Heritage & Historic Site Security
Security Measures For Historic Sites
Protect Properties, Structures, Monuments and Historically Significant Artifacts
Sites of historical significance face more unique threats than almost any other assets we help to secure.
Common problems such as trespassing, damage and intrusion are overshadowed by the looming menace of targeted, organised theft. The issue that arises time and again for heritage sites is the public safety aspects vs the need for robust security. Ensuring that properties can remain open to the public but also keep any valuables secure is a delicate balance that is often not helped by restrictions that may be in place.
Every heritage site we visit has to meet certain criteria in terms of which methods of security can or cannot be used. There may be restrictions on digging, mounting fences or poles for example, which will limit the security methods that can be deployed.
We work with historic site owners to identify the access points, review any limitations in the current security and upgrade any systems that are currently in place to military standards, without compromising public safety.
Security may be difficult but it’s not impossible. We have the technology and the options to ensure your site is kept safe.
Security Threats To Heritage Sites
- Organised Crime
- Opportunist Criminal Activity
- Property Damage
- Restricted Area Access
- Public Safety
- Terrorist Threats
- High-Value Historic Items
- Employee Monitoring
- Limitations On Permitted Security Measures
- Publics Access & Pathways
Heritage sites face a number of problems and there is no simple “one size fits all” solution to security.
The broad range of areas require different measures to be in place that all work together to eliminate crime. Existing security systems are often outdated or no longer fit for purpose.
That is where Safe Security Solutions comes in: We stop crime and maintain public safety with systems that detect intrusions the moment they happen. Stopping threats before they can take action is our priority.
Basic Security For Historical Sites
Standard security for sites of significance might include:
- Locked/Gated Access Areas
- Manned Security
- Alarms & Sirens
- Perimeter Fencing
- Motion-Activated Lighting
Security considerations for historic sites can be broken down into three categories:
- Organised Criminals
- Opportunistic Crime
- Public Safety
The methods of security that any heritage site is able to employ are largely dictated by public safety. In order to maintain open access to the public, any security methods should allow a site to remain open and maintain an attractive aesthetic. This can be in direct contradiction to the levels of security required to keep high-value items and historically significant areas safe.
Our range of systems are specialised to allow instant threat detection without ruining the experience for public visitors.
Safe Security Solutions Recommends
Detecting threats should not be at odds with protecting public visitors.
Before considering any security measures, a thorough site survey should be conducted. This should take into account any existing security measures, public rights of way, restricted access areas, full perimeter checks and any considerations that may restrict which security technologies can be used.
We have a broad range of detection devices including:
Each system offers unique pros and cons but collectively, we can cover any area with security that detects threats as they happen whilst allowing access to public areas to remain open.
Our ISS (Integrated Security Software) will allow all security systems to be fully integrated including security gates, PIDS, ACS, alarm systems and CCTV equipment. With live feeds, real-time notifications and instant audio-visual deterrents that will take action.
In all cases, we not only create alerts but pinpoint the exact location of the intrusions, whether be a break in a fence, an invisible virtual tripwire crossed or an open area with buried seismic detectors in place that picks up footsteps or vehicle movement.
Best of all, our systems can offset the great British weather and wildlife creating false alarms, meaning you can trust the security alerts when they happen.