What is the SightLogix Smart Thermal Security System?
SightSensor smart thermal cameras detect, analyze and communicate real-time intruder activity over perimeters and outdoor sites. With powerful onboard video processing, SightSensor video analytics use the full thermal dynamic range to detect intruders with great reliability and low nuisances alerts over large distances, while also offering outstanding thermal clarity. SightSensors are also available as dual-imager thermal and color systems. The system operates as standalone smart thermal cameras or in conjunction with third-party PTZ cameras which are automatically steered by a SightTracker.
What Different Cameras does SightLogix Offer?
You can see all of our thermal solutions using our camera selector, here.
What is the SightSensor?
SightSensors are fixed, IP-based thermal cameras with embedded video analytics powered by a high degree of video processing. SightSensors detect intruders that violate rules that you have defined, placing a red box and tracking them through the field of view. By tightly integrating the imager, video analytics and video processing, SightSensors are able to deliver accurate detection over large areas in all weather, climates, and conditions.
SightSensor NS is a thermal-only smart camera that detects intruders over large perimeters (up to 600 meters) with outstanding detection reliability, low nuisance alerts, and unmatched thermal video clarity. The SightSensor NS is available in both 320×240 and 640×480 resolutions.
SightSensor HD is an affordable dual-imager camera that uses thermal to detect intruders and HD visible to assess the intrusion. Both thermal and HD visible are available to view. It also includes integrated NIR illumination for nighttime applications. SightSensor HD is for smaller distances under 100 meters.
SightSensor TC is dual-imager camera for larger perimeters at critical sites (up to 200 meters) that uses thermal to detect intruders and HD visible to assess the intrusion. It offers high-clarity thermal video for nighttime surveillance without additional illumination. It’s available in both 320×240 and 640×480 thermal resolutions.
What makes the SightSensor different from other intrusion detection solutions?
How are SightLogix Video Analytics Different from Standard Motion Detection?
For years, cameras use have employed motion zones to detect the movement of objects in the camera’s field of view. However, when used for outdoor applications, motion zones can lead to an abundance of nuisance alerts because outdoors, everything moves. For this reason, SightLogix SightSensors employ geospatial video analytics as a strategy for reducing nuisance alerts based on size, speed or direction while maintaining a high probability of detection. Geospatial analytics also let you create very flexible security policies according to the application. One example is the SightSensor’s “From To Zone” that only triggers an alarm when an intruder is detected in one area of the scene moving towards another defined zone, ignoring all other motion. This can be used, for example, to only alarm on a target moving towards the fence which represents a security threat, but not alarm on targets moving from the fence.
Learn more about SightLogix Video Analytics here.
How do I see video and alarms?
Video and target information, GPS-location, speed, location, bearing, and other data is sent from the SightSensor over the network to a Video Management System (VMS) or Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system for display and alarm management.
Does it work with my VMS?
SightSensors are compatible with most major VMS and PSIM systems. Click here for our current VMS integrations.
Do SightSensors have fixed lenses?
Yes. Thermal SightSensors are available in several fixed lenses depending on the distance required. SightSurvey is used to determine the correct focal length to ensure proper coverage at each area of your site’s perimeter.
What is the power draw?
SightSensors draw about 6 watts of power for basic operation, and work over standard 24V VAC/DC or PoE. If you need to use the external heater for very icy conditions, they draw an additional 20W (26W total, 24V VAC/DC only).
SightSensor HD cameras draw 6 watts of power for basic operation, and work over standard 24V VAC/DC or PoE. If you need to use the external heater for very icy conditions, they draw an additional 20W. If you use the NIR illumination, they draw an additional 6 watts (34 watts total, 24V VAC/DC only).
What is the image resolution?
Standard SightSensors use a 320×240 thermal imager to detect intruders over very large distances; SightSensor XA’s use a 640×480 imager to detect intruders over very large areas. SightSensor HD cameras have several different resolutions; use our Camera Selector for details.
How do I classify an alarm if it’s detected so far away?
SightSensors use thermal imagers and internal video analytics to detect intruders, and present a very clear thermal image, day and night. For up-close alarm assessment in color when using all-thermal SightSensors, the SightTracker automatically steers and zooms a PTZ camera onto the target.
For SightSensor HD, high-definition visible is presented along with black and white thermal (SightSensor HD also works with the SightTracker to steer PTZs.) This provides detection and video verification in a single system.
What distances can the SightSensor detect a human intruder?
What is the SightTracker?
SightTracker provides automated PTZ tracking and is usually installed on the same pole as the SightSensor. SightTrackers use the GPS-based target information from a SightSensor for autotracking PTZ functionality to steer and zoom a third-party PTZ (such as from Bosch or Pelco). Fixed SightSensors provide long-range detection, and the SightTracker provides up-close, automated identification.
SightTrackers draw 12 watts of power and work over standard 24V VAC/DC.
What Software do I need for the SightLogix system?
There are two options for configuring SightSensors.
WebConfig is an intuitive, browser-based interface for calibrating, configuring and defining security policies for all SightSensor cameras. It includes a range of innovations to streamline the setup process, allowing users to calibrate cameras, configure key parameters and create accurate video analytic detection rules in minutes.
SightMonitor is a Windows-based configuration and monitoring software for devices in the SightLogix system (at left). It consists of Coordination System (CS) server software and one or more SightMonitor clients. The CS server is usually installed on the same computer as the VMS. SightMonitor adds the ability to view SightSensor detection cones superimposed on a geospatial map, showing the location of intruders in real time.
What is SightSurvey?
SightSurvey is a web-based design tool that uses the Google maps interface to place SightLogix cameras on your actual site. It determines lens sizes, helps make sure that the blind spot under the camera is covered, and provides a price quote and camera count.
SightSurvey is a free tool for designers, A&E’s, consultants, integrators and security professionals. Register for SightSurvey here.
How do I buy SightLogix products?
SightLogix products are only available through an international network of authorized system integrators and resellers. We do not sell directly to end users. Learn how to buy SightLogix solutions here.
We also offer a complete design center to help you choose the best system for your actual site. Contact SightLogix for design assistance, pricing information, or advice on designing an outdoor video security system. Request Design Support here.
How can I learn more?