Making use of these four products can significantly boost your site’s security
Posted on 25th July 2023 at 18:57
Whatever the premises type or function, the safety of your employees, site and assets is paramount. Luckily, there are lots of ways that you can improve the security of your site – both internally and externally. In this article, we explore just four of the many options available to you…
1. Security posts
These posts prevent unauthorised vehicles from accessing your site’s car parking areas. Not only this, but both the fixed and removable posts can act as a deterrent against the threat of a potentially vulnerable entrance or exit falling victim to ram-raiding.
Security posts do not have to be a permanent fixture at your site. There are many different varieties of posts which can be removed or folded down when not in use. If, for instance, you have an area which you want to restrict vehicular access on a day-to-day basis yet grant access if needed – say an emergency or a delivery – then these are the types for you. With folding, removable and telescopic posts available, the choice really is yours.
2. Security Gates
Offering a form of security that can’t easily be bypassed. With full control of all vehicles and pedestrians that enter the premises, you can be sure of maintaining security whilst also providing a deterrent against any would be intruder.
With a wide choice of gate available from sliding aluminum gates, steel swing gates and even bi-fold gates, they can be fully automated, are easy to operate and can offer a long-term, robust and reliable security solution. In addition, your gates can be customised with a variety of extra safety and security measures such as sirens, flashing lights and beacons which can help drivers navigate through them safely.
Managing pedestrian access can easily be supervised through the addition of pedestrian gates or turnstiles which can be operated manually or automatically. Designed to be durable, versatile and easy to maintain, these gates make your entrances and exits more secure.
3. Car Park Barriers
If your site sees a high volume of vehicular traffic, then car park barriers can be a great alternative to security gates. They offer the same access control and can be used anywhere where you need to control vehicle access such as the staff or main car parks.
Their aluminum construction makes them low maintenance, light weight and durable. Much like gates, they can feature a wide variety of extra features such as klaxons, beacons and LED lights. All these features can assist drivers in knowing when the barrier is fully open and avoid any potential collisions – especially with high sided vehicles.
With a variety of access options available such as keypads, swipe cards, intercoms, cameras and induction loops to provide automatic operation or manual control from a security centre, these barriers help to protect your property against unwanted visitors.
4. Personnel Doors
All sites have entrances and exits and these can be some of your property’s most vulnerable areas. This is why it is important to make sure that your external doors are strong and robust enough to withstand a forced entry. A door with a wooden leaf is especially vulnerable to damage from determined thieves and, if not properly serviced and regularly maintained, could pose a serious security risk. To help your access points be as secure as possible, you should consider installing steel security doors. These act as a deterrent to would-be thieves and help to ensure that your site remains protected and secure.
Within the site itself, there are a number of ways in which you can control access to certain areas of your site. This could be through the use of swipe cards, keypads, intercom systems and Maglocks. The latter means that entry to the main site can be controlled by staff on the reception or security desks.
Finally, there are many ways to help control the access and boost security to your site. Our experts would be more than happy to help advise you on the best access and security solutions for you, your site and business. If you would like to know more or to arrange your free consultation, call us today on 01536 482187 or simply click here to contact us.
Removable posts in action from a site in Milton Keynes (Stanair)
A sliding steel security gate installed by our experts in Coventry
A steel fixed barrier helping to protect the site and staff of a local factory in Milton Keynes.
Steel personnel doors installed at a site in the Kettering area
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