classic | mobile
Follow us on:
Follow us on Facebook  Share via Twitter  Share via LinkedIn

Hi-Tech Security Solutions Business Directory
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2017

Get smarter with intelligent intruder detection and perimeter security
October 2017, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

When it comes to perimeter protection and security, gone are the days when the cheapest solution would be acceptable. Times have changed and businesses need to keep up to date to protect their valuable assets and people. This means it is no longer advisable to rely on legacy systems and technologies that are rapidly becoming obsolete.

An ever-increasing rise in intrusion security threats has pushed up the demand for perimeter protection systems that are more reliable, cost-effective, efficient and better able to keep up with constant security technology advancements. To this end, there has been a move toward the smart integration of access control and perimeter security systems with intelligent intruder detection and proactive monitoring systems to ensure that all weak spots are eliminated. Today’s intruder detection and perimeter security systems are more reliable, more flexible and more intelligent than ever before.

Get the basics in place

There are many established methods of perimeter protection, all of which require the basics upfront. Once the physical barrier is in place, site owners have a variety of choices with regards to securing their perimeter. One of the most effective methods, however, has proven to be a combination of a CCTV system (consisting either of visual or thermal cameras) that are run with intelligent analytics software to alert of any security incidents along the perimeter.

The video analytics component is the key to maximising the functionality of thermal cameras for perimeter protection. Video analytics essentially enables ‘blank screen monitoring’, in that the system will give notifications of risks according to specific rules set up.

Get smarter, visually

Thermal cameras are particularly suited to perimeter applications for many reasons. Compared to visual cameras, thermal cameras running video analytics are ideal for perimeter protection because such cameras can operate on distances between 40 to 500 metres with the right lens, which means fewer cameras are required. Furthermore, because these cameras present thermal imaging, they require no lights, no motion detectors and only need one recording device, one operating screen and a single operator.

All monitoring and management of the CCTV system is done through a centralised portal, with the ability to send automated alerts remotely. Even better, the latest developments in these cameras have seen a combination of the best thermal image detail with high-performance edge perimeter analytics in a single visual device. This device is capable of delivering optimal intrusion detection, even in the most challenging environments and extreme weather conditions.

Intelligence doesn’t mean exorbitant costs

Getting smarter with security doesn’t have to add too many zeros to the price equation. Thanks to an intelligent and innovative FLIR tool suite called Raven, all of the guesswork in designing and planning perimeter security surveillance set-ups has been eliminated. Using longitude and latitude positioning of the actual physical site, this tool can calculate exactly how many cameras are needed and produce a bill of materials and camera design layout. This is a far more intelligent approach than simply measuring the site and stating that a camera is required at each 50-metre interval, as it eliminates blind spots and weaknesses while reducing cameras to the minimum required to cover that area.

Security solutions should be flexible according to the exact needs of each business. There is no longer any excuse to be running on standalone security systems, or to delay upgrading systems for fear that it will simply cost too much. Today, solutions are built and integrated based on the risks that require mitigation and the assets that require safeguarding and, thanks to technology, that perimeter protection is now more intelligent than ever before.

For more information contact Graphic Image Technologies, +27 (0)11 483 0333,,

Supplied By: Graphic Image Technologies
Tel: +27 11 483 0333
Fax: +27 11 483 0330
  Share via Twitter   Share via LinkedIn      

Further reading:

  • Extracting value from security
    March 2018, Panasonic South Africa, Axis Communications SA, Bosch Security and Safety Systems, Fidelity ADT Security, Zhejiang Dahua Technology, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Asset Management, EAS, RFID, Integrated Solutions
    Retail environments are arguably the primary area where security success or failure affects everybody, from the owners and managers of the retail location, through to employees and the security personnel as well as customers and other people visiting to shop, work or just hang around.
  • An insider eye on retail security
    March 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Asset Management, EAS, RFID, Retail (Industry)
    Retail security requires more than technology, it requires the ability to understand the environment, people, and adapt accordingly.
  • H.265 flagship cameras
    March 2018, VIVOTEK, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
    New cameras offer enhanced cybersecurity protection and superior night vision.
  • NUUO exclusive from Forbatt SA
    March 2018, Forbatt SA, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
    Forbatt SA is now the exclusive supplier of NUUO products throughout the country via its network of nationwide distributors.
  • Bosch Security Systems to become Bosch Building Technologies
    March 2018, Bosch Security and Safety Systems, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Fire & Safety, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Integrated Solutions
    Effective March 1, 2018, Bosch Security Systems will be known as Bosch Building Technologies, while also merging its video, intrusion detection, access control and management software business units into a single unit.
  • Can you secure security?
    March 2018, Graphic Image Technologies, Cyber Security, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, IT infrastructure
    Is it possible to protect physical security systems from cyber intruders? Laurence Smith looks at the task of securing physical security.
  • IoT, cybersecurity and access control
    March 2018, Axis Communications SA, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
    Right now, we are beginning the next phase of digital transformation in the security industry – the move to connect all physical security components to the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Turn footfall into business ­opportunities
    March 2018, Hikvision South Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions, Retail (Industry)
    Hikvision has developed a Smart Retail Solution that provides comprehensive CCTV security to protect staff and customers and assist in loss prevention.
  • An app on your phone
    March 2018, Zhejiang Dahua Technology, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
    Dahua’s Open Platform brings many integration and cooperation possibilities by allowing third-party applications to be downloaded and installed on certain Dahua network cameras.
  • Deep learning technology
    March 2018, Regal Distributors SA, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
    Some of the key analytic features found in Hikvision’s deep learning products are facial recognition, people counting, object detection, human body search and vehicle-structured data.
  • Multi-adjustable sensor dome
    March 2018, VIVOTEK, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
    VIVOTEK announced the launch of its multi-adjustable sensor dome camera, the MA8391-ETV. Featuring four independent 3-megapixel CMOS sensors.
  • Safety and Health awards finalist
    March 2018, Rik Rhino, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
    Wireless CCTV (WCCTV) has been named as a finalist in the Safety and Health Excellence Awards (SHE).

Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronic Buyers Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory (HSBD)

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual
    Mobile | Classic

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.