Perimeter security offers a first line of defence against intruders, raising the alarm whenever your property's boundary is compromised and giving you a greater sense of security and privacy.
What is perimeter protection?
Perimeter protection can encompass a variety of physical or electronic measures, including specialist motion detectors. These use infra-red beams of light to create an invisible fence around your property. When the beam of light is broken and the duration of the break or size of the object which breaks the beam falls within preset levels, an alarm signal is triggered.
Simple perimeter detectors send out a single beam of infra-red light (passive infra-red sensors). More sophisticated perimeter detectors send pulsed beams of infrared light between a transmitter and a receiver (active infra-red sensors) and often incorporate multiple light transmitters to create a net of infra-red beams.
Both passive infra-red and active infra-red sensors can be integrated with surveillance equipment relaying the position at which the beam has been interrupted and enabling CCTV cameras to be instantly trained on the location of the perimeter breach.
Integrate perimeter security into your intruder alarm system
Whether you choose physical or electronic measures to protect your property’s boundaries our expert engineers are here to help. We have extensive experience integrating perimeter beam detection with motion sensors, break glass detectors, CCTV, access control and more, to build robust and bespoke security systems.
Chris Lewis Fire & Security constantly reviews the latest products and technologies in perimeter security so that we can advise customers on the best options for their intruder alarm system. To discuss your requirements, to ask about maintaining an existing system, or to just get some advice from a qualified installer, get in touch with us.