Physical Intrusion Detection (PID) in a Box

three security camerasMost physical security solutions, as in building, infrastructure, home security solutions, send out alerts after a breach – window broken, would be perpetrator jumps the fence – after the intrusion has occurred. Physical Intrusion Detection solutions (pIDS) should be able to cater for and detect when would be perpetrators are “casing the joint”, or undertaking a dry run. Welcome to a new paradigm!

The right security or situational awareness system for a large physical site is not just one that provides efficient reliable perimeter security and continuous CCTV streaming and recordings, with personnel (mostly inattentively) watching a myriad of screens. Combination of sensors and cameras provides intrusion detection, suspicious/odd behavior alerts and initiation of escalation procedures in almost real-time. Such a system must also be scalable, and relatively easy to deploy, operate and maintain.

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Seamless Threat Response

Threat mitigation and response systems need to be flexible in order to adequately manage the diverse situations in which they are likely to be deployed. A critical aspect of providing this flexibility is the ability of a system to incorporate legacy, current and new components.

The GPAC System™ is one of the best and most innovative tools currently available.

Before an incident unfolds, the GPAC System™ is utilized to establish baselines – ‘normal’ human behavior, air quality etc. Deviations from established baselines indicate an incident or possible breach. As an Early Warning System (EWS), alerts are sent out in real-time to responsible personnel and corresponding control actions initiated.

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Drones: Useful Tools, not Killing Machines

Unmanned vehicles that function without the need for a person to be on board are one of the biggest technological advances of recent times. While we’re some way off seeing driverless cars on the streets, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs), unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and several types of unmanned spacecraft are in use all over the world.

While there are many different types of unmanned vehicles, probably the most publicized is the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), otherwise known as a drone. Drones have been used extensively by the military and law enforcement, and although their use in the civilian world has prompted some controversy, they do have an important role to play in many sectors. The use of drones can result in cost-savings, and in lessening the danger to personnel in emergency situations.

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