Manual Barriers and their Effects
Our friends over at MDS Security have written a small piece about the physiological effects of a physical barrier has on people.
Hedges, trees, fences and gates all demonstrate barriers to tell others that this is a line that you do not cross. But it is amazing how many people leave gates open all day and all night.
Sometimes it is better that you do not have a wall or a hedge if you don’t plan on closing the gate, all you do in effect is leave the door open to anyone that wants to come.
Having a Manual Barriers of one sort or another is ideal to show to others that this is the line that you do not cross. That is why it is so important to ensure that you keep your gates closed all the time.
In some cases keeping gates closed there may be a need to for someone wanting to contact you and now the gate becomes a bit of a hindrance and therefore if you are considering perimeter security it may be well worth looking into an intercom system that would allow people to contact you within the home from the gate location. There are quite a few choices available. One that springs to mind would be the Videx GSM door intercom. This great piece of kit uses a mobile phone sim card that when someone presses the button the system will call a range of telephone numbers that you have entered into the system at the beginning of the installation.
Manual Barriers can come in all shapes and sizes the name is used that ensures a barrier of some description stops access to a defined area. These types of barriers are used all the time in busy industrial sites to monitor flow of traffic in and out of the site. Normally they can range up to over 7 meters wide which is about the size of a double carriageway. Normally these manual barriers have counter weights to help balance the barrier.
The principles of use even if it is your garden gate or an industrial site the use of a barrier marks an area that you are not allowed crossing unless you have authority to do so.
Many thanks to Neil for the above top tips.
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