While SECOM offers top-of-the range electronic security solutions some businesses may require additional integrated physical protection. SECOM’s physical protection can be seen on many high streets as well as, office buildings, schools and hospitals up an down the country.
SECOM’s Physical Division based in Maidstone, Kent are able to provide a wide range of external and internal physical made-to-measure solutions, which are tailor-made to suit and can be installed throughout the UK.
When utilised as part of a wholly-integrated security solution, our products protect buildings and equipment from robbery, vandalism, ram-raids and even gun violence.
Our robust offerings are developed from in-house designs, which are manufactured and installed as part of a bespoke, made-to-measure process.
As one of the UK’s largest electronic security companies, we provide the protection that keeps a significant number of the country’s large and small businesses operational and on a walk down any high street you’ll see that some of the nation’s largest brands trust SECOM to provide this service.
Our core aim is to provide incredible service, as well as cost-effective, reliable security solutions. Furthermore, all our intruder systems are monitored by our NSI Gold accredited Alarm Receiving Centre.
Plus, we never stop looking for new ways to improve security and are continually seeking out new solutions, which is why we’re ranked as one of the world’s top 100 most innovative companies by Forbes magazine.
SECOM has extensive experience in advising businesses and public sector clients on the level of safety and security their premises require, basing this judgement on the potential threats against the building, employees or equipment.
The final security solution may comprise physical protection elements such as roller shutters, anti-ram posts, security fencing, collapsible gates and grilles – including American Portcullis and Internal Collapsible varieties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Physical Protection is additional integrated physical made-to-measure solutions such as grilles and collapsible gates, roller shutters and security gates, both manual and automated. Our Physical Protection solutions are tailor made to suit your business and add a visual deterrent to help to protect buildings and equipment from robbery, vandalism, ram-raids and unwanted access.
SECOM offers a wide variety of Physical Protection solutions including collapsible gates, roller shutters, grilles, steel doors, anti-bandit and bullet resistant screens, ram posts, cages, safes, barriers, automatic gates, concrete barriers (to stop unwanted visitors to sites) and fencing. Depending on the requirements the team are able to offer a bespoke solution to suit your needs.
All SECOM equipment comes with a 12 month warranty, and we also offer an additional service and maintenance package where your equipment will be serviced and inspected at agreed dates and times within normal working hours.
The equipment is design to add a visual deterrent, and hinder even the most determined of criminals. Every discipline comes with the necessary ratings and certifications, recognised within the security industry.
Gates in terms of automated gates are subject to Health and Safety Law, and more information is available on the Health and Safety Website. It is the owners’ responsibility (in both commercial and domestic environments) to ensure the gates are safe and maintained, and we as a company will not complete any work on unsafe gates. The first step will be to complete a primary risk assessment which will highlight any risk areas. If there are any risks that can be reduced, a quotation will be offered to reduce these, which we class as safety upgrades. These upgrades may well be safety devices, meaning the existing gates can remain, and we just upgrade the automation so that they are safe. We will try or utmost to offer options, and there maybe times a recommendation maybe be made for new gates, but this is normally if we are unable to offer another option, or if requested.
With every form of automation, there must be a manual override facility to allow access in the event of a power cut. Our trained engineers will explain the process of using the equipment in manual mode so you are able to implement should the need arise.
There is no better option; it really depends on the needs of the business, and the budget available.
There are no limitations on what you can have installed. The only limitations maybe the physical element, i.e. you may not be able to have certain equipment installed as the area in which it is being installed doesn’t allow enough space, restricts access or the building age or makeup may not lend itself to the said discipline. There may also be times planning permission may need to be sought.
This really depends on the amount of equipment being installed, the site location, and the size of the project. Each project varies, we do aim to complete all projects in the minimum of time, to save inconvenience to all.
The simple answer is yes. All Physical Protection equipment is fully compatible with current market access control and alarm systems. It is rare that fully working alarm systems or access control needs to be updated to produce a fully integrated system, but with extremely old systems this may need to be discussed at survey stage.