Perimeter security is an often-overlooked component of an organization’s protection plan that can dramatically impact the effectiveness of a facility’s overall security. Perimeter security solutions should begin with a comprehensive assessment of all zones of protection starting from the distant exterior locations to vehicle and pedestrian entry points. This includes evaluation and planning for the 5D’s of perimeter security – Deter, Detect, Deny, Delay and Defend.
When designed and implemented properly, perimeter security solutions adhering to the 5D model can actually reduce overall security costs and improve security efficiency. This entails several layers of protection employing any combination of technologies and products integrated into a holistic system solution.