It was following the successful installation of Electro-Fence™ at a police compound in Scotland that we decided to share some key information and photographs and present our readers with an electric fence case study.
As explained in our applications page about perimeter security for police compounds, criminals target this type of vehicle storage facility for a variety of reasons. These include:
- Trying to damage or interfere with vehicles being stored for forensic testing in an attempt to invalidate further investigation and hamper criminal proceedings.
- Theft of car parts, particularly catalytic converters because of their scrap metal value. This BBC news report highlights the problem in the UK where theft of this type increased twofold in the space of just 3 years.
Vans and 4x4s are apparently the most popular targets and these vehicles figure as a high percentage of what’s stored in many police compounds. The answer? An electric perimeter fence.
Electric Fence System – Client’s Criteria
In 2015 we were asked to provide electric fence security for a police compound in Scotland. There were 2 main criteria:
- The existing perimeter fence (combination of palisade and weld mesh) around the compound contained curves and changes of direction. The electric fence technology supplied would have to be able to cope with that.
- There were sliding gates built into the perimeter which would also have to be secured with the electric fence system.
The APS Solution
To comply with point 1
We recommended the installation of our Electro-Fence™ system (3m size) and confirmed that it could be installed on a perimeter fence with curves and changes of direction.
To comply with Point 2
We ensured that the installation of Electro-Fence™ also included protection of all the sliding gates of the compound.
Electric Fence With Anti- Climb
In addition to fulfilling the client’s main criteria we made other recommendations which they readily took on board and approved. An example is the installation of anti-climb measures. This is an important consideration for high security sites and is in line with BS EN 1722 Part 1 which outlines the main requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of electric security fences.
The installation of this new electric fence system will ensure that criminal investigation in the area where vehicles are used in evidence can proceed with a greater sense of security. Advanced Perimeter Systems Ltd is pleased to be playing its part in the ongoing fight against crime.
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