Monday, December 4, 2017

Perimeters Of Petrochemical Plants, Parrots & Prisons

P In The Alphabet Of Perimeter Security

Putting pen to paper to publish this post was purely pragmatic and painless! Today we take a look at the letter P in our ongoing series of the A-Z of Perimeter Security. 

Perimeter Protection

The perimeters of outdoor sites come in all shapes and sizes and that can make perimeter protection something of a challenge. A perimeter fence might have changes of direction, curves and bends or the site might cover a vast area. The perimeter security solution for each one will be different. At Advanced Perimeter Systems we have seen and supplied perimeter protection for just about every configuration of outdoor site you can imagine!

Here are three examples of enormously varied sites that we have had to protect:
  • An international airport with a 17 kilometre-long concrete wall around it that needed electric fence protection. 
  • The 13 kilometres of perimeter fence around the Great Pyramids of Giza that needed perimeter detection capability.
  • The parrot cage at Edinburgh Zoo to stop thieves stealing their rare parrots. The theft of rare birds, especially parrots, is an increasing problem in the UK as this report shows.

NOTE: Even these three photos start with the letter P!

Petrochemical Plants

Petrochemical plants across the world have all used our perimeter security systems. From plants in the UK to as far afield as Hawaii, our electric fence and fence detection products provide perimeter protection there.


The perimeter of a prison site is a little different when it comes to security because not only do you have to stop breaches into the compound (attempts to smuggle in drugs and weapons) but the primary objective is to prevent prisoners leaving! Perimeter security for prisons can therefore be much more complex. Advanced Perimeter Systems has provided electric fencing, perimeter detection and microwave detection in different operational combinations for many prison sites in a variety of countries including the United States.

We could delve into an even bigger list under the letter P as we have provided perimeter protection for palaces, police sites, pharmaceutical plants and ports. Suffice it to say that when it comes to perimeter security, the alphabet knows no bounds!

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Outdoor Perimeter Protection - It's The System Quality That Counts

In our ongoing series of the A-Z of Perimeter Security, we recently looked at the letter 'N'. We explained how we had helped to provide effective perimeter systems for clients in the Netherlands and the National Trust in the UK. These were clients with outdoor sites ... which brings us conveniently to the letter 'O', our next chapter in the A-Z series.

Outdoor Perimeter Protection

The majority of sites for which we provide perimeter security are outdoors. The exceptions to this are interiors of buildings such as warehouses and museums where our Flexiguard™ perimeter detection has proved highly effective.

Outdoor security sites typically fall into 4 main sections:

Industrial - eg. water utilities and electrical substations
Commercial - eg. manufacturing facilities and car park perimeters
Public Sector - eg. Government buildings and military base security
Civil and Tourism - eg. zoos and wildlife parks

Oil Refinery Sites

oil refinery site perimeter protection
Outdoor sites such as oil refineries are amongst the most important in a country's infrastructure and only the highest quality of security system can be considered for their protection. Our systems carry full British Government approval for this type of site - generally known in the UK as EKP sites (Economic Key Points).

The Chevron company in Hawaii selected our products for the protection of one of their oil refineries in Hawaii. 

Oil refinery sites are usually very large and in requiring a high level of protection, we usually see the perimeter fence being installed at an above standard height and often with a double line of fencing. The fences are usually one inside the other and we have three products that work superbly in combination in this scenario. The first is our Electro-Fence™ system installed on the inner fence, the second is our Flexiguard™ system on the outside fence and the third is our Microguard™ microwave sensors working in the sterile area in between the two fences.

Our Quality Policy

Our customers need to have confidence in the security systems that we offer and we are committed to working to the highest standards of design and manufacturing. Our company conforms to BS EN ISO9001 Quality Assurance Standards and our Quality Control policy is strict, ensuring that all components in our products are of the highest quality; any and all suppliers must also have a similar quality policy.

This commitment to quality is at the heart of everything we do and is, we believe, one of the reasons why so many national and international companies choose to install our perimeter security systems.

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