Major Components Of An Industrial Security System

Industrial buildings often require a complex network of individual security features to keep unnecessary people outside of the property. Thinking of your security system as concentric rings will help you design a system that not only protects each layer but works together seamlessly.


Protection begins with preventing unauthorized people from entering the property. Limiting points of entry and exit make it easier to maintain a safe perimeter. The fences you use need to be resistant to being breached by ramming a vehicle into the fence or cutting through the material since these are the main strategies implemented if someone wanted to trespass. Additionally, someone climbing a fence can also be a threat. In addition to razor wire or other fence toppers that make it difficult for anyone to make it over the fence, using a fence construction that is difficult to climb will also help. Typical chain-link fences are not ideal because they are easier for people to climb. Fences with parallel, vertical bars that are spaced closely together are more challenging to climb because they provide little traction.

Access Control

Using more automated access control systems gives you greater control over who enters the property. Control systems exist that can use a range of identification techniques to allow access. This includes smartphones, badges, and keycards. Using more automated systems helps improve the flow of traffic of people entering the property because it's faster than having a security guard manually check IDs. Depending on the level of security necessary, you might want additional access control before anyone enters the building. In a highly-secure environment, this is necessary in case someone manages to sneak through the front gate. If you choose to have access control to the building, ideally, it will have different requirements than the front gate, otherwise, someone who manages to outsmart the gate will also make it into the building.

Interior Monitoring

Just because someone has authorized access to the building doesn't mean they don't need additional monitoring. Having an internal security camera system is the best way to keep track of activities inside the building. For some buildings, it may be important to have people regularly monitor the security cameras to spot problems faster. When people are monitoring the security cameras, they can zoom in if they see something suspicious and respond to incidents faster. Access control can be extended to various areas within the building, preventing unnecessary employees from entering highly secure or other unauthorized areas. Typically these areas are regulated by requiring people to scan their badges before the doors open.

The more security features you have in place, the easier it will be to prevent security breaches. In addition to having many security features, you will need to make sure they successfully work together and do not have vulnerabilities that can be exploited.

Contact a local security service, such as Video Security Solutions Inc., to learn more. 

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