Perimeter security or perimeter protection are security solutions that utilize physical and software technology systems to protect from unauthorized access and intrusion, with the end goal of safeguarding people, places, and property.
Perimeter security can include video analytics, video management, access control, fence sensors, buried sensors, above-ground sensors, security management, and physical security measures such as fences, gates, lighting, and barriers. The deployment of a customized perimeter security strategy will depend on the asset(s) to be protected and the type of intrusion risk.
Perimeter security solutions have historically been employed by critical infrastructure facilities, military facilities, and high-risk infrastructures like airports, cell towers, and gas lines. Today, the use of perimeter security solutions has expanded to residential and commercial industries that include retail, manufacturing, and transportation.