Security is at an all-time high these days. A combination of higher security demands in various industries and scandals involving hacking and leaked information has generated a level of fear amongst the public and businesses alike so the safety of a business’s property, both physical and intellectual, is constantly being scrutinised.
In an ideal world, businesses would not have to fear the threat posed by outsiders looking to intrude but unfortunately we do not live in an ideal world. Considering the security of both your internal and external systems is a factor paramount to some businesses and vast sums of money are invested to make sure that people who shouldn’t be on the inside stay on the outside and information that shouldn’t be on the outside stays on the inside.
So what are the most effective security systems?
There are myriad options available to companies looking to ensure that their personnel, information and resources are as safe as possible at all times. Externally, perimeter fencing is an effective security system to place on the front line. Fences, whether they be standard, electrified or barbed, form a barrier that intruders usually find very tough to both get through and get out of. There are other more technological systems available too, namely infrared systems and remote detectors, which provide an opportunity to bring the latest advancements in technology to the forefront of your security. Of course, there is also the good old fashioned security guard who you can never discount.
When planning your security, it’s also important to consider other factors which may have an effect on its efficiency. If continuous manpower is needed to maintain the security measure, effective training must be cast upon the employee designated with the security responsibility. It would be a shame for thousands to be spent on a state-of-the-art system and to then suffer a security breach purely because an employee is not aware of what to do.
Another factor is the cost of the system itself. The cost of the system must warrant whatever you are trying to protect inside, otherwise there will not be enough capital to keep the system both running and maintained.
Organising security sounds like a very straightforward task but there are a lot of factors that need to be considered. The most important thing to do – plan. Planning for eventual outcomes allows you to understand what you need, so before you invest in anything, plan for all problems, hitches and eventualities.
Tim Gleesson looks at the importance of taking sufficient security measures, writing for GPS Perimeter Systems Ltd