Learning from previous security breaches


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. Therefore, 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 to prevent future ones.

1. Review security footage

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 to 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.

2. Consider response times

Many break-ins can be thwarted if you or your security personnel can respond to them in time. For example, 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 more security personnel are on-site when your business might be vulnerable.

3. Check the quality of your security equipment

Sometimes, criminals can overcome a security system because one or more of the components of that system are inadequate. Following a successful break-in, you should check your fencing, CCTV cameras, alarm systems and other security apparatus to ensure 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. So if you need extra equipment to defend against future break-ins, we can help. On the other hand, if you need a completely new security apparatus supplier, make us your first choice. 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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