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 In fact, Perimeter Protection often consists of outdated security systems that include blind spots and are easy to overcome.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.
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.
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.
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.