Best Practices for Industrial Security Barrier Placement

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For industrial facilities, factories, warehouses, and large commercial properties with heavy and regular foot and vehicle traffic, ensuring round-the-clock and comprehensive security is crucial.

Even a minor security breach or developing situation that threatens a person or premises can lead to disastrous consequences if property protection products and solutions are not properly implemented. From theft and vandalism to costly damages and operational disruption, ensuring the stability and safety of all infrastructure is vital.

Strong Barriers and Blocks Ensure Facility Security

Robust, heavy-duty, and physically resilient barriers and access control measures are effective solutions when security risks are heightened. From the car park entry gate to internal doors and restricted zones, strategic barrier and block placement along with rigid access control serves to safeguard people, inventory, vehicles, and other assets coming and going throughout an industrial facility. Even at times when construction work is not ongoing, deploying physical perimeter protection products can still enhance the overall security of an industrial facility.

At Maltaward, we provide a broad range of high-performance security barriers for sale or for hire, from temporary vertical concrete barriers (TVCBs) and interlocking concrete blocks to steel palisade fencing, road barriers and plates, and security door and gate systems, to name just a few. Our team has decades of experience helping facilities across the UK optimise their barrier setups for optimum protection.

Follow some of our top recommendations for maximising security through strategic industrial security barrier placement.

How to Enhance Facility Security With Barriers

Establish a Perimeter Security Plan

The first line of defence is a durable outer perimeter encompassing the entire facility using heavy-duty concrete barriers and metal fencing security products.

For industrial sites, this should consist of tall, impact-rated fencing like jet-blast or Heras fencing products, along with interlocking concrete barriers – which can be stacked – to prevent illegal entry and vehicular damage.

All entrance and exit points must be fortified with steel security doors and access control with round-the-clock monitoring for the management and approval of deliveries, employee shifts and third-party visits.

Create Interior Zones and Checkpoints

Within the interior perimeter, it’s wise to separate the facility into different restricted-access zones based on individual security clearance, if your facility and workforce size warrant it. This could mean separate checkpoints for buildings like warehouses, loading bays, and executive offices, for example.

Zoning the property inside (where applicable) with lockable security doors, gates, and fencing can limit who can access certain areas. Deploying security barriers inside to segregate zones in large facilities with a constant flow of vehicles, with defined entry and exit points will also reduce worker risk.

Implement Anti-Ram Defences

Industrial sites must implement robust anti-vehicle defences to prevent damage from occurring. Whether it’s a case of tall and unstable vehicles falling due to extreme winds or personnel using vehicles dangerously, deploying secure concrete blocks in high-risk areas is imperative to minimise damage to the facility foundations and to people working on-site.

Installing security bollards alongside TVCB gate systems can ensure suitable vehicle entry and exit while offering stable protection in high-risk situations. Kentledge blocks and bin blocks are just two examples of high-quality concrete barriers that can deter traffic and bring vehicles to an abrupt, controlled stop while protecting pedestrians.

Provide Safe Employee Access Zones

Don’t overlook accessibility and safety for employees and visitors entering and exiting the premises every day. Alongside pass-enabled entry and exit points, dedicated parking areas and pedestrian zones with railings and directional barriers away from oncoming vehicle traffic can improve security.

Integrate Surveillance and Monitoring

While physical barriers are vital, they should integrate with layered digital security as well. Maltaward recommends incorporating CCTV surveillance cameras and real-time communication systems into your setup. In facilities where sensitive or dangerous products are stored, consider investing in manned guarding services, vehicle marshals or dog handlers to deter trespassers. These will all drastically improve a facility’s security alongside strategic barriers and fencing.

Buy or Hire High-Quality Property Protection Products

Maltaward simplifies the process of securing industrial properties with reliable, quality barriers and security services that can be tailored to suit your facility’s needs. Our team is well-versed in all types of property protection situations from traveller and squatter evictions to removing abandoned vehicles and fly-tipping clearance services. Whatever barriers and fencing you need, we can recommend the products that will offer premium protection for your facility all year round.

To request a consultation and learn more about our industrial-grade security barriers, contact Maltaward today.

Steph Davies
Steph Davies
2 November 2023
I have been using Maltaward for about 12 years, mostly using their traveller eviction services. They have always been very helpful and easy to deal with. No fuss, just get the job done! More recently in my new company, I have brought them in to use utilised their vacant security services. They have worked with me to provide the correct service for our specific requirements. They have a common sense approach to everything. I really cannot recommend the team enough. They have been without a doubt the best security company I have been involved with.
Tom Lampard
Tom Lampard
2 November 2023
Everyone, and I mean everyone!, from the office team to the guys that drop the barriers, at Maltaward is very responsive, polite and genuinely helpful! I have used them at several sites and they have never let me down!
Syanne Mara
Syanne Mara
23 January 2023
Amazing service as always with a quick response time. Maltaward always have a solution to all problems and execute any works or requirements swiftly and thoroughly.
Julie Curtis
Julie Curtis
23 January 2023
Excellent product & delivery. We have ordered from Maltaward several times and we can't fault them.
21 November 2022
Quick turnaround and a good job. Many thanks .
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Ian Rhoden
26 August 2022
Great experience Keith was top-notch
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Declan Goldie
9 August 2022
I have used maltaward for years. Jim has been very helpful throughout this time. Thanks
Sally Atkins
Sally Atkins
1 July 2022
Just wanted to say a big thankyou to your driver Del, although he didn’t like nettles :) he carried out the job with no bother. Would highly recommend Maltaward

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