SpotterRF, a provider of low cost compact surveillance radar (CSR), announced its new SpotterCOP (Common Operational Picture) situational awareness management system. The system empowers electrical utility security personnel to monitor and manage complex distributed perimeter security installations with large numbers of sites, radars, and cameras.
Maximising situational awareness
“Especially in the electric utility industry with many substations, central control and management of site security requires complex technology to maximise situational awareness,” states Logan Harris, SpotterRF CEO. “SpotterCOP empowers large utilities to easily monitor and respond rapidly to ensure system health.”
SpotterCOP provides a system level view of the condition of the perimeter security system and a way for the quick identification and prioritisation of health-related events in a web-based user interface.
- Monitors hundreds of sites and thousands of radars and cameras
- Quickly view entire system well-being in a world view online user interface
- Auto-classifies Health Alerts by type of alert
- Upgrades connected site radar manager servers and radars with a single click
"SpotterCOP empowers large utilities to easily monitor and respond rapidly to ensure system health"
As large companies roll out multi-site systems of perimeter protection sensors and cameras, the task of monitoring the entire system health becomes extremely difficult to visualise and prioritise. A significant amount of time is spent every day by security personnel checking each device or filtering through a stream of email health alerts.
Automating manual processes
SpotterCOP automates existing manual processes of monitoring, prioritising and alerting security personnel. At a glance, security personnel can now see the state of the system and can quickly respond to the highest priority situations.
In addition to real-time monitoring, SpotterCOP automates the task of updating the firmware for hundreds of sites and thousands of radar sensors, which can take days if done manually. Instead, SpotterCOP upgrades the firmware of all the radar site management servers and Spotter radars with the click of a button.
SpotterRF delivers its award-winning compact surveillance radar (CSR) systems through more than 60 strategic integrators to a global marketplace in 24 countries on six continents. SpotterRF will be at ISC West 2017 in Las Vegas on April 5-7, 2017, in booth 16109.