Carl Forsyth

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€1Bn Dresden Museum Heist: Out-of-date security systems to blame!

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Nov 27, 2019 10:43:58 AM

A carefully planned and audacious heist at a Dresden museum has shocked the world after more than €1 Billion in jewelry, diamonds, art and cultural artifacts were taken in the early hours of Monday 25th November.

The thieves broke into Dresden's Grünes Gewölbe, one of the world's oldest museums, and made off with three priceless' sets of 18th century jewelry. The museum houses one of Europe's largest collection of treasures.

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Britain's Biggest Burglary Conspiracy: How A PID System Benefits Home Owners

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Nov 21, 2019 5:40:47 PM

In 2018, police in the Midlands uncovered the biggest burglary gang they'd ever seen. The gang took advantage of the dark winter nights and lax security on homes across the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Gloucestershire. They specifically targeted affluent homes from which they looted over £845,000 of jewellery, watches and cash.

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Topics: PID Systems, Detection Technologies, Security, PIDS

Why VibraTek Plus Is Superior To A Fiber Optic Perimeter Intrusion Detection System?

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Sep 5, 2019 9:10:07 AM

Optical fibre sensors have primarily been developed for the communications industry. As such, their use as vibration sensors inevitably involves compromises that limit their effectiveness as perimeter intrusion detection sensors. In contrast, Detection Technologies VibraTek Plus system was designed purely as an intrusion detection sensor. As such, incorporates features to enhance its effectiveness when deployed in such applications.

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Topics: PID Systems, Microphonic cable, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Technology

National Central Bank Is Now Secured by Detection Technologies

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Aug 14, 2019 9:20:43 AM

A national central bank belongs undoubtedly to one of the most security sensitive sites. We can announce that Detection Technologies' VibraSector perimeter intrusion detection system has been chosen for the protection of a national banknote production facility.

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Topics: Projects, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Technology, PIDS

Does Installing A PID System Decrease Insurance Premiums For A Business Premises?

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Jul 23, 2019 8:05:00 AM

Perimeter intruder detection systems (PIDS) sound expensive, and – unless you are a prison or the military – might have a whiff of excess about them. Hollywood has a lot to answer for this, as many action movies glamorise both the exotic security and the locations that it protects, making them seem out of the reach of mortals.

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Topics: PID Systems, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Technology, PIDS

I Already Have Motion Detection CCTV, So Why Would I need a PID System?

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Jun 28, 2019 4:20:00 PM

CCTV systems have improved significantly in recent years. We have seen a cost decrease while the picture quality has increased at the same time. The main challenge for security guards has always been not to miss any intrusions at larger sites while monitoring numerous screens simultaneously.

However, due to the advancements in motion detection in recent years, CCTV is now marketed as a one fits all perimeter security solution. The promise is CCTV can now not only record an intrusion but also detect where an intrusion happens. This article challenges this claim and explains why a perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) is a inevitable part in perimeter security.

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Topics: FAQ

The four elements which form an effective security system.

Posted by Carl Forsyth on May 16, 2019 10:41:05 AM

An effective security system comprises of four elements:

Protection, Detection, Verification & Reaction.

These are the essential principles for effective security on any site, whether it's a small independent business with a single site, or a large multinational corporation with hundreds of locations.

 

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Topics: PID Systems, Security, Tips, Microphonic cable, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Technology

4 Benefits Of A Perimeter Intrusion Detection System

Posted by Carl Forsyth on May 9, 2019 5:08:02 PM


There are several reasons why a perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) can offer an advantage to a site. This is partly due to the sophistication of the system, which can stop an intrusion in its tracks. It is also to do with criminal psychology, with thieves and trespassers being statistically much less likely to venture onto a property that they know is well protected. Here are some of the ways that a high-quality PIDS can benefit your site.

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Topics: PID Systems, PIDS

Why Is A Perimeter Intrusion Detection System Better Than An Ordinary Protective Fence?

Posted by Carl Forsyth on May 1, 2019 3:28:21 PM

There are several things that people need to consider before investing in a high quality security system. Here’s a quick guide to the main risk-altering scenarios that businesses face, and how to respond.

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Topics: PID Systems, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Technology

PIDS - What Does It Mean?

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Apr 25, 2019 9:49:51 AM

 

Many people are confused by the acronym 'PIDS'. This article outlines what PIDS actually means:

Perimeter
Intrusion
Detection
System

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Topics: PIDS, FAQ

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