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Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems – Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure

July, 2019

The implementation of fiber optics technology along with system security technologies for safeguarding the critical infrastructure are among the drivers boosting the growth of the perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) market. PIDS is predominantly used for delivering end-to-end intrusion detection solutions, including sensing, interrogation, networking, and others. The perimeter intrusion detection systems are widely used in advanced video analytics, video motion detection, microwave, radar video surveillance, electromagnetic, infrared beams, electronic protection detection, and others.

The report highlights the key vendors, including CIAS Elettronica, DeTekion Security Systems, Fiber SenSys, and FLIR Systems. For instance, Fiber SenSys provides fiber-optic sensor systems that are being used in protecting the perimeter of critical sites such as nuclear weapons storage areas and other utility stations, such as electricity and natural gas.

According to Infoholic Research, the global perimeter intrusion detection system market will grow at a rate of over 11% in the coming years and will be valued more than $21 billion by 2025. Increasing adoption of video surveillance and implementation of cloud & wireless technologies for remote monitoring of critical infrastructure are among the key factors driving the growth of the PIDS market.

Exponential advancements in technology and progress in hardware components have significantly reduced barriers for integrating perimeter intrusion detection system technology. Regardless of limitations associated with the geographic environment, adoption of perimeter intrusion detection system technology is being observed by the military organization and other government institutions. Based on component type, perimeter intrusion detection system can be categorized as hardware, which includes camera, sensors, and other hardware components.

Few of the key happenings are detailed below:


  • In July 2019, Quanergy Systems announced that its QORTEX DTC, a LiDAR-based perimeter security system, will be used to secure large-scale security facility in South Korea. This mass deployment of security systems is mainly due to upgrading security systems in South Korea.

  • In June 2019, Magal Security Systems announced that it has received a contract worth $5.5 million for providing its advanced perimeter intrusion detection technology systems. These systems will enhance security and prevent infiltration near the international border fence.


Conclusively, with the growing adoption of technologies, perimeter intrusion detection system will become more adaptive supported by advancing hardware and software components. Considering the huge demand in military organization, perimeter intrusion detection system will also spread across other institutions and will play an important role in application areas, including international border fence and prevention of critical infrastructure.

- Rahul K Pandey
ICT - Research Analyst
Infoholic Research