Security experts at Zicam explain the importance of perimeter protection

10 Oct 2021

Security experts at Zicam explain the importance of perimeter protection

Dudley-based surveillance and security specialist Zicam Integrated Security Limited has emphasised the importance of perimeter protection at businesses and other sites.

Often described as the first line of defence, perimeter protection is a service usually outsourced by security contractors – but one that Zicam is proud to offer in-house, affording its clients a full-service security package.

Perimeter protection comes with a number of challenges – both logistical and legislative – to ensure technologies are installed safely and correctly and maintained to an operational standard for the moments they’re needed most.

Zicam’s specialist gate automation engineer, Bradley Ellis, explains: “Perimeter protection is paramount within a good security system at any premises today and stories about mishaps at sites with none of these safety measures installed are becoming more and more regular. But it’s not as simple as putting up a fence.

“A combination of technologies such as automatic traffic barriers, rising bollards and kerbs, automatic sliding gates, and turnstiles can provide the ultimate protection for your site’s most vulnerable points – all of which require proper installation from qualified practitioners.”

The company’s clients include a number of schools, councils, universities and other businesses alike, all of which require large-scale perimeter protection solutions to ensure the safety of their students and workforces. Thanks to their expertise and quality installations, Zicam’s reputation in the industry is upheld with glowing accolades from their clientele.

Mike McLaughlin, International Security Operations Manager at Sunseeker Yachts has spoken highly of Zicam’s work for the company: “Zicam installed full perimeter security to include automated gates, barriers and turnstiles. Access is then controlled by intercoms linked back to a central remote station, staff and regular site users are granted access by a proximity fob-based access control system. The CCTV systems across the shipyards and distribution centres plays a major part in day-to-day health and safety monitoring whilst securing the shipyards and quay side areas outside of normal business hours.

“Working with Zicam is always a pleasure, the perimeter protection team are knowledgeable, professional and dedicated and we’re always impressed by their service.“ 

Zicam prides itself on providing bespoke security solutions that exceed clients’ requirements and its system design is future proofed, enabling expansion as client needs develop.  All equipment meets approved industry and legislative standards and complies with ISO 9001:2008, BS50132 & DD243:2002, NSI Gold and local police force policies.

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Notes to editors

Zicam is a national company based in the Midlands. Zicam has specialised in state-of-the-art surveillance and detection security systems for the past 25 years. The company’s knowledge and experience mean it can offer the ultimate in protection for both commercial and industrial arenas.

The attention to detail is second to none which is why it have retained a long list of loyal clients throughout the UK & Ireland, including a host of blue-chip companies.

Zicam is a UK leading end-to-end supplier of permanent perimeter protection solutions. As a company we are DHF Accredited and have successfully met and exceeded these customer safety and security needs across the UK. It is this track record, combined with the ever-developing skill set of our personnel that enables us to say that we are the experts in perimeter protection.

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