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How to Protect Your Parking Lots from Smash and Grabs

Ideal Shield's one-line industrial guardrail used for parking lot protection

Ideal Shield’s one-line industrial guardrail used for parking lot protection

Have you been dealing with break-ins at your company parking lots and the theft of company equipment? Whether you have a fence and gate surrounding your parking lot or not, it’s far from enough of a barrier to stop persistent criminals from breaking in. But, luckily, we here at Ideal Shield have the perfect solution to stop and deter criminals trying to smash through the fence and get to your company assets, our standard guardrail and heavy-duty guardrail systems

Ideal Shield's one-line industrial guardrail used for parking lot protection

Ideal Shield’s one-line industrial guardrail used for parking lot protection

Made to withstand multiple collisions with 12,000lb. forklifts, our guardrail systems not only are a strong, security barrier, but the guardrail is also a visual deterrent. Not only is it made from schedule 40 and schedule 80 steel but it’s also sleeved in HDPE plastic, which can be seen from distance. The visual look of an extra barrier behind the fence alone will give your parking lot the necessary protection to deter intruders from smashing through parking lot fencing. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 1 in 10 property crimes—including motor vehicle theft and property theft—occur in parking lots or garages

Ideal Shield's one-line industrial guardrail used for parking lot protection

Ideal Shield’s one-line industrial guardrail used for parking lot protection

The most common ways criminals will break into parking lots is to use the “smash and grab” method, which consists of crashing a car through the fence and using the opening as both an entrance and exit for whatever they’ll be taking with them.

One of the most recent targets for this tactic has been car rental agencies as intruders are breaking through the parking lot fencing to steal cars. It’s an issue that needs to be settled and our guardrail is there to help settle it. 

Breaking and entering is an issue for a lot of gated parking lots. If you’re not looking to add a full-time security guard or don’t believe the guard or just your fence would be enough to keep your facility secure, contact us today for more information on our standard and heavy-duty guardrail options. Not only will it help keep intruders out, but the guardrail will also protect your fence from employee accidents inside the parking lot.