The spate of crime in South Africa has become increasingly daunting, despite an abundance of security measures and technological advancements.
An approach which prioritises durable perimeter security measures is still invaluable and will withstand the test of time.
The many technological developments made over the years bring with it peace of mind and convenience. CCTV cameras, alarm systems, detection beams and even dogs work well to deter criminals. A strong focus on perimeter security and access control is still the first line of defence, and it should never be neglected.
Perimeter security also consists of gates, electric fencing and detection devices (featuring outdoor security beams). These are designed to prevent intruders from gaining access to the premises, or to raise the alarm if they cross the outside perimeter boundary.
These investments bode well in the face of an imminent robbery by alerting the property owners and emergency responders. The swift action allows for any serious danger to be averted. If criminals do manage to get past the perimeter security measures, their window of opportunity inside the property is minimal.