3 things you need to consider before installing a perimeter security system

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Installing an integrated perimeter security system is a vital part of protecting your business premises from intruders, so it’s important to get it right from the get-go. Before you install your perimeter security system, there are a few things you need to consider, including:

Landscape

Every day, your perimeter security system will be exposed to changing weather conditions, so the foundation on which your perimeter security fencing sits needs to be solid enough for it to perform optimally. If your business premises are close to a water source, such as a coastline or an estuary, it’s a good idea to look into specially-designed waterproof steel coatings to enhance the longevity and structural integrity of your fence. Also, when installing your perimeter security system, it’s important to ensure that your solution does not sit nearby any potential aids for climbing, such as vehicles, storage bins and overhanging branches.

Maintainance

Before installing your perimeter fencing, it is essential to ensure that single-use, concealed or tamper-evident fixings are installed to ensure that your security system is not compromised due to any initial breach attempts. It’s also a good idea to establish a regular schedule for inspection that includes checking potential access points from within the site and outside of it to examine any evidence of tampering or damage.

Certification

When you’re selecting a perimeter security system for your business premises, there are a number of third-party ratings and accreditations that you can look out for and use as a useful guide to various barriers, gates and fences. Certification from bodies such as the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), Secured by Design (SBD) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) are good indicators of a robust, high-quality security system that you can rely on.

If you’re looking to install an integrated perimeter security system or electrified perimeter fencing to protect your business from intruders, get in touch with our team at Harper Chalice today by calling us on +44 (0)24 7642 1300, dropping us an email at [email protected] or by filling in our online form.

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