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SpotterRF compact surveillance radar protects motorists travelling in Swiss Ski area

Published on 10 March, 2016
SpotterRF CSR will be demonstrated at Security Industry Association ISC West tradeshow in Las Vegas
SpotterRF CSR monitors two infamous avalanche gullies along Swiss Alps road leading to renowned village

SpotterRF, the leading manufacturer of compact surveillance radar (CSR), recently announced completion of the world’s first Spotter radar protected ski resort road system by GEOPRAEVENT in Zermatt, Switzerland. The SpotterRF CSR monitors two infamous avalanche gullies along the Swiss Alps road leading to the renowned village. The unique 24/7 two-tier perimeter line system triggers automatic road closure at the mouth of the canyon when it detects a snow avalanche threatening motorists on the only road leading to Zermatt.

Lorenz Meier, CEO for GEOPRAEVENT states, “We chose SpotterRF because of the large radar coverage, small size, low-power and the possibility to implement its own algorithms on the raw data. They're a great team to work with. Our customer has repeatedly stated that he is thrilled by the system.”

Large radar coverage

With a range of 2000 metres and a horizontal opening angle of 90°, the radar surveys an area of more than two square kilometres. When triggered, the system reacts within seconds, immediately closing the road by means of traffic lights and barriers.

Local authorities receive prioritised notification. Live cameras installed along the road allow them to check on the situation immediately — even at night, as all cameras are equipped with infrared floodlights. If the avalanche has not reached the road, authorities can reopen it from their computers or smart phones within minutes.

SpotterRF compact surveillance radar

“Global demand for SpotterRF compact surveillance radar is extending our reach into new applications and industries,” states Logan Harris, SpotterRF CEO. “Our Swiss partner, GEOPRAEVENT did a marvellous job designing and adding their own proprietary algorithms to our Spotter radar to create a system that responds in seconds to protect motorists traveling these curvy mountain roads.”

SpotterRF at ISC West

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. This award-winning radar will be demonstrated at the upcoming Security Industry Association (SIA) ISC West tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada April 6-8 (booth# 14135).

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