Due to the increased terrorist threats in recent years, many governments have increased perimeter security on Economic Key Points (EKP). These sites all play a vital role in daily life. So if anything should happen to them, there would be a major impact on people’s lives.
Major power plants including nuclear, coal-fired and renewable energy plants, water treatment works, gas works and oil/petrochemical plants all fall into this category.
Power Station & Power Plant Security
Security systems of only the highest calibre are selected for power generation plants. In the UK, any security system being considered for this application must first pass rigorous testing in line with British Government standards.
Our perimeter security system was tested and approved by the British Government for EKP site use. In addition it has been tested on Royal Air Force bases where Special Forces put it to the test. Then it was separately tested by the Police Scientific Development Branch in London. All parties confirmed that out of all the systems they had tested ours provided the most effective deterrent.
As a result our Electro-Fence ™ and Flexiguard ™ systems are in the British Government Catalogue of Security Equipment.
Advanced Perimeter Systems Limited clients for power plant security include the following:
British Nuclear Fuels – Our Electro-Fence™ Flexitop security system was installed as power plant security at 7 BNFL sites in the UK. When we received the enquiry for the installation, we had just designed a higher security version of the already successful and established Electro-Fence™ product. It had undergone successful Government testing and the client felt it would afford premium protection. Essentially, the system has 16 high tensile steel wires as opposed to the standard 11 wires and is 1.5m high. It is also completely flexible – a bendy electric security fence! A flexible topping creates a very unstable environment so it readily prevents any attempt at climbing. If someone attempts to use a ladder or throws a rope over, it just springs back.
Corby Power Plant – This 350 MW gas combination cycle power plant had a palisade fence on the perimeter for which a detection solution was required. Our Flexiguard™ perimeter intrusion detection system was installed on the whole of the perimeter including access gates. The installation was carried out by an approved member of our installers network.