PROTECH Solaris Competes in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Solaris from PROTECH (a US-based manufacturer) is the first autonomous long range active infrared barrier of its kind in the perimeter security industry.

Solar-powered (with integrated battery) and wireless, this invisible fence requires no civil engineering (up and running in hours) for coverage of 328 feet (100m) per system which can be linked together with other systems for large perimeters.

SOLARIS guarantees exceptional performance in all weather conditions and does so with its proprietary design anti-condensation, anti-ice caps.

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SOLARIS Active Infrared Beam

The SOLARIS self-contained infrared barrier columns form a “virtual” (invisible) wall/fence to detect unwanted intrusions.Solaris Active Infrared Beam

Powered by a solar panel and highly efficient integrated battery, installation requires little to no civil engineering.

Solar-powered, Wireless Infrared technology for perimeter protection
Solar-powered, Wireless Infrared technology for perimeter protection

Communication occurs through a dynamic radio mesh network (through proprietary protocol) to and from all SOLARIS columns that transmit alarm information reliably and efficiently.

This communication uses the highly secure Advanced Encryption Standards (AES 256).

Each SOLARIS column integrates a powerful radio transmitter/receiver with low power consumption.

When the infrared barrier sensor detects an intrusion, alarm information is collected by all nearby infrared columns that retransmit information automatically.

The alarm message is relayed to a radio coordinator connected to the MAXIBUS 3000 hub.

The alarm center receives an intrusion alert notification.

In the event that one SOLARIS column is missing (or down) in the network, an alert is triggered for notification, acting like a watchdog for individual column status reporting.

Solar-powered, Wireless Infrared technology for perimeter protection features include:

  •  EASY INSTALLATION: Independent barrier, no civil engineering or cabling required, columns are bolted to concrete block – operational in minutes
  •  RELIABILITY: Communication through secure radio protocol. High probability of detection. Patented design anti-condensation / anti-ice caps prevent the formation of ice and condensation on IR cover – exceptional performance in all weather conditions
  •  INNOVATION: 1st autonomous, long-range 300 feet (100m) infrared barrier in the industry


SOLARIS is an ideal solution for sites that require high-security perimeter surveillance with minimal infrastructure, cost-effectively:

  • Utilities / Sub-stations / Control centers
  • Nuclear plants
  • Correctional facilities as a secondary layer of perimeter protection
  • Logistics sites / storage and warehousing
  • Car dealerships
  • Industrial complexes, etc.

SOLARIS is being used throughout the world at highly sensitive sites required advance warning of unwanted attacks and threats.

Technical Specifications

Maximum range inside 328 feet (100 m)
Heights and types of columns 3.2 feet / 1 m – 6.5 feet / 2 m – 8 feet / 2.5 m -10 feet / 3 m Single and double face
Cells 3 to 10 cells (6 to 20 beams)
Selectable channels 4
Alarm information Intrusion / Disqualification / Tamper/ Anti-climbing cap/ Power failure / Low battery / Loss of radio link
Alarm transmission Dynamic meshed radio network to radio coordinator
Radio frequency 869.725MHz – 869.975MHz (five 50 KHz channels) NF EN 300220-3
Data encryption 256 bits AES
Power supply Solar panel and battery in each column
Alignment aid tools Audible and visual signals on all the columns
Temperature of use -40°F to +158°F (-40°C to +70°C)
Electromagnetic compatibility Compliant with European standards (EC label)

PROTECH in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, 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, Solaris from PROTECH will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Perimeter Protection Solutions.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.


Good luck to PROTECH on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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