Solution Finder 003 - protecting the perimeter - make life less easy for thieves!

Perimeter Protection

The longer a thief is on-site, the greater the risk of detection ...and the earlier an intruder is detected, the greater their chance of being caught.

For this reason, in the vast majority of commercial thefts thieves plan to get into a property and out again with their spoils in less than 3 minutes, so anything that can be done to slow them down and identify their presence early will provide a positive contribution to security and a possible deterrent.

Perimeter Security

Perimeter security measures are typically designed to:

  1. Make access to / and exit from the site difficult and time consuming for unauthorised intruders.
  2. Make removal of items more difficult. For example, loading stolen computers from a building window directly into the back of a van, is a lot easier and quicker than having to carry them to a van parked outside of a perimeter fence (even if it is only a hundred yards away).

Perimeter security measures may also incorporate detection or observation systems (motion detection and cameras), which in turn may trigger an alarm condition and start the countdown to Guard or Police response, etc.

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Natural physical barriers

Natural physical barriers provide very effective perimeter security. They include:

  • Hedges
  • Ditches
  • Streams
  • Rivers
  • Ponds
  • Embankments

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Man made physical barriers

The walls, fences, gates, doors and windows around a property are all man-made physical barriers which need to effectively deter and prevent unwanted access. 

There are a variety of excellent systems available which can be retro-fitted to existing barriers in order to enhance security and raise the level of deterrence. They include the following:

Traffic Management Products

Effective traffic management tools, such as Traffic Flow Plates which restrict traffic flow to a single direction thus forming a one way system and preventing access to the site via unauthorised entrances, can provide significant property security enhancement.

Speed bumps (sometimes referred to as  speed restrictors or sleeping policemen) help to curb excessive speeding, whilst strategically positioned traffic bollards, removable (locking) traffic posts, etc. may also have a role to play.

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Detection and Monitoring products

Facilities to monitor and detect the presence of intruders provide a significant security enhancement.

Sensor / transmission systems (various types available), security lighting, CCTV

Associated products include:

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