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Perimeter Protection

Perimeter protection is the first line in defence to alert you if an intruder enters your site. This can be the physical barriers built to physically stop entry or other measures taken to provide security and deter those who may wish to a break-in to or damage your property.

Perimeter Protection: The first line in your security

Perimeter intrusion detection

Physical perimeter security aims to protect people and assets within a property and its grounds. These physical barriers include bollards, gates and fences. We can provide a range of perimeter protection solutions that will integrate with these physical barriers to protect your property’s perimeter.

This should mean intruders are detected before they reach your main buildings or assets allowing you to take action to stop them and if you have intruder alarm monitoring you will be able to have a police response to that intrusion.

Assessing Perimeter Security

When we visit your site we can discuss the risks associated with it including the size of the grounds and the number of buildings and where they are located.

Depending on the risk factors and your security priorities, protecting your boundaries could involve a range of measures, such as:

  • Installing bollards and physical barriers at entry points which we can integrate with our CCTV and access control solutions
  • Installing Intruder Alarm System Detectors along the perimeter which can be integrated with CCTV systems and security lighting
  • Remote monitoring via our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), to provide 24/7 coverage of your site. This can be combined with advanced CCTV and intruder alarm systems which allow you to manage site security effectively.

A combination of security systems – such as CCTV, intruder alarm and access control measures along with remote monitoring – are the ideal way to provide vital prevention especially when risk levels are elevated. The video below shows how we have provided security, including perimeter intrusion protection, across a large country property.

Our Solutions for Perimeter Intrusion Protection

Intruder Alarm Systems

Using a hybrid wired and wireless intruder alarm system you can ensure your whole site is monitored and protected. With the latest advances detectors can ensure you pick up when intruders are breaking in and trying to access the perimeter of your grounds or your property. Here are possible solutions that we may recommend as part of your overall intruder alarm system:

  • Wired & Wireless External Detectors: Robust water-proof detectors made for outdoor use have been developed. These are fitted with passive infra-red (PIR) sensors; have adjustable detection range and angle; a built-in sounder and a wireless walk test fob. These are available both as wired & wireless detectors allowing you more flexibility as to where they are placed around the site. By including these within your overall intruder alarm system you will have added peace of mind.
  • External Wireless Contact Detector & Accelerometer: An accelerometer is is an electronic sensor that measures the acceleration forces acting on an object, in order to determine the object’s position in space and monitor the object’s movement and so is effective at detecting movement caused by intruders. Waterproof accelerometers are ideal for garden gates, outdoor furniture, shed doors or any valuable items.

  • Contact Detectors: If intruders manage to get beyond the boundary of your property and to the perimeter of the building there are a range of detectors we can offer from our intruder alarm suppliers. By detecting intruders at this stage your alarm should trigger before they actually enter the building. For example: detectors can be fitted to external doors to detect the opening of the door; contact shock detectors, which are a combination of a contact and an inertia (vibration) sensor can be fitted to windows or patio doors to detect forced entry and glass breakage.

CCTV

Strategically placed CCTV cameras around the perimeter of your property and your buildings, especially if embedded with advanced cameras that will detect movement and linked to software that will notify you of unusual movement is ideal to providing additional protection. The latest Avigilon software, Avigilon Control Center 7, and H5A cameras offers this level of advanced protection and surveillance.

Ecl-ips can help you select the right cameras to protect your perimeter. Cameras we could consider include:

  • The Avigilon H5A PTZ: if you have a large site with wide-open spaces, that includes areas such as car parks or sports pitches this would be effective at capturing long-distance images and wide angles. The camera delivers high-quality, detailed images with up to 36x zoom giving great potential to protect your perimeter.
  • The Avigilon H5 Pro: This camera has been built with large spaces in mind, and features improved frame rate and low light performance. This can be a cost-effective CCTV solution because it allows sites to be equipped with fewer cameras, while still giving you the ability to capture high quality live and recorded footage.
  • The Avigilon H5A Fisheye Camera: This is a cost-effective solution that provides 360° panoramic views of large areas from a single vantage point. This means those operating the surveillance system will have no blind spots giving you confidence if you are protecting your staff and your premises.
  • The outdoor-rated Avigilon H4 Thermal camera detects intruders while ignoring foliage and other visible obscurants, such as smoke and dust.

Access Control

Electronic Access Control systems allow you to have an effective way to authorise access to the right people but also to restrict access to the wrong people. At the perimeter of your property this can be through entry systems at gates or via bollard entry systems. Our main access control partners have solutions that can also be integrated with CCTV and intruder alarm systems. Additional access controls can be put in place at the entrance of your building as well to provide more peace of mind. Specific solutions we offer include:

  • Paxton Door Entry: This allows you to recognise a visitor calling at the main entrance before granting them access to your building. The Paxton Access Control Door Entry system can work standalone or alongside it accesss control systems Net2 and Paxton10.
  • Paxton Net 2 Checkpoint Control: This solution works if you want to control the numbers in, and flow of people through, your building this could be useful while COVID-19 still poses a risk to the health of staff or visitors, or in the future if you are holding a special event and want control crowds.
  • Remote monitoring and management: Apps allow you to monitor real time activity, on site and remotely off site and remotely lock doors. Paxton10 offers effective remote management of multiples sites.
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For advice on all aspects of perimeter intrusion protection and integrating this with your security systems contact us

Frequently Asked Questions

What is perimeter protection?

Perimeter protection is the first line in the defence to prevent an intruder entering your site but can also refer to the first line in detection of an intruder should they be able to enter the site and attempt to break-in to a building. Ecl-ips can advise you on the different options you can use to keep your property secure from the perimeter to inside the building.

How can you help me with my security needs?

Ecl-ips engineers can visit your site or property and if you already have intruder alarms or other security systems we can assess whether they are doing what they need to do and whether the equipment still works. We can also consider what additional requirements you may have. If you do not yet have any security systems we will take the time to consider what you need. We can produce a downloadable report with a complete range of security recommendations. We like to work with our customers to ensure they get what they want and need over time so can take a phased approach if that is required by budgetary constraints.

How would an intruder alarm system benefit me?

The key benefits to you as a home or business owner of installing an intruder alarm are:

  • Protecting your property from theft and vandalism
  • Increasing the likelihood of police apprehending criminals
  • Lowering your insurance premiums
  • Providing peace of mind when you’re away from home or off-site

How will we assess your perimeter security?

Depending on the risk factors and your security priorities, protecting your boundaries could involve a range of measures, such as:

  • Installing bollards and physical barriers at entry points which can be integrated with CCTV and access control systems
  • Installing Intruder Alarm System Detectors along the perimeter which can be integrated with CCTV systems and security lighting
  • Remote monitoring via our ARC, to provide 24/7 coverage of your site. This can be combined with advanced CCTV and intruder alarm systems which allow you to manage site security effectively.

What is the best approach to take to protect my site?

A combination of security systems – such as CCTV, intruder alarm and access control measures along with remote monitoring – are the ideal way to provide vital prevention especially when risk levels are elevated.

What intruder alarm solutions do you need for perimeter protection?

Orisec has developed a selection of robust water-proof detectors that are made for outdoor use. These are fitted with passive infra-red (PIR) sensors; have adjustable detection range and angle; a built-in sounder and a wireless walk test fob. These are available both as wired & wireless detectors allowing you more flexibility as to where they are placed around the site. By including these within your overall intruder alarm system you will have added peace of mind.

If intruders manage to get beyond the boundary of your property and to the perimeter of the building there are a range of detectors we can offer from our intruder alarm suppliers. By detecting intruders at this stage your alarm should trigger before they actually enter the building. For example:

  • Detectors can be fitted to external doors to detect the opening of the door.
  • Contact Shock detectors, which are a combination of a contact and an inertia (vibration) sensor can be fitted to windows or patio doors to detect forced entry, glass breakage and also the opening of a door or window. Magnetic Contacts are often used with shock detectors and use a magnet connected to a switch to detect if a window or door is opened or closed.