In July 2011, a security consultant suggested the NYSBA look at the SightSensor, a motion-based video surveillance tool, for possible use on and around the Hudson River bridges. The system has been operational for about a year and a half, providing a “huge return on investment,” while the authority “relies on the technology on a 24/7 basis.”
To achieve success with a video solution, it’s important to carefully consider the difference between video security and video surveillance. While both play an important role for protecting outdoor assets, understanding how and where they differ can be critically important when selecting an effective solution to meet your security objectives.
The excitement around using managed services to secure outdoor assets continues to grow. The key to the success of managed services for physical security is accurate alarms that can be quickly verified. First responders need to trust the legitimacy of an alert and be able to determine the urgency and scope of the situation in real time to take appropriate actions.
Smart thermal cameras have entered the mainstream. As prices fall while capabilities increase, new opportunities are emerging to use the best perimeter detection technology available – a smart thermal camera – for many outdoor security applications, at costs that now meet or beat less effective approaches. When combined with video analytics, thermal cameras offer real-time, […]
There are millions of miles of oil and gas pipelines that are critical to the world economy. A lot depends on the safe and environmentally sound operation of networks of pipelines spanning long distances through remote areas and varied terrain. Pipeline security solutions must protect against sabotage, vandalism, supply disruption, and monitor for leaks and […]
Perimeter security for ports and bridges is the first line of defense from disruption to commerce. In the past, these assets have been difficult to secure with automated technologies. Ports cover large geographic areas that include vast and varied perimeters that are not capable of being secured the same way. For example, fences aren’t feasible for […]
There is a strong case to be made for the development of video perimeter security standards. Until now, certain aspects of perimeter security systems have lacked basic guidelines to ensure effective and measurable operation. Lacking clear standards can be an impediment to market growth, as integrators and end-users are consumed by performing their own evaluations […]
The recent perimeter security breach at the Y-12 National Security Complex highlights a long-standing challenge for perimeter systems used to protect outdoor areas. Repeated false alarms can eventually condition security operators to ignore valid alerts, undermining security effectiveness and causing security teams to lose trust in their perimeter security systems.
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer covered airport perimeter security issues and included the SightLogix thermal camera system in the story. You can see the SightLogix system at about three-quarters of the way through the clip, showing the video from a Thermal SightSensor operating at one of our nation’s largest airports. An alarming fact indicated […]
An evaluation by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Airport Perimeter Security test program has confirmed 100% accuracy of the SightLogix SightSensor in the challenging environment typical of many airports. According to the TSA’s final report, the “evaluation team performed over 900 scenarios of which every alarm instance was accurately reported.” The TSA established the Airport Perimeter Security […]
Achieving effective perimeter security around electrical utilities, chemical plants, airports, data centers, sea ports, rail facilities, and other critical assets often comes down to detection accuracy and solution cost. While there are a number of options available for perimeter security, thermal cameras have become a strong contender for best-of-breed. Recent developments in processing for thermal cameras […]
Providing cost-effective systems that meet Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) performance requirements is a challenge for integrators to the chemical security sector. It is also an opportunity. A number of automated detection technologies including coax and fiber fence sensors, microwave, seismic sensors and radar can provide some level of perimeter detection. However, intelligent video systems with advanced analytics […]
Five years ago, SightLogix launched the SightSensor with the goal to make the world safer by automating video with a high degree of accuracy outdoors. Our measuring stick was and still is customer satisfaction in the form of repeat business and enthusiastic references. Having secured hundreds of locations, including some of the most notable in […]
One of the biggest challenges for effective border surveillance is the sheer magnitude of the job. Achieving operational control over the border starts with a concept of operations (CONOPS) based on an orchestrated interaction of electronic systems and human operators. The Secure Border Initiative (SBINet) was originally designed to use radar systems to autonomously […]
On Friday, October 22, SightLogix was visited by US Congressman Rush Holt to announce the selection of the SightLogix Intelligent Video Surveillance System to protect the wind and solar farms at the U.S. Dept of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Labs. WZBN news was on hand to cover the event.
The folks over at Chemical Facility Security News make an important comment on using Google Maps for designing a perimeter security layout. We certainly agree that walking a site is the best way and only way to understand the nuances of a perimeter’s terrain. Ultimately, a good security design requires a real-world, on-site evaluation. It’s a […]