There are fears police forces will have to take officers off the street to deal with the need to slash spending. For example, the four Welsh police forces are set to lose 1,600. This estimation is contained in a report by the chief financial officer of the Police Authorities of Wales. It states: “It is inevitable that frontline delivery will be affected, however, police authorities in Wales will continue to attempt to minimise the impact of these unprecedented funding reductions.”
If your workplace is concerned about the impact of cuts on crime, you can improve security at the first point of entry. Automatic bollards limit vehicle access to a specific location and can easily be lowered when passage is authorised, typically within 2-3 seconds. Constructed out of concrete, stainless steel, aluminium or cast iron, the automatic bollards are constructed to completely stop the majority of vehicles. An access control device, such as a smart card, can be combined with your automatic bollards, enabling quick and easy raising and lowering of the post.