Designing a robust perimeter security system requires an in-depth approach, with consideration as to how all the different elements of your strategy will work together. In many cases, you may not need to install an entirely new system, but instead enhance your existing perimeter fencing with additional elements. Similarly, if you have decided to build from scratch then consider how your strategy could be strengthened. Is your site as safe as it can possibly be within your budget?
Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems
A Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) is a fence-mounted sensor that monitors and detects any form of intrusion. It’s a simple and effective way to enhance your perimeter security – flexible enough to be integrated with your existing fencing, whatever its size.
For example, our Jaktronic® PIDS works by picking up vibrations along the sensor line, caused by an intrusion attempt. The reflected wave is sent back to the control unit, which will display the breach location on a simple user interface. This Reflective Wave Technology is fast, reliable and operates like a constant radar.
There are several advantages to using these types of PIDS. Very early warnings of suspicious activity are possible and attempts at intrusion can be detected almost instantly; this is particularly useful for larger sites where total security coverage is difficult. Furthermore, a PIDS can fit on top of your current fencing, whether it’s chain link, welded mesh or other. They are also discreet solutions.
Matching gates and security toppings
An important note when ensuring complete perimeter security is that the gates should match the style of your fence. This includes their height, composition and finish. Integration is especially significant if you have a Security Rated fence, since failure to match the two can leave your site vulnerable. Don’t forget about the gate locks too: critical to secure all access points. Jacksons Fencing supplies a range of gate locks for steel gates, which can be used for single or double-leaf manual gates.
Adding security toppings is an excellent way to strengthen the security of your fencing. Fence spikes and toppings are designed for fencing and gates in and around the perimeter to increase levels of security against intrusion, damage, vandalism or terrorism. They are particularly effective as an anti-climb solution.
Jacksons Fencing provides a wide range of security toppings including barbed wire, spikes and rotary systems for fences, walls and drainpipes – each designed to deter and prevent intruder entry to your premises:
Alarm-a-Fence: A cost effective and reliable alarm and electric fence deterrent. Provides a physical barrier than can be attached to the top of most existing perimeter fences or walls.
Perimeter Intrusion Detection System: Our most sophisticated electric perimeter security system ideal for a range of applications, from oil and gas installations to nuclear plants.
Rota Spike: These sharp steel blades rotating on a steel tube provide an excellent deterrent to any perimeter fence.
Cobra Spike: Perfect for wall tops, fences or walls, our cobra spike security topping is easy to install to any solid surface, old or new.
Viper Spike: Viper Spike offers an imposing alternative to traditional barbed wire. The Strong sharp spikes provide an excellent deterrent to any would be climbers.
Viper Spike 3: Viper Spike 3 builds on the original Viper spike design to prevent climbing on drainpipes or other vertical structures.
Barbed Wire and Tape: Available in a range of sizes, our barbed tape and razor wire provides an effect solution to perimeter security.
For more detailed advice on how to reinforce your perimeter security strategy, please contact us today.
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