Your perimeter is key to ensuring your property’s protection, not only does it protect your property, but it gives a strong impression your property is well looked after and secure and will come highly recommended by your accountant!
Property owners often are not aware of the risks when commercial units are left standing empty on industrial estates and how quickly they can become targets for trespassers, squatters, thieves and fly-tippers!
So, when a particularly large commercial unit in Huntingdon became vacant, the savvy owner was concerned that the large open car park at the front would immediately present itself as an opportunistic site for the growing problem of fly-tipping. Concrete barriers are a great option to prevent vehicle access, with only 20 required to blockade the 60 metre car park frontage. Their bright green Secure Site UK colour also acts as a very visual deterrent, with the further option of the 3-metre 2.5 tonne blocks being bolted together to form an impenetrable barrier to unauthorised vehicle access.
However, since the landlord’s objective was to present an even more secure look to the entire site and prevent access not only to vehicles, but also squatters and thieves, he chose 2.4 metre high tri-point galvanised palisade fencing with a two-fold objective: to provide the very best first impression to potential new tenants and a strong physical deterrent to any opportunistic trespassers. With the site needing access points for future site visits, inspections and viewings, a 6-metre wide vehicular gate and 1-metre wide pedestrian gate were also installed and secured with insurance standard high security padlocks.
For most vacant properties there are always obstacles along the way, and this site it wasn’t any different. After visiting the site for a measure up and inspection, our Midlands installation team noted the perimeter protection would have to be fitted directly over gas mains below the surface; and there were also 3 large brick planters directly in the intended fencing line. Using Secure Site’s own qualified digger drivers, the brick planters were carefully removed and the gas mains gingerly avoided. From start to finish, the job was completed within 3 weeks during the Christmas period in order to ensure the site was properly secured as soon as possible.