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Perimeter Security Sensor Technologies Handbook

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Date Published
July 1998
82 pages
This handbook provides public safety professionals with a reference of current perimeter security technologies, capabilities, limitations, and integration methods.
Most of the capabilities, sensors, and devices currently in use in the perimeter security field are available as Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products and successfully integrated into a wide range of operating systems. This handbook is intended for military, State and local law enforcement security corrections managers, and specialists to be used as a sensor selection reference during the design and planning of perimeter security systems. The handbook contains a compendium of sensor technologies that can be used to enhance perimeter security and intrusion detection in both permanent and temporary installations and facilities. The data presented in the handbook have been restricted to those elements of a security system that relate to perimeter security and intrusion detection sensor technology. The handbook is organized into three sections. The first section includes an overview of several factors to be considered prior to selecting a suite of perimeter detection sensors. Section 2 consists of a description of each of the 28 detection sensor technologies discussed, including: operating principles, sensor types/configurations, applications and considerations, and typical defeat measures. The third section, which was not included in this printing, contains a listing of vendors who responded to the Commercial Business Daily notice and a cross-reference matrix of sensors and manufacturers.