Perimeter security fencing is the first line of defence around an organisation’s premises and is therefore vitally important. Furthermore, it is a significant factor in the first impression made on a visitor, whether they are welcome or unwelcome.
What many people do not realise is just how complex the subject of perimeter security is today. Not only are there legal requirements to be met, but each application has its own needs – so the solution to the problem is difficult in every case.
What is certain is that appropriate and properly installed security fencing:
- Deters casual trespassers / determined intruders;
- Increases the time it takes for determined intruders to breach the security;
- Prevents unauthorised removal of valuable goods from a site;
- Achieves compliance with insurer’s requirements – in terms of theft and public liability;
- Marks the boundaries of a property.
Whatever security measures are implemented, be sure to avoid the most commonly encountered pitfalls. These include holes that are left unrepaired, and trees that grow up adjacent to fencing making it easy to climb over.
You should also be very aware of constructing your fence alongside quiet, unlit roadways as this provides opportunity for a vehicle or wheelie bin to be parked alongside your premises providing an easy route over the fence.
A fence is only as good as its installation. Poorly installed fencing detracts from the appearance of your premises, and everybody knows how important first impressions are.
An uninvited visitor to the site may see the poor fence as a reflection of your company’s own standards, and a potential intruder may look upon poorly installed fencing as a sign that the company pays little attention to security.
Furthermore, poorly installed fencing may be easier to breach in some cases, and it will be more likely to need repairs and maintenance earlier than would otherwise be necessary. In the worst case, an insurer may contest a claim if the security fencing was deemed to be unsatisfactory.
If you are looking to install a security fencing solution on your property, or simply require further information or advice on security solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.