Outdoor perimeter security systems provide the first layer of protection for mission-critical enterprises. Designed for 24/7 intrusion detection, these systems identify threats, track targets, and notify security personnel when intervention is needed. Perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) are essential facets to the successful operation of critical infrastructure sites such as utilities, airports, data centers, and oil and gas facilities. If unauthorized individuals were to breach the perimeter of any critical entity and sabotage key equipment, asset failure could lead to widespread disruptions in vital services for millions of customers.

While the importance of securing critical infrastructure sites from intruders is clear, designing outdoor perimeter systems is no straightforward task. Remote locations, uneven terrain, inclement weather, and compliance regulations are all factors that organizations must address. It takes strategic planning and thorough knowledge of the latest sensor technologies to design an effective perimeter system that will perform in harsh environments.

Teledyne FLIR uses a streamlined, multilayered approach with cameras and radars to prepare organizations for mission-critical security events. Together, Convergint works with Teledyne FLIR to ensure the safety of organizations’ staff, customers, and facilities.

Challenges with traditional PIDS technologies

Traditional PIDS technologies such as buried cables, fence detection systems, and microwave sensors do not provide optimal situational awareness and can be costly to install. These legacy technologies create risks for organizations by limiting coverage and not giving entities advanced warnings of potential threats. Organizations can mitigate these risks by switching to a proactive, response-oriented perimeter detection solution that increases site coverage and improves detection accuracy.

Expand monitoring beyond the perimeter

A trusted strategy when designing a PIDS is to layer multiple sensor technologies such as thermal imaging cameras and radars to increase detection and reduce false alarms. Thermal imaging cameras and radars have a track record of performance in extreme outdoor environments and are seeing greater adoption from critical infrastructure organizations, including utilities.

Results of a multilayered approach

With sophisticated software that accurately combines alarms from both thermal, visible, and radar sensors, integrating multispectral cameras with radars allows organizations to operate more effectively.

A proven leader in video and sensor technologies

Contact an expert today to learn how Convergint can help integrate Teledyne FLIR‘s solution within existing infrastructure to provide a safe and secure perimeter protection solution while addressing today’s physical security concerns.