Perimeter security is essential for secure facilities such as government and military installations, transportation hubs, infrastructure centers, and commercial centers. One of the many critical components of perimeter security is surveillance. Specifically, the sensing equipment used to determine the presence of unauthorized personnel. One of the weak points of perimeter security is when sensing equipment delivers false positives, resulting in a response by security personnel to a non-threat. This is ultimately a waste of time and resources, not to mention a source of frustration for all personnel involved. This is why reliable, accurate sensing and surveillance equipment is essential for optimal perimeter security. Learn about some reliable surveillance options for perimeter security in our blog.
Fiber Optic Sensors
These sensors might be new to the game, but they’re already becoming a highly useful tool in perimeter security. The system works as follows. A central processing unit is installed on the fence line, and a fiber optic cable that is attached to the fence fabric connects to this unit. If there is a disturbance on the fence, the light traveling through the fiber optic cable will be disturbed. The cpu will pick up on this disturbance and interpret it as an attempt to penetrate the fence.
Some of the benefits of fiber optic sensors include the facts that they’re immune to interference from other electrical signals, don’t require a power source, and can perform well even under extreme environmental conditions.
Infrared detection systems are another highly reliable option for perimeter security. The sensor generates an infrared beam that is directed at the perimeter of the facility. If this invisible beam is disturbed by the presence of unauthorized personnel (due to a difference in thermal energy), the sensor will trigger an alert.
Video analytics uses advanced technology that essentially allows software to interpret what’s happening on the video feeds of perimeter security cameras. If the software detects something out of the ordinary, it will trigger an alert. In this way, live feeds don’t have to be continuously monitored, yet retain their effectiveness.
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