Improving lines of sight

lines of sightSeeing potential intruders and criminals before they arrive at your site or premises’ perimeter can be very useful. If you or your security personnel see would-be intruders coming, they can prepare appropriate measures to deter them or capture them. Naturally, this level of vigilance isn’t necessary for all businesses and organisations. For example, many companies and institutions need CCTV cameras that adequately cover their entrances and perimeter. However, if you run a larger, more high-profile business or organisation, you may find that a good sightline provides a crucial advantage. But how can you improve your security employees’ ability to see potential intruders?

1. Powerful lighting

CCTV cameras can be used to remotely monitor parts of your site or premises, while security personnel can be employed to keep a lookout for suspicious activity. However, neither human beings nor cameras can observe effectively in dim lighting. You probably already keep the interior of your premises lit at night, but you should also consider deploying powerful exterior lights. By lighting up the area around your premises or site instead of just the premises or site itself, you can increase the range from which it’s possible to spot would-be intruders.

2. Mesh fencing

There are many types of security fencing available. Obviously, all of them obscure vision to some extent – there’s no such thing as a completely transparent security fence! However, mesh fencing is much easier to see through than other types of fencing. The structure of mesh fencing naturally leaves large, regular gaps between strands of metal. This does not diminish the fence’s strength. Installing this type of security fencing around your perimeter can make it easier for security personnel to see outside your site and spot potential intruders.

3. Security training

Of course, spotting potential intruders isn’t just about improving lines of sight. You also need to train your security personnel to notice and identify suspicious activity.

Here at Zaun, we run RIBA approved CPD presentations on perimeter security. Contact us today for more information.

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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