SightLogix highlights outdoor video analytics at ISC West

Accurate perimeter security system minimizes nuisance alarms and lowers overall costs


Las Vegas, NV (April 6, 2011) – SightLogix, manufacturer of video analytics systems for perimeter security applications, is showcasing its automated outdoor video system at ISC West this year. The SightLogix solution accurately detects, provides assessment detail, and locates intrusions over large outdoor areas and site perimeters in the toughest outdoor environments.

SightLogix systems are being selected and deployed for perimeter security projects for customers in energy, rail, sea and airports, water treatment plants, solar power fields, petroleum refineries, chemical storage and manufacturing facilities, data centers, public safety organizations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

SightLogix SightSensor video analytic cameras pre-integrate all of the components needed for accurate and cost-effective video intrusion detection, simplifying deployment and delivering projects that are on time and on budget. Each SightSensor camera brings five times the typical video processing power at the network edge to accurately detect security violations over large outdoor areas and filter out movement of the natural world caused by wind, lighting, precipitation, clouds, shadows and vibrations which would otherwise cause nuisance alarms.

SightLogix systems offer a compelling cost advantage as well. The same video processing power that gives SightSensor cameras their accuracy also provides extended range and coverage area (over 600 meters, in some cases) allowing for poles to be placed up to three times further apart. As a result, SightLogix customers benefit from greatly reduced infrastructure needs (one third the number of poles, trenching, and power) otherwise needed, making SightLogix the most cost-effective perimeter security solution available.

"The only way to provide accurate video analytics outdoors is to focus on image processing in advance of detection, a critical preliminary step for making outdoor surveillance repeatable, accurate, easy to use and cost effective," said John Romanowich, President and CEO, SightLogix. "Unlike indoor surveillance applications, which are designed to operate in static environments, outdoor analytics must contend with an environment that is constantly changing. For this reason, SightLogix has taken a different approach from other video analytics manufacturers – and this has been the cornerstone of our integration partner and end user customers’ success."

An additional element that SightLogix considers critical for accurate outdoor video analytics is GPS registration. SightLogix SightSensor cameras are geo-registered to the scene, so they can accurately determine target size across a large field of view and filter out small animals and blowing debris on the ground, reducing nuisance alarms. SightLogix systems also use geo-registration to display the coordinates of detected targets onto a sitemap for situational awareness, and to automatically position PTZ cameras to zoom and follow targets.

The SightLogix Automated Outdoor Video System includes:

− SightSensor Visible, WideView and Thermal Cameras – Detection cameras incorporate an imager, lens optics, electronic stabilization, on-board image processing, video analytics software, camera control and GPS- target tracking.

− SightTracker – Pan-Tilt-Zoom Controller translates the GPS-based target information from an associated SightSensor and automatically steers third-party PTZ cameras to zoom and follow detected targets.

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