Monday, February 26, 2018

A Question Of Quality For Perimeter Security Systems

Perimeter security systems come in all shapes and sizes but there are some key factors that determine what goes into creating truly effective and reliable perimeter security. Amongst these factors are three that all begin with the letter Q. So we will dedicate our coverage of the letter Q in our A-Z Alphabet of Perimeter Security to these three factors.

For a perimeter security system to be reliable the quality of core components cannot be over-stated. Many components in security systems are rated in line with the expected performance requirement but Advanced Perimeter Systems Limited goes one step further.

The core components of the systems manufactured by APS such as electric fence system energisers and analysers are in fact over-rated. So their performance capacity goes well beyond what is generally demanded from them and gives customers extra confidence in using them as part of their integrated security solution. The Quality Policy of the company as perimeter security manufacturers also plays an important part in this regard.

When a customer knows that only top quality components are used in their perimeter security system, they readily put their trust in the supplier. In addition, however, if the installer of the system does a quality job then they are likely to not only be a happy customer but a repeat customer!

Having our own approved network of installers who recognise the importance of the work they undertake means we readily receive compliments after the completion of a system installation.

Such as this one:
"Not only do APS products live up to high expectations with their high reliability but the customer care, technical knowledge and overall politeness of the APS team make them a pleasure to work with.”

Both before and after a customer commits to the purchase of perimeter security products, there are usually questions they want to ask. Questions such as:

  • what type of perimeter fencing can be protected by detection equipment?
  • what if we want perimeter security but don't have a perimeter fence?
  • how can we protect gates within our perimeter fence? 
  • what limitations of outdoor temperatures can the electric fence cope with?
  • can you help us work out how to protect specific zones within our perimeter?
Our perimeter security FAQ page gives answers to some of the most common questions but we also encourage people to call us. We have a wealth of experience and expertise when it comes to perimeter security and because we manufacture what we supply we have a much greater depth of knowledge about system requirements, applications and the range of options that will suit your needs.

One thing we will always do is listen carefully to your questions, note your requirements and then we will quote for what we believe you actually need. That is not always what a customer says they want! In fact, there are times when what we suggest proves to be cheaper and simpler than what the customer anticipated, so it's a win-win situation!


Thursday, January 25, 2018

What It Takes To Be Perimeter Security Systems Manufacturers

When a business owner, architect or security consultant goes in search of perimeter security solutions for a particular project, one of the tasks on their 'to do list' will be searching the web for ideas. A Google search, a check on Facebook's industry pages and sifting through profiles like this one on  LinkedIn will all be part of that. However, there are 2 important questions they will need to answer before drawing any conclusions that might hold real-world value.

Keywords: Perimeter Security Systems Manufacturers

Question 1: What search terms might provide the best results?
A good bet and one of the most popular phrases for this industry is "perimeter security systems". The results will show good variety, not just of suppliers but of the kind of products you might want to consider. After all, perimeter security solutions come in all shapes and sizes! From microwave detection systems to fence detection, electric fence systems and more. If you know what type of system you want then you can refine your search further. However, if you are looking to present your requirements to a company in the hope they will make the assessment for you as to what you are going to need in your security system, then you should consider refining your search. Searching for perimeter security systems manufacturers will give you a whole new set of results.

Circuit boards on the manufacturer's production line
Question 2: Why Consider Perimeter Security Systems Manufacturers?
The answer is quite simple. Manufacturers of such specialized products are few and far between and even then, amongst the ones you might find there will be a variation of product, experience and expertise.

So before you contact any perimeter security systems manufacturers you should first ask yourself what it takes to be a good manufacturer of this kind. Here are some suggestions of the criteria by which to make your judgement and hence the questions to ask when you make contact:
  • How long have you been a perimeter security manufacturer?
  • What accreditations do you have?
  • How broad is your client portfolio ?
  • Do you have any blue chip companies as clients?
  • Do you have security case studies that we can read?
The answers you get will vary of course but they will enable you to form an accurate picture of the suitability of the manufacturer in terms of advising and quoting for your security requirements.

Here is a case in point - these perimeter security systems manufacturers would give the following answers to the above questions (the data is actually freely available on their website):
  • Since 1982
  • Accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 incl “Design & Manufacture” scope
  • From multi-national companies to government organisations to historical and ancient sites
  • Yes - Coca-Cola, IBM, British Aerospace, BP Chevron, Toyota, British MOD, US State Department Of Corrections, the United Nations.
  • Yes - there are 15 listed on this page
With a few variations here and there, relevant to other industries, the above criteria could be used as a guideline to search for other types of manufacturers.Whether perimeter security or any other type of industrial system, we wish you good hunting!