SINGAPORE (Dec 23): ST Electronics says its AgilFence Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) has met the UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) standard.

This covers the PIDS’ use for protection of critical national infrastructure covering communications, emergency services, energy, financial services, food, government, health, transport and water sectors.

In a Friday release, the electronics arm of ST Engineering shares that AgilFence’s barrier-mounted PIDS received the CPNI’s approval for a 3-metre high palisade comprising welded mesh backing, with and without barbed tape concertina topping.

“This certification was obtained after several months of gruelling field trials to verify the system’s reliability, detection performance, automatic and dynamic false or nuisance alarm control,” says the company.

“This is a testament to AgilFence PIDS’ high performance standard and reinforces its capabilities as an effective protective solution for the protection of key infrastructures and high value assets against intrusions and attacks,” states Tang Kum Chuen, deputy president of ST Electronics and president of the company’s communication and sensor systems group.

Shares of ST Engineering closed flat at $3.21 on Friday.