Perimeter security is normally as much art form as it is technical wizardry. As CASS Global has expressed elsewhere, we have no desire to transform a client’s private home into a public fortress.
Effective Perimeter Security begins with a sit down interview with the client. The client’s goal is to enunciate their vision of how they would like the property to look.
Our mission is to customize all technical means and implement in such a manner as to achieve that vision, or at least as close as humanly possible. The client interview is important as we provide multiple options that are not readily apparent in terms of developing the appropriate security architecture while still maintaining the visual beauty of the property. Many clients are unaware of how natural vegetation can be employed to create effective barriers and choke points. The other key function of the interview is to discuss balance. As a collective we need to define the precise path between security and convenience. Other vital discussion points are scale and expansion. What works for a quiet family may need to be ramped up or thinned out predicated upon a future needs analysis. Attention to detail in the beginning eliminates expensive modifications in the future.
CASS Global highly recommends a mix of both overt and covert systems for any Estate security system. The overt systems clearly tell any potential intruder that robust security is in effect.
The covert systems remain invisible and covers the dead ground the overt systems don’t. Through long-range surveillance, which is a normal part of any potential intruder’s intelligence gathering process, he is able to identify the overt systems. In so doing, he remains cognizant of which areas to avoid. Through clever placement of overt systems and natural vegetation, we are able to successfully channel the intruder into areas that are heavily layered in covert systems. This system is so effective that during the testing phase it is very typical to have the Police Department waiting for the intruder to actually arrive at the residence in question. It goes without saying that the further out we can push these invisible trip wires the longer we have to prepare an appropriate action predicated upon the detected threat.
The implementation of canines, mounted/dismounted foot patrols, and command rooms are discussed on an "as needed" basis.
Sometimes the best solution is the simplest. CASS Global once did a threat assessment for a company who was suffering significant loss due to theft of tractor-trailers. As the staging area where the crimes occurred was in low-lying ground prone to flooding, we stated the obvious (and least expensive) fix.
They dug a moat. Added some beautiful, landscaped terrain which was impossible for a semi rig to traverse, and ran the plant cooling apparatus under the moat to ensure it did not freeze over in winter. Theft ceased, ducks arrived for the open water, and the plant won a "green" award for intelligent engineering.
Sometimes all it takes is a bit of creative thinking. CASS Global is heavy in creative thinkers. The ducks like us too.