What Security Features Do Your Business Premises Need?

The assets of your business must be protected at all times, and there are a myriad of options that can help you keep your business premises as safe as possible. But which methods are the most effective? This article will look at the technology and precautions you can use to keep your premises, possessions and staff safe.

Access Control

Using access control, such as door entry systems, can be a very effective way of controlling who does and does not enter your property. Systems that use an intercom/video screen are particularly useful, as they give a fuller picture of who is trying to gain access to your property. Sophisticated systems even allow you to remotely control access if you’re away from the office.


When considering installing a security gate, it is worth considering which type of gate would be the most suitable for your needs. There are manual rising arm gates, automated rising arm gates, manual swing gates, automated swing gates, pedestrian gates, manual and automated sliding gates.

These gates can add an extra layer of security to the premises. There are also communities that wish to reside in gated residential properties, where the risk of theft and crime is reduced. Having gated access reduces foot traffic along with unauthorised vehicles. Having access points controlled, residents can feel they are living in a safer environment.


Barriers are now ubiquitous and include rising arm barriers found in car parks, chain/rope barriers, airport barriers and barriers used for concerts and venues. Car park barriers can be either rising arm barriers or automated and offer complete control of the entrance and exit points. Chain, rope and belt barriers can be found in places such as airports and are used as a control method. These can also be found in places such as Post Offices, to encourage visitors to form orderly queues. Galvanised fixed leg crowd control barriers can be used at concerts, venues, or even roadworks, and are manufactured with either a solid bar infill or welded mesh. When considering barrier and gate security, it is wise to research which type of security measures meets your needs.

Strand Systems are proud to be one of the market leaders in the supply and installation of a huge range of security systems, from automated and manual gate solutions to CCTV systems and security bollards. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help.