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Enhance Your Safety: How Thermal Radar Is the Centerpiece of Your Physical Security

Thermal Radar™ is revolutionizing the way we think about physical security, seamlessly blending high-tech monitoring with existing safety measures to create a comprehensive defense network. Thermal radar can be the centerpiece of your physical security providing vigilant surveillance that doesn’t sleep, ensuring the safety of vast perimeters.


This article delves into the capabilities and functionalities that elevate Thermal Radar™ as a non-negotiable asset in today’s security landscape.


Key Takeaways on the Centerpiece of Your Physical Security - Thermal Radar™


  • Thermal Radar™ offers 360-degree continuous coverage, detects intrusions day and night, and works under various environmental conditions, making it ideal for perimeter security and protecting large areas up to 220 acres with a single unit.

  • Thermal radar can be integrated with major Video Management System (VMS) platforms, providing a panoramic view with alerts and threat location mapping, and can be customized to focus on specific areas of interest.

  • The technology enhances resource allocation and reduces management costs by covering multiple fields of view with one unit and minimizing false alarms through advanced analytics, making it suitable for critical infrastructure, airports, electrical substations, and remote high-security locations.


The Power of Thermal Radar™ for Perimeter Protection

Imagine a security system that offers an all-seeing eye, constantly scanning vast areas for potential threats. That’s what Thermal Radar™ technology brings to the table. Its ability to provide 360° thermal coverage day and night, in fair or varying weather conditions, makes it an ideal solution for enhanced perimeter protection.


The integrated analytics further improves threat detection while minimizing false alarm incidents, ensuring robust security against real threats. Optional AI can enhance and further fine tine the detections.


Wide-Area Intrusion Detection


A single Thermal Radar™ unit can:


  • Protect up to 220 acres (89 hectares), offering broad intrusion detection.

  • Extend surveillance capability based on environmental conditions.

  • Be particularly effective in vast or remote areas.

  • Be an effective perimeter protection solution where infrastructure is lacking.

  • Can replace up to 15 traditional perimeter security cameras and security camera licenses for the VMS.


Thermal radar has the capability to distinguish between human and vehicle movements, which helps in reducing false positives. The technology’s embedded video analytics plus AI classifies intrusions efficiently, further minimizing false alarms caused by non-threatening entities. This feature is crucial in remote environments, where thermal cameras enhance security by capturing images under various lighting conditions, thus enhancing perimeter surveillance and reliable detection in most environmental and weather conditions.


Continuous 360° Thermal Coverage


Offering continuous 360° surveillance, Thermal Radar™ boosts situational awareness and heightens security measures. It employs passive scanning to continually detect changes in heat across a full 360° field of view, serving as the basis for continuous threat detection. This capability for continuous and extensive coverage allows Thermal Radar™ to identify human presence over areas as large as 220 acres, in optimal environmental circumstances.


Day and Night Performance


Thermal Radar’s mission is its constant and persistent performance, detecting intrusions day and night. The ‘inside-out’ strategy ensures intruders are detected before they breach property boundaries and continues to monitor them following an incursion.


Integrating Thermal Radar™ with Existing Security Systems

A noteworthy advantage of Thermal Radar™ is its integration with most major Video Management System (VMS) platforms. Once integrated, the Thermal Radar system can transmit a video stream to VMS platforms, offering a 360-degree panoramic thermal view that includes alerts and threat location mapping.


Compatible VMS Interfaces


Compatibility with major VMS platforms is integral for ensuring that thermal radar systems like the Tower Sentry can seamlessly integrate into an existing security network infrastructure. The extensive list of compatible VMS interfaces includes well-known platforms such as:


  • Avigilon

  • Digital Watchdog

  • ExacqVision

  • Genetec

  • Immix

  • Milestone

  • Network Optix

  • Qognify

  • Redvision

  • Valerus

  • VMS Core

  • Wave

  • Wisenet


Customizable Areas of Interest


Thermal Radar technology features an interface enabling users to:


  • Set their areas of interest for intrusion detection effortlessly and expediently

  • Target and prioritize surveillance of a facility’s most vulnerable spots

  • Enhance overall perimeter protection


Remote Monitoring and Control


Security personnel can remotely access security camera alert recordings and live video streams, which allows for swift decision-making and the deployment of countermeasures. Thermal Radar systems generate intrusion alerts that are communicated to security operations centers and mobile devices, prompting immediate awareness and action.


The system optimizes the allocation of security resources by providing precise and reliable threat detection, enabling the prompt and appropriate deployment of security personnel.


The Hydra: Combining Thermal Radar with PTZ Cameras

The Hydra­™ system takes surveillance to the next level by combining Thermal Radar™ with most available PTZ cameras. This union offers full 360-degree detection and high-resolution optical identification capabilities, enhancing overall surveillance.


Hydra™ ensures outstanding perimeter security by facilitating continuous threat tracking with Thermal Radar and enabling automatic command triggers for PTZ cameras to focus on detected threats.


Surveillance is enhanced offering uninterrupted 360-degree thermal coverage and color optical zoom capabilities. This 360-degree coverage is continuous, thus helping to ensure that there are no blind spots in the monitored area.


Automatic Slew-to-Cue Commands


Thermal Radar™, upon detecting a threat, issues slew-to-cue commands to a PTZ camera, helping operators receive timely and pertinent security alerts. The system provides immediate confirmation and optical identification of threats through Thermal Radar detection and the responsive cueing of PTZ cameras.


Mobile Sentry and Tower Sentry: Autonomous Intrusion Detection Solutions

Operating independently for effective threat detection, the Mobile Sentry and Tower Sentry serve as autonomous intrusion detection and surveillance solutions.

Key features of these systems include:


  • Constructed with heavy-gauge steel framing and walls

  • Designed to be resistant to vandalism

  • Functional in versatile weather conditions, ensuring complete functionality in most any environment.


Quality Networking Components


The Mobile Sentry and Tower Sentry employ quality networking components such as:

  • 8-port network switch

  • Relay modules

  • 4G/Wi-Fi Router

  • TPDIN remote monitor & control module

  • Power management

  • Optional PC for VMS platforms


These high-quality networking components ensure reliable connectivity critical for the Sentry’s surveillance operations.


Power Management and Optional PC for VMS Platforms


The Mobile Sentry and Tower Sentry’s standard power system comprises a solar power setup with dual 400-watt solar panels and 250 Ah batteries to ensure adequate power supply, even in complete darkness or times when there is limited sunshine.


An optional environmentally friendly methanol fuel cell can be incorporated to extend the autonomous operation of Mobile or Tower Sentry, offering increased autonomy in power supply and continuous operation of the system.


Rugged and Reliable Construction


Built with heavy-gauge steel, the construction of the Sentry products is specially designed to offer vandal resistance and ensure long-term reliability in varying environmental settings.


For example, the Mobile Sentry features:


  • 5,500-pound axle

  • Easy-to-deploy 22’ hydraulic mast

  • Hydraulic-actuated and adjustable solar array

  • Outrigger legs to maximize stability

  • Hardened and physically durable internal electronic hardware operating at 24V

  • Temperature-controlled internal environment

  • Locking access doors

  • Folding drawbar for safety and transport.


Edge-Based Analytics for Intelligent Monitoring

Thermal radar’s edge-based analytics leverage heat signature data for its threat detection capabilities. These analytics help in providing thermal images and in minimizing false alarms in a variety of environmental conditions.


Users have the ability to customize areas of interest with the edge-based analytics in Thermal Radar, targeting the most vulnerable parts of their property for protection, including gates, doorways, and the region around the facility entrance.


Customized Protection Zones


Thermal Radar's edge-based analytics allow users to adjust sensitivity and confidence levels within specific areas of a detection zone, ensuring enhanced protection for the most sensitive segments of a property. This allows for custom-tailoring perimeter protection by offering different sensor options that cater up to a 500m radius for human detection to meet specific distance requirements for threat detection.


Minimizing False Alarms


Although adverse weather conditions like heavy rain, light fog, or high temperatures can potentially diminish the performance of thermal imaging cameras by affecting their detection capabilities and the clarity of the images they produce, the integration of edge-based analytics into a thermal radar system enhances user-friendliness and accuracy. This configuration allows for straightforward installation and proactive threat and early fire detection, reducing the occurrence of false alarms.


Efficient Resource Allocation with Thermal Cameras by Thermal Radar™


Thermal Radar thermal security cameras contribute to efficient resource allocation by reducing video management costs since one thermal imaging unit can cover multiple fields of view yet only requires a single VMS license. This aspect of the technology is particularly beneficial for large-scale operations and facilities that require extensive surveillance coverage and intelligent monitoring.


By streamlining the number of necessary devices and licenses, organizations can allocate their resources more effectively, focusing on other critical areas of security and operations. In addition to cost savings, this consolidation of surveillance equipment also simplifies the complexity of the security infrastructure, making it easier to manage and maintain over time.


Real-Life Applications of Thermal Radar in Challenging Environments


Beyond being a theoretical solution, Thermal Radar™ finds practical applications in various real-world situations. Its robustness and versatility make it suitable for challenging environments such as:


  • Airports

  • Cargo areas and ports

  • Electrical Substations, Solar Fields, and Critical Infrastructure

  • Remote High-Value Security Locations


Thermal Radar™, using thermal imaging technology, provides comprehensive surveillance and protection in settings with glaring light or total darkness, making it an ideal solution for facility security.


Airports and Seaports


Thermal Radar™ plays a pivotal role in securing environments such as airports and cargo ports. At airports, it is used to monitor perimeter fences and prevent unauthorized access, as the technology is capable of detecting potential intrusions over large open areas. For cargo ports, Thermal Radar technology is crucial in monitoring cargo and securing the port from land-side intrusions, highlighting the versatility of its application in different maritime scenarios.


Electrical Substations, Solar Fields and Critical Infrastructure


In large-scale facilities such as electrical substations, solar fields, and critical infrastructure facilities, the wide-area protection furnished by Thermal Radar is crucial for maintaining perimeter security. With a single thermal radar unit, it’s possible to cover up to 220 acres (89 Hectares), providing simultaneous monitoring for both intruders and fires in these critical industrial facilities.


Remote High-Value Security Locations


The application of Thermal Radar™ technology extends beyond conventional environments. Mobile Sentry™ trailers equipped with Thermal Radar and PTZ systems can monitor vast areas providing a quick deployment option for comprehensive surveillance in remote locations where infrastructure is lacking.


Summary

In summary, Thermal Radar™ technology has revolutionized perimeter protection by providing wide-area intrusion detection, continuous 360° thermal coverage, and reliable day and night performance. By integrating with existing security systems, Thermal Radar enhances overall surveillance, ensuring comprehensive protection of both perimeter and interior areas. With its application in various challenging environments, Thermal Imaging Radar has proven to be a versatile and efficient solution for security needs.


CONTACT US TODAY to learn more about how Thermal Radar™ can help revolutionize your perimeter protection security needs.


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the main advantage of Thermal Radar™?


The main advantage of Thermal Radar is its ability to provide wide-area intrusion detection and 360° thermal coverage day and night, making its patented thermal cameras a highly effective and cost-effective security solution.


What is the coverage area of the Thermal Radar™?


The Thermal Radar provides a human-detection coverage area of up to 220 acres based on environmental conditions.


What happens when Thermal Radar™ detects a threat?


When Thermal Radar detects a threat, it sends alerts which can also trigger automatic slew-to-cue commands to a PTZ (a Hydra™ system), providing immediate confirmation and optical identification of the threat. This ensures a quick and precise response to potential security risks.


What are the features of the Hydra™?


The features of the Hydra include 360° Thermal Video + Color PTZ Video, laser and infrared (IR) PTZ options, automatic and continuous slew-to-cue commands, and an integrated highly flexible alert platform through your choice of VMSs. It also offers a self-contained surveillance solution and custom mounts to fit any scenario.


How does Thermal Radar™ transmit video?


Thermal Radar transmits a single comprehensive 360° panoramic thermal video stream to the Video Management System (VMS), which includes an alert area for highlighting detections and a map for threat location information. Every element of the receiving software is designed to make the information from the thermal radar accessible and easy to understand.


How can Thermal Radar™ help with early fire detection?


Thermal Radar™ is equipped with high-sensitivity thermal imaging that can detect subtle temperature differences, which is critical for early fire detection. The system's 360-degree thermal vision allows it to monitor large areas continuously, ensuring that even the smallest of heat signatures indicative of a potential fire can be detected. This early detection is vital in initiating a quick response to prevent the spread of fire and minimize damage to property and risk to human life. By providing round-the-clock surveillance and leveraging its advanced thermal imaging capabilities, Thermal Radar™ acts as an early warning system against the threat of fires.

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