ST Electronics’ AgilFence Perimeter Intrusion Detection System approved for UK Government Use in the Protection of Critical National Infrastructure
Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) announced on 23 December 2016 that its AgilFence Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) has met the UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) standard for use in the protection of critical national infrastructure, covering Communications, Emergency services, Energy, Financial services, Food, Government, Health, Transport and Water sectors.
CPNI (part of MI5, UK’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency) is the UK government authority for protective security advice to their national infrastructure.
AgilFence’s barrier-mounted PIDS received the CPNI’s approval for a 3-metre high palisade comprising welded mesh backing with and without barbed tape concertina topping. This certification was obtained after several months of grueling field trials to verify the system’s reliability, detection performance, automatic and dynamic false or nuisance alarm control. AgilFence is now included in CPNI’s Catalogue of Security Equipment, published to support security contractors in the selection of equipment approved to protect critical national infrastructure and assets.
Mr Tang Kum Chuen, Deputy President of ST Electronics and President of Communication and Sensor Systems Group said:
“ST Electronics is delighted to receive CPNI’s approval of AgilFence PIDS for UK Government use. This is a testament to AgilFence PIDS’ high performance standard and reinforces its capabilities as an effective protective solution for the protection of key infrastructures and high value assets against intrusions and attacks.”
Since it was launched in 2011, AgilFence PIDS has been vigorously field-tested and widely adopted by global security agencies for the protection of high-risk critical national infrastructures, like national airports, gated residential estates, mass rapid transit and train depots, bus depots, military bases, oil and gas pipes, telecommunication sites, water and electrical sub-stations. Notably, ST Electronics had partnered with Changi Airport Group to implement AgilFence PIDS for Singapore Changi Airport’s entire perimeter fence to further strengthen its airfield security. ST Electronics had also collaborated with S P Setia Berhad, a regional household name in the property development industry, for the use of AgilFence PIDS to protect its entire Eco Glades’ gated residential development in Malaysia.
AgilFence is designed to be easy and quick to install on existing fencing. Its unique proprietary signal processing algorithm is field-proven to give a consistently high probability of intrusion detection with the lowest false alarm rate in complex and challenging environments. AgilFence’s state-of-the-art technology has won many international accolades, including the Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2013 (Technology Innovation) from The Institution of Engineers Singapore, and the ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award from the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations.