Irish Aviation Project Ties in Video, Perimeter Security

ADPRO FastTrace surveillance and PRO detector technologies selected for challenging Irish aviation project


The result is a secure, cost-effective and reliable remote off-site video transmission and verification system. Long-term recording of evidential quality images can either be continuous or programmed to activate on movement or transaction and the system's capability of simultaneous viewing, recording and playback can accommodate up to four users (local or remote) at one time.

The ADPRO FastTrace is specifically designed for a diverse range of high security, multiple site industries that require centralised security and surveillance management. Used in conjunction with Video Central Gold, it offers one of the most powerful and dynamic video management solutions for single and multi-users supporting multiple operators, communication devices and PCs.

A1Omada is also using ADPRO's PRO series of long-range detectors: "The PRO Series are easy to install and adjust, and provide superior performance with the minimum false alarms – something that is very important when securing remote locations," Mr Smeallie says.

The ADPRO PRO Series are highly sensitive, standalone passive infra-red detectors designed for outdoor perimeter protection that will detect human targets up to a distance of 150 metres (492 feet) away (depending on the model) by sensing temperature differences between them and the background. Due to the passive operation of the unit, the area being protected cannot be identified by the intruder, and the detectors are reliable in difficult conditions including low visibility, snow or fog.

Common to all models is the ability to adjust sensitivity to suit conditions, and adaptive threshold circuitry that reduces the number of false (or nuisance) alarms caused by moving vegetation, small animals and sudden environmental changes. All detectors are contained within a weather-proof housing and sealed against dust and moisture to ensure reliable operation even in the harshest conditions.

Particularly important is the new Tamper Protection feature across the range such that if the detector is moved from its installed position, it will generate an alarm that can be detected by the ADPRO FastTrace and FastTx products in accordance with BS8418.

Mr Guihen is very pleased with the results of the technology so far: there have been no incidents since the equipment has been installed. "The system has been installed to protect," he says. "This is its primary function and we're very pleased with the results to date."

Mr Smeallie adds: "The size of the project, the large distances covered and the vagaries of the Irish weather have all made this a challenging project, but the results speak for themselves."