If you store valuable goods and products in your warehouse, then security is vital. As well as securing the building, you can set up perimeter options, such as sturdy fencing, to help keep people out of your premises.
Sometimes, however, you may be targeted by persistent thieves who find ways to get around regular fencing security features like anti-climb barriers and toughened mesh. If you're having problems with break-ins or want to beef up your fence security to make it state-of-the-art, then adding sensor detectors may be a good idea.
How do these detectors work, and why should you install them?
How Do Fence Sensor Detectors Work?
Sensor detectors are placed at key points on fences. Typically, the sensors measure and report on impacts on the fence. So, if someone tries to cut the mesh, the movements they make as they cut will trip the sensor. Sensors also trip if someone tries to climb the fence. They pick up pushing and pulling movements if someone is trying to break part of the fence down.
Basically, the sensor picks up anything that moves the fence significantly. It then sends an alert through its management hub that something is wrong. This alert can be picked up by whoever is monitoring your site security. They will know that there is a potential breach in an identified location.
Why Use Fence Sensor Detectors?
Sensors on a fence can work as an early warning system. They send an alert as soon as they detect an unusual movement. Some sensor systems can be integrated into your current security system. This may make things easier for any security staff you have on-site. An accomplished thief may only need a few minutes to break in through a fence and get into your warehouse—on-site security guards may not be in the right place when this happens. They may not realise that there is a problem until it is too late.
If your staff get an alert of intrusive activity, they can go straight to the right place. Even if you don't have full-time security guards on-site, sensors may buy you extra time. As soon as you get an alert, you can contact a security company, if you have one, or the police. They have more chance of getting to the scene to catch the people who are trying to break in if they have an early warning.
To find out more about fencing sensors and other ways to make your fences more secure, talk to your fencing contractor.