|SpotterRF recently exhibited its compact surveillance radar at ASIS 2015
SpotterRF recently announced its selection by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as the standard for compact surveillance radar (CSR) for reservoirs, spillways, and downstream dam approaches. Beginning with Hoover Dam, will now be protected by SpotterRF’s advanced ability to detect and track targets, use flexible power sources, network on multiple devices, and integrate with existing alarm systems. Additionally, SpotterRF was selected because of its previous history of advanced dam protection and its network of authorised resellers.
“We are pleased with SpotterRF’s selection by Bureau of Reclamation following rigorous testing and comparison against other available options,” states Logan Harris, CEO for SpotterRF. “This is one more validation of SpotterRF’s value when compared to alternative radar manufacturers. SpotterRF is the best option for protecting dams and critical infrastructure that is facing ever growing domestic threats.”
SpotterRF radar offers
As stated by the Bureau of Reclamation, “while other technologies required concrete pads, metal support structures, trenching, power access, and communications costs, SpotterRF mounts quickly on guardrails, stair rails, concrete walls, or other existing structure and may be rapidly relocated as needed using solar power.” These and other factors led Bureau experts to select SpotterRF as “a superior product line at lower prices” when compared to three much larger legacy vendors SpotterRF radar is currently in use at Glen Canyon Dam, Crystal Dam, Morrow Point Dam, Flaming Gorge Dam, and Davis Dam. SpotterRF radar provides these installations mobile, rapidly deployable, and low cost situational awareness.
Colorado seeks alignment with mandated federal Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) guidelines geared at reducing threats to the nation’s 82,000 dams. These dams provide drinking and emergency services water; eight percent of the nation’s electricity; farming irrigation; navigation and commercial facilities across the country.
SpotterRF radar units
SpotterRF radar units come in many sizes, weigh as little as 1.5 lbs. each, use less energy than a light bulb (approx. 8W each), and has been integrated with Vindicator, Exacqvision, AFT from SAIC and other Video Management System (VMS) software. Operator training takes less than 30 minutes in the field.
Integration with existing IR cameras, video analytics, or other Intrusion Detection System (IDS) greatly reduces costs and increases effectiveness for protecting critical infrastructure such as embassies or national parks.