What Does Perimeter Security in London Area Mean?
Physical perimeter security in London can be described as systems and technologies that protect people and property within a facility and its grounds by blocking unauthorised physical intrusions across the perimeter.
A number of defence layers should be equipped to protect the boundary. This should comprise: the site and property perimeter, eg the fence line; the inner territory perimeter, eg specific buildings or key infrastructure; the building perimeter, ie the external building shell; and the internal perimeter, eg internal space where restricted access is necessary. Each layer should help delay, deter and detect intrusion.
Over the last 10 years, advances in technology have helped increase the scope of perimeter security systems. Perimeter security solutions are now being used in areas such as commercial and residential sites, retail spaces, transportation sites, and many other urban and remote locations.
Perimeter security can include CCTV, intruder alarms, access control security fencing and gates, and barriers. The type of systems and technologies deployed will depend on the likely intrusion risks, which can range from vandalism and protests from activists, to theft.
A robust perimeter barrier aimed at stopping intruders should combine a fence or wall with security lighting and surveillance, eg a perimeter intruder detection system and CCTV
While there has been huge investment in CCTV and electronic security systems, physical perimeter security hasn’t always received the same attention. This is beginning to change, however, as perimeter security systems become embedded into integrated security strategies.
Multi-layered perimeter protection
With growing perimeter security threats, demand for multi-layered perimeter protection has increased. Technologies growing in popularity include next-generation fence-mounted sensors and infrared. Thermal cameras and video analytics are also popular solutions, while intrusion detection technologies such as microwave, seismic sensors are also very popular.
Designing a perimeter security solution
When considering how to design a perimeter security solution, it is worth considering factors such as: visibility what perimeter protection is visible and what it looks like, and if any important assets are visible and could be hidden away; local information and local crime rates, emergency services locations, etc; landscape and environmental conditions terrain, weather, lighting, etc; power requirements
Camera Security are an established firm of CCTV and perimeter security systems. If you would like more information on designing and implementing perimeter security systems in London and the surrounding area please contact Camera Security Services.