Princeton, NJ (Jan 8, 2014) Threats to electrical utilities cause disruptions in operations and raise safety concerns. SightLogix thermal cameras are being used to protect substations for a major US electric utility against incidents ranging from copper theft to vandalism across multiple sites, while meeting NERC CIP regulations.
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.”
Our eyes work by seeing contrast between objects that are illuminated by either the sun or another form of light. A thermal camera operates by “seeing” heat energy from objects. All objects – living or not – have heat energy that thermal cameras use to detect an image. This is why thermal cameras can operate at […]
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.
Video analytics are a valuable tool to protect outdoor assets either at the perimeter or around critical assets. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when deploying smart cameras for outdoor security. Choose video analytics specifically designed for outdoor use Smart cameras operate by sensing movement, but outdoors everything moves, including the camera itself. A camera […]
SightLogix is solving mission-critical outdoor security challenges for correctional facilities across North America. Accurate security and lowered costs make the SightLogix system an ideal solution for the unique challenges facing correctional organizations.
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.
Incorporating global positioning system (GPS) location information into perimeter security applications is the cornerstone of dependable, accurate video intrusion detection. The key is to use intelligent videos solutions that have been designed from the ground up to be inherently “geo-registered.” This means that the camera’s field of view (FOV) maps the GPS coordinates of all points in the landscape under surveillance. Such an approach is fundamental to achieving high performance and accuracy in an intelligent video surveillance system.
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 […]
After careful evaluation and multiple on-site demonstrations of perimeter security solutions over the course of three years, JAXPORT selected a SightLogix smart thermal video analytics system to keep their perimeter secure. For several weeks during this appraisal period, a thermal analytics system was installed at JAXPORT for evaluation. This testing confirmed that the SightLogix system functioned with a high degree of detection accuracy and low nuisance alerts, accurately detecting intruders over long distances. Testing also demonstrated that SightLogix’ edge-based camera system was compatible with the port’s existing command-and-control system.
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.
Every installed security camera has a perimeter camera blind spot, which must be considered in the perimeter design as this area can cover a meaningful portion of the camera’s overall range. Many outdoor surveillance designs will narrow a security camera’s field of view to increase the camera’s detection distance in an effort to decrease costs. […]
A perimeter security system based on video analytics operates by “seeing” targets that move into a camera’s detection area. Unfortunately the practical real-life detection range of a camera doesn’t always match the manufacturer’s published specifications. This means it’s up to the integrator to test and determine the camera’s true detection distances. Knowing the camera’s true range lets […]