FLIR Systems, Two-Time Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, is pleased to announce the new Saros™ line of security cameras, has been nominated to compete in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
Saros is FLIR’s next-generation outdoor security product line that combines multiple traditional perimeter protection technologies into a unified solution.
THE SAROS ADVANTAGE
Commercial customers have few outdoor security options, as traditional perimeter systems, such as fiber optic fence systems, require substantial investment in infrastructure.
Other solutions, such as motion sensors and visible cameras, are less effective and generate ongoing expenses stemming from false alarms.
Saros addresses these issues by reducing the amount of equipment required, and using advanced analytics to reduce false alarms.
Saros utilizes four technologies to deliver accurate, 24/7 actionable alerts – regardless of unfavorable lighting or weather conditions – and provides verified alarm data for police and first responders.
Saros also provides visual identification of intruders, white light illumination for deterrence, accurate target classification to reduce false alarms, and real-time audio response for intervention.
The result is a shortened response time, saving companies from loss of equipment, merchandise, or interruptions in business, designed to deliver accurate, actionable alerts and verified alarm data.
By implementing Saros, security professionals gain a solution that:
- Delivers 24-hour monitoring
- Reduces false alarms with accurate target detection and classification
- Provides visual identification of intruders
- Provides verified alarm clips for police dispatch
- Enables real-time audio response
- Deters intruders with white light illumination
- Integrates with leading central monitoring platforms and video management systems
- Delivers a return on investment in just a few months for high risk areaS
The FLIR Saros camera line enables commercial businesses to implement state-of-the-art outdoor intrusion detection in a cost-effective manner.
The FLIR Saros™ line of security cameras combines multiple traditional perimeter protection technologies into a unified solution that delivers accurate, actionable alerts and verified alarm data.
Saros includes multiple FLIR Lepton® thermal sensors, one or more 1080p or 4K cameras, IR and visible LED illuminators, advanced onboard analytics, two-way audio, and digital I/Os.
FLIR Saros enables businesses to implement reliable, state-of-the-art outdoor intrusion detection in a cost-effective manner by minimizing the equipment required and reducing false alarms.
Traditional perimeter security systems can require substantial investment, both in infrastructure and in ongoing expenses stemming from false alarms.
FLIR Saros, not only greatly reduces the cost of initial deployment by minimizing the amount of equipment required, but also reduces false positives with built-in advanced analytics, expanding the outdoor perimeter protection market for security alarm monitoring companies.
A single FLIR Saros unit combines numerous security technologies, which includes:
- Multiple FLIR Lepton® thermal sensors
- Provides the ability to deliver wide-area monitoring regardless of unfavorable lighting or weather conditions
- High-definition optical cameras
- Option of 1080p or 4K resolution to realize accurate visual identification of intruders
- IR and visible LED illuminators
- Ability to deter intruders with white light illumination
- Advanced onboard analytics
- Accurate target detection and classification, to help reduce false alarms
- 2-way audio and digital input/outputs
Enables real-time audio response
WIDE AREA COVERAGE
Saros provides wide-area monitoring coverage, reducing the number of devices needed to safeguard a property.
Easy to set up and mount, Saros installs quickly, minimizes infrastructure expenses, and increases deployment efficiency.
With its accurate detection, verified alarm data and overall affordability, Saros opens the door to new business opportunities, revenue sources, and customer base expansion for the security channel in the alarm monitoring vertical.
COMMON APPLICATIONS INCLUDE
Saros provides reliable detection of intruders for applications where there is significant outdoor area and perimeter risk.
Some examples include:
- Auto Dealerships and Storage Facilities
- Power and Gas Utility Substations
- Bridges, Airports, and Critical Infrastructure Sites
- Construction Sites and Construction Supply Locations
- Farming and Agricultural Facilities
- Generators, HVAC Units, Storage Tanks, and Similar Exterior Equipment
- Sports / Recreation Fields, City Parks, Public Spaces
- Marinas and Boatyards
- Self-Storage / RV Storage Facilities
Additionally, the FLIR Saros platform was designed and engineered with today’s cybersecurity risks in mind, with end-to-end encryption for setup, web, and video streams, and configuration lockdown after initial setup for increased tamper prevention.
(Learn More about FLIR thermal security cameras capabilities and why they are better than low-light illuminated cameras. In this instance highlighting home security, but likewise applicable to all commercial business applications. Courtesy of FLIR and YouTube)
FLIR Saros also eliminates the need for port-forwarding, so devices are less exposed to remote security attacks.
“FLIR Saros, equipped with multiple FLIR Leptons, represents a new security paradigm for wide-area commercial locations that face the threat of loss,” said James Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR.
“FLIR Saros products open new business opportunities for both central monitoring stations and security integrators looking to distinguish themselves in the industry.”
“The Saros family is an important addition to FLIR’s security portfolio and supports our goal of innovating technologies that increase perception and awareness to support professionals in decision-making that saves lives and livelihoods.”
Initial FLIR Saros models – in both dome and multi-imager form factors – will begin shipping in North America and Europe in the third quarter of 2018 through FLIR’s established network of dealers and integrators.
FLIR Systems at a Glance
FLIR Systems has been a world leader in thermal imaging technologies for perimeter protection and threat detection since 1978.
Over the last few decades, FLIR has continually developed innovative solutions at increasingly lower price points to make thermal imaging accessible to broader markets.
As a result, thermal imaging has now become an industry standard for 24-hour perimeter protection for critical infrastructure and industrial applications.
The recently launched FLIR Saros line of security cameras is a continuation of this trend–bringing thermal imaging and a host of cost effective, advanced perimeter security technologies to commercial businesses.
FLIR Saros Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Saros will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Perimeter Protection Systems.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Customs and Border Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Leaders in Private Security