Protecting the Embassy

State-of-the-art perimeter security products provide solutions to new threats.


Several companies have developed new products or adapted existing systems to meet perimeter security needs. For example, Protection Technologies Inc. products offer excellent detection in areas surrounding construction sites through the use of stereo Doppler radar that distinguishes between persons or objects moving toward the perimeter and ambient conditions. The protection is needed during construction to combat theft of building materials and the implantation of eavesdropping devices.

Protecting the perimeter of embassies and consulates demands security consultants to consider scenarios that would have been the fodder for spy novels only a few decades ago. Advancements in fence design and perimeter detection with an eye on aesthetics offer choices not previously available.

Dick Zunkel is a contributing writer for Security Technology & Design.