Via:Sys intelligent video analytics and Surveillance Grid company announced a partnership to protect North America's commercial solar power industry with a comprehensive video surveillance system armed with video analytic technology developed by Via:Sys. Surveillance Grid will deploy the same proven perimeter security system that is installed throughout Europe's emerging solar industry and is accepted by insurance companies as commercial grade security protection.
As the worldwide demand for solar energy has skyrocketed, so has the solar power industry. The industry is expected to grow from US$20 billion to $90 billion in 2010. These new solar power facilities require comprehensive security solutions.
Via:Sys products are currently used to protect solar power facilities, producing approximately 180 megawatts of solar generated energy. Via:Sys Senior Account Manager Anson Moran said, "With all the meticulous planning that goes into the design of a solar plant it's vital to deploy a plan to avoid disruption of service."
The partnership with California's Surveillance Grid will make full system integration of Via:Sys products available to the solar power industry in the U.S. and Canada. "We are excited to work with such a proven company as Via:Sys," said Surveillance Grid Managing Partner Warren Hackbarth. "Their product integrates analytics and video to deal with real world conditions, in low to no light visibility, with the least amount of human interaction and to provide actionable intelligence to the right person to make quality intervention decisions."