Friday, April 28, 2017

National Trust to National Grid In The Security Alphabet

Creating a unique vocabulary for perimeter security where every letter in the alphabet is covered has certainly been proving a challenge and has brought with it a few surprises.

When we originally had the idea back in 2015 we honestly thought it might have its limitations - after all, perimeter security is not the most dynamic of subjects! However, we are delighted that since our first post in September 2015 entitled A-Z Of Perimeter Security which covered the letter A, we have been able to feature a wide and really interesting range of subjects.

Here are just some of the words we have been able to include to date:

Catalytic converters
Iron ore

Continuing on from that, today we turn to the letter N.


Our list of security clients includes several names beginning with the letter N and two in particular with the same word 'National':

The National Trust - the UK's biggest conservation organisation with around 350 heritage properties.

At one of their historic properties in Wales, 13th century Powys Castle, our Flexiguard™ system was installed outdoors to provide statue security. The castle gardens have a number of valuable statues that needed protecting against damage/theft and we came up with a bespoke design just for this one site. Follow the link to read more on what we devised.

National Grid - owner and operator of the National Grid high voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales is at the opposite end of the scale to historic sites, but every bit as important when it comes to having effective perimeter security in place.


Still drawing from our customer base we have Dutch Rail in the Netherlands for whom we solved a particularly frustrating security problem by installing our perimeter detection cable system.

You can read the case study here (English) and here (Nederlands).

So whether it's national or international, Advanced Perimeter Systems Ltd has it covered!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Perimeter News From Around The World

Perimeter is probably the most used word in our everyday vocabulary. Whether dealing with enquiries and orders or liaising with our installers, it's rare to find the word perimeter missing from a conversation.

We wondered, therefore, how common a word 'perimeter' really is so we did a Google search in their News section. We were amazed at the variety of contexts in which the word is used. To demonstrate the point, here are three examples of very different news stories published just in the month of March 2017:

Neptun Deep Perimeter

Amongst the many applications for our security systems, a notable one is the supply of perimeter security for gas receiving stations. So this story immediately caught our eye. Signficant gas deposits have been discovered in what is called the Neptun Deep Perimeter - an area on the continental shelf of the Black Sea.

Black Sea

OMV Petrom and ExxonMobil are currently assessing the commercial potential of the gas field; their estimate so far of the gas deposits is no less than 100 billion m3! Given that the world's reserves of gas are becoming ever increasingly important, the press is not surprisingly picking up every word said about it.

Perimeter Buckets

This month saw an upturn in the fortunes of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team with a News report on their improvement in perimeter shots. If you're not familiar with the sport, a perimeter shot is firing the ball at the basket from or beyond a delineated perimeter line. If successful, a perimeter bucket as it's called gets the team 3 points (1 point more than for a shot inside the perimeter line). So when a team notches up a good number of perimeter buckets in a game, everyone is happy - and it even gets written about in the local press!

Perimeter Institute 

The Perimeter Institute is a world-leading centre for scientific research into foundational theoretical physics. Its mission is simple yet incredibly complex at the same time - to increase human understanding of the principles of the universe.The Institute holds a regular and very popular series of lectures, attracting attention from the scientific community around the world. In this month's lecture, an astrophysicist from NASA, Amber Straughn, spoke about the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope which is due for launch next year.

Here is the Perimeter Institute's own video which explains the principles of its work.

So there you have it. From researching the secrets of the universe to a local basketball game,  the word perimeter has an appeal for everyone :)