KnitMesh Technologies, the UK’s leading supplier of world-class mesh products, has launched a new knitted wire mesh to help prevent the illegal use of drones in delivering contraband into open prison yards. The knitted wire mesh has been specifically designed to provide a strong, lightweight and flexible barrier and comes in response to demand from HM Prison Service for help in combatting the increasing use of drones around prisons.
The new Prison Mesh has been developed using a high quality, 304 stainless steel wire in a variety of strengths and with diameters from 0.28 to 0.5mm. Due to the innovative stitch pattern the mesh is 80% lighter than equivalent weld-mesh solutions. The knitted wire mesh, available in rolls up to 50 metres and from 0.5m to 2m wide, is perfect for prison applications as it is easy to mould, wrap or stretch around structures and has a high corrosion resistance.
Installing a protective, fine mesh barrier is affordable, easy to install and doesn’t require technology or constant surveillance to operate effectively. The mesh is a robust and low maintenance solution that does not impede on the inmates by allowing light and other natural elements through. The protective mesh is available in a range of colours or finishes allowing it to seamlessly blend with the surroundings.
Lew Bingham, Managing Director at KnitMesh, comments: “This is a proven and versatile mesh that has been developed to provide prisons with a lightweight and flexible protection against drones accessing prison yards or windows. The innovative stitch pattern and material helps ensure that the mesh is strong, weather resistant and can be easily moulded to provide a versatile and highly protective barrier.”
KnitMesh Technologies has considerable experience in the design, development and application of knitted mesh for a wide range of applications. The company’s versatile mesh technologies are already being used across a range of industry sectors including for commercial, telecommunications, enclosure and military purposes.