Senstar, a provider of perimeter intrusion detection and video management solutions, announces it has received LenelS2 factory certification as part of its long-standing membership in the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Senstar’s wide array of perimeter intrusion detection sensors including FlexZone®, FiberPatrol®, OmniTrax®, the Senstar LM100™, and UltraWave® now integrate to OnGuard 7.6 and OnGuard 8.0. Senstar’s integration to OnGuard provides two-way communications, with OnGuard receiving alarm and status information from Senstar sensors and enabling the control of sensor controls such as relays, Senstar LM100 lighting levels, and self-test initiation. Intrusion panel inputs Based on the received zone and equipment alarms, the full range of OnGuard security responses can be initiated, including commanding camera actions and providing visual and audio alerts. This ongoing partnership with LenelS2 allows us to better serve the market" “The interface creates a system that can be deployed with no risk of software incompatibilities arising during site commissioning. It scales to cover systems of any size and reduces equipment costs by eliminating the need for relay output modules and associated intrusion panel inputs,” said Senstar Product Manager, Stewart Dewar. “This ongoing partnership with LenelS2 allows us to better serve the market by providing customers with options to create a security solution that is readily supportable, easily expandable, and cost-effective.” Sensor configuration tools The interface is implemented with a software gateway to Senstar’s Network Manager software. The Network Manager communicates directly with Senstar sensors and provides a common IP interface for use by Security Management Systems (SMS) or Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) systems. It also provides an access point through which sensor configuration tools can remotely access individual sensors. Running on the Windows® operating system, the gateway and Network Manager can reside on the same PC as the OnGuard communications server or on a dedicated PC. Network Manager connects to the networked sensors via either Ethernet or serially over Senstar’s Silver Network (EIA-422 or fibre).
Senstar, a world provider in perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) and video management software (VMS) announced its systems are now successfully integrated with Genetec’s Security Centre via Senstar’s Network Manager software. Network Manager provides the common software interface for monitoring and controlling Senstar perimeter sensors from VMS, SMS, and PSIM systems, and functions as a data server, which collects and distributes alarm point and control point status. Alarm monitoring screens Using Network Manager as the sensor interface, the Security Centre integration allows sensor zone alarms to be monitored from the Security Centre map and alarm monitoring screens, provides the means to trigger Security Centre event-to-action programming, and supports arming/disarming individual zone alarms. Full sensor health status is displayed in Security Centre and the ability to trigger sensor actions such as relay closures through Security Centre event-to-action programming is supported. Intrusion detection systems “This integration allows users to optimally combine Senstar’s industry-leading perimeter intrusion detection systems with Genetec’s Security Centre platform to provide unified management of their complete security environment,” said Senstar Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “This is a deep integration that enables users to take full advantage of all the features of Senstar intrusion detection systems from within the Security Centre environment.” Senstar sensors supported by the integration include OmniTrax® buried cable sensor, Senstar LM100™ hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system, FlexZone® fence sensor, FiberPatrol® FP1150 and FP400 fibre optic fence sensors, UltraWave™ microwave sensor, XField® electrostatic sensor, and UltraLink™ input and output modules.
Senstar, a provider of perimeter intrusion detection and video management solutions, is pleased to introduce enhancements to its FiberPatrol FP1150 fibre optic intrusion detection sensor. “Initially launched in 2018, the FP1150 is a compact, rugged and highly integrated addition to Senstar’s FiberPatrol line,” said Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “Now with its extended detection range, support for a variety of deployment applications, and simplified per-metre licencing, the FiberPatrol FP1150 is a comprehensive, market-leading, multi-purpose intrusion detection solution for sites of all sizes.” Low nuisance alarm rates Senstar’s FiberPatrol fiber optic technology features low nuisance alarm rates Originally designed for fence applications and offering intrusion detection coverage up to 10 km (6.2 mi) per processor, the FP1150 can now detect intrusions up to 80 km (49.7 mi) per processor for fence, wall-top and buried applications, and up to 100 km (62.1 mi) for pipeline and data conduit Third-Party Interference (TPI) detection. As well, to simplify planning and budgetary processes, Senstar has implemented a per-meter licencing model, allowing customers to licence only the sensor coverage distance they require, but with the option to add additional coverage at any time. Other enhancements to the FiberPatrl FP1150 include upgraded processing specifications (CPU, memory), software support for redundant sensor units, and sensor unit versions for backwards compatibility. Senstar’s FiberPatrol fibre optic technology features low nuisance alarm rates, distinguishes between real threats and environmental disturbances, provides true detection of simultaneous events, offers cut immune configuration options, requires no power or data infrastructure in the field, is EMI and lightning immune, provides software configurable detection zones, and integrates with a wide variety of SMS/PSIM platforms.
Senstar, a global provider of perimeter intrusion detection and video management solutions, is pleased to announce the FiberPatrol FP7000 fibre optic pipeline integrity monitoring system. The system enhances integrity management programs for both gas and liquid-carrying pipelines by providing early detection of leaks and third-party interference (TPI) and offers distinct performance advantages over other systems on the market. FiberPatrol FP7000 can also be used for fence-mounted intrusion detection. “Senstar products have been protecting critical above-ground infrastructure for the oil and gas industry for over 35 years, so it was a logical progression to apply our technologies to underground infrastructure,” said Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “We can now offer complete and integrated end-to-end pipeline security solutions to customers in this market.” Fast leak detection system Combining patented Distributed Differential Temperature Sensing (DDTS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technologies, the FiberPatrol FP7000 detects and locates small leaks faster and more accurately than traditional flow and pressure-monitoring solutions or other fibre-based solutions. In addition, TPI detection helps to avoid leaks in the first place by detecting digging or tampering before a damage can occur. Through intense scientific research and development, our fibre optic experts have developed this leading-edge technology"FP7000’s DDTS technology can continuously monitor temperature (from a reference temperature) along the entire length of the sensor and can detect changes in temperature and temperature rate as low as 0.0005 οC and 0.001 οC/min, respectively. In addition, FP7000’s DAS technology detects minute acoustic signals emanating from a leak. The extreme sensitivity of DDTS and integration of both DDTS and DAS in one system enable the FP7000 to detect small leaks faster than any other leak detection system. Fence-mounted intrusion detection “Through intense scientific research and development, our fibre optic experts have developed this leading-edge technology for detecting pipeline leaks,” said VP of Engineering Shailesh Singh. “Our patented technology allows for detection of small liquid and gas leaks that would be undetectable with competing technologies, while simultaneously rejecting environmental factors caused by weather or nuisance sources.” The FP7000 joins Senstar’s growing FiberPatrol family that includes fence-mounted intrusion detection, buried intrusion detection, TPI detection for pipelines and now leak detection for pipelines. The addition of leak detection to Senstar’s product portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection and video management solutions allows Senstar to provide end-to-end security of above and below-ground pipeline assets.
Senstar is pleased to announce the FiberPatrol FP1150, the newest addition to its fiber optic perimeter intrusion detection line. The dual-channel FP1150 accurately detects and locates intrusion attempts for up to 10 km (6.2 mi) or 5 km (3.1 mi) per side in a platform that is more compact, more highly integrated, and more rugged than previous generations. Perimeter intrusion detection The FP1150 enhances the market-leading capabilities of the Senstar’s FiberPatrol line by extending the operational temperature range to 50°C (122°F), making the system more robust by using solid-state disk drives, and integrating previously-external optical modules – all while shrinking the system into a single 4U rack-mount enclosure and adding lower-cost options for shorter perimeters. The FiberPatrol FP1150 delivers all the core features and benefits of Senstar’s fiber optic technology while broadening the range of applicability" “The FiberPatrol FP1150 delivers all the core features and benefits of Senstar’s fiber optic technology while broadening the range of applicability,” said Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “With its new features and price options starting at distances as low as 1 km (3,280 ft), the FP1150 enables end users and integrators to standardise on FiberPatrol for use on shorter perimeters than ever before.” Fiber Optic technology Senstar’s fiber optic technology features low nuisance alarm rates, distinguishes between real threats and environmental disturbances, provides true detection of simultaneous events, offers cut immune configuration options, requires no power or data infrastructure in the field, is EMI and lightning immune making it intrinsically safe for explosive atmospheres, provides software configurable detection zones, and integrates with a wide variety of SMS/PSIM platforms. Along with the FiberPatrol FP1150, Senstar’s FiberPatrol line includes the FiberPatrol FP1100X for long range fence-mounted applications, the FiberPatrol FP6100X for buried intrusion detection applications, and the FiberPatrol FP6100X TPI detection system for buried pipelines.
Senstar, the manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), announces FiberPatrol for buried perimeter detection applications. Using a buried fibre optic cable and a centrally-located sensor unit, FiberPatrol provides covert detection of intruders, vehicles, and tunnelling for up to 72 km (45 mi) per processor. Buried detection capability “The advanced technology behind FiberPatrol has been protecting critical infrastructure around the world for many years as a fence-mounted intrusion detection solution,” said Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “Engineered for buried applications, including pipeline protection, we can now provide the same reliable and accurate detecting and locating abilities, with intruders not even aware they are being monitored. These buried detection capabilities further broaden Senstar’s market-leading portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection products.” FiberPatrol detects and locates a wide range of above and below ground threats associated with long perimeters including borders. From someone walking, running, or crawling above the sensor, to heavy vehicle engine vibrations, to digging and tunnelling activities, FiberPatrol pinpoints intrusion attempts to within ±10 m (±33 ft.) accuracy. Accurate detection of multiple simultaneous intrusions FiberPatrol requires no powered or conductive items in the field, making the sensor completely immune to EMI and lightning and intrinsically safe in the presence of explosive atmospheres. It can accurately detect and locate intrusions even when there are multiple simultaneous intrusions or in the presence of spatially-distributed environmental noise that would mask the detection capability of other long-range fibre optic sensors. As well, the system’s resilient design allows detection to continue right up to the point of a cut in the sensor cable. FiberPatrol for buried applications is ideal as a standalone protection option or as an additional layer of protection for a fence line.
Senstar, a manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), announced that FiberPatrol-PR, its fibre optic fence-mounted sensor for perimeter applications, now provides up to 50 km (31 mi) of protection per processor, more than doubling the system’s previous detection range capability of 24 km (14.9 mi). The intrusion locating accuracy of the system has also improved to within 4 m (13 ft.) from the previous 8 m (26 ft.). Perimeter protection “This is the second time in just over a year we have implemented extended range capabilities for FiberPatrol-PR,” said Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “By enhancing the system, we are able to provide customers greater protection and more accurate locating with less infrastructure. This results in more economical deployments for long perimeter sites, including borders.”FiberPatrol-PR uses proven fibre optic technology to detect and locate intrusions. The system has a reduced nuisance alarm rate because it can differentiate between disturbances caused by real intrusions and environmental disturbances such as wind and rain. Accurately locating intrusions FiberPatrol-PR can detect and accurately locate intrusions even when there are multiple simultaneous intrusions or in the presence of spatially-distributed environmental noise that would mask the detection capability of other long-range fibre optic sensors. As well, the system’s resilient design allows detection to continue right up to the point of a cut in the sensor cable. The system can also be deployed in a cut-immune configuration.FiberPatrol-PR requires no powered or conductive items in the field, making the sensor completely immune to EMI and lightning and intrinsically safe in the presence of explosive atmospheres.
Senstar‘s FiberPatrol-ZR offers longer detection capability providing customers with more protection options Senstar, a manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), announced a new version of FiberPatrol-ZR, its zone-reporting fiber optic fence-mounted intrusion detection system. The new version doubles the detection capabilities of the original system to 5 km (3.1 mi) per processor. “This new version of FiberPatrol-ZR provides additional perimeter length options for customers looking to secure their sites with proven fiber optic sensor technology,” said Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “It combines the cost-effectiveness of a zone-reporting system with most of the performance capabilities and features of a more expensive long-range fiber optic system.” Dual sensing channels FiberPatrol-ZR shares many features with Senstar’s FiberPatrol-PR system optimized for long perimeters, including dual sensing channels enabling a cut immune configuration. The system has a reduced nuisance alarm rate because it can differentiate between disturbances caused by real intrusions and environmental disturbances such as wind and rain. FiberPatrol-ZR can detect and accurately locate intrusions to the zone even when there are multiple simultaneous intrusions or in the presence of spatially-distributed environmental noise that would mask the detection capability of other long-range fiber optic sensors. Centralised sensor unit Compared to hardware-zone systems that require zone start/end modules and/or breakout boxes to define zone boundaries, FiberPatrol-ZR uses optical time-domain reflectometry to accurately determine the location of intrusions and then creates virtual zones in software. The result is a centralized sensor unit with only a continuous run of fiber optic cable on the fence, dramatically reducing installation cost and time.
Part 2 of our robots in security series Companies realised they could improve security by mounting laser sensors and cameras on a mobile platform such as Knightscope's Autonomous Data Machines Security and safety robotics, unlike any other industry, is driven by customer and market demand. Once buyers acquire robots, they often find new things they want them to do. Manufacturers are then called upon to respond to those demands, and they often do. Enhancing security The real demand for robots came about when companies realised they could improve security and safety by mounting laser sensors and cameras on a mobile platform. GPS and a laser ranging instrument enable robots to find their way around a patrol area and avoid obstacles. Computer technology has improved to the point that data sent from robots could determine when something was out of order – such as a hole in a fence or an object or person in a place they shouldn’t be. Now that robots are becoming available, the task they perform will no doubt continue to increase. Robots started by patrolling perimeters and large open areas such as parking lots. Now, companies such as Knightscope are developing robots that can also move around inside buildings. Their sensors enable them to avoid obstacles, including people. Robots replacing security guards Robots will replace securityguards monitoring areasthrough CCTV. The robots willdo the monitoring and thencall the guards when theydetect a breach in security These robots will continue to replace the security guards monitoring areas through CCTV. The robots will do the monitoring and then call the guards when they detect a breach in security. That may mean fewer guards, but more personnel doing higher-levels tasks. “It’s not that they don’t like manpower, it’s hard to find people who want to stare at a perimeter for hours a day,” says Stewart Dewar, Product Manager at Senstar Corporation. “Actually people are not all that good at doing routine stuff.” RoboGuard surveillance robot The company’s RoboGuard™ is an agile surveillance robot riding on a monorail that constantly patrols along a secured perimeter. It can promptly respond to a suspected intrusion through one of Senstar’s perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) sensors.Robots are also likely to take on more functions for public safety. The Dallas Police Department’s recent use of a robot with an explosive device to kill a sniper was a unique – and probably rare – use of the technology. “The robots weren’t designed for this purpose,” admits Sean Bielat, CEO of Endeavor Robotics, the nation’s biggest maker of military and police robots. “If our customers were to come to us and say we really need a solution that would help us deal with a person in a barricaded situation then we could probably come up with something that made more sense than deploying an explosive device,” adds Bielat. “Perhaps we’d use non-lethal technology.” Rather than an explosive that killed the sniper and destroyed the robot, it could be equipped with Tasers or other “less than lethal” devices. RoboGuard is an agile surveillance robot riding on a monorail that constantly patrols along a secured perimeter Future role of robots to enhance security Robots also offer police and even the military the option of being able to “shoot second” in a confrontation with a suspect or enemy combatant. Unlike a SWAT team, a properly equipped robot could roll into a situation without the need to shoot at the first sign of danger. Equipped with two-way microphones, a driver could then negotiate with a shooter and perhaps avoid the necessity of lethal force, according to Bielat. “Right now that’s all speculative,” he explains. “Right now robots are not being used that way. There are no programmes in place to arm robots or to have them be used in direct combat roles. All the programmes of records that are coming down are to use robots to either continue the counter IED fight or to put on additional sensors and capabilities to create situational awareness for different communities.” The military has been using ground-based robots for decades, but never in the role of a platform to deliver firepower against the enemy. Their roles have been confined to bomb disposal and reconnaissance and surveillance and the detection of chemical, biological and radiological threats. “Infantry has yet to field robots widely,” says Bielat. “So the troops in those situations just don’t even have robots. I could see (robots) being used as a form of force escalation. You could escalate the response and potentially reduce causalities across the battle space – not just friendly, but enemy as well – by using robots to decrease the lethality required in a given situation.” Limited use of military robots Warrior robots have yet to make their way into the tactics and strategy of the U.S. Army. Yet, experts say it’s only a matter of time before these machines are given new roles such as providing greater firepower to the troops. The Marine Corps is alreadytesting a tracked robotoutfitted with sensors andcameras and armed with anM240 machine gun “There aren’t really tactics, techniques and procedures or TTPs that support using robots in that way,” explains Bielat. “That’s just not how our military trains to use robots and robotics technology.” He does expect the young men deploying these machines to take the next step and adapt their own – even before the Generals and Commanders formulate specific policies for their use. The Marine Corps is already testing a tracked robot outfitted with sensors and cameras and armed with an M240 machine gun. Known as the Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System, it has gone on training patrols at Camp Pendleton. If they survive testing, these particular robots could be deployed in small infantry squads that form the heart of combat units. With soldiers topically equipped with just small arms, the robot could offer extra fire power with its mounted machine gun. Read Part 3 of our Robots In Security Series here Save Save
When an intrusion is detected, FiberPatrol-PR creates alerts in Situator, providing situational awareness Qognify, formerly NICE Security, today announced the successful integration of their leading PSIM and Situation Management solution, Situator, with Senstar’s fence-mounted fibre optic perimeter intrusion detection system, FiberPatrol-PR. The integration and joint solution was initiated on behalf of a major utility company in North America in order to enable them to maintain compliance with stringent NERC-CIP regulations and improve security and safety. NERC CIP reliability standards NERC CIP reliability standards were developed to ensure the physical security of critical assets that control or effect the reliability of bulk electric systems. Non-compliance can result in heavy fines; as high as $1 million per day, per violation. As per NERC, utility companies must respond to incidents within a certain time period upon an alert. Intrusion detection and alerts Fiber Patrol-PR is capable of identifying an intrusion point along a fence with high accuracy, providing up to 14.9 mi (24 km) of protection per processor. When an intrusion is detected, FiberPatrol-PR automatically creates alerts in Situator, which provides operators with situational awareness. Situator can then guide operators to the most effective and compliant response via pre-defined, automated and evolving incident management capabilities. Being able to identify a threat or a problem in real time and handle it effectively and efficiently is critical. Moreover, Situator provides detailed, accurate reporting that serves as proof of compliance for regulators. Utility company challenges Utility companies are faced with heightened security and safety threats, reduced budgets, and ever-increasing compliance pressures. “The Situator/FiberPatrol-PR solution effectively addresses these challenges with the ability to identify, notify and effectively respond in real time to ensure business continuity and compliance,” said Senstar’s Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “This solution benefits from the inherent reliability of FiberPatrol-PR’s advanced fibre optic technology, with its cut-immune capability.” Moti Shabtai, President of Qognify commented: “We are proud to team up with Senstar to help our client, a leading electric utility company, meet the critical challenges of improving compliance, particularly with respect to NERC CIP. The joint solution increases the effectiveness of their security and safety operations and reduces operational costs which are important benefits for any organisation. The automated documentation of every incident’s response allows them to always be prepared for audits and provide proof of compliance.”
FiberPatrol detects and locates intrusions over a distance of up to 24 km (14.9 mi) per processor Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is pleased to announce extended range capability for its FiberPatrol™-PR fence-mounted fibre optic intrusion detection system. The system now detects and locates intrusions over a distance of up to 24 km (14.9 mi) per processor, a 50 percent increase from the previous capability of 16 km (10 mi), making FiberPatrol-PR the longest ranging fibre optic sensor with built-in cut immunity currently available. Detecting multiple intrusions “Many sites in our target markets such as airports, military sites and large oil and gas facilities, have perimeter lengths of 20 km (12 mi) or more,” said Senstar’s Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “By extending FiberPatrol’s detection range capability to 24 km (14.9 mi), we are able to secure more sites with one system, reducing overall costs and infrastructure requirements, simplifying installation and maintenance, and increasing reliability.” FiberPatrol-PR has been protecting critical infrastructure around the world since 2009. It accurately pinpoints intrusions with a +/-8 metre accuracy and locates intrusions even when there are multiple simultaneous intrusions or in the presence of non-localised environmental noise. No power or conductive items are required in the field, making FiberPatrol-PR completely immune to EMI and lightning and intrinsically safe in the presence of explosive atmospheres. FiberPatrol-PR is fully operational after a cable cut in a cut-immune configuration. Demonstration at ISC West For a demonstration of FiberPatrol™-PR, visit Senstar at Booth 7071 at ISC West in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 6-8. Check out other exciting products: FlexZone®, cost-effective ranging fence-mounted sensor with flexible zoning through software; OmniTrax®, award-winning ranging buried cable detection sensor; and StarNet™ 2, Senstar’s comprehensive security management system. Also learn about the company’s cyber security solutions, including Tungsten, its new cyber security appliance for the edge of the network; as well as solutions for correctional facilities, Flare®, a personal emergency locating system and Gallium-PDS, a Passive Detection System (PDS) for cell phones and other mobile devices.
Trump’s border wall proposal reflects a rising demand forgreater border security When GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed building a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexican border, some ridiculed the idea. Yet, it also struck a nerve among Americans deeply concerned about unchecked illegal immigration. "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words," Trump said in a speech last June announcing his campaign. Initially, Trump said he would force Mexico to build this border wall and pay for it. Otherwise he would do something “severe,” he told supporters. How feasible is Trump’s border wall? A wall spanning the entire border would stretch almost 2,000 miles across four states and be one of the biggest public works projects ever undertaken. During the Republican presidential debate on Oct. 28, Trump shortened the wall to just 1000 miles. “As far as the wall is concerned, we’re going to build a wall,” said Trump. “We’re going to create a border … They built the Great Wall of China. That’s 13,000 miles. Here, we actually need 1,000 because we have natural barriers. So we need 1,000.” Previous attempts to build walls have been costly. The Great Wall of China was 13,000 miles and was built in sections between the 5th and 16th centuries. The Berlin Wall spanned just 96 miles and cost about $25 million to build in 1961 (about $200 million today). The Secure Fence Act of 2006 called for 670 miles of mostly unreinforced fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border and cost about $2.4 billion. It was limited to some of the more accessible and less costly areas to fence. Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief of Border Patrol for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told a Senate Committee hearing last year, "It's a lot more expensive than we expected when we started, and it was much more difficult." The Secure Fence Act of 2006 called for 670 miles of fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border, costing about $2.4 billion. Trump estimates his wall will be 1,000 miles long Trump’s proposal reflects rising border security demand worldwide Trump’s proposal – which he has dubbed The Great Wall of Trump – reflects a rising demand for greater border security. Countries around the world are erecting barriers and equipping them with advanced sensing technologies. It’s a reflection of a turbulent world that has driven people to flee their home countries in search of safety and better economic opportunities. “The primary trend would be that there is more of it,” says Stewart Dewar, Product Manager for Senstar, a leading provider of intrusion detection equipment. “Border security has been talked about for decades and decades. In recent years it’s starting to happen around the world. In the U.S., everyone is very focused on the U.S.-Mexican border. Around the world there is greater sensitivity and a more wiliness to actually spend money and do the projects.” Senstar has sold products to a number of border security implementations over its 35-year history. It’s OmniTrax buried sensors have been used to secure 40-mile-long border section in a Middle Eastern country. Senstar has also secured borders in Eastern Europe, as well as North American border crossing, according to Miriam Rautiainen, Marketing Director for the company. Cost and practicality of long physical barriers The focus of border security has been on stemming the flow of people through various “hot spots” – border crossings that can be secured. The idea of building a long barrier like Great Wall of China has never materialised due to both cost and the impracticality of securing rugged terrain that might include mountains and rivers. In addition, the American border includes vast areas of open space far from people and infrastructure such as power, which makes monitoring difficult, according to Dewar. Senstar’s buried sensors can pinpoint unauthorised intrusionswithin metres, and are very difficult to detect Border security technologies – intrusion sensors & CCTV Faced with long borders and limited manpower, agencies have increasingly turned to technology to detect unauthorised intrusions. They include long-range fibre-optic sensor systems such as Senstar’s FiberPatrol system. These sensors can be deployed on a fence with just a single optical cable stretched up to 10 miles. Buried RF cable sensors operate very much like radar and offer the advantage of being both out of sight and protected from the elements. “People don’t know that it’s there,” says Dewar. “So they may know a system is there, but they don’t know exactly where it is and that makes it hard to defeat. It’s very tolerant to vegetation, so it works very well for borders.” Both of these systems are able to pinpoint intrusions to within metres. If the system also is integrated with CCTV, central station monitors can point cameras in the right direction for further investigation. Border Patrol agents can then be dispatched quickly.
Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is pleased to announce FiberPatrol-PL, an advanced security system for buried pipelines, optimised to detect third-party interference (TPI). FiberPatrol-PL is the latest addition to Senstar’s renowned FiberPatrol intrusion detection systems, which have been protecting critical infrastructure around the world since 2009. FiberPatrol-PL uses fiber optic cable buried along the pipeline to detect and locate ground vibrations and acoustic signatures associated with TPI activity. A single FiberPatrol-PL processor can detect and locate TPI over a distance of up to 72 km (45 mi) and within 10 m (33 ft) accuracy. FiberPatrol-PL solution for long pipelines “FiberPatrol-PL provides the longest protection per single processor currently on the market, addressing one of the biggest issues to effectively securing pipelines – covering long distances between above-ground infrastructure locations where electronic equipment can be installed,” said Senstar’s Product Manager Stewart Dewar. “No electronics, power, communications infrastructure or grounding points are required for spans of up to 72 km (fiber distance), making FiberPatrol-PL a cost-effective solution for long pipelines.” FiberPatrol-PL detects TPI activity that threatens pipeline integrity: machine or manual digging, heavy machinery operating nearby, and even people walking in the vicinity of the pipeline. The system’s advanced detection algorithms optimise the detection of TPI activity while rejecting nuisance alarms. It can also reject vibrations caused by traffic on roads and railways running parallel or perpendicular to the pipeline.
Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is pleased to announce its Network Manager alarm reporting system has been certified with Lenel’s OnGuard 7.0 access control security system, as part of Lenel’s Open Access Alliance Program (OAAP). Integration with OnGuard system Network Manager is a software gateway which allows communication with a wide array of Senstar sensors, including FlexZone, FiberPatrol, OmniTrax and UltraWave. The interface provides two-way communications, with the OnGuard system receiving alarm and status information from Senstar sensors and enabling the control of local lighting and audible alerts by managing device relays. Using the alarm information, the full range of the OnGuard system’s security responses can be initiated, including commanding camera actions and providing visual and audio alerts. Network Manager’s interface with OnGuard eliminates risk of software incompatibilities arising during site commissioning. It also reduces equipment costs by eliminating the need for relay cards and alarm panels. Stewart Dewar, Senstar’s Product Manager, said: “Interfacing Network Manager with OnGuard allows both Senstar and Lenel to provide a robust offering for customers with options to create a security solution that best meets their needs.” Senstar has been part of the OAAP since 2013. Network Manager / OnGuard interfaces now cover versions 7.0, 6.6, 6.5, and 6.4.500.
StarNet 2 is ideal for management and operation of perimeter protection and intrusion detection systems Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is pleased to announce StarNet 2, a full-featured security management system (SMS) ideal for the management and operation of perimeter protection and intrusion detection systems. Security management for perimeter security Stewart Dewar, Senstar’s Product Manager, said: “Organised around a visual, map-based interface, StarNet 2 provides a streamlined user experience for operators handling everything from daily routines to crisis situations, enabling organisations to reduce reaction times, improve efficiency, and safeguard personnel and property.” StarNet 2 is a turnkey solution for sites of all sizes – from small sites requiring basic perimeter security to large sites with complex security requirements. It provides a powerful and comprehensive set of security management features, including graphic, text, and audio notifications of alarms and events; customizable workflows; full event and user activity logging that ensures compliance to security procedures; as well as a rules engine for event- and schedule-based actions. Mr. Dewar added: “StarNet 2 can be installed and configured in a matter of hours, using a point-and-click set up tool. And, this can be done before the physical sensor installation, making the system ready to go live as soon as the rest of the work is complete.” "StarNet 2 provides a streamlined user experience for operators handling everything from daily routines to crisis situations..." Third-party integration & availability StarNet 2 works with Senstar sensors out-of-the-box, integrates with third-party video management systems and is compatible with standard Windows operating systems. StarNet 2 will be available in the U.S. and Canada in June 2015 and worldwide in September 2015. For a demonstration of StarNet 2, visit Senstar at Booth 4065 at ISC West in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 15-17. Also visit Senstar to check out other exciting products: FlexZone, its cost-effective ranging fence-mounted sensor with flexible zoning through software; FiberPatrol, its ranging fibre system which provides pin-point detection for perimeters up to 10 miles; Tungsten, its new cyber security Ethernet switch; and OmniTrax, our award-winning ranging buried cable detection sensor.