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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to purchasing a perimeter intrusion detection system, you want to make sure that your investment ensures the best possible protection for your business.
On a regular basis, we have the pleasure of working with one of the country’s leading suppliers of secure explosives containers on an individualised Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS). For confidentiality we cannot disclose the client’s name, but this company specialises in stores for ammunition and explosives used by the MoD, quarries, and special effects businesses.
Thorough, independent testing is an unquestionably critical part of the development of any perimeter security system.
When Is A Fence Not A Fence?
When it's the source of valuable data to help you keep your military, commercial or residential site safe and secure. Data that can be instantly and seamlessly analysed to trigger alerts and provide clear, unequivocal imagery and audio feed. But how can a fence do all that? Read on...
There’s a tendency to believe that advanced technology is rather incomprehensible to the average person, even experienced facility managers, security personnel and installers.
To be honest, the primary concern when choosing intrusion detection systems should always be whether it provides complete and unfailing coverage, allowing you to monitor every type of potential threat to your site. For this, vibrational sensors are essential.