Systems for detection, access control, and deterrence are a part of active security.

Turnstiles, sliding gates and barriers ensure that only authorised persons and vehicles can enter the site. This was also the basic principle for the seaport in Trondheim (Norway). Over a year after the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001 in New York City and Washington D.C., an international conference was held in London. There, specialists discussed efficient methods for protecting seaports against possible attacks. Since then, all international seaports must meet the ISPS code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code). This code details the various levels of security, but contains no specific product requirements for fencing (rigidity, height, etc.) Each port conducts its own risk analysis and elaborates its requirements based on that. Trondheim seaport's list of requirements was submitted to the Norwegian Shipping Organisation.

Betafence also received a request to propose a solution. This solution was held chosen due to the quality and the design of the Betafence products and the product range for access control. The order comprised 30 automated Robusta sliding gates, a 2-metre high Nylofor F fence to secure the perimeter, 10 automated barriers for vehicle access control and two BT2 turnstiles for controlling pedestrian access. The Norwegian port authorities were so pleased with the result that Betafence and its Norwegian partner have since provided security solutions for ten other Norwegian seaports as well.

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