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Border Security

Technical limitations and environmental factors can impact the performance of many border security systems—leaving them vulnerable to infiltration.

Protect your borders cost-effectively with a fiber optic monitoring system that utilizes smart technology to identify multiple threats reliably and in real time.

OptaSense monitors and listens to the pulse of industry operations around the world; detecting and processing unique acoustic signals from a number of industry applications in order to provide the real-time intelligence that optimizes decisions.

The OptaSense® Border Security and Surveillance system:

  • Detects, tracks, and classifies a wide range of threats
  • Offers customizable deployment options and detector applications
  • Delivers real-time alerts and actionable intelligence for rapid mobilization
  • Integrates with and activates other systems and sensors, such as cameras
  • Endures challenging environments and remote locations

Borderwatch is a passive millimetre wave (mmw) system used to detect clandestines concealed inside soft-sided HGV and other vehicles. Already used by the UK Immigration Service and Eurotunnel, it has been in service at multiple European ports for more than 15 years, successfully detecting people trying to cross borders illegally.

The technology, which has the potential to screen people in the way that X-ray currently screens baggage, uses mmw scanners, cameras, imagers, sensors, and computer hardware and software for processing the mmw images.

Benefits

  • Scans soft-sided HGVs without them having to stop
  • Detects people concealed within the vehicle
  • Integrates with existing traffic flows through security areas
  • Real-time alerts enables instant reaction by border control or security staff
  • Integrated front and rear Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras capture details of the vehicle, while visible front and side camera captures images of the whole vehicle
  • Passive system so there are no Health & Safety issues
  • One system can scan more than 500,000 HGVs per year
  • Provides security for warehouse storage and/or storage of general, commercial, industrial and domestic goods and vehicles in a warehouse or other building

Unique Selling Points

  • Borderwatch is used to conduct inspections of vehicles and goods before or during transport, and is operated by HM Immigration Service and Eurotunnel.
  • It can assist with the protection of property or individuals, through the provision of surveillance capability, and also provides services for airport security, such as screening of people and property, and services connected with rail terminal security.
  • It can assist with the protection of property or individuals, through the provision of surveillance capability, and also provides services for airport security, such as screening of people and property, and services connected with rail terminal security.
  • The system can detect individuals concealing themselves in vehicles and behind obstacles such as crates, and provide the system operator with a visual display.
  • It can operate without being blinded by a vehicle’s walls or cargo, and because its radiation level is extremely low, it presents no risk to human health.

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Border Security