Perimeter intrusion detection system

A fence-mounted perimeter intrusion detection system installed on a chain link fence.

A perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) is a device or sensor that detects the presence of an intruder attempting to breach the physical perimeter of a property, building, or other secured area[1][2]. A PIDS is typically deployed as part of an overall security system and is often found in high-security environments such as correctional facilities, airports[3], military bases, and nuclear plants[4].

Types of PIDSEdit

A wide range of intrusion detection technologies exist in the current marketplace. The U.S. Army, as part of their reference material for personnel responsible for planning and executing security programs, divides PIDS technologies into the following categories[5]:


  1. ^ "Perimeter intrusion detection: The first line of defense". Security Info Watch. 2018-01-19. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
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  3. ^ Ron, Raphael. Airport Security: A National Security Challenge. German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2013, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.
  4. ^ Halsey, D. J. (1982-04-01). "Nuclear-power-plant perimeter-intrusion alarm systems". OSTI 5359416. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Army Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures ATTP 3-39.32s". Army Publishing Directorate.