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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
All security cameras have perimeter camera blind spots, 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. However, doing so […]
An outdoor intrusion detection system based on video analytics works by “seeing” targets that move into a camera’s detection area. When designing your smart thermal camera system, it’s important to understand the differences between your camera’s crossfield and inbound detection distances. This will help make sure there are no areas of your site where intruders […]
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer covered airport perimeter security breaches and included SightLogix thermal cameras 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 in the clip is […]
While there are a number of solutions available for detecting intruders at outdoor sites, using a thermal video camera with video analytics has become a strong contender as the best choice. That’s because thermal cameras act like a perfect human detector. All things give off heat energy, and thermal infrared cameras used for security applications […]