Methods of Securing Perimeters of Compounds and Yards.
For perimeter security to be effective, the entire perimeter must be protected. Any weakness or sections not covered will soon be discovered and exploited.
BEFORE you commit yourself to any form of perimeter security, be sure you understand the realistic and practical options available to you. You should consider how effective it might be together with the true cost implications over a given period.
If a system relies on a response, who will respond? What are the cost implications?
Will you lose any space inside the perimeter for the system to function?
How easily can the system be compromised by blocking detection devices?
PIECE OF MIND
Will the system bring you piece of mind or just bring more headaches?
GET IT RIGHT
Get it right the first time and save a lot of time, money and hassle. Think long term, not a ‘quick fix’ which might prove very costly in the long run.
Formidable Physical barrier to prevent entry.
Need for ‘No Mans Land’ inside perimeter for detection devices to function resulting in loss of use of space.
Detection devices can be ‘blocked’ by vehicles or pallets etc. Could be deliberate to assist intruders.
Detection devices can be difficult to set up to ensure detection inside the fence line whilst avoiding detection outside.
Detection is achieved before gaining entry without the risk of false activations from legitimate sources.
Detection devices can be defeated by passing above the beam unless high multi-beam device is used.
System cannot be set if beam is blocked which often leads to it not being set. Could be deliberate to assistintruders.
System relies entirely on a ‘response’ so intruders have time to steal and disappear when that response arrives.
Intruders can hide their faces and ignore commands relayed over PA system speakers until ‘response’ arrives.
Intruders can create a decoy to create the opportunity for the real theft to be carried out.
Physical and psychological deterrent.
Means to physically repel intruders.
A response in the form of attendance at the premises is the first line of defence.
Can generate a local audible alarm without creating noise nuisance due to false alarms.