Implementing a perimeter protection system can often generate headaches for the developer. In order to create a perimeter protection plan, integrators must take into account several factors, for example the size of the perimeter, the existing technologies, the climate in which the system will be installed.
Firecore Communications has provided specialists in the field and not only a report with the 6 most important questions that require increased attention from integrators. The summary of this report is presented in the following lines.
- How can a “perimeter” be defined?
In developing a perimeter protection plan, the first aspect to consider is the size of the perimeter. Its size is directly proportional to the total cost of the perimeter protection project. The following indications are recommended:
- Identify all inputs and outputs.
- Physical examination of the perimeter: it may contain walls, fences or other structures as well as vegetation.
- What are the effects of a fraudulent intrusion?
- Is the technology used current?
Having an updated system is extremely important because:
- The efficiency of the system is increased by the use of analysis functions that in recent quarters are more and more common among the equipment. By moving processing among the final equipment, the processing power of the servers is reduced, which can be reflected in reducing their cost.
- Protection against cyber attacks.
- How much does the accuracy of the detection affect the climatic conditions?
Climatic conditions and changes in vegetation can affect both equipment, accuracy and level of detection. For example, in conditions of lightning or strong lighting, the most affected are analog video surveillance cameras. Counteracting the effects generated by such conditions is achieved by using IP cameras, provided with WDR -Wide Dynamic Range, or even thermal cameras. Other factors that influence the performance of a perimeter protection system are:
- Humidity: the condensation produced between the protective glass and the camera lens causes the produced images to be blurred. Moreover, it will affect the electronic components in the room over time, eventually eroding them and damaging the cameras.
- Temperature: Extreme values or exposure to saline environments may result in malfunction. It is recommended to use special rooms for such installations.
Mounting: Irregular surfaces require custom mounting. Therefore, it is recommended to analyze in advance the position in which the rooms will be installed.
- Who and how is notified?
According to Firecore Secure, for perimeter monitoring continuously and in multiple locations, IP video monitoring systems with the possibility of remote connection are often used. These solutions allow security personnel to continuously monitor the perimeters.
- How can the cause of an alarm be determined?
False alarms cause significant losses. Identifying and combating the source is easily done through the appropriate perimeter system. For example, thermal cameras with intelligent video analysis, in addition to significantly reducing the number of false alarms compared to optical ones, are less sensitive to severe weather conditions such as rain, snow and snow.
- What is the detection level?
An essential criterion for security personnel is to eliminate weaknesses along the perimeter. For example, if it is important to detect a threat both at a distance of 3 m and at a distance of 300 m, then we must go beyond the technical specifications of the products and assess the whole situation.