Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS) are used to detect the presence of trespassers in and around a property or restricted environment. There has been a rapid increase in the adoption of Fibre Optic technology, which has made Distributed Acoustic Sensing a big part of PIDS strategy. Harper Chalice ensures that its systems are always up to date and using the latest technology, offering PIDS that can be used on all types of fencing as well as be integrated with other existing systems.
Types of perimeter intrusion system
There are four main types of PIDS:
Fence mounted – These PIDS are ideal to use on any kind of barrier including walls and fences and can be installed directly onto them.
Ground based – PIDS that are installed below the ground use a Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) cable and require no physcial barrier meaning they work well in open spaces and fields.
Free standing – Similarly to a ground based PIDS, this type doesn’t need a physical barrier but is installed above ground instead of below.
Rapidly deployable – Not used for long-term detection, a rapidly deployable system is compatible with any assets that are mobile and is most commonly used in military operations.
Factors to consider when selecting your PIDS
Before you can decide on what type of perimeter intrusion system is right for you, there are several things you should look out for. Other than thinking about whether you need a PIDS that will accompany a physical barrier or not, you need to consider how well the system will integrate with the current strategy you have in place. Your PIDS needs to run smoothly alongside any other systems and equipment you’re using now. It’s also important to bear in mind any local regulations, as well as how your system will look in or around your property.
Benefits of using a Perimeter Intrusion Detection System
Some benefits of using PIDS are their versatility. With so many different types to choose from, you’re bound to find one that suits your needs. PIDS are also quality assured as well as cost effective on both large and small scales. They’re simple to install and use with little maintenance required and boast a particularly high detection rate. You needn’t worry about difficult environments either, as they’re well-equipped to withstanding a range of temperatures as well as wind and rain.
At Harper Chalice we pride ourselves on delivering quality products and a professional service to each and every one of our clients. Any PIDS you choose to buy from us will be checked for safety against the highest standards. To learn more, get in touch today and we’ll be happy to help.