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Blog -  Protecting the Perimeter

Want to know more about perimeter security?
Your perimeter security solution is not a success until you have response and remedy plans in place. Check out this overview on the last "D" in our series on how to Deter, Detect, Delay, and Deny unwanted access to vital assets.

10/17/06    There is no such thing as true denial of "entry."
No matter what type of fence or boundary exists, there will always be a determined group or individual who finds a method of breaching it ... Protecting the Perimeter

Industry News

AFA Press Release, IL - Oct 12, 2006
FENCETECH, one of Trade Show Week's Fastest 50 growing trade shows in North America, is growing again. Recognizing a lateral expansion in the fence industry, the show is offering the expected 6,000 attendees over 110,000 sq. ft. of innovative fence, deck, railing and security products from 400 exhibitors in 2007 ...
New fence a sight to behold
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - Oct 11, 2006
... Office in Geneva. The Hamilton Fencing Company recently built the first Visi-Band fence in the Waikato at Tamahere. The company ...
BPT proximity access control and automatic gate and barrier ...
Security Park, UK - Oct 16, 2006
BPT Entry Control Solutions has had its Impro proximity access control and automatic gate and barrier systems installed in schools throughout the London ...
Expanded Financing Program Gives CertainTeed-Credentialed ...
BuildingOnline, CA - Oct 12, 2006
VALLEY FORGE, PA -- CertainTeed Corporation has expanded its arrangement with GB ... The financing program is designed to help contractors streamline and ...
Strategic Infrastructure Protection Consortium Announces Security ...
Market Wire (press release) - Oct 17, 2006
... This advanced security solution integrates proven, state-of-the-art technologies that address perimeter security, access control, and first-responder ...

Decking Industry News

Trimax Building Products, Inc. Launches New Deck Board
dBusinessNews Chicago (press release), IL - Oct 13, 2006
deck board collection. The new Solid Groove and Groove design offers another option for decking application needs. The new deck ...
Garden decking triggers rat plague
This is London, UK - Oct 10, 2006
Garden make-over shows have placed decking at the heart of the trendy home - however it is attracting a plague of unwanted guests. ...

Fence Contractors Licencing

Fence project has neighbor riding the line of liability
Mortage 101 - Oct 11, 2006
... carpentry projects. This would take in your fence job even though there is a specialty license for fencing contractors. There really ...

Local Government Issues

Red Hill neighbour wins reprieve after fence foulup
Stoney Creek News,  Canada - Oct 13, 2006
A Red Hill Valley homeowner who received a $20,000 city grant to build a noise fence but then failed to get the necessary permit won't have to tear it down ...
NB fences off moose from highway
Today's Trucking News - Oct 13, 2006
... Minister Denis Landry says construction of the fence will begin in June and is expected to take about two years. He said about 26 km of fencing will be erected ...
Fence divides canal estate
Oxford Mail, UK - Oct 13, 2006
Parents at a canal-side estate are adamant a six-foot fence must stay in place - despite complaints from residents. ... "We all want it the fence to stay. ...
Do good fences really make good neighbors?
Nashville City Paper, TN - Oct 12, 2006
... ordinances must regulate not only the height of fences, but their degree of openness, which materials can be used to construct fences, how a fence is defined ...

Local Government Permits Laws

Glad You Asked: Zoning rules for fences; did Hitler invent the ...
Journal Times Online, WI - Oct 15, 2006
... Asked Questions section of Racine County's Web site - http://www.racineco.com non residential security fences require a permit. A fence between you and your ...
Kennebec Journal, ME - Oct 14, 2006
... There's also the old state law, still in effect, about "spite fences" which provides criminal penalties for "any fence or other structure in the nature of a ...

Community Issues

Fence raises new questions
The Union Leader, NH - Oct 9, 2006
Manchester - A new 6-foot wooden fence at the site of a construction accident that injured eight people is raising questions about whether the project abides ...
Residents want sound barriers extended
Maple Ridge News,  Canada - Oct 14, 2006
By Monisha Martins. A group of residents whose backyards will flank an expressway being built for the Golden Ears Bridge want noise ...
Safety programs and fences aimed at ending train fatalities
Examiner.com - Oct 14, 2006
... Caltrain could move faster in installing fences in dangerous ... In addition to fencing, Caltrain has focused on ... the lack of a timeline for fence installation and ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

President Bush reaffirms support for a fence on the Mexican border
Belleville News-Democrat, IL - Oct 12, 2006
... "You can't fence the entire border. But . . . you can use a combination of fencing and technology to make it easier for the Border Patrol to enforce the border ...
Bad Fences Make Bad Neighbors
CBS News, New York - Oct 11, 2006
... we going to suddenly learn that Halliburton also makes fences? ... the exact placement" of the fence, and that ... call for other measures "when fencing is ineffective ...
Fence Meets Wall of Skepticism
Washington Post, United States - Oct 9, 2006
... that five sections of reinforced fencing -- most probably ... Security's preferred option of building a "virtual fence.". ... a symbol for the efficacy of fences, but a ...
Selective amnesia on the border fence
Houston Chronicle, United States - Oct 12, 2006
Debate about the value of spending billions on a border fence is in full swing ... San Diego has become a symbol for the efficacy of fences, but a closer look at ...

Other Border Fences

China erects North Korea border fence
The Daily Yomiuri, Japan - Oct 16, 2006
Ahead of the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution against Pyongyang, China increased security along its border with North Korea by building fences in ...
A New Fence Is Added to a Border Town Already Split
New York Times, United States - Oct 12, 2006
The Israeli Army has built a fence around the northern side of Ghajar, which straddles the so-called Blue Line separating Israel and Lebanon. ...
Saudi Arabia to Build Security Fence along Iraqi Border
PakTribune.com, Pakistan - Oct 12, 2006
... 2] The prince declined to provide details regarding the fence, but emphasized that it will not be a wall but only a system of "barbed wire fences with heat ...

Schools and Fences

School's fence fires up old rifts in neighborhood
Chicago Tribune, United States - Oct 16, 2006
... some Dearborn Park II parents whose children attend South Loop are for the fence and some ... Whoever said fences made good neighbors certainly didn't know this lot ...
District to secure school perimeters
Charlotte Sun-Herald, FL - Oct 13, 2006
... few campus cops, it appears perimeter fencing may be a ... intention to begin installing perimeter fences around Sarasota ... secured by a perimeter fence, except for ...
School wants fence after possible peeper spotted
The Herald-Times (subscription), IN - Oct 9, 2006
Grandview Elementary School principal Jennifer Baker wants a fence installed around the playground at the school after a recent incident involving a possible ...

Fences and Volunteers

Volunteers build fencing at military park in Pea Ridge
Benton County Daily Record, AR - Oct 15, 2006
... volunteers have built nine miles of the fencing and hope ... had to build that nine miles of fence, it would ... Scott said the ordinal fences were both an advantage ...

Fences in the Arts

'Fences' opens viewers' eyes to poetry in life's hardships
Akron Beacon Journal, OH - Oct 15, 2006
... Fences makes poetry of life without taking its eye off its disappointments and hardships. ... He can't even finish building a fence, another metaphor in the story ...
'Between Fences' - Smithsonian exhibit at Layton museum explores ...
Deseret News, UT - Oct 12, 2006
... These large-rail fences were called worm fences. ... Sanders said that as fencing moved across the county that ... The farmers wanted to fence areas in, but ranchers ...

Weird News

Norwegian surprises guards by breaking into prison
International Herald Tribune, France - Oct 16, 2006
... Broen said the district prison in the Arctic town of Bodoe is rebuilding its outer fence, and that the man broke through a section of temporary fencing. ...

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