04 Aug '11, 12am

Changi will be the world's first airport to reinforce its perimeter fences with fibre-optic sensors to detect intruders

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport will be the world's first airport to reinforce its perimeter fences with fibre-optic sensors to detect intruders. More cameras will also be installed at airport boundaries, which will be integrated with the new multi-million-dollar defence system called AgilFence, made by Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics. Said Changi Airport Group's executive vice-president (airport management) Foo Sek Min: "No system is fool-proof and perfect." "And as we review our existing perimeter protection, the introduction of this perimeter intrusion detection system will help us to have a better and faster response if there are any signs of intrusion." The pressure-sensitive sensors are protected by an armoured casing to prevent tampering and for easy maintenance. ST Electronics said the system is expected to last a decade, adding that it is immune to electromagne...

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