The scope of the work consisted in a feasibility study for the improvement of perimeter protection systems of some industrial sites located in the desert of North Africa, specifically Tunisia, Algeria and Lybia.
These sites are mainly industrial, but the area houses also offices and accommodations, including services and recreation activities such as sports facilities and restaurants; in fact, they have developed as villages where hundreds of people live and work.
The design phase was preceded by an analysis of the vulnerability of each area, as well as by an accurate evaluation of protection measures already installed along the perimeters.
The activities concerned both passive and active protection systems. Specifically concerning the former, the project included the improvement of physical barriers along the perimeter, the construction of guard towers in correspondence of the strategic points, the improvement of all access points and the construction of equipped bunkers to be used as safe havens in case of need; regarding the latter, it provided active protection systems, such as surveillance, lighting and detection systems (Intrusion Detection System).
The technical solution, on the base of proven experience in the security field, was aimed at gradually reducing threats, starting from the improvement of controls on the surrounding territory to reach the implementation of protection measures in the areas.