A secure perimeter to your farm should help keep livestock in and criminals out; there are a number of points to remember when looking at perimeter security.
- Spend time checking fences and hedges bordering rural properties to identity weak-spots that could provide access to criminals or vehicles and secure where necessary.
- Install a barrier or gate to drives or entrances to restrict access from unwelcome vehicles and lock using good quality chains and padlocks. Make sure that they can’t be lifted off the hinges.
- Install security lighting around yards, outbuildings and isolated locations and consider building and perimeter alarms where practical.
- Consider installing Driveway Monitors. This will alert you if a car, animal or person passes the entrance to your driveway, before they reach any building.