Keeping smaller sites and premises safe with compact security measures


Smaller sites and premises can often be harder to protect than larger ones. After all, perimeter fencing and powerful security measures can be set up in and around larger sites and premises because they’re more spacious. But how can you defend your site if you don’t have enough space to establish a full perimeter or install heavy-duty security measures? Here at Zaun, we pride ourselves on protecting any site, regardless of its size. That’s why we’ve come up with some advice for anyone with a more compact site or premises. We hope these tips help you to defend your business while it grows and evolves.

1. Don’t give up on security fencing

Just because you don’t have enough space to create a full perimeter using security fencing, that doesn’t mean you can’t use it at all. Security fencing can be used to block access to potential entry points that intruders and other criminals might try to exploit. By placing security fencing across unwanted access points, you can control the route by which individuals have to enter and leave your site, thereby reducing the risk of criminals entering your site from unexpected directions.

2. Utilise your site’s small size for superior surveillance

Monitoring a smaller site obviously requires fewer CCTV cameras than monitoring a larger site. However, you can use this to your advantage. You may not have the room to set up towers or poles with CCTV cameras mounted on them, but by positioning smaller, less space-consuming cameras with care, you can eliminate blind spots. Remember, the first step towards stopping an intruder is spotting them.

3. Employ a security professional

If your site or premises is small, it might be because you run an SME or start-up. If this is the case, you probably think you can’t afford to employ security personnel, but this isn’t the case. A small site can easily be monitored and patrolled by a single security professional, so you don’t need to invest in a full security team. Instead, hire someone to watch your site when you and your employers aren’t there. By employing just one person, you can drastically reduce the risk of break-ins and other intrusion attempts.

We’re happy to provide you with security fencing, CCTV and other security apparatus (though you’ll have to source your own security personnel). If you’d like to know more about defending a small site, get in touch with us today.

Looking for Compact Security? Contact Zaun today!

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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