of removal for access, or maintenance of equipment.



How to get onboard as a distributor

Hafren Security Fasteners are only available through approved distributors throughout the United Kingdom and worldwide. Contact us on +44 (0)1686 621 300 to find out more about becoming an approved distributor or to find a distributor near you.

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