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 protection solutions must protect against sabotage, vandalism, supply disruption, and monitor for leaks and pipeline […]
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.
Long range thermal cameras with video analytics offer economic advantages. It’s important to consider several best practices of product selection and deployment.
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 […]
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 […]
The key to accurate video perimeter security systems is to know the location of all objects so their size can be accurately determined. This information can be used to set size filters that eliminate movement that does not represent a security concern, while detecting human-sized intruders under all conditions.
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer covered airport perimeter security breaches and included the SightLogix thermal camera system 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 […]
Achieving accurate perimeter security with a thermal video camera comes down to knowing the nature and location of an intrusion, allowing an effective response. While there are a number of options available for perimeter security, using a thermal video camera with video analytics has become a strong contender for best-of-breed in this area. Thermal video analytic […]
An evaluation by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Airport Perimeter Security system test program has confirmed 100% accuracy of the SightLogix SightSensor in the challenging environment typical of many airports. According to the TSA’s final report, the “evaluation team performed over 900 scenarios of which every alarm instance was accurately reported.” The TSA established the program to address vulnerabilities […]
Achieving reliable thermal perimeter security around electrical utilities, chemical plants, airports, data centers, sea ports, rail facilities, and other critical assets often comes down to detection accuracy and solution cost. While there are a number of options available for perimeter security, thermal cameras have become a strong contender for best-of-breed. Recent developments in processing for thermal cameras take […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a comprehensive set of security regulations governing chemical security, to ensure companies that manufacture, store and transport chemicals are properly secured. While various technologies can play a role for chemical security, CFATS does not specify which should be used or how. Instead, […]
When outdoor conditions are ideal, outdoor thermal cameras can “see” what the eye cannot, even in complete darkness. Problems occur when rain, humidity, and other outdoor conditions bring background temperatures close to the temperature of objects which represent security concern, such as a person entering an unauthorized area. When background temperatures closely match the heat of a […]
Orlando, FL (September 20, 2011) – The SightLogix outdoor video system has been deployed to secure the World Trade Center perimeter in New York City. The perimeter security solution, which leverages SightLogix thermal video analytic cameras, is part of an integrated security system designed by engineers from Ducibella, Venter & Santore (DVS) and integrated by Diebold.
“SightLogix was founded to create an effective outdoor video analytic solution after observing video technology limitations at Ground Zero shortly after 9-11,” said John Romanowich, President and CEO, SightLogix. “We are honored to have our vision fulfilled through our selection to secure this key national asset.”