Friday, February 8, 2008

Parrot Perimeter Security at Edinburgh Zoo

One of the more unusual security problems we were asked to solve was when, some years ago, Edinburgh Zoo had a serious problem with intruders stealing their rare parrots, worth thousands of pounds. The Zoo contacted a security company in Edinburgh and they in turn came to us as we are well known for our expertise in high level perimeter security installations.

We knew our Flexiguard perimeter security system was probably the answer but we were told there might be a problem - these parrots loved chewing through things! This meant that if we installed the sensor cabling in the standard way, it was probably going to prove a tempting challenge for the parrots and therefore would not last very long!

So we gave the matter some thought and had further discussions with the Zoo. Amongst our questions was what the parrots could not chew through! Bingo ... we came up with the solution: stainless steel. So to protect the sensor cable from being damaged by the parrots we encased it in a special stainless steel tubing. Using this tubing, we were able to attach the cable around the sides and over the top of the parrots' cages and their security was complete.

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