05th April 2018
As you are probably aware, ordinary security precautions (such as perimeter fencing and CCTV cameras) are sufficient to stop most would-be intruders. However, some criminals are more determined and may overcome basic security measures. If your business site or premises has been broken into before, you need to consider the possibility that intruders will try to break into it again by exploiting the same security weakness. That means that it’s important to learn from previous intrusions and adjust your security measures accordingly. In today’s blog, we’ll explain how you can learn from past break-ins in order to prevent future ones.
When trying to understand why your basic security measures failed, the first thing you should do is review all available CCTV footage of the break-in. Use the footage to see where and how the intruders entered your site or premises, then ask yourself how you can prevent the same thing from happening again. For example, if the intruders used a vehicle to break through your road-facing security fencing, consider installing a hostile vehicle mitigation system. If they climbed over the security fencing at the back of your site unobserved, consider adding fence toppings or electrifying that part of your fence.
Many break-ins can be thwarted if you or your security personnel are able to respond to them in time. Were you or security personnel able to get to the intruders before they stole anything or vandalised your property? If not, think about taking steps to improve your response time. For example, you may wish to install a more sensitive alarm system or ensure that there are more security personnel on-site at times when your business might be vulnerable.
Sometimes, criminals are able to overcome a security system because one or more of the components of that system is inadequate. Following a successful break-in, you should check your fencing, CCTV cameras, alarm systems and other security apparatus to make sure that it was functioning correctly. If not, you may wish to consider looking for another supplier.
Here at Zaun, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch security equipment for all types of business. If you need extra equipment to defend against future break-ins, we can help. If you need a completely new security apparatus supplier, make us your first choice. Contact us today for more information.