Wire mesh security cages and security partitions have a multitude of uses in warehouses, factories, and other commercial units; more often than not, their main purpose is for safety and security. This blog will look at the different types of cages and partitions available and suggest some of their uses.
What are wire mesh security cages and partitions?
The QTS wire mesh cages and partitions are steel mesh panels created from 2.8mm wire mesh configured in either 50x50mm or 25x25mm mesh apertures. These are attached to a 20×20 box section frame which provides rigidity to the structure. The panels are then secured to 60x60mm posts that are bolted to the floor.
The three main uses for security cages and partitions are:
- Security cages for high value items
- Aerosol cages
- Partitions around areas of machinery
Security cages for high value items
The most common use for our storGUARD™ cages is to secure high value items or high value assets like forklifts. The completely modular system allows the cages to be any size that is required, with multiple different door and lock options for varying levels of security. Our lock partners, Gatemaster, offer multiple options from a standard key lock mechanism all the way through to digital locks on one side to quick release on the other – they have got it covered.
Aerosol cages are characterised by their 25x25mm mesh aperture panels designed to store pressurised cannisters, for example the storage of deodorant cans. The smaller aperture mesh is used to help stop pieces of the container flying out and causing harm to the people around it in the event of an explosion. These are a must have for most insurance companies if you are holding anything that is potentially explosive.
Partitions around areas of machinery
Machinery in factory spaces obviously create a potential hazard for anyone that has access to the factory space. An easy way to avoid accidents and create a safe environment is to create mesh partitions around specific machinery or areas of machinery that pose a risk. These areas, like the secure cages, can also have added security by adding a locking option that will only allow authorised personnel into the potentially hazardous area.
QTS cages – a modular and kit-based system.
At QTS, we have designed our storGUARD™ mesh partitions and cages to be a completely modular system. We have 3 set panel widths (700mm, 1200mm & 1500mm) that come in 2 heights (1100mm & 2200mm). Our standard posts, designed to suit the 2200 high panels, come as a package with the fixtures and fittings required to attach the panels. These are then used to create a system that is built in a panel – post – panel configuration. You can then add a choice of doors, locking options, post splice kit to increase the height and even add a roof.
We have also taken away the hassle of having to work out what you need. We have created 4 kits of some standard sizes that can be brought straight from our online shop and easily assembled. You can see them here.
If you have any questions or would like us to design a system for you then talk to one of our sales team today.