In a recent blog post, the security franchise shared its expertise on the topic of choosing the right perimeter security solution for customers’ homes and/or businesses.
According to Jackson Fire and Security, “The range of perimeter management solutions available is vast. At one end of the spectrum are solutions like fences and walls. But these can be enhanced with the addition of perimeter security lighting, and further developed into more comprehensive solutions with the use of technologies such as CCTV systems and heat, motion and contact detection sensors and intrusion detection systems. These systems can initiate various responses, including notifying alarm receiving centres, locking down entry and exit points and triggering CCTV recording and lighting in the area.”
When a customer is deciding what the best (and most appropriate) way to secure their site’s perimeter is, the security franchise suggested, in this blog post, that they consider four key questions. Question one: What is the potential threat level? Customers should “identify the types of threats [their] premises could be exposed to”, and act accordingly. Customers operating “in a highly sensitive industry, for example”, will need “a more robust level of perimeter protection”.
Question two: What about the practicalities? Customers should, for instance, think about their neighbours when considering perimeter solutions - will the solutions impact them, and will the neighbours’ premises “create any additional risks” that need considering. Plus, “the visual impact of any potential perimeter security solution” will need to be assessed and confirmed to be in line with “local regulations”. Finally, customers should think about “specific environmental conditions that could affect the perimeter solutions” like flood risks.
Question three: How much scope is there for integration? In the words of Jackson Fire and Security, “Installing new networking infrastructure can be expensive so one way to keep costs down is to opt for technologies that can integrate with any security systems already in place. If you have CCTV and access control systems for example, check whether other perimeter security technologies could be installed to provide a comprehensive solution rather than ending up with several stand-alone systems that don’t communicate.”
And finally, question four: Have ongoing maintenance costs been factored in? Any solution will require maintenance, and customers of Jackson Fire and Security were urged to weigh up “the financial viability of options” accordingly. Find out more about becoming a Jackson Fire and Security franchisee via its profile page, which you’ll discover linked above.
Lily Sweeney, Point Franchise ©