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Why is Perimeter Security Important

Thieves know that the more time they spend on-site or gaining access to a site the greater the chance of detection. Perimeter security is the first line of physical defence against unwanted intruders.

How to Secure the Perimeter of Your Property

  1. Get to know your perimeter and identify areas of weakness. The perimeter security requirements of urban, residential properties, for example, differ greatly from those required for farms, industrial sites, commercial properties and others.
  2. Take steps to bolster perimeter security in areas of weakness. For example fixing broken fencing, replacing padlocks on gates and raising the height of boundary barriers.
  3. Create natural physical boundaries. These can be very effective in keeping unwanted intruders from accessing land and property. They include:
    • Hedges
    • Ditches
    • Streams
    • Rivers
    • Ponds
    • Embankments
  4. Introduce or enhance man-made physical boundaries. Walls, fences and gateways around a property must be effective in preventing unwanted site access. A variety of highly effective security enhancements can be retro-fitted to existing barriers in order to bolster security and raise the level of deterrence. They include the following:
  5. Introduce rigorous on-site traffic management. Preventing access to a site from unauthorised entrances and using traffic management tools to create a one way system helps ensure security. Speed bumps and other forms of speed restriction help to curb excessive speeding while aiding security.
  6. Install intruder detection and monitoring devices. Detecting would-be intruders when they are attempting to gain access to a property is highly effective. Detection might be achieved using motion triggered CCTV, lighting or alarms. Improving visibility around a perimeter using convex safety mirrors is another valuable technique. Useful products include:

Please remember that we are here to help. If you have any questions or concerns about your perimeter security give us a call on 01273 475500 and we’ll be happy to provide free, expert advice.

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