Perimeter Security & Access Control
What is the business value of Perimeter Security?
Perimeter security is the fixing of preventative measures around the perimeter of one’s home, whether it is electric fencing, motion detection beams, warning lights, CCTV systems, and digipass.
Perimeter infrared security systems are extremely cost-effective and easy to install. They are also safe and do not put people at risk in the event of any false alarm being triggered off. These sensors can be well disguised and distributed on various areas of your property, such as gardens, entrances, doors, windows, and porches so that the intruder cannot easily detect their presence.
It is easy to design effective systems for larger or smaller areas through stacking of beam-sets so that intruders cannot jump over or crawl under them.
Systems can also be designed for different levels of risk: for instance, a shopping mall or convention center may require a different level of security than a home.
What is the value of Access Control?
Access control is generally accepted to be a measure taken by either a physical barrier or guarded barrier to prevent unauthorized entry to a property. These methods include spike barriers and boom installations. Further access control measures include gate automation, intercoms, booms and spike barriers.
There are many advantages to using an access control system, which includes:
Accessibility – Access can be controlled using several options. Because of this, traditional keys are no longer needed. In addition to keeping things better organized, the risk of a security breach is reduced.
Monitoring – Seeing who is coming and going from different areas is possible with an access control system. Information as to the time the access card was used is also provided. This enhanced security system gives the company more control over where employees are going, especially if they are not authorized to enter certain parts of the business.
Integration – Access control systems seamlessly integrate with other security products, thereby creating a centralized management solution.
Manageability – Information is stored on a centrally managed database, making it easy to access remotely from any computer on the network. Only a few select people have this authorization.
What features does the modern perimeter security system have?
Over the last years, the scope of perimeter security solutions have considerably advanced and present a multi-faceted system thanks to which effective safety can be achieved.
Apart from security fencing and other mechanical security measures such as boulders, bollards, and roadblocks perimeter security might include:
- Perimeter alarm
- Video surveillance
- Microwave detectors
- Laser scanners
- Active infrared light barriers
- Microphone sensor cables
- Infrared motion detectors
What are the disadvantages of Perimeter Security systems?
The disadvantages of perimeter infrared systems are that less sophisticated systems can be triggered off even by plastic or paper blowing across, rodents or stray animals. If you are connected to the local police station, they may charge you for such “false alarms. Power supply interruptions can cause disturbances and the systems may need re-setting. Home-owners cannot afford to become complacent even when they’ve installed a system, since intruders may also find ways and means to breach security. The placement of the sensors has to be extremely accurate otherwise they are ineffective. It is important to keep in mind that weather conditions like fog and snow may interfere.
And what are the disadvantages of Access Control systems?
The disadvantages of access control systems may include smaller issues such as passcodes, pins, and passwords. To gain access to this type of system, an individual must have very specific information. While this is good news, it can also create a challenge. For maintaining the highest level of security, these pieces of information have to be updated on occasion. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of being hacked.