Perimeter protection is the first line of defense in providing physical security for a facility. This can be accomplished by installing fences or other physical barriers, lighting, lockable gates, intrusion detectors, or security guards. Perimeter protection also includes walls, lockable doors and windows, bars and grills, and fire escapes. ClearView provides a wide-range of security systems that are designed to detect intruders the very moment premises security is breached or threatened.
In addition to defining the physical limits of a facility and controlling access, a perimeter barrier also creates a physical and psychological deterrent to unauthorised entry and will often put off the opportunist that account for the majority of break ins. It delays intrusion into an area, making the possibility of detection and apprehension more likely. It helps security staff control access and assists in directing the flow of persons and vehicles through designated entrances.
Every vulnerable point should be protected to deter or prevent unauthorised access to the facility. The roof, basement, and walls of a building may contain vulnerable points of potential entry. ClearView’s security survey of the perimeter will address manholes and tunnels, gates leading to the basement, elevator shafts, ventilation openings, overhanging trees and skylights.
Perimeter security requires the effective integration of gates, gate operators, heavy-duty fence materials, razor tape, barbed wire and anti scaling toppings during the design process. ClearView’s designers will consider aspects including line of sight, materials, gate and gate operators, which will take into account the amount of traffic using the gate, and level of security.
When designing perimeter security, we will establish what level of security is needed. This is dictated by how sensitive or valuable the assets are that are being protected. By level of security - we mean is how long it takes someone to get through the perimeter.
Fences are the most common perimeter barrier or control. In high security establishments, the first step in ClearView’s design of a perimeter barrier is to define the target being protected as well as the potential intruder so systematic measures can be put in place to deny the intruder his objective.
To keep an intruder from completing his sequence of tasks to get to his target, ClearView’s designers look at a fence as part of a series of perimeters. It is very important to have everything working together - detection, assessment and barriers that will allow enough time to prevent him from reaching his objective - which will be different for each case.
A variety of fence types will be considered by ClearView's design engineering including vertical bar railings, chain link, barbed wire and welded steel mesh. A top guard overhang of barbed wire or razor wire may also be required.