The keys to perimeter safety

  • 04 Apr 2018
  • by davantis
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Perimeter protection requires more than sensors to prevent intruders from penetrating large sites. It is an aspect that takes all characteristics of the installation and the risks to which it is exposed into consideration. To ensure reliable, accurate detection on large sites, video analysis is a must.

What are you protecting?
It is vital to identify which areas are at high risk of intrusion, and to focus on them. To do this, you first need to understand the difference between perimeter protection with video analysis and CCTV systems. In the case of video analysis, the scenario is completely different. Lenses have a narrower field and we pay attention to the areas we want to protect. Likewise, cameras must be placed at a minimum height of 3 or 4 metres to avoid capturing the sky, or areas to far away from the protected zone.

Video analysis systems
A security system with video analysis enables you to detect and verify intruders entering the site quickly and intuitively with our alarm management software. This is the most powerful system for detecting people, vehicles, animals, etc, and send alerts or activated deterrent measures in the simplest way. The control centre can verify all kinds of incident in a matter of seconds, and the operator receives a video of the incident which marks the exact spot where it was activated. Confirmation is almost immediate, and you can take measures without delay.

Size of the site
When you need to protect a very large area, traditional security systems with cables, sensors, etc, can be extremely costly. In such cases, video analysis is the best solution, since it allows you to protect large perimeters with fewer resources but with maximum efficiency. Good perimeter protection means not leaving any blind zones and ensuring effective detection, so the distance from the perimeter determines which camera should be used in the installation, which will be either thermal or day/night. If you have already installed a CCTV system, it can easily be adapted.

Maintenance
All systems with perimeter surveillance require scheduled maintenance, and this is often included in the system budget and design. As well as technical maintenance, the installation company should also maintain the perimeter surveillance system to ensure that there are no objects obscuring the cameras such as plants, the condition of metal fencing, walls, unnecessary cabling, posts or other items.

Suitable resources
To ensure perimeter security on any site, you need the right staff, and that doesn’t just mean the number of operators allocated, but also arranging adequate training to make the most of the video analysis system. Likewise, it is important to do regular drills to ensure that the system is working correctly, by testing your equipment, personnel and overall response, as well as providing courses to keep everyone up-to-date with new product features.

DAVANTIS has always specialised in perimeter protection video analysis, and we offer a solution that uses in-house technology to safeguard sites requiring maximum security and easy, quick alarm management. A video surveillance system to meet the requirements of any large-scale site that will satisfy the most security-conscious customers. Learn more. We are always ready to help.