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4 key signs that your business needs perimeter protection
In business, especially when it comes to the security of your establishment, it pays to prepare for the worst. Crime can occur at any time, and can come in a variety of forms, including trespassing, arson and vandalism. At Bollard Security, we believe the best way to mitigate the effects of crime committed against your business is to establish a secure perimeter protection scheme. You can choose from various types of perimeter security, such as barriers, gates and security bollards.
But if you’re not sure yet whether or not you could benefit from them, here are four tell-tale signs that you might need to implement some protective measures around your business perimeter.
A general rise of crime in the area
As we’ve touched on above, crime can come in many forms. If you know that your area has recently seen a rise in local crime, whether it that’s in the form of arson, theft, trespassing or thievery, then it’s probably time to assess the security of your perimeter. Like a lot of trends, the causes of crime rises aren’t always simple. It might the work of a few random opportunists, or it might indicate something a little more organised and sinister, such gang activity.
Either way, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially if there are other businesses in your area that have recently fallen victim to criminal acts. And of course, if you’ve already become one of them, then it will make it all the more pressing to get your perimeter security assessed by a professional. Waiting too long to act (or not acting at all) means that as you may risk being labelled as a soft target by the perpetrators, making them more likely to return and try their luck again.
You’ve noticed unusual things happening around your premises
Vigilance helps to prevent crime. If you and your employees can remain eagle-eyed when it comes to identifying any unusual goings own around your business, like odd-looking vehicles driving slowly around your site, or unidentified people taking photographs of your premises, then you can address these suspicions as a group and work to prevent them from leading to anything more detrimental. If you’re suspicious of any of these things, it’s worth thinking very carefully about the security measures surrounding your building, and whether they’re enough to defend against any potential intrusions.
You’ve found evidence of trespassing
Last, but certainly not least, on our list is the discovery of evidence that suggests a break-in to your premises. This could be a broken window, an unlocked door that should have been secured, or litter in places that you wouldn’t normally expect. Generally speaking, the more that trespassing occurs, the more likely the damage to your property is to escalate, so it’s important to nip it in the bud early.
Signs of entry could be a result of people testing your defences – and if they find they can be easily breached, then they may come back even more prepared. In worst case scenarios, trespassing can lead to things like arson and theft, so once again if you suspect any form of trespassing, make sure not to wait too long to reassess your security set up by seeking out guidance from a professional.
Obviously this isn’t an exhaustive list, but if you’re able to give each of these points at least some consideration, you’ll be able to make a significant difference to the security of your premises. And if you do think you’re in need of a few additions but you’re not sure where to start, we can help.
Here at Bollard Security, we possess a huge stock of all types of security bollards to suit any need – from telescopic bollards, to heavy duty security solutions like our RANCH E 330/1200 (K12) HVM Fixed Bollard, check out our products online to find out which ones could be the best fits for your business. And if you ever need any guidance or you’ve got questions that need answering, you can call up one of our in-house experts on 01535 509001 – we’re always happy to see how we can help!