Salvage yard owners have suffered increased levels of theft and attempted break-in during the last few years, primarily due to the significant rise in metal prices. An effective, integrated security system (PIDS) is therefore more important than ever for this sector.
When a client approached us with this exact problem on an unmanned site, we came up with what we believe to be the ideal PIDS security system – one where intruders can be detected and also deterred. The solution? Combining our electric security fencing product with remote monitoring of the perimeter.
The same PIDS system works really well for secure vehicle compounds including police compounds, and for the same reason – to protect against attempted theft of the metal contained within the vehicles.
Items such as catalytic converters have been high on the agenda of metal thieves in recent years so any yard or storage facility where vehicles are kept needs a higher level of security. The photograph shows a section of electric fencing installed at one such compound which was fitted with special anti-climb features. This was done to provide an added deterrent, hopefully making would-be thieves think twice about attempting to scale such a fence.
The majority of salvage yards and vehicle compounds have special, heavy duty access gates. Strictly controlled and monitored, most of these are sliding gates and as they form part of the yard perimeter they have to be protected. This can be readily done by integrating them into the actual electric fencing system.
The photograph on the right shows our electric fencing system installed onto sliding gates at a vehicle storage yard in the UK. This was just one of several gates on a number of sites for the same client.