Advantages of Buried Intrusion Detection Systems
Security teams 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 teams use buried perimeter intrusion detection systems in three main cases:
- There is a need for a discreet, possibly invisible, detection system.
- The security team does not want to build an above-the-ground fence to protect the perimeter.
- The underground systems do not change the terrain surface.
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
- The system is invisible, the intruders can’t see it.
- No need to build anything above the ground level.
- Some products such as radars and video systems require clear line of sight, while underground systems (especially Sensoguard’s InvisiFence) are not affected by limited line of sight.
- Some seismic systems recognize any digging done by intruders. This feature is very important to secure underground facilities such as oil and gas pipelines.
- Quick and easy installation (especially for seismic systems such as SensoGuard’s InvisiFence)
- Low maintenance costs (in some cases, such as SensoGuard’s InvisiFence)
Who Use Underground Detection Systems?
As mentioned above there are many security teams who use buried detection systems, let’s go over a few of them.
- Army bases – when army bases are situated near international borders or enemy lines there is a risk of intruders. The underground 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 large 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.
- Oil and Gas Pipeline Security – Using buried systems to secure pipelines. The system can detect any attempt to steal 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 advantages and disadvantages of three underground intrusion detection systems.