Perimeter protection is a critical security issue for many industries today. Whether protecting critical infrastructure or commercial assets from theft, attack or sabotage, a robust perimeter security solution is a necessary first layer of defense. Physical perimeter security can be defined as systems and technologies that protect people and assets within a facility and its grounds by blocking unauthorized physical intrusions across the perimeter.
Over the past decade, advances in technology have helped increase the scope of perimeter security systems. Historically used to prevent and detect intrusions in military facilities, critical infrastructure, and other high-risk sites, 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
- video detection,
- intrusion detection,
- access control,
- security fencing and gates, and
- barriers and bollards.