For some facilities, p
can be a constant
, which makes security considerations such as
having boundary surveillance and perimeter security in
place essential for the protection and preservation of our business and personal assets
What is perimeter security?
Perimeter security is a term used to define the measures that can
delay and/or deter
to gain access to
's property. Perimeter security is
critical for the
industrial or commercial properties, critical facilities
even residential areas.
commonly used for
perimeter security around a property
, including the following
- Perimeter fencing (chain link, brick or cable, and often supplemented with electronic sensors)
- Electric or laser fences can pinpoint perimeter disturbances and quickly alert occupants as to where a potential intrusion is taking place. An attempt to cut or climb an electric fence is met by a non-lethal but very unpleasant shock. Efforts to short-circuit or breach the fence in any way or to reduce its voltage generate an instant alarm.
- Buried cable detection systems provide covert perimeter security by detecting the exact location of intruders.
- Closed-loop systems have vibration sensor cables installed at high and low levels on a perimeter fence.
- CCTV (closed circuit television) allows monitoring and oversight of the perimeter.
- Virtual Fencing Systems are used mainly as a perimeter alarm providing a second line of defense behind an outer fence. These microwave sensors are also ideal for detection when there is no physical fence in open spaces.
- Intrusion alarms
- Loitering detection systems identify and mark individuals who are present with no apparent purpose and/or appear suspicious.
- Quad beam detectors significantly reduce or eliminate false alarms by requiring that all four of their double-modulation beams be blocked simultaneously in order to trigger an alarm.
Importance of perimeter security
Basic alarms and detection systems
when it comes to detecting a break-in
; but it is preferable to
prevent an intrusion before
actually takes place
incurred to the property. This is where perimeter security
offers a real advantage
levels of defense
can be established
not only detect intrusions but also help
serves a dual purpose
: (1) they provide
a perfect counter mechanism
the attempts of
allow ample time
for those concerned
The main features
of a perimeter security system
Complete compatibility with any existing security devices installed at the premises
- Minimal installation cost and time
- Intrusion detection without any damage to property
- Compact design
- Reduced number of false alarms thanks to features such as pet immunity
- Flexible detection area