The majority of criminals don’t want to get caught so will avoid targeting a site that has visible security in place. When putting together a site security strategy for your business, ask yourself if criminals can clearly see that you have advanced monitoring systems set up. If not, then criminals may still attempt to intrude and steal from your business, with the ultimate aim of committing their crime and then getting away with it.

What types of visual deterrents are available?

If you’re setting up a security plan for your premises and want to include as many visual deterrents as possible, consider some of the following:

CCTV surveillance

CCTV is often described as being the top deterrent to criminals who don’t want their actions caught on camera. Rapid deployment towers can be erected across your entire site allowing full surveillance coverage of its every corner. Standing with an extended height of 6 metres tall and 3 metres of housing, they’re incredibly obvious to anyone who is scoping out the area.

Access control and concrete barriers

Any site requires a secure perimeter around the outside to prevent intruders, but also to delineate a clear boundary so that members of the public don’t put themselves at harm. Tall metal fences and security gates will form part of your boundary, and criminals can also see if there is an access control system in place. These work to restrict who is allowed in and out of the site and enables site managers to track the movement of any personnel going through the access points.

Internal criminals including your own crew or third-party contractors understand the risks of being tracked by an access control system, so this is also a clear deterrent to them.

Concrete barriers are another perimeter signal that prevent anyone from driving close to the site, either to use vehicles to bombard the boundary, or to be used as a getaway vehicle.

Security guard

When a human guard is physically present onsite, fully equipped with cuffs, baton and a phone or radio system, criminals know that their perimeter breach will quickly be detected. In many cases a security guard will apprehend any intruder and will call for backup from the local authorities.

If you want a security guard to be onsite 24/7, then this can be expensive. An alternative is to use a combination of remote monitoring and ad-hoc site patrols. Although this means there will be gaps when a security guard isn’t present on-site, criminals could also be disturbed in the act of a robbery when a manned patrol unit arrives without warning.

Warning signs

If all the above weren’t dissuasive enough, then a security warning sign alerting trespassers of ‘Sicuro 24/7 site security’ makes a direct statement that there is security in place and that all actions are being monitored.

Book your site security assessment

Sicuro offers a wide selection of visual deterrents as well as other advanced security solutions to keep your business protected. To build your bespoke site security strategy, contact Sicuro today on 0800 999 1888 to book your assessment.