Why Security Professionals Love Truguard07 Jan 2016
TruGuard speaks the universal language of deterrent. While many different security methods proliferate based on either prevention or detection, the visual communication of deterrent works for both and can be the most effective method of security.
Empirical research on deterrence theory suggests that it is an increase in the certainty of apprehension that has been found to have a direct effect on crime reduction.
One environment notoriously challenging to protect from trespass are transport networks and consequently, fence toppers such as TruGuard are being used to offer a robust deterrent effect and to prevent access to those who would still attempt to violate the perimeter.
According to Gary Henton of Blackburns Metals, the manufacturer of TruGuard, "this is because it is one of those areas where both the general population may try to gain access innocently, by means of a short cut as well as delinquents intent on theft or vandalism".
Since people are rationally self-interested, the use of TruGuard would typically prevail in deterring the general population from entering a no-go area. Those with criminal intentions may also refrain from any attempt to access the area, deciding instead to look for an easier target.
It is critical that access to such hazardous environments is prevented and "deterrent speaks to both owners and offenders, saying security to the former and keep out to the latter" concludes Henton.