Signs That Your Perimeter Security Needs Servicing

Signs That Your Perimeter Security Needs Servicing

Proper installation and maintenance of your perimeter security systems are critical to protecting your site and assets, as well as any onsite personnel.

The process of ensuring that your perimeter security system is fit for purpose should begin pre-installation, when conducting an initial site audit and risk assessment, and should carry on through to maintenance and repairs after installation.

Although essential to ensuring your perimeter security system will perform as it should, professional security does not guarantee that it will continue to be effective for years to come. Systems naturally depreciate over time and will be subject to damage and wear.

Regular servicing will be required to make sure your perimeter security systems are safe, reliable, and long-lasting. Read on to discover the importance of maintaining systems and some of the common signs that your perimeter security needs servicing.

The importance of servicing perimeter security

Although your perimeter security system may not look visibly damaged, that does not mean that it is not performing as well as it should. Regular inspections, checks, tests, maintenance, and repairs will help to ensure that your systems are performing to their designed specification.

It is always better to prevent than it is to react and have to deal with the repercussions. Regularly servicing your perimeter security systems will help to prevent unexpected faults, unauthorised access, and increased expenses in the long run.

You should also be aware that if a breach was to occur due to a perimeter security failure and it had not been properly maintained, your insurance claim could be denied.

Inspecting the perimeter security system

Routine safety inspections should be carried out regularly to ensure that any damage, faults, or areas of weakness are identified and addressed as soon as possible.

The longer there is an issue with your perimeter security system, the higher the chance of a breach or attack and the more expensive it will be to rectify.

Undertake inspections on foot when possible and conduct risk assessments, then list and prioritise maintenance and repair work that needs to be carried out.

Walk up and down the perimeter security system, from both sides and look for any attempted breaches that may compromise its integrity. Check that fixings and fittings are secure and look for signs of damage and corrosion.

Inspecting gates and access control systems

As well as checking the perimeter fencing or barrier, it is important that you also check the gates or access control systems around the perimeter. Proper specification, operation, and maintenance of access points are vital to the security of your site.

Check gates and barriers regularly for any damage such as corrosion or cracks, inspect fixtures and hinges, and keep them clean and lubricated.

Professional servicing

As with installation, it is imperative that servicing is carried out by experienced professionals that are familiar with the systems and how they should operate.

If you do not have qualified personnel onsite that are experienced in maintaining perimeter security, outsource professionals to carry out inspections and servicing for you to ensure this is done properly and your site is protected.

As well as being a nationwide manufacturer and installer of perimeter security systems and devices, Gateway Automation Ltd is also pleased to offer a number of servicing and repairs options to provide you with complete and total peace of mind when it comes to your gates, barriers and other perimeter security equipment.

So, if you have a problem with your barriers, gates, turnstiles, access control equipment, or any of the other products that we sell, you can rest assured that you can contact us and we will be with you within the specified time period, meaning minimum disruption for your business, your employees and your clients.

We also offer nationwide maintenance contracts on not only our own products but also on existing equipment made by other manufacturers. We can therefore provide this service for all manufacturers’ equipment. All equipment needs to be well maintained in order to ensure that it continues to function correctly and does the job that it was intended to do. By knowing that your perimeter security equipment is being correctly maintained you can rest assured that your premises remain secure as intended.

Gateway Automation’s headquarters are conveniently located in the East Midlands and we have over 40 years combined experience and expertise. Our local and reliable service engineers are based all over the UK and Ireland to ensure fast and efficient service.

Whether your business runs from small retail premises or a large industrial site, Gateway Automation can provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation and feasibility survey to assess your perimeter security equipment. Please contact us on 01522 682255 for more information.

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