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The Different Kinds Of Perimeter Protection Systems You Need Installed For Optimal Safety

If you work in freight, logistics or warehousing, the security and safety of your operation are paramount. It is vital that you have robust equipment that is able to cope with any risks and threats. It should also be considered that a robust perimeter protection system is installed so that the wider area of your premises can be protected. The wider your perimeter is, the more notice you will likely have of any threat. 

In this post, we take a look at different types of perimeter protection systems and highlight the importance of regularly updating and checking this just as you do when performing loading equipment maintenance.

Types of perimeter protection systems

There are various types of perimeter protection systems you may wish to employ. Depending on whether you carry high value cargo or need quick access to your premises, it may be worth considering partnering up with a well-established security firm, who can assess your premises, and provide guidance on what might suit you best.

Some examples of suggestions they may make could include:

  • Physical barriers – fences, gates and turnstiles can be a good first line of defence against any threat of security to your premises. These can act as a deterrent in themselves, but partnering them with access controls such as folding gates, sliding doors and key card access can help to ensure quick access for all authorised parties without risking unauthorised access.
  • Surveillance systems – vital in areas where you may have high value cargo, these are also a great choice for your perimeter. With high definition CCTV cameras and motion sensors, these systems will enable you to be informed of a threat in more than enough time to do something about it. It is also possible to install anti-intruder detection systems that differentiate between local wildlife, weather and those who are trying to gain access to your premises for nefarious purposes.

These are just a couple of examples of what perimeter protection systems you can employ. However, integrated security systems that include access control measures, including key cards, fobs or biometrics, for example, along with video and motion sensors can ensure that you are fully covered.

If you are unsure as to which system may suit you best, or how to integrate the systems you already have with new technology, it may be best to consult with a professional company. They could suggest ways to improve the security of your perimeter you may not have considered previously.

The importance of analysis and maintenance of your perimeter security systems

Installing equipment to improve security and safety on your premises is not a one time only event. Once you have installed security measures, it is wise to regularly review what is working for you, ironing out any bugbears, and tweaking the system to better suit your needs. After all, if you are getting regular callouts when there is no need, it may be worth taking a second look at your system to see whether any of the controls can be balanced to allow for genuine threats to be found and accidental alerts  to be dismissed remotely.

Not only this, but you will need to make sure that your perimeter security equipment is checked and maintained regularly. If a camera gets knocked out by a storm, for example, this could leave you open to somebody getting into your premises. To avoid any routes of access for those threatening your security, it is wise to put together a preventative maintenance plan rather than a reactive one. By doing so, you can ensure that your premises are protected at all times.

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