Identifying potential threats through vigilance and observation


Security fencing can prevent the vast majority of prospective intruders from entering your site or premises, while alarm systems can tell you when someone is trying to breach your perimeter. However, here at Zaun, we believe it’s important to identify potential intruders and threats before they approach your site or premises. You can have your security personnel view the area around your perimeter using CCTV and patrol the area in person to spot incoming threats. But what exactly should they be looking for? In this blog entry, we’ll attempt to answer that question.

1. Loitering individuals

Criminals will often hang around near a site or premises that they plan to burgle. This is known as ‘casing’. It gives prospective criminals a chance to memorise the layout and security features before they attempt to breach its perimeter. So if your security personnel notice anyone loitering near your site or premises, they should be aware that these individuals may be criminals who are casing the site. So while you can’t really have someone expelled from your local area or arrested simply for hanging around near your site, you can recognise the potential threat and ensure that your security personnel are on high alert.

2. Unfamiliar faces

If your site or premises is in a fairly remote location, it may be possible for your security personnel to spot unfamiliar individuals who have no business being in the surrounding area. Clearly, these individuals could represent a security risk, so make sure your security team is on the lookout for suspicious and unfamiliar people.

3. People carrying suspicious objects

Breaking into a site or premises isn’t easy. In fact, it’s almost impossible if it’s protected by Zaun perimeter fencing and other security measures! That’s why many criminals and intruders use specialised equipment. Therefore, your security team should be on the lookout for anyone carrying suspicious-looking objects or equipment near your site or premises.

Here at Zaun, we can supply you with the security measures you need to deter and stop almost any prospective intruder. However, you should still ensure that you’re aware of potential threats before they reach your perimeter. Following the advice we’ve provided in today’s blog will allow you to identify individuals who threaten your site or premises before they even approach it.

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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