Technology is an important part of most modern security systems. If you’re planning on installing a new security system, you will probably opt to incorporate CCTV cameras and alarms. You may also choose electronic security gates and electrified fencing over more traditional perimeter fencing solutions. However, even the most technologically advanced pieces of security apparatus aren’t infallible. If you don’t take proper precautions, your cameras may be hacked, or your electrified fence may be disabled. Luckily, there are steps you can take to make your hi-tech security system more reliable and prevent intruders from interfering with your security apparatus.
1. Add non-electrified defences to your fence
It would help if you thought of electrified fencing as your first line of defence against intruders. Electrification is a powerful deterrent and is very effective at stopping would-be criminals. However, it shouldn’t be your only form of protection. If your electrical supply fails, your security fencing should be able to stop intruders without it for a short time. We recommend choosing a high fence and adding fence toppings. If you experience electrical problems, your fence will still block intruders until those problems can be rectified.
2. Ensure you have a backup power supply
All security technology is dependent on electricity. If an intruder interferes with your power supply or you experience a power cut, your CCTV cameras, electronic gates, alarms, and fencing could all be compromised. Ensuring that you have a backup power supply or an emergency power supply can eliminate this problem. In addition, if your power is cut but you have access to an alternate supply, you will be able to switch to it immediately, thereby ensuring that your security system isn’t compromised.
3. Make sure electronic security gates are monitored
Electronic gates are very effective at controlling access to secure sites and premises. However, they are not a substitute for security personnel. Ensure a member of your security team can always see your site’s entry points, even if they are protected by electronic gates. This will ensure that prospective intruders don’t have the opportunity to interfere with your gates or break through them.
Here at Zaun, we understand how important it is to protect the technology that protects your site or premises. We’re happy to help implement hi-tech security solutions that won’t let you down and provide information that will help you make the most of them. Contact us today if you want to know more.