Security-related incidents are what drives the market, according to SpotterRF, a company that provides perimeter protection beyond fences for critical electrical substations with its patented Compact Surveillance Radar systems.
Speaking to asmag.com, Logan Harris, CEO of the Orem, Utah-based company explained that demand is boosted by two kinds of events.
“Events that happen, both terrorist type attacks that happen and the more common theft, vandalism and burglary issues,” said Harris. The company gives a case study of its application on its website.
In April of 2013, terrorists opened fire with AK47s on a large substation in Silicon Valley. Within five minutes, the attack took the substation offline for a month, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. To make matters worse, a few months later a memo from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was leaked stating that if terrorists take out any of just nine critical substations at once the whole electric grid could collapse.
To prevent this devastating scenario from reaching reality, SpotterRF Compact Radar systems ensure that security personnel have 100 percent coverage in all weather conditions, both day and night. This small, hand held radar packs up to 300 acres of radar tracking power into a 4lb device to detect threats beyond the fence line and alert security before an attack ever happens. With advanced proprietary NetworkedIO management, SpotterRF coordinates visual, thermal, and motion detection to provide the most thorough, never-blind, surveillance available.
This small, hand held radar packs up to 300 acres of radar tracking power into a 4lb device to detect threats beyond the fence line and alert security before an attack ever happens.
Security within a perimeter fence can be managed through surveillance cameras and related technologies. But what would you do about threats present beyond the fences?
“What we do is we provide protection beyond fences, detection of potential threats hundreds and thousands of meters beyond a fence line using what we call compact surveillance radar systems, said Harris. “These are wide area coverage radar systems that come in a very small package. to give you an example, our C550 which has over 1000-meter range, is about the size of a textbook and weighs over two kilograms.” He added that these are integrated with cameras. When the system detects a target, a potential threat beyond the fence line, it can give you a precise GPS location. Then it automatically queues handheld cameras, both thermal and optical, on to the threat for further evaluation and identification