Does your security system need to be overhauled?


If you’ve been using the same security system for years, it can be easy to overlook its flaws and shortcomings. After all, if it’s protected your business for years, you may assume that it will continue to do so.

Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Would-be intruders and criminals are constantly thinking up new strategies and techniques to overcome security measures and break into business premises and sites. So it’s important to keep one step ahead of them. What’s more, if your business has grown or changed over the last few years, its security requirements may have grown or changed too.

We’ve come up with three signs that will tell you if your current security system is insufficient. If you spot any of these signs, you should consider upgrading, adjusting or even replacing your security system as soon as possible.

1. Unstable security fencing

Most types of security fencing can stop petty criminals, vandals and other low-level intruders. Nowadays, however, it’s important to be prepared for smarter, more determined intruders, too. These individuals may be able to break down older fences and even certain types of newer fences. If your security fencing is noticeably unstable or shaky, it may not be able to deal with a concentrated attack and should be replaced. What’s more, if you don’t have mesh security fencing, you should consider switching to this type. Mesh is much stronger and more resilient than other comparable types of fencing. In the modern world, you need the most durable fencing available.

2. Old-fashioned CCTV cameras

Are you still using a low-resolution CCTV system or an old-fashioned black-and-white CCTV system? If so, you may have difficulty spotting and catching intruders who are clever enough to exploit your cameras’ shortcomings. Old-fashioned cameras also expose the age of your whole security system, which can entice intruders who know how to overcome older systems. In today’s security landscape, it’s advisable to have up-to-date, high-definition CCTV cameras.

3. No hostile vehicle mitigation system

Well-funded, determined criminals often use cars to ram security fencing. However, most criminals will only do this if they are confident that the business they are targeting has any money or valuable items. Even criminals don’t want to risk losing their vehicles unless they’re sure the payoff will be worth it. When you set up your current security system, your business may have been too small to attract vehicular intruders. Assuming that your business has grown, however, you should be prepared for a car-based attack. If you don’t have a hostile vehicle mitigation system, it’s time to think about getting one.

If your security system has any flaws that we’ve discussed in today’s blog entry, you should think about changing it. Each flaw can be addressed separately without affecting the rest of your security measures. However, these flaws are often indicative of the age and condition of your security system. Here at Zaun, we believe that you should consider upgrading your entire system if it has any of these flaws. We can help. We supply top-quality security fencing, CCTV cameras and hostile vehicle mitigation systems. Could you take a look at our products 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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