Physical security risks in commercial and government sites: How to protect your premises
Anyone who runs a profitable business knows the risk to their premises, staff and equipment. For those in particular industries – including agriculture, forestry, public transport, energy and defence – the risks are even more significant.
The 2018 Home Office Commercial Victimisation Survey demonstrates the very real threat these businesses and others face every day from opportunistic criminals
Security in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sectors
In the UK alone, the number of crimes reported annually runs into the tens of thousands.
Assaults and threats
Use of vehicles on land
Grazing animals without permission
Security in other sectors
- 3 escapes from prison establishments and HMPPS escorts
- 6 escapes from contractor escorts
- Only 37.3% of prisons are performing at the highest standard for sufficient security measures. Almost 6% of prisons have the lowest possible rating.
The railways have faced similar challenges when it comes to tackling crime. The British Transport Police reported 68,313 notifiable crimes in 2018-19. In particular, the use of rail to facilitate drug trafficking is worryingly on the rise.
According to the BTP’s annual report, around 40% of delays and disruptions on the railways are due to police-related incidents, including trespass, fatalities, attempted suicides, incidents at level crossings, cable theft, bridge strikes and people in precarious positions.
In some sectors, preventing crime in the first instance is a higher concern than past statistics. One such example is nuclear power plants, which pose a real risk of a terrorist attack; a concern outlined by the World Nuclear Association.
In fact, since the 2001 terror attacks in America, the US has modified the law to make it a legal requirement to ensure the physical security of nuclear sites through measures such as barriers, bulletproof security stations and other physical modifications. These changes have cost an estimated $2bn to implement. More information about the USA’s nuclear power plant security measures can be read here.
The importance of perimeter detection
Introducing the InvisiFence
Safe Security Solutions are proud suppliers of the InvisiFence – the ultimate in perimeter defence technology.
The InvisiFence creates an invisible fence around an area, in addition to or in place of a physical fence. The underground buried sensors detect vibrations from above, distinguishing between wildlife, footsteps and vehicular movement. When an intruder is detected, a direct notification is sent to the owner via email or MMS – or to the onsite or remote control room using our Command and Control software system.
The features of InvisiFence
- There is no infrastructure required for installations; the InvisiFence is suitable for any premise however remote
- Weatherproof sensors
- A covert system which is invisible and vandal-proof
- The InvisiFence runs on mains power, but that doesn’t mean remote locations cannot benefit. The alternative of battery or solar-powered energy can cater for a diverse range of landscapes.
- Detects intrusion both from above and below ground
- InvisiFence can be used as a standalone security measure or be integrated with existing systems
- Self-learning algorithms minimise false alarms
- The InvisiFence can detect movement within a 10-25m radius of each sensor
- Installation is easy
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The requirements of each premise are completely bespoke. The application of the system, the size of the area to be secured, and the system integration needs vary between sites.