Perimeters are the first line of defense for protecting critical assets, and perimeter security systems begin with detection in mind. True critical infrastructure protection means stopping an event before damage occurs, preventing theft, vandalism, accidents and other potentially dangerous activities in real time.
Yet high-profile intrusions at critical sites around the world highlight the ongoing need for accurate, dependable security systems.
Technology and Critical Infrastructure Protection
A number of sensor technologies can provide some level of perimeter detection. However, most trigger excessive nuisance alerts – or miss intruders completely – due to the normal activity always present outdoors. SightSensor smart thermal cameras are designed to ignore the movement of the outdoors and provide accurate detection of intrusions over large areas regardless of wind, the movement of animals, vibrations, or blowing trash. By sensing heat rather than visible light, they act as the perfect “people” detector in bright sun, complete darkness, fog, snow or rain. They solve the biggest problem with past perimeter security systems in the outdoors, which has been high nuisance and false alerts that operators eventually ignore.
Knowing the nature and location of an intrusion in real time is key to mounting an effective response. SightLogix systems provide auto-steered PTZ tracking solutions and target-mapping display software, helping organizations detect, validate, and respond to threats quickly, even over large perimeters. Such a system yields the necessary “security awareness” around a facility’s to solve the most difficult critical infrastructure protection problems.