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Blog -  Protecting the Perimeter

Want to know more about perimeter security?
This month Bob delves into the second D, "detect."

8/15/06    Previously, we discussed the first 4-D principle--deterrence. Now let's move on to the second principle, detection. Realistically speaking, there is no special boundary that will keep a dedicated intruder out.Protecting the Perimeter

Industry News

Revolutionary Low Maintenance Fencing Line By Eon(R) Wins BUILDING ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Aug 10, 2006
... "Eon fencing products offer superior value when compared to the long term cost of maintaining a wood fence. Eon's quality, durability ...
Ohio-based fence company opens Sebree plant
Webster County Journal Enterprise, KY - Aug 9, 2006
... "First we need to get this off the ground, "he added. Kalinich said the new fence-making facility will focus primarily on wood lath for snow fences. ...
Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics purchases new 10 foot expanded metal manufacturing line
Press Release, CA - Aug 11, 2006
Niles Ohio, August 11, 2006 Niles Expanded Metals...purchases another 10-foot Metal Manufacturing line from Agape Industries...

Composite Decking News

Composite decks finally match up
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - Aug 11, 2006
BY DAVID BRADLEY. The knock against composite decking by some homeowners has been the lack of pieces to match deck boards. It was ...
Call it poly-sci: a quick course on composite deck materials
Seattle Times, United States - Aug 12, 2006
... In your opinion, what are the benefits and drawbacks of these new decking materials? ... Composite decking is not structural, so it tends to sag more than wood. ...

Local Government Issues

Aug. 24 deadline set for fence ordinance
Louisville Courier-Journal, KY - Aug 14, 2006
Businesses in Mount Washington have until Aug. 24 to place fences around their trash dumpsters as required by a new city ordinance.

Community Fence Projects

Fence The Farm Event Raises Thousands
KCBD-TV, TX - Aug 15, 2006
The South Plains Food Bank tells us it raised $12,000 with its Fence the Farm event this past weekend. The money will go toward building a fence around the farm at 76th and Avenue B. It's an effort to keep vandals and thieves out.
Mending a fence, bonding neighbors in Portsmouth
Virginian Pilot, VA - Aug 14, 2006
... to scrape the rust off panels of wrought-iron fencing. ... He estimates this fence is about 125 years old ... "I said 'I don't know - historically, they all had fences. ...

Fencing and Airports

Budapest airport gets new, EU-approved security fence
Caboodle.hu, Hungary - Aug 14, 2006
A new fence in conformity with EU regulations will be built at Ferihegy airport, and the immediate vicinity of the runways, airplanes and terminals will be ...

DIY - Consumers

Installing Fencing in your Landscaping - Redwood Fences from ...
Best Syndication, CA - Aug 12, 2006
... magazines. The California Redwood Association offers a booklet on fence design called Redwood Fences for All Reasons.. In addition ...
Flattering fencing alternatives
Arizona Republic, AZ - Aug 11, 2006
... These ornamental fences can be installed independently on their ... Rolled fencing can be used creatively because it ... weave into shape for a green, living fence. ...
Plan your fence, then implement it
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Aug 12, 2006
... "People can make a statement with their fence. ... In the garden, we put up fences to keep visitors from ... Perimeter fencing can be a silent way of telling people to ...

The Art of Fences

Huck Finn, catfish, fences What do those things have in common? ...
Quincy Herald Whig, IL - Aug 14, 2006
... Local artists have worked to create more than 30 fence panels with their concept of the role fences play in society. Those fences ...

Homeland Security

Officials revise reservoir fencing
Durango Herald, CO - Aug 15, 2006
... A letter sent by a city engineer last week detailed the latest security plan for fencing the water works, which includes some compromises aimed at meeting ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fences and neighbors
Greensboro News Record, NC - Aug 13, 2006
If you listen to what they're saying, Triad communities are learning to be better neighbors. They're meeting more. They're exploring ...

Fences and Animals

Horse farm has "miles of fence to paint"
San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA - Aug 13, 2006
... Coast since the late 1800s. "Right now, I'm looking at 13 miles of road that needs resurfacing and 27 miles of fence to paint.".
Column: Dogs, gardens can peacefully coexist
Norwich Bulletin, CT - Aug 13, 2006
... fence, a beautiful wood privacy fence or pleasing ... iron all make attractive perimeter fences and will ... looking for inexpensive, try deer fencing, which installs ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Contractor agrees to reposition fence
Press of Atlantic City, NJ - Aug 11, 2006
... as the consumer and the fencing company made serious mistakes. You failed to check with your municipality to find out what the rules are as to fence placement. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Fence solved San Diego's problem
Arizona Republic, AZ - Aug 15, 2006
Years ago, former Arizona Sen. Dennis DeConcini decided the Yuma area didn't need our Aerostat radar-carrying balloon any more.
Experts say border fence would hurt bighorn sheep
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, CA - Aug 14, 2006
... "But proposed border construction projects, including large-scale fence building, have the potential to severely harm wildlife ... ...
Minutemen say fence will start when appeal period ends
Douglas Daily Dispatch, AZ - Aug 9, 2006
... proposed barrier - two parallel 14-foot fences topped with ... complete the 2.5 miles of border fencing that the ... Plans call for that fence - a typical five-strand ...

Schools and Fences

Eight-Foot Fence At School
Nelson Leader, UK - Aug 11, 2006
... said the fencing had been designed to minimise its visual impact folllowing representations from nearby residents. Plans to replace a timber fence on the Fir ...

Pool Safety

Fence in your pools or face 'hefty fines'
Montreal Gazette (subscription), Canada - Aug 10, 2006
Residents of Pierrefonds/Roxboro have been getting notices from borough officials warning them to make sure that all pools - even inflatable ones - are ...
Salem council makes changes to swimming pool ordinance
Salem Times Commoner,  USA - Aug 11, 2006
... that many of the temporary pools in the city did not have fences built around ... the taller pools, but the smaller pools would still be required to have a fence. ...


Tycoon triumphs in battle over fence
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Aug 12, 2006
A MILLIONAIRE transport tycoon has won her battle over Scotland's most controversial fence after heritage watchdogs backed down in their fight to have it torn ...
China Fencing Border With N. Korea
Donga.com, South Korea - Aug 11, 2006
The Chinese government was alleged to have kept fencing since the end of 2004 to prevent North Korean residents from defecting to China, but this is the first ...
More talk over future of fence
Hawke's Bay Today, New Zealand - Aug 9, 2006
More time is to be given for consultation with residents over the security fence which has been partly put up around Napier's Botanical Gardens. ...

Weird News

Dutch zoo hopes to hook up two orangutans through the Internet
Canoe Network CNEWS Aug 15, 2006
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Single male (red hair, long arms, interests include hanging in trees and grooming) seeks female for long-distance relationship and possibility of meeting up in future to help save species...

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