In an ideal situation, the security of any location will be first considered while the design of the property is being first created. Many environmental factors have a large influence on the potential protection plans that can be implemented there, even things that may seem unrelated, such as vegetation.
A fence or similar barrier may help in securing a location by deterring intrusion or limiting traffic to particular areas. It may also hinder security by limiting visibility. In addition, if a fence or other security measure may not present the image that an owner wants for his property, and a security operation should not hinder normal operation.
Unfortunately, factoring in a protection plan while designing a property is a relatively new concept, and many businesses are based in older facilities that have limitations that need to be worked around. However, every property likely has some room for improvement that can be revealed by comprehensive evaluation by security professionals, even if it as simple as increasing lighting levels in the right area.