- Detect and deter ground and water-based intruders before they can enter restricted areas.
Protect Dams and Waterway Infrastructure
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.
Picturesque downstream areas may be appealing to fishermen and swimmers, but the potential for sudden changes in water levels creates hidden dangers. Fence-mounted sensors like FlexZone or FiberPatrol can be used to detect and locate trespassers while the Senstar LM100 hybrid intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system can act as a deterrent to prevent breaches in the first place.
Critical to dam security is the protecting of the control systems as well as electrical generation and transmission equipment. Protect critical areas with fence sensors while leveraging the facility’s surveillance system to track the movement of people and vehicles, identify authorized/unauthorized access via license plate recognition and face recognition analytics, and link access control events to live video streams.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.