Simple tips for high-tech perimeters

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Technology is an integral part of any modern security perimeter. We’ve discussed the benefits of technology many times on this blog: alarm systems and CCTV cameras are needed to warn security personnel when a prospective intruder is approaching. At the same time, electric fencing can be used as a powerful deterrent. However, while technology has revolutionised the way security perimeters operate, it also has one fairly substantial disadvantage. If a piece of technology stops working, it can undermine your entire perimeter. Here at Zaun, we care about ensuring your perimeter is always impregnable. As a result, we’ve created a list of tips for ensuring that your security technology doesn’t fail and leave your perimeter vulnerable.

1. Ensure cables are well-protected

The wires and cables that connect CCTV cameras and alarms to power sources can be vulnerable to wear-and-tear. If a wire or cable breaks, the technology that depends on it will obviously stop working. We, therefore, recommend ensuring that any external wires and cables are well-insulated and well-protected with thick rubber or plastic.

2. Put redundancy systems in place

Here at Zaun, we pride ourselves on the durability of our security technology. However, if a CCTV camera or alarm does break down, it’s important to ensure that it won’t leave a gap in your defences. This is easily achieved. Ensure that you have two or more CCTV cameras or alarms covering each point on your perimeter. Even if one fails, every part of your perimeter will still be covered.

3. Carry out regular maintenance

Perhaps the simplest way to prevent technological failures is to regularly check your electronic security measures for damage and carry out necessary maintenance. This can dramatically extend the lifespan of your electronic security measures and prevent them from failing at inopportune moments.

4. Don’t rely completely on technology

Security fencing, fence toppings and other non-electronic perimeter defences are just as important as security technology. It’s important not to rely completely on electronic solutions – remember to keep your non-technological security features well-maintained. This will ensure your perimeter is never undefended, even in the event of technological failure.

Technology is vital to modern security perimeters. By following the tips we’ve provided in today’s blog entry, you can make sure yours doesn’t let you down.

Looking for high tech perimeters? 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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