Friday, September 23, 2016

Kilovolts & Kilohertz To Kuala Lumpur

Today we progress our 'A-Z of Perimeter Security' series and consider the letter K.


How the term relates to perimeter security needs a little explanation. First of all, a Kilovolt is equal to 1,000 Volts. A volt is the derived unit for electric potential and was named after 18th century Italian physicist Alessandro Volta who invented the first chemical battery. For a more detailed, scientific description and definition please click here.

In order to operate correctly, an electric security fence has to carry a voltage. Our Electro-Fence™ has a maximum voltage of 10Kv (10,000 Volts) which is pulsed once per second.

Electro-Fence™ 10Kv electric security fence
 This high voltage pulse actually lasts for less than one thousandth of a second and our specially manufactured Electro-Fence™ Controllers (manufactured to exceed worldwide standards: BS EN ISO 60335-2-76 and BS1722 part 17) ensure premium, safe performance. As a result our electric security fence system has an impeccable safety record.


Kilohertz is a measure of frequency equivalent to 1,000 cycles per second. When it comes to perimeter security, we make most reference to the term when talking about another of our products: Microguard™ microwave detection sensors. Microguard™ has a modulating frequency of 1.0kHz, 1.28kHz, and 1.324kHz. More technical information is available on the Microguard™ pdf download.

Microguard™ detection sensors

Kuala Lumpur

Moving away from the scientific and technical arena, we thought Kuala Lumpur deserves to be mentioned in this part of our A-Z of Perimeter Security. Over the years, our Technical Director has visited Malaysia a number of times and on each occasion has brought back with him some memorable photographs. Many of them have been featured in this blog with accompanying stories. Here are a two of our favourites ....

On The Perimeter Of Petronas Towers
Monkeying Around With Perimeter Security

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