Senstar, a provider of perimeter intrusion detection systems and video management solutions, has published a case study detailing how the Senstar LM100 hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system is simplifying security for a US electrical utility company. For many years, the utility company has integrated its perimeter intrusion detection and lighting systems. Recently, the company has begun installing the Senstar LM100 which provides detection and lighting in one product, and saves them over $80,000 per site. The savings are a result of the reduction of electrical requirements, conduit, grounding, and associated labour, as well as the removal of certain equipment from project scope that are required for the two-system integration. Combining functions of two systems in one “The LM100 combines all of the functions the two systems provide and it saves us a lot of money,” said the utility company’s security administrator. “It is also simpler to integrate and has better functionality.” The Senstar LM100’s perimeter LED-based lighting acts as an initial deterrentThe Senstar LM100’s perimeter LED-based lighting acts as an initial deterrent. If an intruder persists and an attempt to cut, climb or otherwise break through the fence is detected, the closest luminaire begins to strobe, and an alert is sent via a security management system. The intruder knows immediately they have been detected and that their exact location is known by security and others in the vicinity. Protecting property and assets “Why use two systems when the same job can be done by one,” said Senstar Product Manager Todd Brisebois. “With the combined sensing and lighting capabilities of the LM100, this is the only system that has its lighting affected by its sensing all while reducing costs related to operation, theft, vandalism and electricity usage with minimal light pollution. Above all, the LM100 provides peace of mind for those who need to protect their property and assets.” Another key benefit the utility company is realising from the LM100 is its high colour rendering (CRI) index which maximises camera performance, providing clear and concise images of the intrusion attempt, so the security personnel at the monitoring station can more effectively assess the situation and initiate an appropriate response. The Senstar LM100 is now installed at three of the utility company’s sites, with an additional 43 other sites planned.
Senstar, a global provider of perimeter intrusion detection systems and video management software, is pleased to announce its Senstar LM100 hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system is helping to prevent theft at AIM Marine, a boat and motor sales and repair shop near Ottawa, Canada. Perimeter intrusion detection After two thefts from the storage yard, Aim Marine owner David Scott looked to add a layer of security to his 235 m (771 ft) perimeter fence. “My initial impression was that these systems were cost-prohibitive for a business of my size,” Mr. Scott said. But after doing some research, he learned Senstar has simple and affordable options for small sites, including the Senstar LM100, which combines two key security features – lighting and perimeter intrusion detection. “The Senstar LM100 luminaires provide high quality, direct illumination along the fence line – deterring intruders and providing targeted illumination for video surveillance systems, all while monitoring the perimeter to detect any attempt to cut, climb or lift the fence fabric,” said Senstar Product Manager Todd Brisebois. Monitoring perimeter “Fully programmable, the luminaires provide general security lighting and can inform intruders that you know where they are by flashing the light. The Senstar LM100 also minimises light pollution and is energy efficient.” Following the thefts, Aim Marine was subjected to high repair costs and insurance deductible increases. With the LM100 now on the fence, no repairs are needed and insurance deductibles have been cut in half. The system has practically paid for itself. Since the Senstar LM100 was installed in spring 2018, there have been no attempted thefts at Aim Marine, and Mr. Scott is convinced having the LM100 lighting his fence has been key in deterring intruders. “Absolutely the LM100’s got something to do with it,” Mr. Scott said.
Senstar, global perimeter intrusion detection and video management solutions provider, is pleased to announce its Senstar LM100 hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system has received the Fixture Seal of Approval (FSA) from the International Dark Skies Association (IDA). IDA is the recognised authority on light pollution. Its mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and the heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting. To help accomplish this, IDA developed the FSA program to provide objective, third-party certification for lighting that minimises glare, reduces light trespass and doesn’t pollute the night sky. Hybrid perimeter intrusion detection system The Senstar LM100 combines two key security functions in one cutting-edge product, acting as a powerful deterrent against intruders by detecting and illuminating them at the fence line. Its engineered lighting is environmentally friendly (its power-efficient LED technology uses 95% less power than traditional security lighting systems) and is specially-designed to minimise light pollution. “The minimised light pollution of the LM100 makes it ideal for deployment in urban and residential environments where legislation is changing, and general environmental awareness continues to grow,” said Product Manager Todd Brisebois. “Senstar takes pride in developing high quality products that take into consideration environmental impact and receiving the FSA is testament to our commitment to environmental preservation. Thank you to the IDA for this approval.”
Senstar is pleased to announce a new, more compact version of its Flare Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) personal protection device (PPD), the PPD Compact. The Flare RTLS keeps staff working in high-threat environments safe by instantly identifying and locating personal duress alarms at the touch of a button. The original PPD is a robust, utility belt-holster device specifically designed for frontline correctional workers. The new PPD Compact provides a smaller, sleeker option for support and administrative staff in institutional environments. Technology for staff security Flare locates duress alarms and displays the location, status, and identity of the PPD on a map-based display in the control room“The PPD Compact was developed to address customer requirements to have a smaller device that could be worn in a variety of ways, including on a lanyard, and still determine the user’s location,” said Product Manager Todd Brisebois. “The new PPD Compact can be worn by non-uniformed staff that may not be wearing a utility belt, as well as by visitors.” In the event of danger, the user activates the PPD which emits an RF signal that is detected by a network of sensor units concealed throughout the facility. Flare immediately locates duress alarms and displays the location, status, and identity of the PPD on a map-based display in the control room. Flare operates in protected frequency bands that use dedicated spectrum, avoiding the potential for interference. Designed for reliability in institutional and industrial environments, Flare uses patented, proven, cost-effective technology to help keep staff safe.
Senstar is pleased to announce the first major sale of its Senstar LM100 hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system. Over 1,300 LM100 luminaires will protect the 28,000 ft (5.3 mi) perimeter of a $1.5 billion brewery being constructed by a Fortune 500 international beverage company. “The Senstar LM100 is the first perimeter intrusion detection product of its kind to combine two key security features in one cutting-edge product – deterrence (lighting) and detection (vibration-sensing) – illuminating intruders at the fence line and alerting the site’s security management system of any attempt to cut, climb or otherwise breakthrough the fence fabric,” said Senstar Product Manager Todd Brisebois. “We are honored the beverage company has chosen the Senstar LM100 to safeguard its people and property and are confident the system will provide the desired level of security for the site.” With Senstar’s broad portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection products, we were able to offer solutions that met the different requirements of the distinct sites" Fibre optic intrusion detection system This project, in which the Senstar LM100 will be coupled with layers of video analytics and surveillance cameras, will be the second partnership between Senstar; the beverage company; A&E firm Benham, A Haskell Company; and installer EON Solution SA de CV. The group previously worked together on the expansion of a brewery site where Senstar’s FiberPatrol fence-mounted fibre optic intrusion detection system was installed to protect a 5,000 ft (0.95 mi) section of new perimeter fence. “There was not a one-size fits all for the beverage company’s two most recent construction projects," said Senstar’s Executive Director of Business Development Nancy Marshall. "But with Senstar’s broad portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection products, we were able to offer solutions that met the different requirements of the distinct sites.” Combining sensing and lighting technologies allows the lighting to be controlled by its sensing which further increases its deterrence capability Fence vibration detection Launched in Fall 2017, the Senstar LM100 provides fence vibration detection as well as configurable, localised, uniform lighting allowing cameras to operate with a higher dynamic range, ensuring objects and people are illuminated while avoiding the generation of dark silhouettes in front of bright backgrounds. Combining sensing and lighting technologies allows the lighting to be controlled by its sensing which further increases its deterrence capability. With the LM100’s low voltage design, installation costs are kept low as expensive electrical infrastructure or expensive labour are not required, and the need for additional permits, which could be time consuming and costly, is eliminated. Integration with VMS and analytics systems The Senstar LM100 is easy to install and maintain, environmentally-friendly, and suitable for sites of all sizes as a standalone or complimentary perimeter security system, seamlessly integrating with video management and analytics systems, PSIM and security management systems. Senstar has sold several LM100 systems to small sites including VIP residences, electrical substations, marinas and marijuana production facilities.
Senstar has introduced the Senstar LM100, the world’s first intelligent perimeter lighting and sensing solution. Combining two key security functions in one cutting-edge product, the LM100 acts as a powerful deterrent against intruders, detecting and illuminating them at the fence line while alerting a security management system (SMS). Theft and vandalism prevention “The Senstar LM100’s specially-engineered LED lighting was specifically designed for perimeter security applications and optimised for use with CCTV camera systems,” said Product Manager Todd Brisebois. “With its ability to sense vibrations caused by attempts to cut, climb or break through the fence, the LM100 is a highly effective tool for protecting property and assets from theft and vandalism.” Consisting of luminaires mounted along the fence, the Senstar LM100 uses wireless self-healing mesh communication network technology to relay intrusion information enabling the system to operate in a coordinated fashion and resulting in robust site-wide security. When networked, the LM100 reports intrusion attempt locations to the site’s SMS to enable a directed response. LM100 features The Senstar LM100 provides configurable, localised, uniform lighting allowing cameras to operate with a higher dynamic range, and ensuring objects and people are illuminated while avoiding the generation of dark silhouettes in front of bright backgrounds. Its Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 70+ brings out critical details that enhance video analytics. The Senstar LM100 is easy to install and maintain, environmentally-friendly, and is suitable for sites of all sizes as a standalone or complimentary perimeter security system.
Flare operates in protected frequency bands that use dedicated spectrum, avoiding the potential for interference Senstar introduced the next generation of the Flare Real-Time Locating System which instantly identifies and locates personal duress alarms at the touch of a button. Designed for reliability in institutional and industrial environments, Flare uses patented, proven, cost-effective technology to help keep staff safe. Indoor emergency alarms “The technology behind Flare has been in continuous use in high-threat environments for over 20 years,” said Product Manager Todd Brisebois. “Senstar has used this experience to design the architecture and feature set required for a mission critical real-time locating system while offering one of the industry’s lowest Total Cost of Ownership.” In the event of danger, the user activates a Personal Protection Device (PPD) on his or her belt. The PPD emits an RF signal that is detected by a network of sensor units concealed throughout the facility. Flare immediately locates indoor emergency alarms to within 6m (20ft) and displays the location, status, and identity of the PPD on a map-based display in the control room. Pull-pin and man-down options Pull-pin and man-down (tilt activated) options are also available, and the system can be optimised for outdoor use. Flare operates in protected frequency bands that use dedicated spectrum, avoiding the potential for interference. Key features of the Flare Real-Time Locating System include low sensor unit density, scalable architecture, IP connectivity, and ruggedised components. Flare is also easy to install and maintain, and requires minimal user training.