Monday, March 19, 2012

PIDS Security : Perimeter Security Terminology

Perimeter security, as we know, embraces a broad scope of technology and terminology. This includes:
perimeter protection
–  as provided by our electric fencing system which is also acts as an effective intruder deterrent ;
perimeter detection
– as provided for by our Flexiguard™ product range which detects intruders before they can enter a property, is visually unobtrusive and easy to maintain.
What is interesting, however, is that within these 2 terms there is a range of other terms, such is the complexity of perimeter security!

Let’s take perimeter detection for example …. our sensor cable system as mentioned above clearly fits into this category BUT there is also microwave technology to be taken into consideration. This is where the terms microwave intrusion detection 
and microwave intruder detection come into play. Our Microwave Barriers product can provide this ‘second line of defence’ in support of a primary perimeter protection or detection system.
We then get into the realms of abbreviations of terms such as PIDS which stands for
perimeter intrusion detection system. Then again, PIDS also stands for other things which have nothing to do with perimeter security such as:
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Polarization Intensity Differential Scattering
Prime Item Development Specification
Product Insert Data Sheet
and lots more besides! The acronymfinder page about PIDS is well worth reading.

As a result, we discover that people often refine the terminology a little further by using the PIDS abbreviation but adding a little clarity
  …. pids security is one way of doing this.
From perimeter to pids, protection to detection, deterrent to sensors, intrusion, intruders, microwaves and more, it’s all in a day’s normal vocabulary for us here Advanced Perimeter Systems

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