Larson Electronics, a Texas-based company with over 40 years of experience in spearheading the industrial lighting and equipment sectors, has announced the release of an explosion proof 1080p analog submersible camera for underwater monitoring in freshwater environments. This unit can be submerged up to 50 feet and is available in a fixed lens configuration and has a 3.6mm 90-degree lens for wide-area viewing. Explosion-proof analogue cameras The EXPCMR-SWP.FW-ALG-1080P-IC-1227-12.7-100C...
Airbus, an aerospace, defence and security manufacturers and systems providers, attends the World Border Security Congress for the third time. The event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Casablanca (Morocco) from 19 to 21 March 2019 and will be co-hosted by the Moroccan Ministry of Interior and the General Directorate for Migration and Border Protection. In the exhibition hall, the Airbus stand (number 9) will show visitors maritime and border security as well as coastal survei...
UDT 2019, the 32nd in the annual Underwater Defence Technology event series, will open at the Stockholmsmässan Exhibition Centre on 13th May for three days. Stockholmsmässan is close to the city centre, well served by regular metro trains, with several large hotels nearby. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is only 30 minutes away by commuter train, which runs 8 times every hour. The venue is the Nordic region’s largest exhibition centre and offers the exhibition plenty of room to expa...
HENSOLDT, the independent sensor solutions supplier, is presenting its wide range of sensor technologies at this year’s International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. For the first time, HENSOLDT will present its newly developed PrecISR airborne multifunction radar, as well as the extended portfolio of its Xpeller counter-UAV system. You can obtain further information at the HENSOLDT stand in Hall 9, booth B-18. “We are interconnecting all essential sensor technologies to pro...
Airbus will be showcasing a myriad of smart solutions for safer oceans at 2018's Euronaval event in Paris. The portfolio presented will range from maritime awareness centres, secure seamless communications services, through satellites and related services, to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, aircraft and helicopters. Airbus’ uniquely broad maritime portfolio enables customers to make the right decision and act at the right time, capitalising on 50 years of experience in the maritime domain. The...
VITEC, global leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, has announced that it will showcase its latest high-performance video streaming solutions for military and defense applications at Eurosatory 2018. Scheduled for June 11-15 at Paris Nord Villepinte, Eurosatory is the premier international defense and security exhibition. Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance "VITEC is strongly committed to providing every capability for processing and distributing Intellige...
The Linx International Group has announced that it will be delivering its award-winning security management programmes from the new training centre of the Security Industry Regulatory Authority in Dubai - SIRA. SIRA was created in 2016 and is the government department responsible for setting the regulations, training and enforcements of security within Dubai. Training will be delivered to international students by expert tutors at SIRA’s new training centre, which includes state-of-the-art technical workshops designed in collaboration with the Linx International Group company – Tavcom. Security professionals will study and complete internationally recognised and fully-accredited (BTEC and City & Guilds) security management courses including: Security Management Risk Crisis & Disaster Management Managing Security Surveys Managing Security Risks in the Oil & Gas Sector Kidnap and Ransom Management Sea Port Security Management Security training partnership SIRA Training Centre Director, Mr. Ahmed Albalooshy comments, “Through partnership with the Linx International Group we are providing the very best-in-class training at SIRA’s state-of-the art training centre. Together, we are delivering an exceptionally high-calibre of training, to create experts whose talents are in demand in Dubai, the wider Middle East.” Managing Director of the Linx International Group, David Gill states, “Dubai is a major global hub and well respected as a centre of excellence, especially in areas of technology, security and policing. The Linx International Group is proud to be working with SIRA to provide security professionals and those seeking to develop a career in security management in the Middle-East, with the UK’s premier security management training.”
HENSOLDT, an independent sensor house, is developing an innovative airborne multi-mission surveillance radar that will provide the armed forces and border protection authorities with unprecedented situational awareness and extremely short reaction times. The software-defined radar named PrecISRTM (derived from ‘precise’, pronunciation: ‘priˈsaiser’) translates latest achievements in active array and digital receiver technology into a scalable high-performance sensor that can be installed aboard helicopters, UAVs and fixed-wing mission aircrafts. Its superior precision and target accuracy make it the sensor of choice for surveillance of large sea and coastal areas against piracy, trafficking or illicit intrusion. “HENSOLDT capitalises on decades of experience in airborne and space radar”, explains HENSOLDT CEO Thomas Müller. “We are able to translate our unique radar capabilities into an innovative product which gives defence and security forces more and better information to counter threats to their citizens’ safety and well-being.” PrecISR radar Due to its software-defined radar modes and electronic beam steering, PrecISR can fulfil different tasks virtually at the same time. It is able to detect, track and classify thousands of objects and thus literally find the ‘needle in a haystack’. Because of its compact design and the fact that all power consuming parts are located outside of the airframe, the airborne platform integration of PrecISR is simplified significantly compared to other radars. PrecISR is in the full-scale development phase. A fully functional flying demonstrator is expected to exist in about one year’s time and a series product in 2020.
MARSS has announced an important contract for its RADiRguard smart perimeter surveillance system. The contract, with an unspecified Middle Eastern Government, is for a critical national infrastructure installation and provides for the protection of a 12km high-security perimeter. RADiRguard is a smart perimeter surveillance system combining multiple sensors and complementary technologies inside a single intelligent unit. Behavioural analysis software It is the first, all-in-one perimeter surveillance solution which can reliably detect and classify objects in advance of reaching a perimeter, thanks to its combination of a built-in radar, video imaging and radio frequency detection. It is then able to intelligently classify the threats and issue notifications using its integral behavioural analysis software. RADiRguard is a cost-effective, easy to deploy and scalable solution which can be configured to a wide variety of surveillance scenarios such as fuel storage facilities, power stations, water treatment plants, nuclear facilities, airports, ports, bridges and high-value buildings. RADiRguard’s coverage shape and extension is highly adaptable by changing the number and configuration of sensors installed. In a typical configuration, a single RADiRguard unit provides 400m x 100m of coverage along a perimeter wall or fence. The system can detect and track multiple known and unknown objects including humans, animals and vehicles. AI-powered object recognition The initial detection and tracking is achieved by compact micro-radar. Behavioural algorithms provide the first level of classification. Camera footage is then analysed by artificial intelligence for object recognition to provide additional and more precise classification, and this classification is further augmented by analysing GSM/Wi-Fi/VHF signals emitted by object and other intelligence data bases. This provides a risk level for each tracked object and if the object is deemed a risk then the system automatically notifies security personnel with the exact location and a live video feed supporting interception. This layered decision hierarchy reduces the instances of false alarms. RADiRguard operates autonomously 24/7 and is a robust, standalone, modular and scalable system which is low maintenance and as such is extremely cost-effective. RADiRguard can be integrated into an existing security system or as part of the MARSS NiDAR advanced long-range surveillance system for protecting coastal and land-based critical infrastructure from air, surface and underwater threats.
The Belgian public network operator and Airbus customer has received government approval to invest in network infrastructure The Belgian public network operator ASTRID will modernise its secure radio communication networks, infrastructure and services in the next few years. The corresponding management and investment plan, in place until 2020, was approved by the Belgian government and ASTRID’s Administrative Council in December 2016. Accordingly, the Belgian government has decided that the investment for the various systems and upgrades will amount to 117 million euros. Upgrading Tetra The government intends to offer a high-quality service and to safeguard the network’s capacity as well as its reliability. The investment plan covers the upgrade and the reinforcement of the current ASTRID Tetra network. The first steps of the network upgrade have already been initiated and the implementation will be intensified in the next few years. Efficient system management Since the inception of the nationwide ASTRID network for public safety in 1998, Airbus has closely cooperated with the operator. The company has helped to strengthen crucial components of the ASTRID core network by providing efficient system management. This has contributed to the system’s security. “Based on close and trustful cooperation in the past, ASTRID and Airbus continue to work together to achieve the best outcome for end users in Belgium,” says Olivier Koczan, Head of Secure Land Communications at Airbus. More than 50,000 users communicate securely via ASTRID’s Tetra network. These users include, for instance, police, rescue services, firefighters and coastguards. In addition, ASTRID also serves several utility and transport companies.
FPC-NVP300’s visible distance can reach up to 300 meters at night Forever Plus Corp. released the most compact 5-in-1 digital night vision scope (FPC-NVP300) which allows policemen and coast guards to execute a more effective security surveillance and evidence collection.Night visionWith advanced technology, FPC-NVP300’s visible distance can reach up to 300 meters at night in complete darkness and even several kilometers at day in broad daylight. This super lightweight, multi-functional digital night vision scope can take clear photos, record videos, preview and playback photos and videos directly from the device or connect to TV or PC. With its remarkable and user-friendly features, low power and memory consumption is a plus. It is battery-operated, which can last up to 10 hours, and can support a micro SD card up to 32GB which can record up to 36 hours.
The Dahua IPC-PFW8601-A180 camera is equipped with built-in intelligent video analytic algorithm Dahua Technology, a manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China has introduced its multi-lens 180-degree panoramic network IR bullet camera. Real-time image splicing technology Dahua multi-lens 180-degree panoramic network IR bullet camera IPC-PFW8601-A180 provides added flexibility for capturing wide area video surveillance. With real-time image splicing technology, the camera has three 2MP sensors working in tandem to create a comprehensive 180-degree view. This camera replaces multiple single-sensor cameras to lower cost of installation, storage, and maintenance. Adjustments can be made to each sensor on contrast and brightness to achieve crystal-clear panorama view. The multi-lens camera supports day/night mechanical IR cut filter and true WDR (120dB) which make it ideal for applications in fluctuating lighting conditions. In addition, this camera deploys Dahua Starlight Technology to deliver usable video with minimal ambient light. Intelligent video analytic algorithm Smart IR technology prevents IR LEDs from whitening out images as they come closer to the camera The camera is equipped with built-in intelligent video analytic algorithm, which can realise functions like tripwire, intrusion, abandoned object, missing object, to quickly and accurately respond to events in specific area. At the same time, the camera features face detection and intelligent tamper detection, which means more efficient security surveillance. The camera has smart IR technology which can adjust the intensity of camera's infrared LEDs to compensate for the distance of an object. Smart IR technology prevents IR LEDs from whitening out images as they come closer to the camera.With an operating ambient temperature range of -40 °C to +60 °C, IP67 and IK10 rating, this camera suits almost any outdoor applications including open and expansive areas like borders, coastlines, highway, square, and stadium.
Sea ports have a long tradition of handling important cargo, including equipment for oil and gas fields. These critical sites require complex security to protect vulnerable areas such as storage locations and unloading areas, as well as monitoring the surrounding waterways for emergency situations. Often, upgrading these sites with a future-proof security system can prove challenging, as there are likely to be expansive legacy systems in place. New systems may also need to be integrated with security and surveillance systems in the surrounding area. This study from FLIR Systems explores how the right VMS, coupled with an appropriate range of hardware components, can meet the challenge of providing a scalable, fully integrated and comprehensive video surveillance system in a harsh coastal port environment. What's Inside? Coastal port security requirements Scalable VMS Hardware integrations Control room performance Evidentiary-class video quality Public safety Click here to download the White Paper now!
The saying goes that “business is business,” but many experienced executives in this industry have come to learn that a few ounces of compassion and understanding can sometimes be both necessary and appreciated. Operations don't always go as planned; we know that uncontrollable, tragic incidents may occur, and we want to be sure we're there for our customers and partners when they need it the most. This time of need often presents itself during a significant crisis, such as the one Puerto Rico experienced and continues to face from the devastation of two major hurricanes in September 2017. Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on Sept. 20, and was considered a “catastrophic event,” brought intense rain and wind to the island for longer than 30 hours, leaving residents without power, communication and water. TimeQuest reconfigures access control solutions Vanderbilt dealer TimeQuest Technologies, located in San Juan, was forced to suspend active projects and focus all resources on recovery The destruction and damage to roads, communities and businesses changed the lives of almost everyone involved — with the inability to access supermarkets, banks and gas stations, daily tasks were severely interrupted, and so too were security activities. Vanderbilt dealer TimeQuest Technologies, located in San Juan, was forced to suspend active projects and focus all resources on recovery. With its customers' having lost everything and their buildings destroyed, TimeQuest Technologies Vice President Alberto Cupeles took his team to visit each in person, surveying the need for basic necessities and offering their assistance. As its customers started to begin construction in the aftermath, TimeQuest Technologies was forced to reconfigure and reconstruct its access control systems, software and solutions, while trying to adjust to a shift in electricity and combatting inconsistent power from day to day. Vanderbilt-TimeQuest collaborate on disaster relief Having known Vanderbilt for more than 20 years, Cupeles was grateful for the trustworthy and sympathetic relationship that had developed over time, extending far beyond daily business operations. Both companies worked together to ensure overarching support and commitment to restoration, allowing TimeQuest Technologies to spend its time and effort where it was needed most. “The help we received helped not just our customers but also our families,” Cupeles said. “This wasn't just a business-only situation. There were people in the middle.” Collaborations in the security industry often run deeper than what's seen on the surface; when dealing with an unexpected occurrence, at the end of the day, providing comfort and consideration should always take precedence.
British Airways i360 is a 162-metre (531 ft.) tall observation tower on the seafront of Brighton on the UK’s south coast, which opened in August 2016 on the site of the historic West Pier. Conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye, British Airways i360 is the world’s first vertical cable car and the world’s tallest moving observation tower. Just as the original pier welcomed Victorian society to ‘walk on water’, British Airways i360 invites visitors to ‘walk on air’ in the fully enclosed futuristic glass observation pod which gently lifts up to 200 passengers to a height of 138 metres (450 ft.), providing a new perspective on the city with totally unobstructed views. Seagate storage solution selected for surveillance system The technology deployed in the development and daily operation of the observation tower set a new standard for innovation – including a high-tech video surveillance solution supplied by local firm Brighton CCTV, with Seagate’s storage solutions chosen as a key component in the technology. A specialist in CCTV design, installation and maintenance for the commercial and residential market, Brighton CCTV was selected as the preferred supplier for its experience and local expertise. British Airways i360 selected Brighton CCTV as its camera security and webcam partner and their system partner, Hikvision, produces industry leading equipment that enables smooth, clear video streaming. Brighton CCTV selected Seagate as an additional partner for the project to deliver the surveillance storage solution, providing 10TB of storage in total. High resolution images were a must for this high-profile site and with the IP CCTV system running over a huge network, a solid and reliable storage solution was a necessity. Each camera also had to be carefully selected for the right area of the structure, taking into consideration installation, service and maintenance, as well as being capable of dealing with bright scenes due to the observation tower’s beachside location. SkyHawk surveillance: Solid and reliable “We had worked with Seagate before on a previous project and knew the reliability its storage provides,” said Christopher Dean, Owner of Brighton CCTV. “The SkyHawk surveillance drives operate with an extreme workload rating, low power consumption, provide long-term drive reliability and can operate in harsh environments, withstanding a variety of temperature ranges – ideal for British Airways i360 being on the seafront.” “We were thrilled our technology was selected to be a part of this ambitious and innovative landmark,” commented Andrew Palmer, Sales Manager, Enterprise and Surveillance Group, Seagate Technology UK. “We were able to make this surveillance solution possible working alongside our trusted partners Brighton CCTV and Hikvision.” A British Airways i360 spokesperson said: “British Airways i360 is a spectacular observation attraction and is the cornerstone to funding the regeneration of Brighton’s seafront. With some 700,000 visitors expected at British Airways i360 annually, it was vital that we worked with the best team in order to deliver on our vision and that included using trusted suppliers providing innovative technology.”
The cross-border system has certified Tetra Inter-System Interface (ISI) functionality With the help of Airbus Defence and Space, the Swedish network Rakel and Norway’s Nødnett will start long-term cross-border communication. Public safety organisations, such as police forces and ambulance services, of both countries will congregate in the towns Meråker, Norway and Storlien, Sweden in order to test the interoperable system in the Rakel and Nødnett networks. This marks the launch of the world’s first bi-national communication systems. Bi-national radio communication system Both networks will be ready for bi-national operational use in early 2017. The cross-border system has certified Tetra Inter-System Interface (ISI) functionality and meets all technical requirements. Even though both nations use different secure Tetra networks on their territory and different terminals, the EU-funded project Inter-System Interoperability for Tetra-Tetrapol Networks (ISITEP) has created a platform on which Swedish and Norwegian disaster relief organisations can easily exchange information. Previous tests in 2016 as part of the European vanguard project were successful. Airbus Defence and Space has been involved in the ISI project planning of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) from the beginning since the Rakel network went into operation in 2010. “Our technology has contributed substantially to the interoperability of the Swedish and Norwegian networks. Together with our partners, we are continuously developing solutions to improve cross-border communications in Europe,” says Olivier Koczan, Head of Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence and Space. "Together with our partners,we are continuously developing solutions to improve cross-border communications inEurope" Rakel serves all main public safety organisations in Sweden, such as the police force, coastguard, customs, rescue services, ambulance services, and armed forces and it is also used by companies such as utilities. Rakel enables more than 67,000 users to cooperate on a national scale. The cross-border project will now enable group and individual calls and messaging between the public safety forces of both countries, and provides authentication as well as encryption. Strengthening co-operation between national emergency services The ISI project in Norway and Sweden is one of the most advanced multi-national radio communication projects in Europe and focuses, among other things, on mission-critical communications on both sides of the 1,619-kilometre-long border. After almost three years of development, the basic bi-national interoperability between police and rescue teams is now in place. ISITEP aims to find a comprehensive solution for interoperability between mission-critical communications systems based on different technologies. The project team comprises a consortium of 15 leading companies, including Airbus Defence and Space, and academic institutions from ten countries. This three-year initiative to strengthen the cooperation between national emergency services started in 2013 and received EU funding of around ten million euros. The international Tetra Association as well as first response organisations from nine countries are also supporting the project’s activities. Save
Over twenty years ago, very few people knew about the hidden, underwater world off Pembrokeshire, on the west coast of Wales. However, in 1990 the creation of Skomer Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) covering the waters off the headland and around Skomer Island, gave the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) a golden opportunity to study and protect this marine environment. Skomer’s waters are famed for their amazing range of underwater marine life. Situated on the boundary where northern and southern species overlap, there is a huge variety of wildlife of all shapes and colours – making it a great place to study and monitor changes in the marine environment. An environmental wonderland Many species are studied in detail. These range from sponges to grey seals, and from tiny, colourful sea slugs to graceful, slow-growing seafans, a 120 of which are monitored and photographed every year to study changes in them. Over the last 20 years, King scallops, which are protected from all forms of fishing within the MNR, have increased more than eight fold. Eelgrass, a rare and sensitive habitat which harbours a wealth of wildlife, has increased in area and density. It is protected in the MNR by marker buoys and by providing moorings for visiting boats - eelgrass is easily damaged if anchors are dragged through it. The environment at Skomer has also been identified as Wales‘ only Important Plant Area (IPA) for marine algae, with over 240 species recorded. CCW Marine Conservation Officer for Skomer, Mark Burton said: “Keeping an eye on the Marine Nature Reserve which is only accessible by boat can be a challenge. This is especially tough in rough weather where winds of over 110 mph and waves over 13 metres high have been measured.” Burton’s duties include maintaining the site’s oceanographic monitoring and weather station. CCW collates data on temperature, salinity, turbidity, chlorophyll, PH and oxygen from probes on the seabed of the Skomer MNR which I used as part of a UK wide research project on climate change. The MOBOTIX solution withstands the ever changing weather on Skomer Marine Reserve Officers also need to manage human activity, so that it is in line with the conservation objectives of the site. More than 145,000 people have visited the Marine Nature Reserve exhibition at Martin’s Haven. Add to this more than 40,000 divers have explored the MNR – either for pleasure or to contribute to the survey and monitoring work. “We also need to make sure that illegal fishing does not occur within the protected area but with limited staff, it was felt that a remote, high resolution camera would be a major benefit,” explains Burton. All weather capability essential Based on a requirement for extreme reliability and ability to work in all-weather conditions, CCW selected a MOBOTIX solution from Ecl-ips; a highly regarded Advanced MOBOTIX Partner. The MOBOTIX M24-SEC cameras are installed within a converted coast guard hut on the mainland overlooking the island and provide wide angle coverage across several key locations such as protected scallop beds and wildlife areas.The M24-SEC MOBOTIX cameras offers a higher 30 frames per second capture at megapixel resolutions. The two new cameras each have a 60 degree lens system. Together, the cameras can cover critical areas of the island and estuary from its vantage point in the coast guard hut. Featuring a 64 GB of internal storage capacity, the M24 cameras can ensure that even if a communication link is lost; the island can still be monitored with recording for later analysis.CCW accesses the system via a fibre optic link and all footage is recorded for 10 days. Burton said: “The system also tags movement events and can generate an alert whenever a vessel comes into the area of coverage – this is useful for monitoring any illegal fishing within the area.” The M24 cameras use a decentralised solution that is easy for conservation officers to control "High Definition protecting stunning natural beauty"The high resolution images produced by the camera allow for accurate identification of objects within the field of vision. The megapixel capability also offers software-based zoom capability without the need for an additional mechanical PTZ enclosure. In common with all MOBOTIX cameras, the installation uses a decentralised concept which places intelligence within the camera. Through decentralisation, CCW avoids the need for any additional costly video capture, encoding or storage devices. Conservation Officers can control the cameras using a simple internet browser with all video images viewed from a simple PC or even mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. This technology innovation makes the monitoring process extremely flexible while reducing cost and complexity. The cameras also have two way audio capabilities which allow ad-hoc communication between the mainland and the hut on the island. To date, the cameras have proven extremely reliable and withstood extreme temperature changes and weather conditions without fail. The system was installed by Worcestershire based MOBOTIX partner Ecl-ips, a specialist in delivering environmental and security threat management. “The implementation by the team from Ecl-ips was extremely professional and the cameras have worked well ever since,” Burton adds. The real-time images have been made available to the public through the CCW website and also provide a guide for groups preparing to scuba dive or sail in and around the island. The installation is the first of its kind within a Marine Nature Reserve. The use of this innovative visual technology is helping to raise awareness and protect wildlife.
Z:NightOwl M consists of third-generation thermal imager with an optimal megapixel detector The Optronics business unit of Airbus Defence and Space is to supply an undisclosed Middle Eastern country with a large number of Z:NightOwl M combined opto-electronic and infrared imaging systems for the protection of its borders and coastlines. The contract has a value in the tens of millions of euros. The surveillance system has been specifically developed for extremely long-range observation purposes. It combines a very large field of view for wide-area observation and detection with an extremely small field of view for identification. It thus fulfils the highest requirements for the seamless protection of land and maritime borders. The system has furthermore been designed with warmer climates in mind, so as to deliver optimal vision at long ranges even under adverse conditions such as air turbulence and haze. Z:NightOwl M consists of the third-generation thermal imager ATTICA M-ER with an optimal megapixel detector as well as an eye-safe laser rangefinder. It offers extreme magnification through a 200x continuous zoom. The system can optionally be further equipped with a near-infrared (NIR) or a short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera. It can be easily integrated into existing systems or those under construction for the protection of borders and coastlines. The Optronics business unit of Airbus Defence and Space designs, develops and manufactures optronic, optic and precision-engineered products for military, civil and security applications at its German sites in Oberkochen and Wetzlar, as well as in Irene (South Africa), Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and Sidi bel Abbès (Algeria), and has around 800 employees. These optronic products are used globally by armed forces and security personnel for monitoring, identification and classification purposes, as well as for highly precise measurement, evaluation and targeting. They are deployed on various platforms, including submarines, armoured vehicles, manned and unmanned aircraft and satellites, for land, air, sea and space missions.
Airbus Defence and Space will need to address illegal immigrant trafficking networks, terrorist groups and piracy Airbus Defence and Space has finalised the deployment of the National Security Shield (NSS) to the Qatar Ministry of Interior and Armed Forces, covering the entire Qatar territorial waters and land border. It is operated by the Qatar Border Guards and Coast Guards. This unique fully integrated system for all forces is the most evolved solution worldwide. The system includes surveillance towers and surveillance vehicles equipped with different sensors such as radars, cameras and direction finders, distributed throughout the territory. Consisting of land sectors, coastal border sectors and offshore site, full coverage of Qatari 600 km borders is now achieved. The main threats it needs to address are illegal immigrant trafficking networks, terrorist groups, piracy, smuggling and illegal fishing. NSS can be used by all Qatar Defence and Security entities such as Coast Guard, Border Guard, Navy, Air Force and Land Force, as well as by governmental agencies. All the sensor data and images can be accessed from any of the country’s operational sites. Coast Guard, Border Guard Operational Centre (Force headquarters) and the Joint Operational Centre (Joint headquarter) are operational, Navy Operational Centre is ready for operations. Over the next two years, additional functionalities such as a training simulation system, documentation management, a web portal for external agencies and an enhanced user management will be delivered to further enhance the system. The construction of the Alternative Joint Operational Centre is under finalisation; it will be integrated and able to take over all operations at any time. The Air force, the Land Force Headquarters and the National Crisis Centre will be connected to the system in the coming months. Furthermore, offshore towers and platforms will be installed and equipped with the National Security Shield, covering the Qatar Exclusive Economical Zone, protecting key assets (oil and gas production) of Qatar.