A new approach, made possible by innovations in wide-area detection, allows organizations to reduce costs by securing the most pressing problem areas or assets of value encompassing a smaller area inside the perimeter, rather than the entire perimeter itself.
SightLogix CEO John Romanowich spent a few minutes with Chuck Harold of Security Guy Radio at ISC West 2015. The result is an engaging and informative interview that covers a range of topics with a lot of depth, including an overview of how a thermal camera works, the difference between surveillance and detection, recent breakthroughs in thermal camera capabilities, and best practices for outdoor security.
Princeton, NJ (July 29, 2014) − SightSensor video analytic thermal cameras from SightLogix have been deployed to increase security of the nation’s rail system for a major Class 1 railroad. The advanced video detection technology is being funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 2011 Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP). Funds are allocated to freight railroad carriers that own railways in order to strengthen their ability to protect against threats, and to maintain the security of critical surface rail infrastructure such as bridges and tunnels. Communication Concepts Inc., a Florida-based certified SightLogix systems integrator was awarded the contract to design and install the systems.
Safeguarding outdoor assets, whether commercial sites like maintenance yards and car lots or critical infrastructure protection like airports and refineries often comes down to the same thing: Accurate detection and timely information about the unfolding event. While there are many technologies for outdoor security, combining reliable alerts with knowledge about what is actually happening and where […]
A major passenger rail company in Italy has deployed SightLogix SightSensor thermal cameras to provide rail yard security and prevent vandalism at one of the largest railcar maintenance facilities in the country. When a newly purchased line of rail cars was badly damaged by vandals, the organization recognized the need for a more effective solution.
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.
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. How thermal cameras work is 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 all […]
Outdoor video analytics are a valuable tool for detecting intruders either at the perimeter or around critical assets. Knowing best practices of selection and use are key to being successful. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when deploying outdoor video analytics to help stop theft, vandalism and sabotage. Choose outdoor video analytics specifically designed for the […]
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 […]