There are more than 55,000 electrical substations in the United States, which provide critical light and power to over 300 million people.
If just a handful of these substations were rendered inoperable, the U.S. could face a severe blackout that could permanently damage the economy and our way of life.
Protecting the perimeters of these substations is important, but unfortunately this risk exists even without a threat needing to breach the substation perimeter.
SpotterRF, 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Platinum Award Winner for Best Drone Detection Perimeter Protection, provides protection beyond fences through its patented Compact Surveillance Radar (CSR) systems, which provide up to 300 acres of radar tracking power in a hand-held, four-pound device.
The CSRs enable security monitors to never be blind, providing consistent coverage, 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions.
They are designed to detect threats up to 3300 feet beyond the fence line and provide early warnings to staff before situations escalate.
(SpotterRF Radar is the best option for Electrical Utilities to secure their perimeter in all weather conditions. Courtesy of SpotterRF and YouTube)
This revolutionary radar, coupled with industry leader FLIR’s PT-Series Thermal Cameras, addresses an important pain point for the perimeter security and intrusion detection market.
The CSR works in all weather and lighting conditions, so environmental factors do not limit the effectiveness of the security system the way they do when cameras alone are used.
“The FLIR PT-Series, when deployed with SpotterRF, can cover a wide area of substation footprint. It is a cost-effective solution for substations needing to monitor the perimeter as well as inside the yard,” said Michael Chaffee, Director of Business Development at FLIR Systems.
“The speed at which the FLIR PT-Series slews to the cue of the SpotterRF detection is impressive.”
Additionally, FLIR Systems was recognized as the 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Platinum Award Winner for Best Thermal, Infrared Camera System.
The SpotterRF/FLIR integration efficiently and cost-effectively covers both large and small areas, can see hundreds of yards beyond the fence line, automatically cues the camera, and alerts security personnel all without the help of a human operator.
The integration has additional benefits, such as the capability to activate security lighting based on motion and an impressively short installation time.
Because the SpotterRF/FLIR solution can be mounted on existing infrastructure and does not require trenching or new pole installation, the entire system can be installed, configured, and commissioned in as few as five days.
This results in dramatic cost and time savings while also providing a superior protection system compared to traditional systems like fence line sensors and perimeter video analytics systems, which often require months of time on site for addition of new infrastructure and trenching for cabling.
SpotterRF CSR with FLIR Thermal PT-Series in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, 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, the SpotterRF/FLIR Integration will be competing against the industries leading providers of innovative critical infrastructure perimeter protection solutions.
Good luck to SpotterRF on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
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To learn more about SpotterRF’s wide range of offerings, please visit the companies website at https://spotterrf.com.