Tag Archives: Slew to Track

Protecting the Power Grid – Video Surveillance

The Department of Homeland Security said it well…. “Everything is dependent on electricity.  EVERYTHING.  Without electricity, we’re basically back in the 1850s.” Most of us haven’t had to deal with not having electricity, internet, television, refrigeration or telephone so it’s … Continue reading

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Substation Security Automation

When addressing NERC CIP014 physical security requirements, substations and power transmission facilities must not only consider how to detect, deter and delay, but also the means to assess and respond.  A traditional approach to address these components of a security … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Perimeter Duo? Radar + Video Analytics

This article first appeared in Security Middle East magazine Today’s security market offers a wide array of highly advanced sensors and systems, all designed to help protect perimeters, monitor assets, and safeguard lives.  The reason for the many choices stems … Continue reading

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Teaching Cameras to Zoom … “Intelligently”

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) Map Based video management systems have the ability to control security cameras directly from the map-based user interface.  These map-based VMS, also referred to as geospatial VMS, have many … Continue reading

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Protecting Remote Facilities with Camera Auto Follow

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) Protecting remote facilities is a difficult task, in terms of budget, manpower and system complexity.  Fortunately, technology advances continue to provide exciting capabilities and more affordable deployment.  One such … Continue reading

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Maximizing Perimeter Surveillance with “Slew to Cue” Capability

(This article first appeared in the October issue of Remote Magazine)  Video surveillance command centers typically consist of a large number of cameras providing video to a security guard, whose job it is to view them, assess situations and coordinate … Continue reading

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Map Based Target Selection

Geospatial coordination between perimeter sensors can help a security operator managing multiple targets, by allowing them to manually swing cameras to targets for identification.  When a new radar target appears and requires visual confirmation, this VMS capability allows a user … Continue reading

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Slew to Radar

Radars are fantastic geospatial sensors and nowadays, they are actually quite affordable for general perimeter surveillance.  However, radars lack the ability to give a visual identification to allow the operator to determine if this is a good guy or a … Continue reading

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Intelligent Geospatial Camera Zoom

Security devices that have a defined location in map space (Latitude, Longitude, Elevation), like access control, RFID, proximity sensors can sometimes act a “pseudo-geospatial” sensors. Used in conjunction with a geospatial spatial system, the system can automatically swing to just … Continue reading

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