Protecting your business’s finances with physical security


Businesses and organisations that keep large quantities of cash on-site are very tempting targets for thieves. So banks, casinos, financial institutions and other businesses that routinely deal with huge sums of money need to think about protecting their cash assets. If you’re in charge of securing a business or organisation of this type, you may be wondering what security measures you need to prioritise. Here at Zaun, we understand that criminals are likely to focus on liquid capital more than any other type of asset, so protecting it is crucial. That’s why we’ve come up with some simple tips that will bolster the security of your business’s money.

1. Invest in a vault or a safe

Obviously, a solid metal chamber or box that can be securely locked is the best place to store cash. These containers only have one door, meaning that criminals cannot get at your cash from unexpected angles. They are also almost impossible to breakthrough. We don’t sell vaults or safes here at Zaun, but we thoroughly recommend them. What’s more, we can help you make one even more secure once you’ve purchased it (as you’ll see in point 2).

2. Place CCTV cameras and alarms around your vault or safe

Nobody should be able to approach the vault or safe where your business’s physical cash is stored without being visible on CCTV. What’s more, discreet alarm systems should be used to alert security personnel whenever someone approaches the vault. Don’t just place CCTV and alarms on and around the vault or safe itself: Ensure that every conceivable angle of approach is covered. We at Zaun can provide you with the CCTV and alarm systems that you need to accomplish this.

3. Increase the resilience of your perimeter

Guarding your site or premises is one of the most effective ways to guard the money that you keep there. Add fence toppings to your security fencing, along with a hostile vehicle mitigation system. You should also seriously consider electrifying your fencing. Don’t just settle for one or two security measures at your perimeter: use everything available to prevent criminals from getting to your company’s cash.

4. Protecting your business’s finances – Hire highly-trained security personnel

Finally, remember that cash should never be left unattended. Hire trustworthy, competent security personnel to guard it.

Here at Zaun, we can help you Protecting your business’s finances and defend your assets from thieves. Cash is one of the most important assets you have, so if your business handles large sums of money, contact us today.

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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