Key perimeter security considerations, when designing a new perimeter security system there is a wide range of factors that you should consider. From the aesthetics of the building to the integration of alerts into a central system, these are the key things to think about when designing a new perimeter security system:
The most common method of entry through a perimeter is through destruction of a lock. The locking system that you have in place needs to be as secure as possible and as tough as possible to stop people from breaking through it.
Walls and fences
Walls offer greater resistance to force, but fences allow for better visibility that makes security easier to operate. Remember that you will need more CCTV cameras to cover the perimeter if you use walls for security. Electric fences will help to deter ingress, but remember that a fence is more easily knocked down with force and can be cut through.
Gates are not only for preventing ingress; they can be used to prevent egress too. A gate offers you a moving perimeter section that can be used to your advantage. Having control of the gate from a central system can allow you to put the compound on lockdown if someone who shouldn’t be is inside.
A well-lit compound is the enemy of criminals because it stops them moving about unseen. Having large areas of dead space with nothing to hide behind and bright lights will deter the vast majority of criminals from entering, particularly when coupled with camera systems.
Your security systems should all be integrated to a central system that alerts you of any attempted ingress. Disruptions to the fencing, movement on cameras within the compound and gate or lock tampering should all set off alarms in a central system that your security guard can view. The SharpView system allows you to bring all of these alerts into one unit and to access the systems from a handheld device, so you can react immediately wherever you are. Remember that the sooner you spot a criminal, the more likely you are to catch them.
Remember that your system needs to record the breach and capture as much information as possible. The more footage and evidence you can collect, the more likely you are to catch and successfully prosecute a criminal.
While visible security systems help to deter criminals, there is no need to sacrifice aesthetics. Plan your perimeter security system with aesthetics in mind so you can still create a pleasant space.
To find out more and to start setting up your perimeter security considerations today, contact the team at EyeLynx here.