Advantages of Buried Intrusion Detection Systems

Advantages of Buried Intrusion Detection Systems

Security managers in various sectors use perimeter intrusion detection systems to protect facilities from outside intruders.


In the business sector, perimeter intrusion detection products are used to protect sites such as factories, oil & gas pipelines and farms.

When it comes to military and HLS, security forces use perimeter intrusion detection systems to protect international borders, military bases, prisons and other sensitive sites where there is a constant threat of outsiders trying to break in.

There are many different intrusion detection systems: vibration fences, video analytics, radar systems and buried intrusion detection protection systems.

Security managers choose buried perimeter intrusion detection systems in three main cases:


  • There is a need for a discreet, possibly invisible, detection system.


  • They can’t/don’t want to build an above-the-ground physical fence to protect the perimeter, due to physical limitations of site or they don’t want to influence the landscape (underground systems do not change the terrain surface).


  • They need to detect also under-the-fence digging activity


In addition, underground perimeter security systems or devices can work together with above the ground measures. For example, using buried seismic sensors to activate cameras or set off alarms.


Buried Intrusion Detection Systems Advantages



Who Use Underground Detection Systems?


As technology advanced, buried seismic security systems becomes more popular and accessible also private clients,

We have listed below some examples of typical applications:


  • Army bases – our underground seismic detectors will recognize any person or vehicle approaching the base perimeter, whether they get closer to the base on foot, by car or by digging their way into the base.


  • Protecting mansions or other private properties – One of the biggest advantages of buried intrusion detection that it is completely covert and does not change the surface of the terrain. This way, the system provides maximum security from thieves or other intruders without damaging the beautiful mansion exterior.


  • Prisons – In recent years, there were a few cases of jail breaks that were done underground. Either the prisoners had dug their way out of jail, or as in some cases, external teams dug their way into the prisons, creating a tunnel that enabled prisoners to get out of prison. By using the buried intrusion detection system prison security team can easily identify any digging done inside or outside of the prison perimeter.


  • Remote infrastructure sites- as a buried (hidden system), our seismic sensors are ideal for protection of remote sites, as it minimize the risk of vandals / cable cut which usually happen with fence mounted systems on remote sites.


  • Oil and Gas Pipeline Security – Using buried systems to secure pipelines. The system can detect any attempt to damage the pipes or the oil the runs through them. As stated before, a buried intrusion detection system can recognize movement including digging.


Do you want to know which buried perimeter intrusion detection system is the best?

Read about the technical comparison of three underground intrusion detection systems. 


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