Oldcastle Enters Perimeter Security Market

TELFORD, Pa. — Oldcastle is entering the perimeter security market with a new line of systems designed for the correctional industry and other facilities.

The launch of the new product line follows the creation of Oldcastle Security in 2006. The company has partnered with United Kingdom-based Geoquip Worldwide to provide the systems. Both companies are part of the CRH worldwide group.

Oldcastle officials say the partnership with Geoquip will allow the companies to distribute unique security systems to the U.S. market.

The new systems are engineered for multiple security levels to detect, deter, delay, assess and respond to intrusions or escapes. The company’s perimeter defense systems also feature alpha sensor cable technology, which allows audio verification via a patented Alpha Cable.

Several systems are available, including the Defensor, a fence-mounted intruder detection system that uses audio verification; the Psicon, a zone-based detection system that uses seismic sensors; and the Perimbar, an infrared beam system designed for uneven terrain.

Other models include Sensor Vision, a portable security product that uses radio technology to transmit messages to the user; the MicrAlert, a mounted alarm processor that can be installed on fences constructions; and Gthernet, an external fiber-optic communication network that uses CCTV and audio verification.

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