Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Andy's Security Travelogue - On The Perimeter Of The Petronas Towers

Here is another instalment in the Far & Middle East travels of our Technical Director Andy Moon - this time to Malaysia.

As our perimeter security blog readers know, we provide perimeter security solutions for a wide range of clients and for an equally wide range of applications. One of the most common requests we receive is for prison security systems and this post relates to when Andy travelled to meet with a client who required a perimeter security system for a prison in N. Malaysia.

The site had an outer concrete wall and an inner prison mesh type fence. The solution? Installation of our High Security Flexiguard™ Fence system. The fence system was linked into a CCTV system to trigger the cameras when a perimeter alarm was generated. In order to train the local engineers, Andy made a site visit in person prior to the start of the installation.

The site inspection and training complete, he needed to travel back via the country's capital Kuala Lumpur where he visited the Petronas Towers - the world's tallest twin buildings. Completed in 1998 they took 7 years to build and because of the nature of the site's bedrock, they have the world's deepest foundations at 120 metres!

Here are two of the photographs he took, both after sunset when the buildings' dazzled the skyline. The first photo is taken at ground level outside and the second from the inside - somewhat higher up!

Great photos you will agree. Andy insists, however, that they do not do justice to the real thing.

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