Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Calling All Specifiers For Perimeter Security

There is increasing global concern for tighter security to protect what have become known as EKPs (Economic Key Points). The British government has identified 9 industry sectors as EKPs and these include telecommunications, energy (oil refineries, power plants) and finance – all critical to the national infrastructure. So when new EKP projects are to be constructed it is paramount that the consultants involved pay close attention to the security systems required.

They need to be:

  • Effective

  • Within the prescribed budget

  • Installed within the prescribed timescale

As manufacturers and developers of high security solutions for perimeter protection we are ideally placed to collaborate with the architects, specifiers and consultants assigned to this type of project. Our many years of experience enable us to remove all the hard work and deliver a detailed and costed solution. We have already conducted top level collaboration work for EKP projects in the United Kingdom and are keen to develop a similar dialogue within other countries.

Read more on our Perimeter Security Specifiers & Consultants page.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Andy's Security Travelogue: A Medieval Fortress

Following on from previous posts inspired by Andy’s far flung business travels, we are delighted to share with you today some fascinating photographs he took whilst on business in Shiraz.

The Citadel of KarimKham (ارگ کريمخاني) – also known as The Arg Of Karim or KarimKhan Fortress - is a magnificent piece of Iranian 18th century architecture in the North East part of Shiraz and it makes an unforgettable impact on everyone who sees it.

It was built in the style of a medieval fortress and has 4 towers, one on each corner.

Andy was particularly struck by the intricate brick patterns on the towers as the photograph shows.

Originally built during the Zand dynasty, the Citadel is named after Karim Khan who was ruler of the country from 1760 to 1779.

Regarded by many as one of the most just and compassionate rulers in Iranian history, he used the Citadel as his home.

During its lifetime, however, the Citadel has had other uses - sometimes it was used as a prison and today it is a museum.

Interesting coincidence that our company has provided perimeter security for prisons as well as security systems for museums!

Inside the Citadel Andy took this photograph of a beautiful water feature.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Security Case Study Leads to Multiview™ Development

As European leaders in the perimeter security industry, we are always pushing the boundaries and looking to new horizons with our product development programme. Multisys™ Security is a great example of this. A unique modular PC based Security Management System, it uses a common communication protocol to integrate and control the APS Electro-Fence™ controllers, Flexiguard™ analysers and other alarm devices.When we develop a new technology, the catalyst can be any one of a number of things. For example, it was a case study for a military client that spawned the idea for developing our Multiview™ security system.

During one particular perimeter security installation, the client happened to mention that what they were looking to do at some point was ideally just use one control centre for monitoring a variety of sites (i.e from one central location). Our Technical Director Andy Moon was determined to come up with a solution and the result was Multiview™, a virtual network computer system for remote monitoring.Just one of our security case studies which you can read about on aps-perimeter-security.com.

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