Electric Fence Systems

Is the system safe?

Yes, the energizer components system designs, and installation, comply with product standards (BS EN61011) and our own code of practice that exceeds installation codes of practice which currently exist in the UK and around the world.

Is the system legal?

Yes, the system is legal because the system design, components and installation comply with the requirements of BS EN 60335-2-76:1999. Darfen’s surveyors exercise ‘Duty of Care’, when considering the design, installation and maintenance of Pulsed Fence systems in accordance with the Code of Practice and Minimum Quality Standards.

How much does a system cost?

This is dependent on the type of system, length, wall top, full fence, fence height, number of gates, corners etc. A site survey is required to provide a supply and installation cost.

What happens if a child or elderly person comes into contact with the Pulsed Wires System?

In accordance with the Code of Practice and minimum Quality Standards, all systems are designed and installed to minimize the risk of accidental contact, with all ages and infirmity considered. The impulses are regulated safe for the entire population, in accordance with BS EN 60335-2-76:1999.

What is BS EN 60335-2-76:1999?

BS EN 60335-2-76:1999 is the European Standard for Electric Fence energizers and their safe application. This standard has been adopted by most European Countries. In 1993 the British standards adopted EN 61011 in its entirety as the British standards BS EN 60335-2-76:1999. What are the basic requirements of BS EN 60335-2-76:1999 and PAS 47 PART (BS 1722 pending). The maximum energy that can be produced by the security system energizer is limited by design to a maximum of five joules into a load of 500 ohms (typical resistance of human body). The energizer is designed and required to comply with this output, even under abnormal operating conditions such as component failure. The overall system is specified with due consideration given to the duty of care associated with such systems. This includes clearances, numbers of wires, the use of warning signs, etc. The energizer is designed to be fail-safe. The system is constructed with due consideration for duty of care. Warning signs are applied at appropriate intervals.

Is the system prone to false alarms due to changes in the weather, heavy rain, fog, snow, high winds, falling leaves, wet paper bags, wild animals, etc.?

No, unlike other perimeter systems Pulsed Fence technology and signal processing ignores these forms of interference.

Why does the system not generate an alarm if an animal or human touches the pulsed wires?

Anyone who touches the system, when it is armed, is repelled by a short, sharp, painful but regulated safe electric shock. Only if someone attacks, tries to climb through or tampers with the system, are alarms generated.

What about false alarms?

False alarms are virtually unheard of because of the systems quality and proven design. Unique patented electronics and system components.

What happens if the mains fail?

All our systems have standby power supplies. In the event of mains failure rechargeable batteries power the system for a minimum of 4 hours. If a longer period is required the size of the standby power supplies can be increased.

What are the running costs of a typical Pulsed Fence system?

A standard system consumes less than 40 watts fully armed. This is comparable with a small light bulb.

Is the system compatible with other security systems and equipment?

Yes, in its standard form it can be installed as a stand-alone system or directly interfaced with any other type of intruder alarm, access control or integrated security system. This is for all functions including arming, disarming alarm monitoring and signaling.

Can gates be protected?

Yes, all forms of security opening, sliding and power gates can be fully protected.

Is it possible for the system to be on and monitor the perimeter security without the high voltage feature?

Yes, a fully monitored HV/LV system for the protection of storage yards, car parks and sites such as garden centers and factories, where authorized people can be exposed to the system without the risk of the high voltage feature. During the daytime the system is fully monitored using a unique Low Volt system. When the premises are vacated the system can be armed with the additional feature of the High Voltage deterrent.

Is the system zoned for alarm management and response?

Yes, the system has a minimum of 6 zones for alarm management and monitoring purposes. These zones can be configured to meet with the exact site requirements, i.e. programmable delayed zones for exit entry routes, gates, etc. and instant zones for standard perimeter protection. The system may be expanded to multiple zones and PC interfaced.

Optellios FiberPatrol® Based Systems

What physical mechanism does the FPX systems detect?

The FiberPatrol fiber optic sensor detects physical vibration caused when a potential intruder climbs, lifts, or cuts the fence, walks over the buried sensor, or attempts to climb over the wall.

What are the typical applications for FiberPatrol FPX systems?

Installed either as a stand-alone system or as part of an integrated solution, the FiberPatrol “X” series intrusion detection systems provide perimeter security across a broad range of applications. Fence-mounted sensor cable deployments are the most common, though perimeter protection may be provided through in-ground and/or wall-mounted applications cable configurations as well. Other asset protection applications include monitoring communications networks and pipeline infrastructures.

Where has the FiberPatrol FPX system been deployed?

FPX systems have been selected and installed to protect government facilities, military bases, airports, power plants, petrochemical and water treatment facilities, oil and gas plants, and other high profile commercial assets, with a high level of end-user satisfaction.

How many FPX units are required to secure the perimeter of a typical site?

Only a single FPX system is typically required. One continuous sensor cable can extend for miles and does not require electrical power anywhere in the field.

Can the FPX sensor cable be used to transmit video and data signals?

The FiberPatrol sensor cable may include from a few to several dozen extra fibers that can be used for video and data transmission, or any other purpose. Furthermore, the FiberComm product line offers transmitters and receivers to enable transmission of video, audio serial and relay contact data over either the FiberPatrol sensor cable or separate fiber-optic cables.

Can FPX systems be controlled and monitored remotely?

FPX systems provide a generic XML-based TPI for alarm notifications, which can be used by the FiberPatrol Remote Alarm Management System (FPRAMS) and many other alarm and video management systems for remote control and monitoring. The FPRAMS system can be used to monitor multiple FPX systems from one or several remote locations.

Can the FiberPatrol FPX system automatically control PTZ cameras?

Through FPRAMS or a third-party alarm management system, most PTZ cameras can be controlled and automatically pointed to the spot of intrusion based on the alarm location reported by the FPX system.

Does the FiberPatrol FPX system need to be recalibrated after the initial installation?

FPX systems do not need to be recalibrated in the course of normal operation. Typically, recalibration is necessary only if the nature or length of the perimeter is changed.

Can the FiberPatrol FPX system be expanded if the perimeter line changes or an obstacle is added?

The FPX sensor cable can easily be moved or extended to accommodate changes or additions to the perimeter line. All FPX systems can be reconfigured in software to accommodate changes in perimeter geometry or to change system behavior at any point along the sensor.

Q: Who installs the FiberPatrol security products?

FiberPatrol systems and products are available and supported worldwide by factory certified systems integrators. For sales and application support in your area please contact us at 267-364-5298 or refer to our website.

Does Optellios offer dealer certification programs?

Yes. Optellios offers training courses that teach integrators and manufacturer’s representatives the fundamentals of FPX system operation, installation, configuration, and maintenance. Contact your regional sales manager for more information.