- Detect and deter intruders before they can gain access to equipment huts, cabling, or tower-mounted equipment.
Protect Critical Communications Infrastructure
By itself, a site’s security fence is only a minor deterrent to would-be intruders. Fence sensors like FlexZone, FiberPatrol FP400, or the Senstar LM100 enhance its value by adding intrusion detection capabilities. Easily installed and highly cost-effective for cellular tower sites, the sensors detect attempts to cut, climb, or lift the fence fabric. Intrusion alarms can trigger on-site deterrence mechanisms like security lighting or PA speakers and immediately notify security monitoring services for remote assessment.
Protect the equipment inside the hut as well as exposed tower cabling by leveraging the site’s surveillance system to track the movement of people near and within the perimeter. Use face recognition video analytics to alarm on non-authorized personnel and link door and gate access control events to live video streams. Senstar video analytics are certified to work with cameras from all major manufacturers (including thermal, wide angle and fish-eyed), ensuring optimal coverage both day and night.
Detect ladder usage or tower climbing with intrusion detection sensors like FlexZone, FiberPatrol FP400, or the Senstar LM100. Senstar sensors can filter out the low vibration frequencies generated by wind and notify security monitoring services of unusual tower activity. Intrusion alarms can trigger tower-mounted deterrence mechanisms like security lighting or PA speakers, letting intruders know they are detected and being tracked.
Identify intruders accessing rooftop-installed cellular equipment using the building’s video surveillance system to track people entering restricted alarm zones. Link video analytic events with live video as well as access control door and latch events to quickly identify unauthorized access.
The Senstar Symphony video management software (VMS), supports the monitoring of third-party devices via TCP/IP or I/O connections, enabling maintenance staff to remotely assess and troubleshoot issues by using surveillance and thermal cameras to visually inspect batteries, generators, power amplifiers, and other on-site equipment.
Senstar sensors and video management software can not only help to deter intruders but can improve situational awareness for remote monitoring personnel:
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 other equipment monitoring solutions.
The 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 the case of a communications failure, while 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.
Intrusion detection at the perimeter, be it from fence sensors or advanced outdoor video analytics, can provide the extra time required to engage deterrence devices or dispatch response forces. The precise location capabilities of Senstar sensors enable the automated targeting of PTZ cameras, letting remote operators accurately assess potential threats as they move around.
Senstar products are designed to work together to provide comprehensive, multi-layered protection. For example, Senstar intelligent 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 reduces training requirements.
A well-lit site is a standard security practice. But as cellular sites are often located within or near residential or other light-sensitive 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.
Recognizing that different telecommunications 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.
Senstar’s extensive portfolio of solutions can be found protecting electrical utility sites of all sizes worldwide, providing effective, scalable, and sustainable solutions that meet budgetary and operational requirements.