A whopping £100,000 damage was caused by a small gang breaking into a power station. Two of the criminals had physically removed heavy obstacles blocking the wooden doorway to the station, including solid steel sheets. One of the men climbed on top of a chamber containing live cables, with the aim of stealing the copper bars inside. Contact with the power source gave him a huge electric shock; while the sub-station was put totally out of action by the shock.
An access control device, such as a smart card, can be combined with outdoor security gadgets like automatic bollards from Carpark Barriers & Turnstiles. This enables the quick and easy raising and lowering of the post so only authorised personnel can enter your facility – highly useful for securing remote places like sub-stations. Automatic bollards are highly resistant to impact and atmospheric elements, and are housed inside compartments set into the road surface. The tough devices feature an anti-intrusion locking system.