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Blog -  Protecting the Perimeter

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

7/11/06    Last month, I described the "Four D’s" of a good perimeter security solution: deter, detect, delay, and deny. Now, I want to take a closer look at each of these four areas. Let's start with "deter." .Protecting the Perimeter

  Question of the Week 7/11/06

White Vinyl Only Please
There is a story about a Utah town that has an ordinance that only white vinyl fences can be installed. We obviously know there many ordinances pertaining to height, but dictating the color? Question of the Week Blog

Industry News

AFA has training videos for it's members
AFA release, IL - Jun 23, 2006
The AFA is pleased to provide the following educational DVD titles for training your employees. This promotion is available only to members of the AFA...

Decking Industry News

New Deck Materials
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), NY - Jul 5, 2006
The latest engineered decking materials claim to offer the rich look of a tropical hardwood deck with less maintenance and easier installation. ...
Outdoors is in
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - Jul 7, 2006
... 4, find particularly attractive. Trex decking, which is made from reclaimed wood and plastic, is underfoot. The dining area off ...

Fence Research

Fence researcher deters hungry wildlife with woven wire
Montana State University, United States - Jul 6, 2006
BOZEMAN -- Roy Fenster may have fencing in his blood, but he has also left his blood in fences. "I had eight stitches from a barbed wire fence once," said the ...

Insurance Issues

Columbia Association to present possible solutions to fencing concern
The The Balimore Examinier, MD - May 10, 2006
..."Once you put up a fence, our insurance is three times higher," said Pearl Atkinson-Stewart, association board representative for Owen Brown, where the playground is located. ...

Local Government Issues

Board opts for economy over aesthetics of fence
The Wichita Eagle, KS - Jul 11, 2006
The Wichita school board voted to build a standard galvanized chain-link fence for Price-Harris Communications Magnet Elementary School, despite a staff ...
State paid $8,000 to prep for neo-Nazis
The Olympian, WA - Jul 6, 2006
... "The estimate we're working with is about $8,000," department spokesman Jim Erskine said. "We are still waiting for a final bill from the fencing company.". ...
City approves fence decorating at museum site
Peoria Journal Star, IL - Jul 7, 2006
PEORIA - If the fence is going to be there for awhile, it might as well look pretty. Developers of the new regional museum and Caterpillar ...
Council OKs fence request
Corsicana Daily Sun, TX - Jul 6, 2006
... The variance itself eliminates the need for a fence along the back portions of ... Harper’s contention was that fencing the property would make purchasing the ...

Community Issues

White fences dividing Cedar Hills residents
Daily Herald, UT - Jul 10, 2006
... vinyl fences on land that abuts city parks. In April, council members directed the Planning Commission and parks and trails committee to review the fencing ...
Fence along RMA finally mended
Richmond Times Dispatch, VA - Jul 4, 2006
BY LINDA DUNHAM. The chain-link fence along the RMA side of the 2800 block of Idlewood Avenue had been down for more than a year -- at least. ...
New fence puts squeeze on gravel road
Anchorage Daily News, AK - Jul 5, 2006
MEADOW LAKES -- Monica Reinert said she and her husband weren't trying to stir up trouble when they added a split-rail cedar fence, topsoil, grass and trees ...

Homeland Security

Security Beefed Up at North Approach to Golden Gate Bridge
abc7.com, CA - Jul 9, 2006
Bridge district officials said hydraulic gates and fencing are being installed under the bridge's north approach as part of a $3 million security upgrade. ...
Bill increases local airport funding
Eden Daily News, NC - Jul 5, 2006
... County Manager Tom Robinson said the funds are earmarked for Phase 2 of the airport's improvement plan, which includes perimeter-security fencing, land ...


A gate can be an artistic statement that adds pizazz to fence and ...
Winston-Salem Journal (subscription), NC - Jul 7, 2006
... of the building than match the fence boards ... Shorter fences, usually pickets or wrought iron, are fully ... They must match the fencing material perfectly and should ...

Pool Safety

Inflatable Kiddie Pool Needs A Fence, Pa. Authorities Remind ...
Insurance Journal, CA - Jul 11, 2006
To Suzette Heydt of Allendale, Pa., an inflatable pool seemed like an inexpensive way to provide cool summer fun for her 9-year-old daughter and her roommate's ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Senate plan funds fence
San Bernardino Sun, CA - Jul 10, 2006
California would get $30 million for a controversial fence along the Mexican border under a Senate plan that allocates $288 million for nationwide construction ...

USA Mexico Minuteman Fence

2 1/2 miles of Minuteman fencing completed, more planned
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Jul 5, 2006
With 2 1/2 miles of border fencing along one Arizona ranch completed, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps plans to build a stronger security fence several miles ...
Ranchers warned on border fence
Douglas Daily Dispatch, AZ - Jul 5, 2006
... in Arizona, they will build additional fences in Texas ... said it had hired two fencing companies to run ... under the guidance of professional fence contractors would ...

Fences and Animals

Fences on rivers raise murky issues of rights
Gallatin News Examiner, TN - Jul 11, 2006
... He ran across an electric fence on a tributary of the Buffalo River but just used a stick to get under it. When he came upon three fences on a fast moving ...
Horse Fencing Ideas and Considerations
EquiSearch.com, NY - Jul 7, 2006
... While traditional fences can break or come apart at the ... First, consider what type of fence you are planning. ... Electric fencing can use wood posts, metal t-posts ...
Deer in peril by aqueduct, fencing work
San Bernardino Sun, CA - Jul 7, 2006
... stretches of both canals were fenced with eight-foot tall, wildlife proof fencing, with openings ... "The deer coming out of the desert hit the fence, walked 50 to ...
Frog fence goes up on US 2
BurlingtonFreePress.com, VT - Jul 10, 2006
... Department of Fish and Wildlife, today begins installing a barrier of fencing on a ... It marks the fourth year the fence has been erected, and the roadkill has ...


Wimbledon-Stunts could force organisers to put up fences
Reuters.uk, UK - Jul 5, 2006
... that they might be forced to put fencing around Centre Court after the tournament was hit by the second publicity stunt in two days. "Putting fences up is not ...
Landstuhl increases security with new fence, guard stations
Stars and Stripes, D.C. - Jul 8, 2006
... Visitors to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center will learn to appreciate fencing starting July 15. ... ID cards examined a second time at a new fence that surrounds ...
Bridge safety fences to be considered
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - Jul 10, 2006
Police and Transit will meet to consider safety measures for motorway bridges – including high fences – to prevent further "missile" attacks on Wellington ...
Jagdeo commits $500,000 for school fence in Kuru-Kururu
Stabroek News, Guyana - Jul 10, 2006
President Bharrat Jagdeo last Friday committed $500,000 for the erection of a fence to enclose the Kuru-Kururu Primary and Nursery schools. ...
Residents make noise over fence
Oxford Mail, UK - Jul 10, 2006
Residents in Jericho, Oxford, will today make a racket to persuade city councillors to vote against allowing an 11ft razor wire fence around a boatyard to ...

Weird News

Elvis impersonator among participants at Florida underwater musical broadcast
Canoe Network CNEWS - Jul 10, 2006
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) - He wasn't wearing blue suede fins, but an Elvis impersonator was among the snorkellers and divers who swam in the Underwater Music Festival... ...

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