The secrets of night-time security


No matter what type of business or organisation you run, your premises are most vulnerable at night. Criminals and intruders can use the cover of darkness to infiltrate your perimeter. Furthermore, you may have fewer employees on-site to stop them than you would during the day. That’s why we at Zaun believe it’s important for your organisation to have a security system and perimeter that can deal with the unique requirements of night-time security. In today’s blog, we’d like to give you some tips on creating a security perimeter that can keep your premises safe from the criminals and vagabonds that lurk in the concealing shadows of the night.

1. Utilise advanced CCTV

We strongly recommend installing CCTV cameras with infra-red or thermal imaging capabilities or other features that enable them to see and record events in darkness. Remember, CCTV may allow you to spot criminals as they try to intrude on your premises. It may also allow you to identify intruders and bring them to justice, even if they manage to escape. It’s therefore important to ensure that your cameras are just as effective in the dark as during the day.

2. Deploy lighting where possible

Criminals who operate under cover of darkness may be deterred by bright lights. What’s more, if you have any employees on-site at night, they are more likely to spot intruders if your premises are well-lit. While you may not be able to keep every part of your premises lit at night, you should ensure that key entry points are fully illuminated. If you own larger premises, we recommend using floodlights that bathe large areas in light and make it harder for intruders to go unseen.

3. Use sound to your advantage

Criminals may try to cut through your perimeter fencing when it’s dark because they believe they can’t be seen. However, even if an intruder can’t be seen, they can still be heard. Therefore, we suggest attaching alarms to your security fencing that will alert your security personnel audibly if they detect an intruder.

Your premises may be more vulnerable at night than during the day. However, a well-designed security system can negate this vulnerability. Here at Zaun, we can supply you with CCTV cameras, alarms and security fencing to help you deal with night-time intruders. Contact us today for further 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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