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Blog -  Protecting the Perimeter

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

9/12/06    The third "D" of the 4 D's of perimeter security is "Delay." So far, we have attempted to deter an intruder, and having failed to do that, we have detected him. We've established that there is an intruder who is making his way onto our property by attempting to breach our perimeter. So now, it is wise to delay that intruder... Protecting the Perimeter

Industry News

Fence factory (Vinyl Visions) moving to Mason
Cincinnati Enquirer, OH - Sep 12, 2006
... It will change its name to Crane Fencing Solutions and move into the former Leggett & Platt building in ... The fence business is outgrowing its current location. ...
Gate Operator Receivers Designed to Auto Sense Operating Voltage
Security Sales & Integration, CA - Sep 11, 2006
In the event of wrong voltage, both models are designed to eliminate the chance of damage to either a gate operator or the receivers. ...
Zareba Systems (ZRBA) Completes Cooperative Research and ...
StreetInsider.com (subscription), MI - Sep 12, 2006
Zareba Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZRBA) recently completed its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Army ...

Fence Contractors in the News

$2,015 for fence, but still waiting
Miami Herald, FL - Sep 12, 2006
Q: In April, I paid All State Fence $2,015 to fix my fence. ... Let us know if how it goes. All State Fence is licensed with Miami-Dade County. ...
Westerly Sun, RI - Sep 6, 2006
By Chris Keegan - The Sun Staff. CHARLESTOWN - The owner of an unregistered fence company has been charged with allegedly bilking a local resident out of $580. ...
TELS Attorneys Win Rare Motion for Summary Judgment on Lack of ...
PR Web (press release), WA - Sep 7, 2006
... The girl and her family later sued, alleging that the fence contractor was negligent in placing the hazardous fence in the playground. ...

Schools and Fences

Fence Is Up, Cameras Installed by Friday
CD98.9, Canada - Sep 12, 2006
The fence is up at Notre Dame School in Caledonia. The eight foot tall fence at the rear of the school was completed on Friday to create a barrier between the school yard and the parcel of disputed land occupied by Six Nations protesters...
Fence will shield travellers from students
Lancashire Evening Post, UK - Sep 6, 2006
... Street permanent site are being given £31,000 worth of fencing because, they claim ... The fences and gates are also designed to protect children from cars ...
School opens without fence, Desert Trails parents worry about ...
Newszap Arizona, AZ - Sep 5, 2006
... Burnell, PVUSD director of maintenance and operations, said the district purchased 529 feet of ornamental iron fencing for $15,400. He noted the fence will be 4 ...
Anger as anti-crime fence blocks walkway to school
The Daily News, Canada - Sep 8, 2006
... a walkway. A year ago, in July 2005, the city installed a fence to close off a walkway on Berkshire Close cul-de-sac. Parents like ...

Fencing and Airports

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Announces $10.8 Million Investment ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - Sep 12, 2006
... of the airport. Wellsboro Johnston Airport, Wellsboro, $248,625 for installation of a perimeter security fence. Venango Regional ...

Local Government Issues

Taller fences erected around 'Aiea overpass
Honolulu Advertiser, HI - Sep 9, 2006
Department of Transportation crews yesterday built new, higher fences around a damaged freeway overpass and asked parents to keep children away from the ...
Fence earns Murrysville man $600 fine
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - Sep 8, 2006
The Murrysville resident who put up a fence made of brightly painted wooden pallets has been cited for not removing it. According ...
Disabled man can keep privacy fence
The Thetford and Brandon Times, UK - Sep 5, 2006
A disabled man has won the right to carry out vital physical exercises in private after he was allowed to keep a fence around his home. ...
Sinclair dump getting electric fence
Huntsville Forester,  Canada - Sep 6, 2006
Electrical fencing is just one of the many attempts ... waste management Jaime Delaney said the fence gives out a ... District has already installed such fences at the ...

Community Issues

New fence closes beach access, raises many question
Coastal View News, CA - Sep 7, 2006
"Good fences make good neighbors," wrote poet Robert Frost, but on Santa Claus Lane a fence is creating more tension than neighborly goodwill...
Don't fence us in, City tells fed-up homeowners
Mississauga News,  Canada - Sep 6, 2006
... costs. With the fences in need of replacement, the City has run up against a stone wall in getting residents to cooperate. Many ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Vandals damage new river fence in Towanda
Towanda Daily Review, PA - Sep 6, 2006
... One or more vandals damaged some of the 4,500 feet of fencing that is ... Approximately seven vertical slats were bent on the fence, in three separate sections of ...
Intruders damage wild boar park fencing
Lancashire Evening Post, UK - Sep 11, 2006
An electric fence was cut and holes as wide as five ... said: "They have destroyed about 150 metres of fencing. ... They have nothing to gain by cutting the fences.". ...
Conmen take £ 840 in fencing repair con
ic Coventry, UK - Sep 6, 2006
CONMEN stole more than £800 from the home of a Hartshill woman after claiming to be repairing fencing. The 64-year-old woman was ...

Community Fence Projects

Fence installed at Civil War battlesite
Goldsboro News Argus, NC - Sep 5, 2006
... The fence around three sides of the parking lot sits on a rock base donated by Mulch Express. Such fences were called "snake-rail," or "Virginia rail" in the ...
Food Bank Farm Breaks Ground on New Fence
KCBD-TV, TX - Sep 6, 2006
The South Plains Food Bank farm is fighting back against vandals and thieves. September 6th, the farm broke ground on its new fence. ...
Fence first
Georgetown Record, MA - Sep 7, 2006
... His project is to build a wooden fence to separate the parking lot from the playing field. ... "It's not just a fence," said Paul Sheffield. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Bad fences make bad neighbors
Boston Herald, United States - Sep 7, 2006
By Nena Groskind/ House Counsel. Q: The fence dividing my property from my neighbor's needs repair, but it isn't clear whose property this wall sits on. ...
Fences may make good neighbors, but knowing the law can make ...
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - Sep 9, 2006
... On a more prosaic level, good fences protect privacy and security. Very often they also mark boundaries. Problems can arise when the fence is assumed to be on ...


Democrat Newspaper, St. Kitts and Nevis - Sep 11, 2006
Citizens, especially those residing in Newton Ground, are up in arms over the constructing of a galvanize fence around the proposed LaValle golf course ...
Kenya: Urban Planning the Maasai Way
AllAfrica.com, Washington - sEP 11, 2006
... Following the land demarcations, which peaked in the 1990s, the new legal owners erected perimeter fences on their farms, blocking the migratory paths of ...
Israel building electric fence along Egypt border
International Middle East Media Center, Palestinian Territories - Sep 8, 2006
... series of electric fences and trenches in the West Bank and Gaza, Israel is now announcing the construction of another massive electric fence project: along ...

Weird News

Bears' shutout wins customers US$300,000 in free furniture
Canoe Network CNEWS Sep 12, 2006
CHICAGO (AP) It all started with a little trash-talking. Randy Gonigam, a Kendall County furniture store owner and "huge Bears fan," got tired of players bragging ...

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