When you own or manage any type of industrial facility, security around that property is very important; thieves who enter the property may want to steal machinery, equipment you keep outdoors, company vehicles and anything else they can get their hands on! In extreme cases, competitors may even want to sabotage your work or damage your equipment in some way. To avoid these risks, note a few seemingly small but very effective ways to increase security around your industrial property so you know the location is always as safe as possible.
Bollards are small and thick cement columns that are placed outside of buildings to prevent vehicles from actually driving into them. Bollards are often used in places with a high risk of terrorist attacks, but they're also good for storefronts and industrial properties that have large glass doors or floor-to-ceiling windows. This is because thieves often use a vehicle to drive through such an entryway rather than tossing a brick through the window or trying to pry open the door! Adding bollards in front of your building can deter such brazen intruders, protecting your property and any staff who might be working inside.
A good industrial fence is a must-have for any industrial property, but consider the mesh you choose for your fence. The smaller the mesh, the less of a toehold it will offer to anyone who might try to climb the fence. A punched metal fence is very secure; this is a full panel of metal with holes punched into the panel. These holes also offer no toehold for those who would climb the fence, and the solid metal is very difficult to cut with bolt cutters.
A fence topping refers to a feature added to the top of a fence. Barbed wire is a popular type of security fence topping, but it may seem overly industrial and imposing for your property. Another choice you might consider are spearheads; these resemble the pointed finials you see on wrought iron fences. Spearheads can be manufactured as part of a long panel that sits atop a fence, so they can be added even to wire, vinyl, or panel fences.
Angled pickets are also a good choice; these are long and thin pieces of metal that angle or curve away from the top of the fence, providing a barrier against anyone trying to get over the fence. These look much less industrial than other fence topping choices, but still provide maximum security against intruders