Tracking at its finest
Radar is one of the latest technologies to enter the surveillance market and it is one of the best solutions to cover a wide area. Radar allows for early detection of an intruder and for full identification of the vehicle or person.
What is Radar
Radar is a newer technology for the surveillance market, but it ultimately is the same technology that is utilized by air traffic control. Radar utilizes radio waves to identify objects and can alert of any anomalies in the area. Whether it is a vehicle or a person, Radar can capture the size, direction of travel and speed of travel of any object that is of interest. The beauty of the solution is that it can be integrated into video surveillance cameras to track the subject. This allows the camera to zoom in and to track the object with the goal of identifying the intruder on camera.
Radar can be used for wide area surveillance, areas with poor visibility due to weather, as radar is not impacted by weather, or even areas with poor lighting. The integration with cameras is not a necessity for the radar to work and it is entirely possible to make it a standalone solution. Through graphics, the location of an object can be shown on a map and a security guard or patrol can be sent to respond to the intruder. Radar is a simple and efficient way to protect a property and to minimize false alarms.
By pairing the radar with cameras and other system devices, such as network audio speakers, the radar can automatically trigger sequences upon identifying a trespasser. Depending on the distance from the radar unit, the zones can be customized to produce different audio messages or to alert on-site personnel of the intrusion only when it becomes a critical event. These individual zones allow the system to attempt to diffuse the situation without the need for any personnel to respond. If that is not successful, personnel can be dispatched to take appropriate steps.
The immunity to weather, be it snow, rain or wind, is an asset, as traditionally most area surveillance suffered from false alarms during these weather events. Radar is a blind technology, meaning it does not look for changes in images or heat signatures, but instead uses the Doppler-effect to seek out objects and determine as much information about the object as possible. It truly is a game changer when it comes to protecting wide areas and harsh environments.