Dams and Waterways

Protect Dams and Waterway Infrastructure

The physical security of dams, levees and other waterway infrastructure is essential to a nation’s economic, environmental and social wellbeing. Senstar, with its broad portfolio of video management software, perimeter intrusion detection sensors, access control software, and intelligent video analytics can offer a range of innovative, flexible security solutions for waterside and downstream applications, hydroelectric power stations, on-site buildings and assets, and dam wall integrity monitoring.

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  • Detect and deter ground and water-based intruders before they can enter restricted areas.

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  • Ensure system confidence with field-proven equipment that is simple to operate and maintain.

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  • Streamline operations by integrating intrusion detection, video surveillance, and access control.

Waterside Perimeter

Senstar’s Outdoor People and Vehicle Tracking video analytic is optimized for high-performance across all weather conditions and in the presence of moving water. With the analytic, dam operators can detect and track watercraft of all sizes as they approach fixed or floating barriers.

Detect and track watercraft of all sizes as they approach fixed or floating barriers

Dam Wall Inspection

An open, non-proprietary system, the Senstar Symphony video management software (VMS) supports cameras from all major manufacturers, including thermal cameras used to monitor dam wall integrity and perform fissure identification.

Monitor dam wall integrity and perform fissure identification

Equipment Monitoring

The Senstar Symphony VMS, supports the monitoring of third-party devices via I/O connections, enabling maintenance staff to remotely assess and troubleshoot issues by using surveillance and thermal cameras to visually inspect equipment and site operations.

Visually inspect dam equipment and dam site operations

Senstar Solutions

Protecting Remote Sites

Senstar sensors and video management software can not only help to deter intruders but can improve situational awareness for remote monitoring personnel:

  • Automatically engage deterrence devices like security lights, intercoms, or sirens
  • Direct PTZ cameras to the intrusion location and auto-track intruders within restricted areas
  • Provide local security forces with still images or live video via email, SMS, or mobile apps
  • Avoid nuisance alarms by rejecting distributed events generated by environmental conditions
  • Avoid unnecessary maintenance visits with hardware redundancy and comprehensive remote management software

Security System Integration

Senstar sensors work with virtually all security systems. Software integrations are available for industry standard video and security management systems, while built-in I/O capabilities ensure that sensors can report zone, supervision, and equipment status events to on-site intrusion panels or alarm systems. Sophisticated aggregation capabilities enable sensor data to be linked and integrated with SCADA systems. For remote, unmanned sites with limited network connectivity (such as cellular or satellite-based communications), bandwidth requirements are minimized and local fallback options are available.

Scalable Video Management

Senstar Symphony VMS  is ideal for organizations that manage camera deployments of all sizes, and those with geographically distributed or remote sites. Senstar Symphony supports edge-based video storage, ensuring critical video is not lost in case of a communications failure, while the Senstar Enterprise Manager remotely monitors the camera health and firmware upgrades. Senstar software is licensed per-camera, meaning you only pay for what you need and can easily expand in the future. 

Early Detection at the Perimeter

Intrusion detection at the perimeter, be it from fence-mounted sensors or advanced outdoor video analytics, can provide the extra time required to engage deterrence devices or dispatch response forces. The precision location capabilities of Senstar sensors like FlexZone and FiberPatrol enable the automated targeting of high-powered PTZ cameras, letting remote operators accurately assess potential threats over a wide area.

Multi-Layered Protection

Senstar products are designed to work together to provide comprehensive, multi-layered protection. For example, Senstar video analytics can identify authorized maintenance vehicles and temporarily mask gate alarms while outdoor analytics can direct PTZ cameras to record high-definition video of potential intruders before they trigger a fence sensor. In addition to new security capabilities, all events can be managed from a single software interface that improves response times and reduce training requirements.

Sites Adjacent Residential or Wildlife Areas

A well-lit site is a standard security practice. But as dams are often located within or near protected wildlife areas, light pollution can be a major concern. Senstar offers several solutions, including intelligent lighting that provides dimmable, targeted illumination along the fence line as well as thermal camera support when deploying outdoor people and vehicle tracking analytics.

A Broad Portfolio for Site-Specific Solutions

Recognizing that different dam operators face different security requirements, Senstar offers a wide range of video management, perimeter intrusion detection, access control, and video analytic solutions. Individually, they provide best-in-class protection; used in combination, they form an integrated, multi-layered solution.

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Experience Matters

Senstar’s extensive portfolio of solutions can be found protecting dams and waterway sites of all sizes worldwide, providing effective, scalable, and sustainable solutions that meet budgetary and operational requirements.