FLIR Systems, a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, is continuing to lead the industry in developing new technologies to safeguard and support first responders with the company’s new FLIR TruWITNESS®, wearable sensor platform designed for city-level security and public safety operations.
TruWITNESS combines video, audio, location data, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and cloud and management software in one solution, allowing organizations to reach a new level of situational awareness.
TruWITNESS is designed for any public safety organization that requires on-scene, real-time mobile surveillance, and can be worn on an individual’s body or mounted inside vehicles.
(FLIR TruWITNESS is a revolutionary platform that combines smart mobile sensors and IoT capabilities with the power of the FLIR Cloud and United VMS. Including person and vehicle-mounted options, TruWITNESS transmits video, audio, location data, and other information to central command centers, expanding coverage to any location where a security incident may occur, enabling video security operations to reach a new level of situational awareness and rapidly respond to complex threats as they occur. Courtesy of FLIR Systems and YouTube. Posted on Nov 13, 2018.)
“The market for wearable video surveillance technology today is confined mainly to law enforcement, but we believe TruWITNESS helps extend this capability well beyond it,” said Travis Merrill, President of the Commercial Business Unit at FLIR.
“Equipped with the TruWITNESS platform and connected devices, security personnel can stream video of an incident not only to their command center, but also to local law enforcement or emergency medical personnel.”
“TruWITNESS enables any public safety organization to use video to respond to complex situations and evolving threats as they occur.”
TruWITNESS includes visible-video, audio, global navigation satellite system (GNSS), gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors that combine to send alerts and stream data to a central command center in real-time to ensure full situational awareness and global event handling.
Featuring FLIR Neighbor Aware™ inter-device connectivity, TruWITNESS acts as an IoT device, triggering nearby TruWITNESS devices, fixed and motorized Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) security cameras, and other connected sensors to act upon an alarm event.
TruWITNESS becomes a key component of FLIR Systems’ Video Management System, United VMS, which command centers use to manage video surveillance, combining video, audio, and other related data and makes it available for real-time situation management and forensic purposes.
FLIR offers both visible and thermal sensors for use by cities in security, traffic, and public safety applications, and FLIR United VMS integrates these devices into one comprehensive, omniscient system.
Adding TruWITNESS to the system extends the reach to virtually anywhere, providing for enhanced real-time situational awareness, informed decision making, and additional opportunities to affect a positive outcome.
Additionally, FLIR Systems was recently awarded the first option phase on a five-year, cost-plus fixed fee contract by the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), for continued development of the FLIR Agentase C2 chemical agent disclosure spray (ADS) for detection of nerve agents and a new formulation for fentanyl detection.
Under the contract, FLIR will demonstrate the benefits of electrostatic spraying technology and a new low-light additive on the operational utility of the existing nerve agent formulation.
FLIR Agentase C2
The FLIR Agentase C2 product line is used to visualize chemical threats on hardened military equipment (HME) for verification that trace amounts of chemicals have been decontaminated.
It can also be used to map contamination when responding to clandestine labs and other chemical incidents.
“The FLIR Agentase C2 product line provides the capability to rapidly detect trace quantities of toxic, dangerous chemical threats, such as nerve agents and fentanyl variants, for safe and efficient mission performance,” explained Dennis Barket, Jr., Vice President and General Manager of FLIR Detection.
“This contract win solidifies our efforts to develop reliable hazmat solutions for warfighters to support programs of record.”
FLIR Agentase C2 chemical agent disclosure spray (ADS) complements electronic sensors by providing the ability to map chemical agent contamination for emergency response missions, as well as aid in the decontamination of personnel or equipment after exposure to CWAs, specifically nerve agents (G- & V-series) and sulfur mustard (HD).
Agentase C2 can be used at many stages of the hazard management process to minimize spread of contamination, and is the most sensitive detection technology available.
Make the invisible threat visible.
MOST SENSITIVE CHEMICAL POINT DETECTOR
Detects sub-microgram levels of chemical agents within five minutes and reveals exact location of agent on surface
COMPLEMENTS OTHER CHEMICAL SENSING TECHNOLOGIES
Non-destructive spray allows for sample extraction and analysis via GC/MS during forensic investigations
MULTI-PURPOSE AND EASY-TO-USE
Spray options include standard, forensic, fluorescent, and cold weather and are offered in two applicator sizes; one-hour training
FLIR is currently providing the Agentase C2 nerve agent disclosure spray and training formulation to the Joint Program Executive Office for Chem-Bio Defense (JPEO CBD), Joint Project Manager – Protection, under the Contamination Indicator/ Decontamination Assurance System (CIDAS) Program of Record.
FLIR Systems Takes Silver in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
- Silver ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
- FLIR Saros Dome Camera
- Best Perimeter Protection Solution
- FLIR Systems is also a 2017 ‘ASTORS Award Winner
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!