Last edited 18 May 2021

Perimeter security

Access control is the selective restriction of access to a particular place, building, room, resource or installation. To gain access to a restricted location an individual generally needs to have authorisation or to be given permission to enter by someone that already has authorisation.

Perimeter security can be used to prevent intruders and criminals from penetrating a defined boundary between land, buildings or parts of buildings and gaining access to protected people, property or assets. Perimeter security may be created by psychological, physical or electronic barriers which:

  • Deter.
  • Defend.
  • Detect.
  • Delay.

Perimeter security is commonly required to protect operations such as:

There are a great number of methods that can be used to provide perimeter security.

Construction sites can use perimeter security for safety purposes, and to prevent damage, theft or vandalism.

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