Vortex Research Inc.
Research and Product Development


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Custom Designs


Robotics Controllers
Multipoint Digital I/O
& 24Ch A/D & D/A
(Commercial and Military)


Complex Waveform
Generators (Commercial and Military)


16/24 Channel
Electric Fence Detection and
System Controller


Fast Prototyping and Concept Proofing
(Lake/Ocean bottom Silt Level Detection)

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Cellulose Ethanol Processing and
Co-Generation

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Hydroponic
Lighting and Robotics

eXTReMe Tracker
 

 

Security Systems
A Primer

Disclaimer: We don’t advocate trying to get past a security barrier, simply because it’s there for a reason and chances are you’ll be breaking some law, minor or major. The worst case is you could get killed, so don’t try this. This document is in place for informational purposes only to advise on which types of fence and detection system can be breached and the level of security. But don’t expect to ever get past anything I design, maintain and upgrade, un-noticed, because you won’t.

 The President and CEO of Vortex Research Inc., has designed a number of security systems both physical (military bases, borders, key-point installations) and virtual (network/internet, encryption) as well as defensive/offensive weapons systems for military and paramilitary organization. These documents will deal only with defensive physical barrier systems, deterrents, differing forms of detection and the potential for circumvention. Topics to be covered are;

Deterrents

Passive Barriers and Walls (link)

Construction

  • Concrete
  • Metal
  • Link Fence
  • Interior Attic/Roof Space

Deterrent Forms

  • Concertina
  • Barbed Wire
  • Piano Wire
  • Deterrent Stringing

Vehicular Anti-Theft (link)

Construction

  1. Disabling
  2. Protected Power Sources
  3. Restrictive Access

Voltages and Current Used

  1. Ranges and Reasons

Electrified Non-Lethal Barriers (link)

Construction

  • Link Fence
  • Wooden Fence
  • Isolated Wall or Fence
  • Wall Peak/Top Mounted
  • Interior Attic/Roof Space

Voltages and Current Used

  • Ranges and Reasons

Electrified Lethal Barriers (link)

Construction (Isolated)

  • Concertina Loops - Supported
  • Concertina Loops - Self Supporting
  • Active Wall
  • Wall Peak/Top Mounted
  • Interior Attic/Roof Space

Voltages and Current Used

  • Ranges and Reasons

 

Detection

In-situ (link)

  • Ratiometric Differential Current Analysis
  • Timed Pulse Reflectometry
  • Zero Cross Time Domain Analysis
     

Auxiliary Systems (link)

  • Time Domain Reflectometry
  • Echo-Recon using Acoustic Cable
  • Capacitive Signature Sensing

Auxiliary Systems (link)

  • Ground (Vibration) Sensing
  • Acoustic Cable Telemetry and Target Differentiation
  • Laser Scanning - Bit Plane Imaging
  • Ultrasonic Scanning - Bit Plane Imaging
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras
  • Target Analysis using AI

 

Circumvention

Non-Lethal Fences (link)

  • Chain Link
  • Wire Mesh
  • Tight Wire Mesh
  • Interior Attic/Roof Grid

Lethal Fences (link)

  • Isolated Concertina - Supported
  • Isolated Concertina - Self Supporting
  • Isolated Wall
  • Interior Attic/Roof Grid

Detection Systems (link)

  • In-Situ Non-Lethal Fencing
  • In-Situ Lethal Fencing
  • Security Systems Communication
  • Time Domain Reflectometry
  • Acoustic Cable
  • Capacitive Signature
  • Stationary Laser
  • Laser Scanning
  • Ultrasonic Scanning
  • Thermal Imaging