Friday, May 15, 2009

Wildlife Security

Most perimeter security applications on a large scale - for example where several kilometres of perimeter fencing are required - provide security for buildings and ancient monuments. The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt provide a good example where we were privileged to supply extensive perimeter security protection.

However, there are times when living things need a perimeter security solution such as animals in wildlife parks and zoos. In such instances the protection is for both the animals and for their visitors.

Zoos
We were called in to help provide security for some very rare parrots at Edinburgh Zoo. Providing perimeter security for a parrot cage may not sound the most prestigious of security contracts but it was a challenge we were proud to rise to. Protecting the parrots against thieves had been a problem in the past but once our security system was installed, they were safe again.
Read our previous Parrot Perimeter Security blog post.

Wildlife Parks
Our Flexiguard™ system was installed on the perimeter fencing around a wildlife park in the North East of England. There had previously been problems with attempted animal and bird theft as well as general vandalism where animals were let loose. Again, once our perimeter security system was installed, the problems ceased.
Read more on our Wildlife Park Perimeters page.

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Parrot Perimeter Security at Edinburgh Zoo

One of the more unusual security problems we were asked to solve was when, some years ago, Edinburgh Zoo had a serious problem with intruders stealing their rare parrots, worth thousands of pounds. The Zoo contacted a security company in Edinburgh and they in turn came to us as we are well known for our expertise in high level perimeter security installations.

We knew our Flexiguard perimeter security system was probably the answer but we were told there might be a problem - these parrots loved chewing through things! This meant that if we installed the sensor cabling in the standard way, it was probably going to prove a tempting challenge for the parrots and therefore would not last very long!

So we gave the matter some thought and had further discussions with the Zoo. Amongst our questions was what the parrots could not chew through! Bingo ... we came up with the solution: stainless steel. So to protect the sensor cable from being damaged by the parrots we encased it in a special stainless steel tubing. Using this tubing, we were able to attach the cable around the sides and over the top of the parrots' cages and their security was complete.

Read more of our security case studies

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