Perimeter Security Fence Companies

New Orleans, Gulf South Region

Fiber optic cable is used today for Perimeter Security Fence. “There is a unique phenomenon that occurs. Any movement of the optical fiber, even microscopic movements such as vibrations, changes the way that light is propagated down the core of the fiber. Any movement of the optical fiber causes a change in what is called the speckle pattern. Our detector registers a change in the speckle pattern.

At SVT we employ a sophisticated digital-signal processor that runs many algorithms to determine if a signal is an intruder or environmental background noise, such as wind. There are several calibration parameters that tune to respond correctly to the sensor’s unique application.

SVT has can protect systems if 100 miles in-perimeter and locate intrusions. We service the U.S. Navy and Army, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Security Video Technology (SVT) is a nationwide security solutions contractor and security surveillance integrator. We are based out of the greater New Orleans area and service clients primarily along the Gulf Coast from Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Destin, Fort Walton, Pensacola, Miami, Florida, Mobile, Fairhope, Gulf Shores, Alabama and Gulfport, Biloxi, Mississippi east to Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Metairie, Shreveport, Louisiana as well as Beaumont, Dallas, Houston, Texas on the west.


One of the earliest known instances of perimeter security on a large scale is that of Hadrian’s Wall in the Roman Empire. Around 122 AD the wall was built up along the northern border of the empire out of turf and later, stone. Theories regarding the wall’s purpose vary, but most agree it was probably built at least in part for the defense of the empire.

Perhaps the most obvious illustration of perimeter security in ancient times, the Great Wall of China was originally built to withstand nomadic invaders from the North. The wall was successful to some degree, although it has been suggested that it served as more of a psychological barrier than a successful physical barrier.

In warfare, securing the perimeter has proven vital to military forces. From sharpened pikes in medieval times to more modern technological solutions, armed forces have always sought to prevent their enemies from breaching their front lines. In the American Civil War and both World Wars, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars, landmines were used extensively to create tactical barriers between enemy lines. These tactics are sometimes controversial because of the loss of civilian life.

In World War II, the German military developed concrete barriers called dragon’s teeth to slow the approach of enemy tanks. This tactic was adopted by allied forces, and lines of reinforced concrete pyramids can still be seen throughout Europe today.

One example of perimeter protection still in use is razor wire fencing. While U.S. ranchers in the 19th century kept the cattle in and the rustlers out with barbed wire, World War I saw the advent of specialized barbed wire to secure military operations. The 1965 escalation of the Vietnam War was accelerated by the successful penetration of ten foot high concertina wire (razor wire) fencing around Camp Holloway. Variations of this type of perimeter protection were used prolifically throughout the 20th century. Booby traps, electric fencing, watch towers and night flares were also vigorously employed to keep enemy forces out.