Monday, September 29, 2014

Montgomery To Cairo - Security Travels Across The Globe

Perimeter security is a global issue and for anyone who might need convincing of that, just take a look at these photographs.

Perimeter fences, detection systems, intruder sensors and deterrents do not feature in these photographs; indeed, nothing from the vast array of what PIDS security equipment encompasses actually features in these images. Surprised? Well you shouldn't be.

Photographs of our technology could not by themselves prove the point we're trying to make here. The photographs we are publishing today represent some of the most interesting and colourful cityscapes and landscapes in the world and speak of incredibly diverse cultures. They were all taken by our Technical Director whilst travelling to meet with security system clients.. Some trips were to finalize new installations, others to discuss a review and implementation of new technological advances made by our in-house R& D team to further enhance existing perimeter security.

Photos taken in the USA (Alabama, Pennsylvania)

Photos taken during visits to Malaysia ....

Photos taken in Egypt ....

It is the global nature of perimeter security that has always made our business so fascinating and with ever more countries developing their infrastructure (eg. new manufacturing sites, petrochemical plants, correctional facilities, airports etc) the stage is set for our business to grow exponentially.

One part of the world we have yet to get photos back from is Antarctica but given that there are officially 0 perimanent residents and just 5,000 temporary ones, perhaps the need for advanced perimeter security could take time to establish itself there. Looking at our web stats, that would seem to be the case, for whilst we have had visitors from as far afield as Albania to Australia, Antigua to Algeria, Angola to Armenia (and that's just a few of the countries beginning with A!), Antarctica has yet to figure. One thing is for sure, however, and that is if we ever get such an enquiry our R&D team will relish the challenge of developing a suitable system to operate under extreme conditions!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Perimeter Security With A Rock N Roll Touch

It’s not often you hear the two phrases ‘perimeter security’ and ‘rock n roll’ in the same sentence. Let’s face it, the world of security is a serious business whilst rock n roll is a symbol of fun. So why should we, as a perimeter security system manufacturer, even think of bringing such diverse subjects together? Well, the credit for the idea goes to our Technical Director Andy Moon for taking such great photos on his travels to see our security clients.

Over the years Andy has visited some fascinating places around the world and brought back with him a richly diverse range of photographs, many of which we have shared on our perimeter security blog. The other day we were doing a little photo archiving and marvelling at the diversity of the landscapes that Andy has been able to capture. As we sorted through the images we saw skyscrapers and statues (from George Washington to Joan of Arc), giant Coca Cola trucks in the streets of South Carolina, Persian rugs in a Middle East street bazaar, wild monkeys and beautiful turtles in Malaysia and camel mounted police in Egypt. We also found some amazing background settings in shots of our security technology including snow-capped mountains just after sunrise plus one of our all-time favourites the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Just as we were becoming convinced that no two shots were alike we were stopped in our tracks – and that’s where the rock n roll comes in. We found two photographs of the same subject but taken several years apart and in locations many thousands of miles apart. The subject? The Hard Rock Café.

When Andy had travelled to Egypt to negotiate the provision of a perimeter security system for the Great Pyramids of Giza, he took this photograph in the nearby town

Some years later on a visit to the United States to negotiate the provision of our electric fencing technology for correctional facility perimeters, Andy took this photograph (in Philadelphia)

So whilst countries and their language, culture and landscape may vary, one thing is for sure and Andy’s photos prove it – the world just loves rock n roll :) 

Click here to read more about Andy’s visit to Philadelphia

Click here to see more amazing photographs on our Pinterest boards

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