Archives: 'Perimeter Security'

Doug Bedell — March 14, 2018, 2:31 pm

For Fencing or Barriers, Security and Quality Go Hand-In-Hand

Here’s a mouthful, but a meaty one: The Advanced Perimeter Systems Security blog notes that effective perimeter security involves “3Qs” – Quality, Quotes and Questions. While theirs focus on fencing, they can also readily apply to PRO Barrier’s vehicle access control barriers at the entrance to securely fenced-in facilities. “When a customer knows that only […]

Doug Bedell — February 26, 2018, 12:07 pm

Barrier Stops an Intruder’s Car at the White House

The utility, indeed, the necessity, of vehicle barriers at key entry points was demonstrated last week when a woman’s car was stopped by a security barrier at an entrance to the White House grounds. It was another of several attempts by the same woman, from Tennessee, to penetrate perimeter security at the White House. An […]

Doug Bedell — January 21, 2018, 10:55 am

Security ‘Rings’ Enable Internal Protection

To be sure you’re as protected as you need to be, think of site security in phases, working inward. There’s the perimeter (fencing), access spaces (vehicle barriers and personnel checks), door locks and, inside, computer and other electronic protections. SecurityInfoWatch lays all this out nicely, noting that “The concept that is commonly referred to as […]

Doug Bedell — January 5, 2018, 11:32 am

A Primer on Designing Vehicle Security Barriers

On its website, PRO Barrier Engineering offers a primer on the different types of anti-terrorism vehicle barriers. At the start of a new year, it’s appropriate to refresh one’s understanding of barriers and what they offer in terms of protection for given circumstances. PRO Barrier thereby explains the differences between wedge, beam and mobile barriers, […]

Doug Bedell — December 8, 2017, 1:40 pm

Perimeter Security Involves Length, Sizes and Values

You may think that securing a perimeter is simply a matter of putting up a fence and letting it be. Not so, notes the Advanced Perimeter Systems blog. It depends on the perimeter in question and what’s inside it. Here, for example, are three perimeter settings – an international airport, the Great Pyramids of Giza […]

Doug Bedell — November 10, 2017, 2:23 pm

‘Contactless Access Control’ Becoming an Industry Priority

At whatever level, from doorways to lengthy perimeters, access control is becoming an ever-more pressing security need for enterprises. That was clear from a recent discussion at a Security Industry Association conference in New York reported on by SecurityInfoWatch. “I don’t think we are just five years away from total contactless entry. I think it […]

Doug Bedell — October 23, 2017, 7:14 am

Here Are the ABCs of Security Risks

The website of the Threat Analysis Group in Houston, Texas, excels in clear security thinking. There are, TAG advises, assets, threats, vulnerability, and risk – risk being the intersection of assets, threats and vulnerabilities. The problem is, though, that threats can’t be assessed with much in the way of certainty. They arise, are assessed and […]

Doug Bedell — October 16, 2017, 9:22 am

Getting Acquainted in Challenging Security Times

Google “physical perimeter security” and the first item to appear dates to March, 2013 – “The 5 D’s of Outdoor Perimeter Security”. In today’s digital world, four years can make a post a security classic. So what are the “5 D’s”? Kevin Marier, founder and CEO of Connex International, Inc., who wrote the piece, identifies […]

Doug Bedell — October 6, 2017, 2:17 pm

Las Vegas Massacre Becomes a New Security Threshold

Quoting experts, Joel Griffin on the Security InfoWatch blog thinks the Las Vegas shooting massacre “will likely serve as a game-changing incident for the security industry.” From hotel front desks and room service staffs to stadiums and open-air venues, the question will consistently become, “Are we sure we’re secure. Do we realize what could happen […]

Doug Bedell — September 27, 2017, 10:32 am

Police Using Garbage Trucks Against Vehicle Terror Attacks

Police have been getting creative in protecting against vehicle terror attacks – even to using garbage trucks as security barriers. That was the thrust this month in a National Public Radio report explaining “why the garbage truck is on the cutting edge of law enforcement.” “Even the Trump tower in Manhattan has been encircled by […]