The look or visual appearance of your property is key to protecting it against unlawful entry. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to burglar-proofing your premises, but there are loads of ways you can reduce the risk of a break-in. As a property owner, your first job is to ensure that your premises doesn’t look appealing to thieves or vandals. So, let’s get down to business and discuss a few different ways to take your business off the top of the ‘easy hits list’.
A First-rate fence
We get it: starting with a good fence might sound a little obvious, but the importance of your fencing structure really can’t be stressed enough. Your fence is vital to preventing criminals from setting foot on the property. Fending them off at the fence-line is your ultimate choice! Anti-climb fencing options such as Securemax 338/358 and Corromesh 358 are excellent choices for most business sites. They’re strong, robust, aesthetically appealing and tamper-proof. As an added deterrent, fence toppers such as Razar Tape are guaranteed to intimidate even the most die-hard intruders! True to label, Razar Tape is designed to make entry over the fence a painful and extremely uninviting option…
If your anti-climb fencing structure looks formidable and is impossible to remove or cut through, you’ve achieved your first goal!
Remove Visual Barriers
When proofing your business premises against burglary, it’s important to minimize the opportunity for criminals to hide. Dense hedges, large trees, poorly lit yards and doorways, clutter obscuring entry points… all these things make it easier for unwanted personnel to move around your premises unnoticed. To the contrary, a property that is open and well-lit (especially at night) is not an attractive or easy target for crooks. Taking the following steps will help to keep your place more open and less vulnerable:
- Remove dense shrubbery and opt for low-growing, open garden designs. Especially around doorways, windows, and other entry points
- De-clutter outside yards as much as possible to limit visual barriers
- Install exterior building and yard lighting – consider motion-activated spotlights as an option for doorways or other access points
Take your security up a notch by installing a security camera system. Chances are if the unwanted intruder knows that he/she is going to be recorded on camera, your property won’t be so attractive! It’s important to install both internal and external cameras on your buildings. Make sure they’re cameras which record activity in the yard and along the fence-line too. In the unlucky event of a break-in, security cameras provide accurate footage which may prove to be invaluable.
The team at Australian Security Fencing is serious about protecting your business. And we’d like to help you take your security to another level by helping you achieve a property that visually deters intruders. Call us today on 1800 666 927 and let’s get started: make 2019 the year of security!