A schematic from SightLogix shows one model of how a SightTracker controller can link in PTZ cameras using GPS technology.
Photo credit: Image courtesy SightLogix
Las Vegas, NV and Princeton, NJ – March 31, 2009 (ISC West) – SightLogix, Inc., maker of automated outdoor surveillance products for critical infrastructure protection, announced today the general availability of the SightLogix SightTracker, a GPS-based Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) controller for automated intruder tracking and target identification.
SightTracker is designed to steer a PTZ camera to a detected target’s precise geospatial location, solving the challenge of manually trying to locate and zoom in on a target with a PTZ camera’s narrow field of view. This is especially important when larger outdoor areas are under security management. Targets are simultaneously displayed onto a topology map of the secured area, providing security teams with the location of the event and an up-close view in order to make appropriate, time-critical decisions.
“There are hundreds of thousands of PTZ cameras in use today that are inevitably looking in the wrong direction when a security violation occurs,” said John Romanowich, SightLogix president and CEO. “By employing GPS positioning, SightTracker ensures that PTZ cameras automatically stay focused on the target, a critical requirement for outdoor security that until now has gone unfulfilled. We’re pleased by the strong market reception from our initial SightTracker clients to date.”
More information about SightTracker is available at http://www.sightlogix.com/sighttracker.html.
SightTracker, which operates as an element of the SightLogix Enterprise Security System, is available now from authorized SightLogix partners. SightTracker is specifically built to operate in harsh outdoor environments, and has been successfully installed in several high-profile security applications in the US and Middle East.
SightLogix will be demonstrating the SightTracker this week at the ISC West show (April 1-3, booth 4038) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
For information about SightLogix automated perimeter security solutions, go to http://www.sightlogix.com.