CHARTER GLOBAL LTD
Suppliers of: Window shutters, Rolling window shutters, security shutters for windows and rooflights.
Revolutionising the approach to security
Charter Global is a Manufacturer of high-performance security products for applications in all sectors. Charter Global offer a comprehensive range of solutions as mitigation against severe threat. A revolutionised approach to physical security solutions, Charter Global manufacture and engineer protective measures for both the shell and interior spaces.
Charter Global provides three solution systems to the industry as follows:
Obexion Specialist Security Systems
Driven by real-life risk analysis and responding to an ever-developing attack methodology, Obexion provides specialist physical security solutions to commercial asset protection professionals. Securing numerous applications, security solutions offered through Obexion are best suited to sectors such as Financial Institutions, Government, Defence and Energy.
Obexion Security Shutters:
Obexion security roller shutters are manufactured in the UK and have been tested and certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) to LPS 1175, Issue 7, SR2, SR3, SR4 and SR5 standards. In addition to this, the Obexion MD XR security shutter has been approved for UK government use. With a full design, manufacture and installation service, Obexion high risk security shutters are designed and manufactured in the UK, with all operations accredited to ISO 9001.
Obexion Security Doors:
Providing high performance reinforced protection to arguably the most vulnerable access point of a property, the Obexion High Security Door range mitigates various risks including Bodily Force, Power Tools, Blast and Ballistics
Obexion Security & Blast Blinds:
Commercial and Industrial applications across all Sectors will benefit from the additional security reinforcement the Obexion Blinds range can offer. With seamless integration within existing buildings, Obexion Blinds are retrofitted without requirement for structural altercations, protecting against Forced Entry and Blast.
Obexion Security Grilles:
The Obexion Security Grilles range offers the very best standard of specified, security shutters currently available on the market. Rigorously tried and tested, Obexion Grilles are versatile by design and secure through intelligent manufacturing methods including high grade bolt-cutter resistance.
Equilux Premium Residential Security:
Specified up to performance standard SR5, Charter Global is currently the only security solutions provider to offer perforated shutters to SR3 specification alongside domestic security interior doors. Specialists in ensuring complete fortification, Equilux enhances the natural beauty of the property through intelligent and exacting manufacturing methods, along with superior finishes and coatings.
Equilux Domestic Security Shutters:
Offering a range of solutions, Equilux Shutters are specifically manufactured to ensure unobtrusive security whilst enhancing the original and unique features of the property. Completely tailored to the property design and architectural structure, the mechanics of security roller shutters can be integrated within the very fabric of the building – therefore removing the need for an unsightly hood box.
Equilux Residential Security Doors:
As the first point of entry to a property, the front door can be subject to aggressive and sustained attack, so therefore must be resilient in design and performance. Equilux Doors offer a high performance and stunning range of external and internal doors for residential properties of UNHWI.
Equilux Garage Doors:
Equilux Garage Doors have been developed to suit the capability requirements of the intended applications, garages and outhouses, iwht particular focus on access and visual deterrents.
Equilux Residential Security & Blast Blinds:
Introducing the brilliant Equilux Security Blinds range, applicable for all residential properties; intrinsically designed to mitigate Bodily Force, Power Tools and Blast without compromising the property’s visual appeal, this residential security blind range is designed to look and feel much like a standard blind.
Equilux Residential Security Grilles:
The Equilux Grille is a premium residential security grille, offering an efficient method of security for residential properties requiring a visual deterrent to opportunist attackers.
The most established association of Charter Global, Integr8 Shutters provide specialist integrated security shutters to applications within the Education, Commercial, Healthcare and Community sectors, Offering the discerning specifier an innovative range of security solutions, Integr8’s product range includes (but is not limited to) Structural and Non Structural Built-In security shutters to cater for the latest in construction technology, including traditional, timber frame and off-site modular projects.
Integr8 Structural Built-in Shutters:
Integr8’s specialist range of Structural Built-In Shutters encompasses the very best architectural construction of integrated lintel shutter systems. By removing the need for an unsightly headbox, integrated security shutters sit within the load-bearing lintel of an aperture.
Integr8 Non-Structural Built-in Shutters:
The Integr8 Non Structural Built-In Shutters are best suited for applications where there is no requirement for a load bearing lintel. This can be due to the application’s intended purpose, or due to the architectural design requirements and planning permission restrictions. The shutter is integrated flush the building profile, therefore completely removing the requirement for an unsightly headbox.
Further technical information is available to download from the BPi Download Library or directly from the Manufacturer’s own website.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
1. Charter Forced Entry Guide
PROTECTING PROPERTY AGAINST FORCED ENTRY, BODILY FORCE
Published [17/12/18]File size [3516 KB]
2. Equilux Bespoke Integrated Security Shutters Luxury Homes Guide
Published [17/12/18]File size [2053 KB]
3. Integr8 Structural SR3 Security Shutters
Published [17/12/18]File size [645 KB]
Charter Global Blast Guide
blast protection doors, windows
Published [28/02/19]File size [3970 KB]
Charter Global Coastal Property Secured Against Threat
Equilux Built In Shutter Equilux Built In Garage Door
Published [09/05/19]File size [2500 KB]
Charter Global Obexion Blast Blind
Blast protection blinds
Published [13/02/19]File size [301 KB]
Charter Global Security Shutters for Museums and High Value Buildings
security Shutters for Museums and High Value Buildings
Published [20/03/19]File size [1799 KB]
Charter Integr8 Roller Shutters Portfolio
Lintel Shutters, built in shutters, roller shutter lintels
Published [11/03/16]File size [3431 KB]
Charter Roller Shutters for Education Facilities
Lintel shutters school security roller shutter lintels
Published [11/03/16]File size [1067 KB]
Charter Roller Shutters for Healthcare Facilities
Lintel shutters healthcare security roller shutter lintels
Published [11/03/16]File size [765 KB]
Concealed Shutters for Regeneration Project Case Study
Published [28/02/19]File size [1913 KB]
Common Physical Security Threats
What are physical security threats?
When approaching a physical security plan, either for an existing property or new-build, it’s essential to have an understanding of common physical security threats.
Physical security threats can be addressed within every stage of the design, implementation and maintenance of the property.
A landscape view of the threats, the accompanying vulnerabilities and available countermeasures are therefore in the property owner’s interest to understand.
So what are the common types of physical security threats? Here is basic list of the threats this article will cover:
Theft & Burglary
The Security Trifecta
Employed by much of the physical security (and cyber security) industry, there are three key elements of an effective mitigation plan.
The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) describe this best:
“It is therefore always important to ensure suitable physical security measures are in place and that those measures provide sufficient delay to enable the intruder to be detected and a suitable response mounted in order to apprehend the intruder.”
Physical security, as shown in the image above, is vital within the deter and delay stage of an attack but not an end-all solution.
The concept of layered physical security, sometimes referred to as defence in depth, allows for greater resilience.
Let’s get hypothetical;
A City Hall is undergoing a large regeneration project.
The project is nationally funded public property, within a large city and will offer three exhibition galleries.
There is to be heavy press coverage through-out the works as a controversial politician uses the property for regular meetings.
government building physical security
Small Crime, Low Priority
There are a number of elements to consider. As a prime property open to the public, vandalism and theft are likely.
Countermeasures for this severity of threat generally fall into the remit of deterrence or low profile mitigation.
Incidents such as these are generally unplanned, unorganised and pose little to no risk of damage or injury. However, without measures meant to guard against them, they can be difficult to handle.
Vandalism of property and destruction of items can be a huge drain on resources.
Attackers are likely to use tools that can be carried on the person and will make minimal noise.
Countermeasures such as an obvious guard presence, network-based systems ie CCTV or access control, and retrofit physical measures no higher than LPS 1175 Security Rating 3 (SR3).
Sabotage, Medium Priority
Art and cultural exhibitions feature items of a high value, making them a target for sabotage and espionage. For a building to exhibit these valuables items, insurance is a necessity.
The Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS) supports cultural buildings to exhibit art by offering an alternative to insurance.
However, one of the many stipulations is high performance physical security.
When considering our City Hall, the exhibition spaces will have heavy footfall.
Countermeasures for the threat of sabotage should include measures of extensive personnel procedures to increase the chances of early detection.
Physical emergency lockdown products then assist should an incident occur.
perforated museum shutter
Acts of Terror, High Priority
As a building important to the local government and occupied by politic figures, more severe acts of sabotage or terror are also a concern.
Properties vital to national infrastructure are identified as CNI (Critical National Infrastructure).
A City Hall may not be high profile enough to warranty involvement of the CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure), however the politician presents an additional physical security security risk.
Attacks are incredibly difficult to predict but there are patterns, such as multiple locations.
One horrific example of such a pattern is the New Zealand Mosque Attack on 15 March. The gunman made his way through two properties without restriction.
The countermeasures for acts of terror are therefore centred around delaying an incident. This allows occupants to move to a safe location. Internal safety enclosures with heavy duty physical reinforcements offer better protection than no protection at all.
Utility of Physical Security Countermeasures
The threats identified will affect one or more of the following: the safety of the occupants, the state of the resources, or the protection of the property.
Each of the threats identified in our hypothetical scenario acknowledge a vulnerability of a different section of the property.
common physical security threats considerations
From this basic diagram, it is clear to see how a layered approach to countermeasures can be implemented.
Exterior: Access control procedures and certified security measures mitigate most attempts.
Interior: Reinforcement using intelligent countermeasures against more determined and professionals attempts.
Asset: Internal enclosures fortified against extreme attack with emergency lockdown and rapid response.
Other Common Physical Security Threats
The other physical security threats that have not been identified here are those posed to the property perimeter.
The inclusion of countermeasure against Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) involves limiting the number of vehicles that access the site and provide protection against vehicle impact.
Check out our previous article on HVM for more information.
If you require advice about any of the issues mentioned, please call 0845 050 8705 to speak with a member of our team.
Charter Global’s involvement with the most ambitious gallery of 2019: MK Gallery
Charter Global’s involvement with the most ambitious gallery of 2019: MK Gallery
Charter Global have secured galleries and properties of high value across the UK for many years.
One of the most bespoke projects of recent years, MK Gallery is an ambitious gallery set to open this March.
The incredibly impressive new public gallery was designed by 6a Architects, and the stunning building has completely rejuvenated Milton Keynes’ landscape.
MK Gallery is the most recent regeneration project to specify minimum LPS 1175 Issue 7: SR4.
Charter Global were approached during the early stages to provide a high security solution in the form of SR4 shutters.
The high specification was one of the GIS general conditions, as part of the gallery’s support from Arts Council England.