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The post COVID 19 security challenges of Britain

The post COVID 19 security challenges of Britain

16th June 2020

Across the UK, the ‘Lockdown’ laws rules introduced to deal with COVID are slowly being eased. The rail network can once more be accessed by people outside of key industries and many shops will reopen their doors. As a business owner, you may be wondering how your security requirements will change once the current crisis is over and what you can do to prepare. Here at Zaun, we pride ourselves on our expertise in all aspects of security. We’d like to provide you with the best advice possible on preparing for the challenges you’ll face post-COVID so that you can keep your business secure in a changing world.

1. The value of temporary fencing

While we can make educated predictions, nobody knows for certain what the post COVID 19 security landscape will look like. However, everyone agrees that we’re living through a paradigm shift that may permanently change security needs. As Amanda Finch puts it, writing for the website SC Media, “organisations shouldn’t see the current situation as an aberration followed by normal service. It’s the first step in a long-term transformation” (https://www.scmagazineuk.com/predictions-technology-security-landscape-post-coronavirus/article/1681253). One way to make sure you’re ready for this long-term transformation is to invest in temporary fencing. Temporary security fencing allows you to be flexible in your security approach as it can be deployed quickly and redeployed as needed. Whatever challenges you face, having a moveable, highly-adaptable security system in place will help you meet them as they arise.

2. The importance post COVID 19 security deterrents

It’s important not to underestimate the damage done to the economy by the global COVID outbreak. With British high-streets going into Lockdown and travel grinding to a halt for many people, the flow of capital became decidedly sluggish. It will take time for the economy to recover, which means that, post-COVID, there’s likely to be a period of increased poverty and unemployment. Historically, these conditions have usually signalled a rise in petty crime. That’s why recommend investing in deterrents that will keep low-level thieves and vandals away from your premises, such as detection technologies like PIDs and electric fencing along with fence toppings, which complement the fence line.

3. The protective power of gates

While COVID-related laws are being eased, it’s unlikely that the disease will dissipate completely for a long time. As British businesses reopen, it will be more vital than ever to keep unauthorised personnel out of your premises during business hours. After all, you need to keep your employees safe from infection. Security gates or turnstiles that require pass-codes, fobs or keys are ideal for this purpose. They can help ensure that nobody gets into your site or premises without proper authorisation but won’t interfere with the movement of your workers.

Here at Zaun, we offer a wide range of security products, including temporary security fencing, fence toppings, CCTV systems and secure gates. You can find all of our products here: https://www.zaun.co.uk/products/. Visit our product pages today to start preparing for the post-COVID world.