The excitement around using remote video monitoring services to secure outdoor sites and generate RMR continues to grow. The key to the success of video monitoring services for outdoor security is accurate alarms that can be quickly verified. Central stations 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.
Safeguarding outdoor assets, whether commercial sites like maintenance yards and car lots or critical sites like airports and refineries comes down to the same thing: Accurate detection and detailed information about the event in real time. While there are many technologies for intruder detection, combining reliable alerts with knowledge about what is happening and where it is […]
Thermal cameras, when combined with video analytics, have long been considered the best way to detect people in the outdoors. At one time, they were used primarily only for the most critical sites. But innovations and advancements, along with price reductions, now make them available for more common security applications, like for preventing theft and […]
Long range thermal cameras with video analytics offer economic advantages. It’s important to consider several best practices of product selection and deployment.
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.
When it comes to protecting outdoor areas, security professionals often have two main concerns: Not being aware of the risks that are lurking, and not knowing the place and nature of an intrusion should one occur. Smart thermal video cameras address the first concern by leveraging the inherent strengths of automated systems and people. Smart […]
Facilities that manufacture, store or transport dangerous chemicals operate in a challenging environment with expanding regulatory compliance and security costs. Smart thermal cameras designed specifically for protecting large outdoor areas are now available to help address Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations while also lowering the associated costs. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed […]
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 perimeter […]
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 need to protect against sabotage, vandalism, supply disruption, and monitor for leaks […]
One of the biggest challenges for effective border security is the sheer magnitude of the areas that need to be secured. Like all outdoor security applications, achieving control over the border starts with a concept of operations based on an interaction of smart sensors and guards. And the key that underlies any smart systems is accurate alarms that […]