What Type of Perimeter Security?
The ability to bar access to unauthorised vehicles is a fundamental concern for all security and facilities managers wishing to install an effective deterrent to secure their site whilst maintaining the safety of both their staff and the public.
Many perimeter security companies provide a range of products and the choice can be very daunting to the general member of the public. Specification is the key, and the most reputable companies will be able to manufacture bespoke equipment tailor made to your actual site.
Question is, where do you start? Do you install an automatic barrier system, a sliding gate, a road blocker or a rising bollard? Is there an existing fence line or does this need to be installed as part of the system? Or would static bollards be more appropriate as they restrict vehicles whilst allowing free movement for pedestrians.
Once the actual product has been specified, then there is the question of what accessories do you require to make the automated product safe. On a gate, for example, you need to look at safety edges, safety photocells, audible alarms, flashing beacons, induction loops, signs, etc.
What access control do you want to specify? Is there an existing system on site? If not who will be using it? Staff and members of the public? Or will it mainly be staff with the occasional visitor? If this is the case you also need to look at intercom systems.
The look of the product also needs to be considered to ensure the equipment is aesthetically pleasing and fits in with the rest of the site. All products manufactured bespoke for site can be tailor made to fit in with the sites company branding; from corporate colours, signage etc. This is important as the car parks access control system is likely to be the first experience your visitor has of the company. For more information on customising your barrier, please click here
Architects Clauses Q40, Q41 & Q50
All the choices and options may seem very daunting, though help is at hand. Most reputable perimeter security companies will visit site, free of charge and without obligation, to discuss all your requirements with you and provide you with a specification and quotation. For those sites that are yet to be built and are in the hands of the architects, the reputable perimeter security manufacturers will also be able to provide detailed National Building Specifications (NBS Plus), with detailed clauses for the Q40, Q41 and Q50 sections to complete the Architects Specification.