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.
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.
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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