Protecting a Business Yard

Protecting a Business Yard – What layers to consider?

You know it’s important to protect the interior of your property. But what about the exterior? 

Inside your business, you keep all kinds of valuable assets, from your inventory to commercial equipment. A security breach can cause harm to your business operations, hurt your bottom line, and jeopardize the safety of your employees.

How do thieves, burglars, or other intruders enter your building? It starts from the outside. As such, you want to ensure your perimeter yard is protected. Stop intruders in their tracks with a business security solution from Union Alarm. 

There are a few ways you can enhance your perimeter security; there’s chain link fencing, alarm sensors to monitor the fenceline, access control systems, and security cameras, to name a few. In this blog, we’re going to cover how you can best protect the perimeter yard of your business:


Why Do You Need Perimeter Protection?

Some businesses focus solely on interior security. But by that point, the intruder is already inside your building. What if you could prevent them from getting there in the first place?

That’s what perimeter security is for. Prevent security breaches before they take place by improving your perimeter protection.


Factors To Consider

When you’re protecting a business yard or choosing a perimeter security solution, consider the following:

  • Landscape features. Consider the geographic features of your property when planning your security system. Your security system may be impacted by large trees, boulders, or a body of water. 
  • Size. How large is the perimeter? Large commercial facilities (such as warehouses, yards, and factories) face security challenges due to the sheer size of the property. Find out your exact property line so you can determine your specific needs. 

You want to keep your business (and those within it) safe at all times. What’s the best way to do so?

To identify the best security solution for your commercial property, we recommend contacting an expert. At Union Alarm, our professionals are happy to help; give us a call!


Alternatives to a Perimeter Fence

Depending on the location of your business, a chain-link perimeter fence may not be an option for you. You may be limited by zoning laws or the landscape features of your property. When protecting your business yard, you may not want to add a fence to your property for aesthetic reasons. 

Don’t worry: There are plenty of other ways to keep your business safe. At Union Alarm, we’ve got a few solutions for you. Other perimeter security measures include:


Security Cameras

Another method to deploy when protecting a business yard or perimater yard is with a CCTV system and security cameras. Protect your business inside and out with video surveillance. 

With an outdoor dome camera, you can capture wide angles to cover any blind spots or perimater gates across your yard. They’re also tougher to vandalize and more impervious to damage. 

Choose a security camera with storage capabilities. If a security issue arises, you can access the stored footage to identify the intruder. 


Depending on the unique conditions of your property, some cameras may work better than others. For example, if you don’t have exterior lights, you’ll need a camera that provides high-quality footage in low-light conditions. If you need a vandal-proof camera, consider one with an IK10 rating.

At Union Alarm, we install CCTV cameras and network video recorders from leading companies, including March Networks, Axis, Bosch, HIK Vision and Dahua. 

Even if you have a security guard or two, they can’t be everywhere at once. Ensure you’re always covered with a security camera.


Exterior Lighting

A well-lit exterior can deter thieves from attempting to break in at night. While this solution does not offer adequate security by itself, you can pair it with the other solutions we’ve listed here. 

Exterior lights will improve the quality of your security camera footage. They will also make it easier to identify who is accessing your building. 


Alarm Monitoring

What’s the point of installing a security camera if there is no one around to watch it? With 24-hour business alarm monitoring services, you can ensure your perimeter is protected at all hours of the night. 

As soon as suspicious activity is detected, we will contact guard companies, approved key holders, or your local police agency. 


Access Control Systems

Monitor entry points using electronic card readers and integrated security systems, which help restrict access to your building. Only those with an authorized card or key fob can gain access. In addition, the systems log each entry and record important information in case a security audit ir required.

Prevent unauthorized access to your entrance points with a card or key fob reader. 


Protecting a Business Yard – Perimeter Security Systems

In today’s world, various security measures need to be taken when protecting a business yard. This is done by adding layered security measures including alarm protection, security cameras, and access control solutions for perimeter doors and gates. We can lace your fence with alarm protection, add outdoor motion detectors to secure the yard, tie it all together with a card access system to monitor doors & security gates, and monitor the area with high definition security cameras capable of monitoring the entire yard.

At Union Alarm, we’ll ensure you have the protection you need to protect your business. We are a full service commercial security company with locations in Calgary and Edmonton. Our certified technicians can assess your security needs and we’d be glad to design an integrated security system to help protect your yard. 

To request a quote, contact us today.