Thursday, July 25, 2013

Electric Fence Retrofit For Improved Prison Security

Retrofit is not a common word in the vocabulary of perimeter security but over the  years Advanced Perimeter Systems Ltd has been approached for a lot of this kind of work - eg. adding one of our security products to a pre-existing fence to upgrade and improve the security system as a whole.

One particular retrofit contract we were delighted to be involved in some 3 years ago was for a US State Department Of Corrections Prison. Although electric fence energizers and a proprietary software control system had previously been installed, the prison management was experiencing numerous problems including failure of the electric fence energizers and regular system shutdowns.

The list  criteria for the retrofit was strict. A turnkey solution was required, offering compatibility with the existing system and any software supplied was open protocol and user friendly.

How did we do this? Well, there is a full prison electric fence retrofit case study on our website that you can read but in summary, we provided bipolar energizers which:
  • integrated readily into the existing system configuration.
  • were deemed to have exceeded every area of the performance specification required.
  • were half the size of the existing units which facilitated easy installation of the field boxes 
Less than 6 months after installation of our components, the client reviewed the performance of the refurbished system and was so impressed by its reliability and the speed with which the work was done that they asked us to repeat the supply for 2 more prisons in the United States.

Our non-lethal electric fence system is not the only product we supply for prison security for we also have Flexiguard™,  our premium perimeter detection system. This is a product which integrates well into prison security systems and which we have supplied to many other correctional facilities around the world including Malaysia, Jordan and Thailand. You can read more here on our dedicated page.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cityscapes Viewed From The Perimeter

In our business everything with a perimeter aspect grabs our attention. Not surprising really to be fair because all of our security systems, from those that we have supplied in the past to those currently in development, are designed for the physical perimeter protection of buildings and their contents.

Our Technical Director Andy Moon is a keen photographer and whilst on his 'Security Travels' around the world he loves to take interesting and often unusual photographs as mementos of the places he's visited. Regular readers of our security blog will have seen some of his amazing photographs - from Egyptian camels to Malaysian turtles, from the Great Pyramids of Giza to the ruins of Persepolis and more. In truth, Andy usually has such a demanding business schedule with meetings, seminars and site visits that he gets a few hours at most to take in any 'tourist' sites. So when he does bring some great photos back, we get excited!

Most of his travels take him to major cities and today we'd like to share with you 2 photographs that exemplify just how different city architecture can be. Cityscapes from Philadelphia and Kuala Lumpur.

Downtown Philly
Kuala Lumpur
Here are a couple of previous blog posts dedicated to these two amazing cities in case you missed them first time around:

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