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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 Sensor 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:


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Topics: PIDS, FAQ

The Fleet Street Jewellery Shop Burglary: Another raid which Detection Technologies could have stopped.

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Mar 27, 2019 3:38:52 PM

Over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th March, burglars hammered their way through the wall of the George Attenborough & Son Jewellers in Fleet Street, London. The wall itself was within a small passageway between the jewellers shop and a bookmakers. The alarm wasn't raised until 2am on Monday morning which was long after the thieves had been able to escape with a large haul of jewellery and gemstones. Newspapers are reporting the stolen goods to be worth in excess of £1million. No arrests have been made and the thieves are still at large.

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Topics: VibraFon, PID Systems, News, Security

The Hatton Garden Heist: How VibraFon could have caught the thieves red handed.

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Mar 25, 2019 10:25:15 AM

The Hatton Garden heist in 2015 shocked the world. A gang of geriatric criminals managed to plunder an estimated £200 million in cash, diamonds and jewellery from what seemed like an impenetrable underground fortress in the middle of central London.

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Topics: VibraFon

Perimeter Detection Systems stop travellers from trespassing on vacant sites.

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Mar 21, 2019 4:06:41 PM

When travellers set up illegal encampments on a vacant site, this can cost the landowner thousands in legal fees to have them removed. This in itself is inconvenient enough, but there are huge cleanup bills afterwards to remove the waste that's often left behind.

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Topics: News

Solar power plants put their faith in Detection Technologies

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Mar 18, 2019 3:24:35 PM
As countries in the Middle East begin to reduce their dependence on Oil for both energy and revenue, a much cleaner and infinitely more abundant source of energy is being harnessed.
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Topics: Perimeter Intrusion Detection Technology

Urban Exploration: Preventing trespassers from entering your site.

Posted by Carl Forsyth on Mar 4, 2019 3:55:23 PM

In recent years Urban Exploration has become an online sensation especially on video sharing sites such as YouTube.

While some people who participate in these activities do so lawfully in with permission from building owners,
it represents a real problem for keeping your site secure, especially when amateurs attempt to copy what they've seen online. Shopping centres, office blocks and industrial sites are all popular targets for such activities.

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Topics: Perimeter Intrusion Detection Technology

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