What you need to know about parking security
Securing your parking facility is a key aspect of any security system. Some of your employees most valuable possessions, their vehicles, are parked. Protecting them is crucial, especially nowadays when break-ins are, unfortunately, all too common. We have compiled some of the key elements of parking security, and how you can implement them on your property.
Protecting the area
There are a variety of ways to protect your facility from unwanted attention. Bollards are actually a great way to control who has access to your driveway, and who can leave. There are a wide variety of the kinds of bollards you can use for your home:
- Telescopic bollards: these bollards can be lowered manually into the ground to allow access, and protect it from people parking on your property if you aren’t there.
- Automatic bollards: this type of bollard can be controlled by a remote control that you keep in vehicles for ease of access.
- Removable bollards: these bollards can be stored away when not in use as they can come right out of the socket if needed.
Secure your vehicles
Vehicles can be the biggest target of thefts, which is why security is so important.
There are a number of measures you can take to secure the vehicles themselves to prevent theft. Security devices like wheel locks and other car locks work particularly well to deter thieves, as they wouldn’t be able to move the car, even if they did break into it.
It is also advisable to regularly check that all car alarms are functioning properly, and have them replaced or updated if necessary.
Get into good safety habits
Many people can be forgetful when it comes to safety, and leave doors or windows unlocked. This can leave your business, and parking, vulnerable to intrusion. However, encouraging good safety habits, such as ensuring doors and windows are locked, setting alarms when no one is there, and using security devices on vehicles can greatly increase security.
Setting good procedures will keep your business more secure.
Keep visibility clear
It’s crucial to keep your area’s visibility as high as possible, to make it harder for potential thieves or intruders to access your property.
Making use of sensor lighting is a great way to ward off burglars, and can notify you if someone is around. It also increases security at night time. Having CCTV covering your parking is also another way to increase security as you can see if anyone is trying to enter your property. In the event that there were intruders, you would have evidence for the police.