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FLIR perimeter security systems slash power bills

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article image FLIR thermal fence uses thermal security cameras for simultaneous threat detection and assessment

Virtual perimeter alert systems from FLIR Systems Australia could save industrial property owners millions of dollars in construction and annual lighting costs.
Considering the rising power prices, solutions such as the FLIR Systems thermal fence, which require much less artificial light, are increasingly being implemented to reduce power bills without compromising safety and security.
A fully integrated virtual perimeter alert system, FLIR Systems thermal fence uses thermal security cameras for simultaneous threat detection and assessment. The turnkey system combines thermal security cameras, video analytics software and various intrusion detection sensors for displaying the status and feedback from all perimeter security sensors on one convenient screen.
FLIR’s thermal security cameras and the FLIR Sensor Manager (FSM) software together deliver automated perimeter approach surveillance, intrusion detection and alert capabilities for every perimeter security application including critical infrastructure, petro-chemical facilities, ports, prisons, commercial campuses and residential installations.
In its simplest form, a thermal fence could be a single thermal security camera and a box of FLIR Sensor Manager software, which can be used to establish a virtual perimeter, and create customised alarms and tripwires to alert the user instantly to potential intrusions. Complex systems required for a seamless, layered perimeter defence system may include multiple thermal imaging cameras, CCTV cameras and non-video alarm sensors such as shaker fences and RFIDs on an existing IP network.
Key features of FLIR perimeter security systems:

  • Thermal security cameras make pictures from heat not light, allowing them to see clearly in total darkness and through smoke, dust and light fog
  • Thermal cameras are superior to any night vision technology
  • Less expensive than installing a new physical barrier
  • Less intrusive than expensive lighting infrastructure
  • Boosts alarm detection and assessment capabilities along existing physical fence lines
  • Establishes a virtual perimeter in areas that cannot be fenced due to economic, environmental, or logistical restrictions
  • Bolsters the security of critical zones within existing secured perimeters by creating exclusion zones
FLIR also introduces the Raven, an interactive thermal security site planning tool for FLIR security and surveillance thermal imaging cameras. The free web based site planning tool uses Google Maps to design the entire security application and camera layout.

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