SightSensors Help Stop Breach Security Breaches for Five Hudson River Bridges
Princeton, NJ (June 27, 2012) – SightLogix thermal video analytics systems have been chosen by the New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) for five large North Hudson River bridge security projects.
NYSBA is deploying SightLogix’ video perimeter security system to stop bridge security breaches for the Bear Mountain Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge which together serve more than 1 million Hudson River crossings each week.
“Threats to infrastructure in our country continue to this day,” said NYSBA Executive Director Joseph Ruggiero. ”It is our obligation to protect these critical bridges and to do so in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner. These video analytics systems will play an important role in accomplishing that vital task.”
“Bridge security requires accurate, reliable intruder detection in a difficult waterside environment,” said John Romanowich, SightLogix President and CEO. “SightLogix systems have been designed specifically for securing critical infrastructure in these types of harsh outdoor environments. We’re pleased to have been selected by the New York State Bridge Authority to protect public infrastructure so vitally important to our nation’s transportation and commerce.”
The SightLogix perimeter security systems will be integrated by Transdyn, a leading systems integrator for intelligent transportation and security/surveillance systems that enables customers to rapidly respond to real-time conditions and emergency situations.
SightLogix technology has been successfully deployed to protect facilities throughout the world for a wide range of outdoor perimeter security applications. SightLogix SightSensors are ideally suited to stop bridge security breaches and detect with a high degree of accuracy, while providing clear, detailed images night and day. On-board image processing is used to accurately detect a person entering a secure area and filter nuisance alarms such as small animals, birds, blowing debris or moving tree limbs. Upon detecting an intruder, the system determines the exact location of the intrusion and can automatically steer Pan Tilt Zoom cameras to zoom in and follow the intruder using PTZ tracking.
About SightLogix®, Inc.
SightLogix smart thermal cameras prevent crime, vandalism and disruptions at some of the world’s more important sites, including assets in the energy, transportation, chemical, utility, communications, and defense industries. Unlike video surveillance cameras that simply record video for review, SightLogix SightSensors automatically detect security violations in real-time to alert responders with full situational awareness.
Transdyn is a leading systems integrator of intelligent transportation, supervisory control, process automation, information management, and security/surveillance systems. For more than 35 years, the company has delivered a wide range of mission-critical systems in the transportation, environmental, energy, and industrial markets.
The New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) is a public benefit transportation authority in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. Funding for the video analytic security system is from a Federal Homeland Security/Port Security Grant program to protect critical river crossings.