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.
The ultimate goal of Smart Home is to increase the quality of life and security. Smart Home is no longer a vision but has become an integral part of our lives. When we leave home in the morning all doors are being automatically locked and a smart security system protects our valuables. When we return home after work our houses are already well-tempered and the LED lightning creates a welcoming atmosphere. Alexa provides us with the news of the day before we ask her to show the latest episode of our favourite series on Netflix. So how does Smart Home compare to Smart Perimeter?
The goals of Smart Perimeter and Smart Home are very much alike. It is all about high automation, less frustration and high security. Surprisingly, the truth is that the perimeter is nowhere as secure or automated compared to our private homes. In fact, Perimeter Protection often consists of outdated security systems that include blind spots and are easy to overcome. Perimeter Management still relies on various isolated systems with little ability to talk to another. But all this is about to change with Detection Technologies' Smart Perimeter Solution, a unique system that neatly integrates Perimeter Protection and Perimeter Management.
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.
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.
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.
As part of an ongoing initiative to ease the integration of Detection Technologies perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) into third party software solutions we have now implemented the Modbus TCP/IP into the VibraSector.
No good news for passengers departing from German airport Cologne/Bonn this Saturday morning. A security incident has disrupted flight operations. An extensive security check was carried out after a hole in the outer fence of the airport was identified.
Airports need to be among the most secure locations on Earth - and that includes protecting the perimeter against intruders. That first line of defence can prevent all manner of incidents, allowing airports to get on with the business of flying people and goods around the world.
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.
Protecting your property is vital, especially when this property contains hazardous inventory, vital business equipment or valuable items. In these scenarios, CCTV alone is not enough. Catching potential break-ins is not enough – the goal is to prevent intruders from coming anywhere near the property.