Perimeter Security is About More Than Just Fencing

When you think of perimeter security, chances are that tall iron fences, barbed wire, and gated entrances spring to mind. But perimeter security encompasses much more than just the fences that you get through to enter your property!

When you think of perimeter security, chances are that tall iron fences, barbed wire, and gated entrances spring to mind. But perimeter security encompasses much more than just the fences that you get through to enter your property!

When you think of perimeter security, chances are that tall iron fences, barbed wire, and gated entrances spring to mind. All of these things have fencing in common, but perimeter security encompasses much more than just the fences that you get through to enter your property! How can you ensure that you are properly securing your commercial or residential property and not letting your perimeter security fall to the wayside?

Get Down to Your Business

Before you can determine whether or not your perimeter security is appropriate, you need to conduct a risk assessment to determine what exactly is on the line (yes, even if you are doing this for a residential property).  There are four key factors taken into account during a risk assessment:

  1. Assets—Anything that you have that is considered of value or use
  2. Vulnerability—How susceptible any asset or group of assets is to loss (loss can mean various things depending on what the assets are)
  3. Threat—Any event which would have a negative effect on one or more assets
  4. Safeguard—Something that you put into effect to decrease the level of vulnerability for any asset(s) to any threat(s)

Now that you have determined what your potential risk level is, you should determine an effective perimeter security plan. A security program that works for your property should include:

  • Operational and day-to-day aspects of a security program
  • Developing and implanting a proactive process to avert any potential security or safety issues
  • A calculation of both vulnerability and threat
  • A proper balancing and utilization of manpower and electronic solutions

Your Perimeter Security Options

Once you have determined what you need and what you should have, it’s time to examine what you currently have. Some places use multiple different types of perimeter security systems to protect themselves against multiple potential threats. Some businesses benefit from fencing with sensors, but others may have shrubs that move around a little too much in the wind. Nuisance and false alarms make for irritated security staff, and eventually the sensors are turned down past the point of usefulness or turned off altogether. When designing your perimeter security, make sure that you are taking your surroundings into account.

 

Lighting is an important part of your perimeter security, so make sure you don’t focus on placing lights on a couple sides of your home if your back door isn’t properly lit and is therefore vulnerable to intruders. High security fencing is also incredibly important for perimeter security, and there are countless options and add-ons available for residential and commercial properties.

Choose Hercules High Security for Your High Security Fence

Whether you need perimeter security fencing for your home or the perfect version of a white picket fence to guard your business or residential property, trust the experts at Hercules High Security.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules High Security online or give us a call at 1-800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.