Think Like an Intruder – Protect your business effectively


It is all too easy to see things from only our own perspective and not consider them from another viewpoint. Unfortunately, this happens a lot in our personal lives, and many people do not take the time to step into someone else’s shoes when issues arise. This idea is also something that can be applied to keeping your business secure. While you may think you have done everything you can to keep your premises safe, have you thought about it from the viewpoint of an intruder?

While you might believe this to be the same, what potential intruders consider insecurity may not always align with what you think. But what could any intruder be looking for when trying to break into your grounds?

An exposed perimeter

Many intruders are actually opportunists who walk around an area, looking for an ad-hoc chance to cause damage or steal equipment. The first thing most look for is an exposed business that has no perimeter security to bypass. This makes it so much easier for them when compared to breaking into somewhere which does have perimeter fencing. If you already have security fencing, they will also look for broken or damaged sections that can easily slip through. Even if you have a small section of fencing in this state, they can often make it big enough to get through quite easily.

No CCTV cameras or alarms

Most intruders will also look for businesses that do not have other effective security measures in place. The most common things they will want to avoid are CCTV cameras and fencing/buildings with active alarm systems. All intruders fear these measures for their attention and the hard evidence of their identity CCTV pictures could give.

What is inside to steal?

Although you may get some intruders wanting to cause damage to your grounds or buildings merely, many will be there to steal items. With this in mind, most will look for a business that gives them a clear view of what is inside from the outside. This saves them from taking the risk and wasting time on breaking into somewhere with nothing worth taking. With this in mind, you should ensure all blinds are shut when people leave for the day, and nothing is left on-show.

Effective security fencing with Zaun

If you need top-quality perimeter fencing installed to keep your business safe, call Zaun today on 01902 796699. We manufacture effective woven and welded mesh fencing from our UK base. Get in touch for more details.

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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