According to a recent Data Security survey- 69% responded saying that they are not confident that their organization’s data would be secure if their perimeter security was breached. If we move beyond data to the other elements in a typical organisation – people, materials, assets- none of these would be safe in case of a security breach. So here is the million dollar question- does your facility’s perimeter security program have what it takes to keep intruders out? As the first line of defense against intruders and security breaches, effective perimeter protection should be an integral element of the security strategy for any business. Perimeter security is no longer about razor wires and guard towers. Cutting edge surveillance systems, sensor based alarms, RF scanners – that’s what perimeter security looks like today. For many organizations, protecting large geographical areas or multiple separate buildings or elements is a complex goal to achieve, involving continuous surveillance and immediate action in case of an incident.
CCTVs- The omnipresent eyes of the organisation
CCTVs continue to play an important role in keeping a watchful eye on critical perimeter areas. More recently, demand for high-definition (HD) CCTV has been on the increase, offering the potential to deliver a considerably higher level of surveillance in critical or high-risk areas, such as site entrances and exits, additionally providing detailed footage to help secure convictions should a security breach occur. Furthermore, to better secure the area, the implement of Infrared scanners around the perimeter is highly effective in raising an alarm in case of intrusion.
Infrared sensors – detecting presence
Infrared sensors use infrared technology to open automatic doors. The infrared sensors are able to detect a change in temperature. When the sensors detect a temperature that is warmer, representing a human, it will activate the opening and closing mechanism of the door. Infrared sensors are usually used as in primary sensor in automatic door systems. Solus uses this IR technology to detect any unwanted intrusion inside the perimeter and raises an alarm making aware to the guards to take quick action.
Another simple way to secure the perimeter is through radio-frequency identification (RFID) based access-control system. It allows only authorized persons to enter a particular area of an establishment. The authorized persons are provided with unique tags, using which they can access that area. RFID Technology is commonly used in schools, colleges, office and stations for various purposes to automatically authenticate people with valid RFID tags. This helps in smooth entry for authorised people and the rest can be put through a proper security check before allowing entry.
Integrating perimeter security with the rest of the systems
Last, but not the least the perimeter security system should not be an island system working in isolation, but a well integrated aspect of a well-planned strategy working in tandem with the rest of the systems within the organisation. Think automatic attendance registration for instance. Or parking management. There is no limit to how much you can simplify and automate.
To sum up: For years together, iSOLUS has offered effective security solutions for perimeter protection providing integrated solutions to leading organisations in IT, defence, critical infrastructure projects, telecom and much more. Learn more about iSolus here.