3 effective security measures for industrial businesses


Security, like anything, never sits still. Criminals are constantly changing their tactics, and security firms are constantly trying to stay one step ahead of them. Though businesses with any capital have something to lose, secondary-sector businesses should be particularly vigilant when protecting their premises.

Here are some of the most effective ways to secure your industrial business from modern-day threats:

Educate and enforce

While physical defences like security fencing will do a lot of the work for you, it’s important to educate your staff on security policies and actively enforce them. Unfortunately, many industrial plants don’t even have their most basic security protocols recorded anywhere.

Be sure to draft, perfect and implement policies about various factors, such as which people have access to which assets, acceptable use of assets and reporting procedures in the case of a breach. These policies should also include a set response plan for restoring critical production apparatus following a major security breach.

Beef up your first line of defence

Physical security measures are essential for any industrial business. Some of the most damaging crimes are straightforward thefts when criminals can access the factory from the outside. Make sure you have high, professionally installed perimeter fencing complemented by CCTV and motion sensors.

You can also protect private servers and other valuable assets through good access control, key cards and locks. So whether you’re most at risk of inventory theft or intellectual property theft, physical security measures should never be overlooked, even in this increasingly digital day and age.

Use device profiling to control network use

Like many modern businesses, yours might have implemented a bring your own device (BYOD) policy to make collaboration and work in general more productive. Unfortunately, while there are certainly advantages to BYOD workplaces, it can make controlling your network much more difficult.

Acquire some device and identity profiling software to make monitoring, authenticating, controlling user privileges and other important functions easier. This will simplify the task of linking your company’s network up with a centralised security system dictated by clear policies. Furthermore, in the event of a breach, you’ll be in a much better position to respond effectively.

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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